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TSPS continues to offer the very best in speaker and course offerings at its annual convention & tech expo.

Check out the 2017 TSPS Convention Education Session and Special Event speakers!

 

Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen - Keynote Speaker

Philip Adams | John Geddie | Michael Hoover | David Klotz | Jeff Lucas | Stacey Lyle | William "Bill" Merten

Stephanie Prosser | Cleto Rodriguez | George Southard | John Stahl | Wayne Terry | Doug Turner

 


 

Keynote Speaker: Matt Shaheen, Representative - Collin County
Matt Shaheen serves in the Texas House of Representatives serving the citizens of Southwest Collin County. During the 84th legislative session, Matt was appointed to the House Criminal Jurisprudence and Veterans Affairs Committees. Before serving in the legislature, Matt served five years on the Collin County Commissioners Court, where he served on the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee, the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and on the Criminal Justice Committee. Before entering politics, Matt was appointed by then Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers where he chaired the board's Professional Development Committee and also served on the Ethics Committee. 

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Philip Adams, RPLS
Philip Adams, RPLS established Adams Surveying Company, LLC, located in Richardson, Texas in October, 2009. He currently serves on the TSPS Board of Directors, TSPS Chair - Standards Committee and is a member of National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors and is a member of the advisory committee for Northlake College in Dallas County. Mr. Adams also served in the United States Air Force as a Fireman.

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John Geddie
John Geddie is President of Geddie & Associates, Inc. headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. He is the primary instructor and facilitator for the company's High Performance Leadership Program Project Management Practitioner Program. Mr. Geddie has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico's Anderson Schools of Management.

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Michael Hoover, RPLS, LSLS, CFM
Michael Hoover, RPLS, LSLS, CFM is Vice President for Surveying for Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc., a tradition rich Surveying and Engineering firm in the greater Houston area. He has been active with the TSPS for many years and currently serves on the Board of Directors with responsibilities including an appointment as Teller and as Chair of the Licensed State Land Surveyor Committee.

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David Klotz, RPLS
David Klotz. RPLS, LSLS is a Senior Land Surveyor at the Texas General Land Office (GLO). He currently serves as TSPS State Director, Central Area Chapter Representative, and sits on the curriculum advisory committee for Austin Community Colleges Land Surveying and Geomatics Department.

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Jeff Lucas, JD, PLS
Jeff Lucas, JD, PLS is a licensed attorney in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a licensed land surveyor registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Mr. Lucas is the author of “Alabama Boundary Law,” “The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying” and “Illinois Boundary Law.” He has also authored over 100 articles on surveying and boundary issues and writes a regular column for P.O.B. Magazine since 2004.  He is currently the Alabama Division Manager for ESP Associates, P.A.

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Stacey Lyle, PhD, RPLS
Stacey Lyle, PhD, RPLS is currently a Research Scientist at TAMU, and the Chief Scientist at Baseline Surveying building a more advance real-time Surveying and Engineering Geospatial Science Data Center. Dr. Lyle previously served as BP's Team Lead to build their OneMap solution.

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William "Bill" Merten, RPLS, LSLS
William "Bill" Merten, RPLS, LSLS is Senior Project Surveyor for Cobb, Fendley & Associates in Pearland, Texas. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying in May, 2013. Mr. Merten has over 40 years of experience in the land surveying industry in all phases of work from proposal to final product. He is Past President of Chapter 9 - Gulf Coast and Past Chairman of the TSPS Membership Committee.

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Stephanie Prosser, MA
Stephanie Prosser, MS is a Survey Technician for Medina Valley Surveys Inc. in Castroville, Texas.  She previously served as the Conservation Director for the Bayou Land Conservancy in Houston. Ms. Prosser holds both a BS and MS in Biology with emphasis in Natural Science and Ecology. She is actively pursuing her professional surveyors license, and continues her involvement with Texas land conservation by serving as the Lands Committee Chair for a San Antonio based land trust – Green Space Alliance.

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Cleto Rodriguez
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Cleto Rodriguez is living his lifelong dream of becoming an elite stand-up comedian. He has been performing since 1995 and has worked with comedians George Lopez, Carlos Mencia, Daniel Tosh, Wayne Brady, Brett Butler, Tim Hawkins and Bob Smiley. Mr. Rodriguez performs nationwide in comedy clubs, corporations, colleges and churches. He was chosen as the comedian for the 2008 Promise Keepers events in seven U.S. cities.

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George Southard
George Southard’s career in the photogrammetry profession began in 1977 and in 2012 he founded GSKS Associates LLC a private consulting firm specializing advocacy and education in the geospatial marketplace. Mr. Southard has a Master’s Degree in Geography with emphasis in cartography and photogrammetry from Brigham Young University, with continued specialized education in the areas of Business Management, Finance, and Geomatics.

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John Stahl, PLS, CFedS
John B. Stahl, PLS, CFedS, is a registered professional land surveyor in the states of Utah and Montana, currently owning and operating Cornerstone Professional Land Surveys, Inc., and Cornerstone Land Consulting, Inc., in Salt Lake City. Mr. Stahl received his A.A.S. degree in land surveying from Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana and has authored numerous articles and publications covering topics on boundary laws, research, and resolving conflicts of evidence.

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Wayne Terry, RPLS, LSLS
Wayne Terry, RPLS, LSLS works for R-Delta Engineers, Inc.in Garland, Texas.

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Doug Turner, RPLS
Doug Turner, RPLS is the Survey Director for IDS Engineering Group, a Houston based consulting firm with offices in Houston and San Antonio. He served on the TBPLS Board for 12 years as the Continuing Education Committee Chair, Board Chair, and Rules Committee Chair. Mr. Turner also currently chairs the Lone Star College Land Surveying & Mapping Technology Program Advisory Committee and is a Past Member, San Jacinto College, Surveying and Mapping Program Advisory Board. He is a past Director for TSPS, and is currently the TSPS President-Elect.

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