Board Members

George Barbee, Public Member

George Barbee was appointed to the Board on July 1, 2004. He spent a 31-year career in association management and lobbying while serving a prominent client, the American Council of Engineering Companies, as the Executive Director. Barbee retired from the newly merged firm of Gaches, Braden and Barbee Inc. in May of 2003.

Mr. Barbee's Board term expires on June 30, 2016.

Maurice Bowersox, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

Maurice Bowersox, a licensed professional engineer from Olathe, Kansas, was appointed to the Board in July 2012.  He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Kansas State University.  Mr. Bowersox is a retired principal of Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects, a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm.  In 2005 he started his own consulting engineering business, Engineering Resources.  During his more than 35 year professional career, Mr. Bowersox has been a member of numerous professional and community organizations.  He has served on the ACEC Kansas Board of Directors as President and National Director.  He is licensed to practice engineering in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

 Mr. Bowersox is the 2015-2016 Board Secretary.  His Board term expires on June 30, 2016.

Steve Brosemer, P.S., Professional Surveyor Member

Steven S. Brosemer was appointed to the Board as the new Professional Surveyor member in July 2008. He is a graduate of Wichita State University with majors in history and secondary education. Mr. Brosemer has been an owner or partner in his current business, Geotech, Inc., for the past twenty-five years and has provided land surveying services of every possible type to both the private and the public sectors. For many years, Steve worked with his father and mentor, the late James H. Brosemer, P.S.

Mr. Brosemer served as president of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS) in 1988 and 1989. Currently he is an elected board member of KSLS and serves on the legislative and the historical preservation committees. Mr. Brosemer is a regular land surveyor continuing education presenter at KSLS functions. He also serves on the board of directors of the Lyon County Historical Society and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Brosemer is the 2015-2016 Board Chair.  His Board term expires on June 30, 2018.

Forrest E. Erickson, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

Forrest Erickson, a licensed professional engineer from Shawnee, Kansas, was appointed to the Board in June 2010. He earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Kansas State University.  Mr. Erickson was a co-founder of GeoSystems Engineering Inc., a retired principal of Kleinfelder, a nationwide consulting engineering firm, and currently performs part-time business development duties for Braun Intertec, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.  Over his more than 40 year professional career, Mr. Erickson has been a member of numerous professional organizations, having most recently served on the ACEC Kansas Board of Directors.  He is licensed to practice engineering in the states of Kansas and Missouri.  

Mr. Erickson's Board term expires on June 30, 2018.

Larry Graham, P.E., P.S., Professional Engineer/Professional Surveyor Member

Larry D. Graham was appointed to the Board as the PE/PS member in July 2012. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Mr. Graham has been with the firm of Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. (SKW) since 1971. He is a principal stockholder and manages the Infrastructure and Development Division, which includes Field Services. His forty years of experience include public and private engineering and surveying of all types and counts himself fortunate to have worked closely with Tex L. New and William I. Shafer, both former SKW stockholders and KSBTP board members.

Mr. Graham has served as president of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS) in 2005 and 2006. He is currently serving on the board for KSLS and as National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Governor of Kansas and as Area Six Director for NSPS, covering Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He is on the board of the KSLS Charitable Foundation, and the Public Land Survey System Foundation.

Mr. Graham's Board term expires on June 30, 2017.

Dr. Richard B. Hayter, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

Dr. Richard B. Hayter, P.E., was appointed to the Board on August 8, 2011. He retired in 2009 as the Associate Dean of Engineering for External Affairs Emeritus at Kansas State University. A South Dakota State University mechanical engineering graduate, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was executive vice president of an engineering consulting firm which specialized in energy management in commercial and industrial buildings. He has been mayor of Manhattan, KS, and has served as Director of the Kansas Energy Office. A licensed professional engineer, he was the 1995/96 International President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Dr. Hayter's Board term expires on June 30, 2019.

Robert W. Henthorne, P.G., Professional Geologist Member

Robert W. Henthorne was appointed to the board on August 8, 2011. He is the Chief Geologist for the Kansas Department of Transportation. Mr. Henthorne is currently serving as an At-large Member of the Association of State Boards of Geology, Executive Director of the Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic, member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Aggregates, member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Kansas State University CIT Instructor and a member of the KSU Geology Advisory Council. He is the past chairman of Transportation Research Board Committee on Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials and of the Highway Geology Symposium. Mr. Henthorne is also active with various other geologic programs in conjunction with KU, KSU, FHSU and the Kansas Geologic Survey.

Mr. Henthorne is the 2015-2016 Board Vice Chair.  His Board term expires on June 30, 2019.

