2023 Step Up Your Game

Become recognized as an expert in your field!

The CEC Step Up Your Game Conference provides our staff with an opportunity to prepare fresh content and work with a senior mentor to develop and polish a presentation, culminating in an opportunity to present in front of an audience of their peers in preparation for regional and national conferences. 

Date and Time

March 7, 2023
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
2023 Conference Agenda

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CEC Pittsburgh
700 Cherrington Parkway
Moon Township, PA 15108
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Event Information

The CEC Step Up Your Game Conference will:

  • Promote the use of innovative technologies, techniques, and best practices to better serve CEC clients.
  • Expand CEC’s knowledge and understanding of the most challenging technical matters that our clients face.
  • Provide staff (PM III and below) with opportunities to present in front of and interact with peers in a conference setting to prepare for presenting at future external conferences.


Step Up Your Game Wardrobe Guidance

Starting A Conversation

How To Work A Room


En Rx – Vertebraeā„¢ Well Systems
Wesley Wiley, PG.
Principal Geologist
Email: wes@enrxinc.com
Phone: 877.747.3679

Environmental Remediation Contractor (ERC)
Chris McGovern
Email: chrism@ercontractor.com
Phone: 614.769.6535
                                           Cell: 614.697.4986

Jeff Roberts
Email: jroberts@siremlab.com
Rosemary Lee
Email: rosemary.le@siremlab.com
                                           Phone: 519.515.0839
                                           Cell: 519.829.0773

Vapor Pin
Laurie Chilcote
Email: laurie_chilcote@vaporpin.com
                                       Phone: 614.504.6915
                                       Craig Cox
                                       Email: craig_cox@vaporpin.com

Seequent Software (a Bentley Company)
Simba Muchineripi
                                     Email: simba.muchineripi@seequent.com
                                     Katie Aguilar
                                     Email: katie.aguilar@seequent.com

Step Up Your Game Presenters

Zak Schmidt, E.I.T.

Staff Consultant
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Tori Frew

Project Manager I
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Ryan Olson

Project Consultant
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Jacob Rattay

Staff Consultant
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David Robinson, Ph.D., CHMM

Project Manager II
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Colleen Johnson, E.I.T.

Senior Consultant
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Ben Trask

Assistant Project Manager
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Baylee Kushner, G.I.T.

Assistant Project Manager
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Keshav Parikh, E.I.T.

Assistant Project Manager
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Jacob Mabrey, E.I.T.

Assistant Project Manager
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Derek Kiss, P.E.

Project Manager II
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Corey Perkin

Assistant Project Manager
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Brandon Kay, E.I.T.

Project Manager I
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Allison DePage

Project Scientist
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Hannah Comune

Project Scientist
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Christine Pietrzyk

Project Manager I
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Adam Conti, P.E.

Project Manager III
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Hotel Accommodations

For those who are traveling from out of town, please consider the following options for your hotel stay. All arrangements must be made by the attendees.

Located near the Pittsburgh office:
Courtyard Marriott Pittsburgh Airport 
CEC Rate: $109
Corporate Special Rate Code: C57

Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
CEC Rate: $99
Corporate Special Rate Code: C57

DoubleTree Pittsburgh Airport
CEC Rate: $129
Corporate Special Rate Code: 0002710767

Homewood Suites
CEC Rate: $129
Corporate Special Rate Code: 002710767

We encourage everyone to offer the discounted codes to anyone who will be traveling to the Pittsburgh Office and needs hotel accommodations.  You may also use these codes for personal use.