HDR’s Hacker Invested into SAME Academy of Fellows

Hacker at investiture ceremony with Col. Raymond Willcocks, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.) and Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.S

Jackie Hacker, HDR’s national small business director, is one of 25 new members who were invested into the Society of American Military Engineers Academy of Fellows at a ceremony recently held in North Bethesda, Maryland. The SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes those members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the society, military engineering and the A/E/C profession.

For the last 15 years, Hacker has held a variety of national, regional, and local leadership positions within SAME. She is a previous member of the National Small Business Council, current Missouri River regional vice president, and passionate advocate for mentoring Kansas City post members and chairing the Warriors in Transition Committee to help transitioning military veterans in the community. She was the recipient of the 2012 and 2014 SAME Small Business Industry Advocate Award, as well HDR’s 2015 Large Business Award in support of small businesses in our industry

Hacker was selected to speak at the ceremony on behalf of the Academy of Fellows Class of 2018. “We offer leadership that is not about a title or designation,” she said. “We inspire and cultivate our next A/E generation through STEM programs and importantly, as we humbly support our military, transitioning soldiers, and veterans, communicating the value of SAME.”

HDR first joined the SAME in January 1970, and today celebrates more than 47 consecutive years as a sustaining member firm. HDR has nearly 200 employees designated as sustaining member representatives in 41 Posts around the world, with many serving in leadership roles.

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