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    SAME Halloween Happy Hour

    Port of Tampa Bay Planning and Capital Program Update

    Come join us on

    Wednesday, 20 Oct. 2021, from 1130 to 1300
    Brio Tuscan Grille, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd, International Plaza, Tampa, Florida


    Port of Tampa Bay Planning and

    Capital Program Update


    Guest Speaker:

    Jose De Jesus, P.E.

    Director of Engineering

    Port of Tampa Bay



    This presentation will provide an overview of the economics and its effects on the Central Florida market. Subsequently, the presentation will look to summarize recent capital projects the port has completed in support of its ongoing growth. These projects include navigational channel and expansion and deepening, new cargo wharves, and upland improvements such as warehousing facilities, rail extension, roadways.


    Additionally, the presentation will cover the Capital Improvement Program highlighting proposed work including land reclamation facilities to increase available cargo area along with additional channel deepening to improve ship movements, new container cranes and crane-related infrastructure, container cargo yard expansion, container gate facilities, new warehousing facilities, and tenant projects, such as flour mill facility, cement plant, and cardboard recycling facility.


    As projects are reviewed, the presentation will highlight technical requirements and challenges of the projects.


    Jose De Jesus is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience and has spent the last 6 years engineering and managing capital projects for Port Tampa Bay. Prior to working at the port, Mr. De Jesus worked as an engineering consultant designing a wide-range of projects for both public and private clients. He also spent time in the construction field working on design-build commercial projects and heavy civil projects. He is LEED Accredited Professional and received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.







    MEMBERS: $25 Online / $30 registered, but paying at the door

    $35.00 Walkups (Non-Military)



    Active Duty/Government Service: (Includes USACE, NAVFAC, DOD, VA, USCG, etc.)

    $10 Online / $10 at the door


    Register Now!

    2021-2022 Board Members

    2021-2022 SAME Tampa Post Board Members

    More than 50 veteran students and companies attended the 2019 Fall Networking Event on October 8 hosted by the University of South Florida’s Office of Veteran Success.


    Rick Sloop, SAME Tampa Post President, along with Stephanie Thoresen, USA Environmental, Inc./Post Past President spoke to veterans about their career aspirations while helping with their networking skills as they prepare for their transition from college to a career.

    Rick Sloop, SAME Tampa Post President, with Ken Nahrwold, USF Veterans Success Career Support Coordinator

    Rick Sloop, SAME Tampa Post President gestures while speaking to a student veteran.

    Bowling and Brews was a STRIKE-ING success!

    The SAME Tampa Bay Post Young Member committee put on a great bowling event at Pinchasers Midtown on Sept 11th

    Meet the New SAME Tampa Bay Post Leadership!

    The 2019 – 2020 Post Leadership team was sworn in to serve the Tampa Bay Post last month! The team is honored to serve our amazing SAME post members and community. You can learn more about our new Leadership team here: Click Here

    Pictured (from left to right): Mike Ulekowski, Angie Goral, Nancy Freeman, Sarah O’Linn, Molly Burchette, Rick Sloop


    A big thank you to our 2018-2019 Leadership team for serving our post so well this past year and for paving the way for another great year!



    State of MacDill Air Force Base with Speaker Mr. Todd Wynn, Director of the MacDill ADB 6th Civil Engineer Squadron


    Thank you to Mr. Todd Wynn for another great presentation on the State of MacDill AFB! The Tampa Bay Post learned all about the latest upcoming projects and changes to come to MacDill AFB.


    The presentation is available Here


    Pictured (from left to right): Todd Wynn (Speaker) and Rick Sloop (2019-2020 Post President)

    Thank you for making this year’s JTED such a success! We really appreciate everyone that participated. You can find our excellent speakers’ presentation here:




    Pictures from the both the JTED and Icebreaker events can be found here:




    And a huge thanks to our incredible sponsors who put the event on!

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