Staff Highlights and Information
American Exploration and Mining Association Annual Meeting - Sparks, NV - Dec 1-5
For the first time, ASM Affiliates will be exhibiting at this years American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) Annual Meeting. As a long time sponsor of the AEMA we have waited for the opportunity to showcase our services while further building relationships with those in the industry. The meeting consists of short courses, technical, legislative and policy sessions, and a 250 booth trade exposition. With over 2,500 attendees expected at this years meeting we look forward to meeting you and discussing how ASM can assist in your environmental compliance needs. AEMA Website
Readings in Conservation - Getty Conservation Institute
March 24 and 25th, Dr. David S. Whitley has the honor of attending a 2-day meeting to consult with the Getty Conservation Institute and their readers on their internationally known Readings in Conservation series. The upcoming series will focus specifically on Readings in Rock Art Conservation and Management, a topic for which Dr. Whitley is one of the nation's leading experts.
ASM acquires Hawai‘i-based consulting firm, Rechtman Consulting
Rechtman Consulting has been acquired by ASM Affiliates. Going forward the company will operate as ASM Hawai‘i. Bob Rechtman will be leading ASM Hawai‘i as Managing Director for its Hawai‘i and Pacific operations. The transaction involved the assets of Rechtman Consulting including its existing contracts and proposals. All the current employees have joined ASM Hawai‘i.
"I am excited about the opportunities this acquisition provides to me and my employees," says Bob Rechtman, Managing Director ASM Hawai‘i. "The cultural resource management industry today requires marketingand financial resources that, as a small operator, Rechtman Consulting was no longer able to afford on its own. I believe that ASM's values and mine are closely aligned. Together we will be able to better serve our existing clients and expand into new markets that we were previously not able to enter."
Borrego Film Festival
The Borrego Film Festival ran January 23rd-26th at the beautiful de Anza County Club nestled in the Anza Borrego State Park. ASM's production, First People - Kumeyaay, completed as part of the mitigation process for San Diego Gas and Electric's Sunrise Powerlink Project was one of the featured videos shown on Saturday the 25th, screening started at 6:30 PM. We are excited to be a part of this year festivities! For more information, please visit their website.
TEDx Talks - Manhattan Beach
Dr. David S. Whitley was one of a few select speakers who contributed to the 4th Annual TEDx Talks in Manhattan Beach on November 16th. TED Talks are viewed around the world from people with backgrounds in a range of topics including Archaeology, Music Composition, Film Production and Business Management. David S. Whitley suggests that the strengths and weaknesses of humans are deeply intertwined and inter-dependent. He shares his journey, taking us back 40,000 years, to discover the origin of human artistic genius.
2014 AEP Conference - Huntington Beach, CA
ASM, for the second year in a row, will be exhibiting and attending the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Conference, which for 2014 is March 23-26 located at the Hilton Waterfront in sunny Huntington Beach. With workshops on topics ranging from CEQA Streamlining to Addressing Fire Risk in California there is sure to be a workshop that peaks everyone's interest. If you or any other representative of your agency or firm is attending please see us at Booth 8 located just right of the stage in the main Ballroom. Here we'll have some giveaways and more information on how ASM can assist with your cultural resource regulatory needs. Visit their website for more information.
ASM in the Community
Arch in the Park
ASM staff members volunteered at the San Diego County Archaeological Society’s Arch in the Park October 19th at the Los Pensaquitos Ranch House off Highway 15. For more information click here
SDG&E Volunteer Day
ASM recently participated in SDG&E's Volunteer Day.