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Lansing, Michigan – The American Council of Engineering Companies/Michigan (ACEC/M) has announced Jack Wheatley, PE, from ROWE Professional Services Company as its 2020-2021 President.

Jack is Vice President and Director of Corporate Marketing at ROWE Professional Services Company, a firm specializing in professional engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, and aerial photogrammetry from offices in Michigan and South Carolina. Jack has two B.S. Degrees from Michigan State University (Horticulture and Civil Engineering). Jack joined ROWE in 1989 and has served as project manager on many public infrastructure projects. He became a licensed professional engineer in Michigan in 1994 and is also a licensed residential builder. Jack was named vice president and principal in 2010.

In addition to being the current president of the ACEC/M, he is also a member of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (past Flint Chapter President and Young Engineer of the Year), and the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society. He is a past Flushing Community Schools board member and past member of the Flushing Rotary Club (Awarded Honorary “Paul Harris” Fellow; President 2006-07).

Jack was born in Michigan and although he’s lived most of his life in the Lower Peninsula, has always been a UP wanna-be. He grew up around construction and worked outdoors his entire life and loves working in the civil engineering industry.  Jack resides in Flushing with his wonderful wife Mindy and has four children (three Spartans and one black sheep Wolverine).

2020-2021 ACEC/Michigan Officers:

President: Jack Wheatley, PE, ROWE PSC, Flint

President-Elect: Christopher Cook, PE, Abonmarche, Benton Harbor

Treasurer: Jon Kramer, PE, OHM Advisors, Livonia

National Director: Amy Trahey, PE, Great Lakes Engineering Group, Lansing

Past-President: Steve Gravlin, PE, PS, Michael Baker International, Detroit

2020-2021 ACEC/Michigan Directors:

Barb Arens, PE, WSP Michigan, Detroit

Rick Chelotti, PE, Bergmann Associates, Inc., Lansing

Chuck Gemayel, PE, SME, Plymouth

Connie Houk, PE, Prein&Newhof, Cadillac

Eric Morris, PE, HNTB Michigan, Inc., East Lansing

Jayson Nault, PE, Tetra Tech, Brighton

Ramanujam (Ram), PE, Somat Engineering, Inc., Detroit

Jeffrey Schumaker, PE, Fishbeck, Grand Rapids

Oge Udegbunam, Tyme Consulting Engineers, Inc., Livonia

Michael Weingartz, PE, SmithGroup, Detroit


ACEC/M is the association representing the business interests of Michigan engineering, surveying, architectural and related scientific firms who provide professional knowledge to the built environment and strive to protect the health and safety of the public. ACEC/M is part of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Headquartered in Washington DC and representing thousands of companies, ACEC is the voice of the engineering industry throughout the nation. With roots dating back more than 100 years, ACEC is a federation of 52 state and regional councils representing more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other specialists. ACEC’s primary mission is to strengthen the business environment for member firms through government advocacy, political action and business education.  For more information, visit the ACEC/M website at www.acecmi.org or contact ACEC/M at 517.332.2066.