David L. Hoffman, Architect, Architect Member

David L. Hoffman, FAIA was appointed to the board effective August 3, 2005. Mr. Hoffman is Senior Vice President of Law Kingdon Architecture, a Wichita firm of 106 professionals with expertise in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture and Planning. Mr. Hoffman is registered in 26 states and the District of Columbia. He has served as President of AIA Kansas and as AIA Regional Director representing Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma on the American Institute of Architect's Board of Directors. Mr. Hoffman was elected to Fellowship in the AIA in 1993 and is a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the Institute. He holds an NCARB Certification, writes exam questions for the Architect’s Registration Exam and is Chair of the Site Planning Design ARE sub-committee. Dave is serving on the KU Department of Architecture Advisory Board and has served on the KSU and ISU Departments of Architecture Advisory Boards.

Mr. Hoffman's term expires on June 30, 2017.

Vincent Mancini, Architect, Architect Member

Vincent was appointed to the Board in June of 2006. He is licensed to practice Architecture in Kansas, California, Colorado and Oklahoma. Vince has served on the AIA Kansas Board of Directors, including a term as President in 1997. He is also a recipient of the AIA Kansas Henry W. Schirmer Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Mancini's Board term expires on June 30, 2018.

Carisa McMullen L.A., Landscape Architect Member


Carisa McMullen was appointed to the Board in July 2015. Carisa graduated from Kansas State University in 1993 and began her career as a public servant working for the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department.  Leaving this position in 1997 to gain experience with newer design technologies, Carisa worked for private engineering and architecture firms until she started her business in the fall of 2000. 

Carisa decided early on in her career that starting her own business was the only way to maintain complete control over her design ambitions. Although she’s pleased to be among the “Certified Women-owned Businesses” in several regional markets, Carisa takes tremendous pride in the primary drivers of Landworks Studio’s achievements; an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects and the delighted loyal clients behind them.

In over twenty-two years of practicing Landscape Architecture, Carisa McMullen has always chosen the road less travelled.  Carisa’s competitive spirit drives her to face every challenge head on.  As the Owner and Principal of Landworks Studio, this ‘can-do’ attitude has defined her professional ambitions, shaped her firm, molded her staff and produced a body of work that has enhanced the lives and experiences of countless people. 

Thrilled to advocate for the practice of landscape architecture in this role for the State of Kansas, Carisa is looking forward to her four year appointment.

Mrs. McMullen's Board term expires June 30, 2019.

Wendy Ornelas, Architect, Architect Member

Professor Wendy Ornelas, FAIA is an Associate Dean at Kansas State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Professor Ornelas has taught studio, marketing, and management courses in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design (CAP+D). In addition to her Associate Dean activities with the College, Ms. Ornelas is also the Director of the Department of Architecture’s Internship Program and the CAP+D’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Environmental Design & Planning.

Ms. Ornelas is the recipient of the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award, past-president of AIA Kansas, recipient of AIA Kansas’ Henry W. Schirmer Distinguished Service Award, the past director for the West Central Region of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), past member of the IDP Coordinating Committee, as well as a member of the advisory committee for the 2005 Internship Conference: Designing Tomorrow’s Architect. She serves as a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board representing the ACSA. She is a gourmet cook as time allows, a professor, a flyfisher and a principal with Condia + Ornelas Architects.

Ms. Ornelas' is the 2015-2016 Chair of the ARCH/LA/PG Committee. Her Board term expires on June 30, 2016.

Tim Sloan P. S., Professional Surveyor Member

Tim Sloan was appointed to the Board in September 2004. He is Vice President of Sloan & Meier Surveyors P.A., Inc. in Manhattan, Kansas. His firm offers services in the following areas of surveying: cadastral surveys, construction staking, mine surveys, subdivision design and layout, topographic surveys, easements, right-of-way surveys and engineer design surveys. Mr. Sloan has served as past Vice President, Board Director, and NSPS Governor of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors. His professional memberships include: A.C.S.M., N.S.P.S., K.S.L.S. and O.S.L.S. He is licensed to practice land surveying in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Mr. Sloan is 2015-2016 Chair of the PE/PS Committee. His Board term expires on June 30, 2016.

Eric Wimmer, Architect, Public Member

Eric Wimmer was appointed to the Board in July 2012 as a Public Member.  Mr. Wimmer was born and raised in Overland Park. After graduating from the top ranked College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University he joined the national architecture firm of HNTB in Kansas City. Mr. Wimmer’s architectural experience is focused on design development and the technical applications of project delivery.  He is a licensed architect in Kansas as well as holding an NCARB certificate. He is also involved in USGBC as a LEED AP with a Building Design + Construction specialty. When not engaged in dynamic projects at HNTB Eric spends his time following K-State sports, fishing and jet skiing at the lake and trying his hand at DIY projects around the house. 

 Mr. Wimmer's Board term expires June 30, 2017.