Board of Directors

Sarah Jones

President | Civil Practice Leader, David Evans and Associates

B.S. Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

9 years of service | Program Graduate

Megan VanDelinder

Vice President | HR and Recruiting Director, Concept Systems

B.S. Communications, Arizona State University

11 years of service

Megan began her work with MECOP in 2011 as an alternate member representative with Concept Systems, and later transitioned into the member representative role. In 2014 Megan was elected Public Relations Chair, a role she served for 2 years before being elected into the Vice Chair position in June of 2016. In July of 2017, she transitioned into the MECOP Chair position. Following serving as Chair despite cycling off the board, she continued to assist with special projects and initiatives, including the Hiring Committee during the Executive Director search which resulted in our current Director joining MECOP. As the HR & Recruiting Director for Concept Systems, Megan coordinates internally with managers for annual internship needs and is actively engaged in the MECOP program attending events as a member representative and with the board, including presenting at 407 lectures at Oregon State and University of Portland. Concept Systems has had a great relationship with MECOP over the past 12 years and continues to have exceptional interns. Concept Systems has hired numerous MECOP alumni during this time and continues to support and promote the MECOP program. Megan is a passionate supporter of MECOP and values the win-win-win approach to the program.

Jim Griffis

Treasurer | MECOP Emeritus Member

B.S. Forest Engineering, Oregon State University

25 years of service

Jim is retired from practice, ending his career as senior vice president for a west coast based, 1000 person consulting engineering firm with offices throughout the U.S. Jim became involved with MECOP when more demand for civil engineering interns was expressed from industry (1998) and represented one of the six “founding” firms for the CECOP (Civil Engineering Cooperative Program) branch of MECOP. Jim is a past chairman of CECOP, having been involved with the program for 20 years now. Even in retirement, Jim strongly believes in the program and sees this small investment in his time as very small price to pay, working for and with those students who will take our place and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Steve Horvath

Secretary | Staff Aviation Systems Engineer, Garmin AT

B.S. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

22 years of service

Steve is a Staff Aviation Systems Engineer at Garmin AT where he helps define and develop state-of-the-art avionics. His MECOP involvement stretches back over 20 years in roles from being a mentor to his current position as MECOP board member and its Electronics Committee chair. His background includes leadership positions at Motorola and Garmin AT, and he currently sits on the Oregon State University EECS Industry Advisory Board Executive Committee. Starting from his experience of being a Kemper Scholar intern while attending the University of Illinois working towards his B.S. in Computer Science, Steve strives to balance the needs of the interns, the goals of the MECOP organizations, and the role MECOP takes toward providing experiential learning for students at the MECOP universities.

Cody Kenny

CECOP President | Principal, Evergreen Engineering

B.S. Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

10 years of service | Program Graduate

Cody attended OSU’s civil engineering program and was in the first class of CECOP in 1998. He completed internships at CH2M Hill (now Jacobs) and ATI. After graduating he went to work for ATI in Albany and served as a CECOP mentor multiple times. He moved to Evergreen Engineering in 2006 and became a Principal in the firm in 2012, at which time Evergreen joined CECOP. Cody has been the member representative for 10 years and served as the CECOP president (and MECOP board member) in 2019-2020 and currently for the 2022-2023 program year. He takes great pride in giving back to the program and in providing great internships for MECOP and CECOP interns at Evergreen.

Jeff Loftin

CECOP Outgoing President | Engineer II, City of Gresham

14 years of service

Gary McGuire

Committee Chair - Business Disciplines | MECOP Emeritus Member

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University

14 years of service | Program Graduate

Gary was one of the first Mechanical Engineers to go through the MECOP program and was hired by one of the two companies that he interned with. His career has been in product design and has managed design groups through new product development cycles including sustaining the product during manufacturing. He has brought MECOP to new companies and set up the Rand Sherwood Scholarship fund with OSAC when he was the committee chair of the Student Support Committee. Later he served as MECOP's Chair, during which two committees were created; the New Member Committee and the New Company Recruiting and Retention Committee (NCRRC) of which he is currently serving as Committee Chair.

Caithlin Kapsner

Committee Chair - Diversity | Cambia Health Solutions

3 years of service

Caithlin is a Manager of Technology Strategy at Cambia Health Solutions and has been active with the MECOP program for the last 10 years. Her career includes nearly 30 years in the information technology field, the last 10 with Cambia. Her MECOP involvement includes 2 years of being an alternate member representative and the last 8 as the primary member representative for Cambia. She has chaired the Diversity Task Force / Committee for the last 3 years. Cambia has taken over 80 MECOP Interns during this time and employs a number of former MECOP Interns full-time. Caithlin is passionate about the MECOP program and looks forward to continuing to serve the Interns with guidance and a great educational experience.

Clint Clow

Committee Chair - Manufacturing | Manufacturing Engineer, Oregon Tool, Inc.

M.Eng. Industrial Engineering, Oregon State University

5 years of service

Susan Hawksworth

Committee Chair - New Members (MECOP) | Human Resources Manager, Oregon Tool, Inc.

10 years of service

Susan is employed by Oregon Tool, Inc. (formerly Blount International) as a Human Resources Manager with Oregon Tool, Inc. where she supports the Corporate offices in Portland and two smaller facilities in Prescott, AZ. She has been with the company for over ten years, where she got her start as Corporate Recruiter. Susan is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Public Administration and has a post-baccalaureate certificate in Human Resources from Portland State University. She has been supporting the MECOP program as a company representative for almost ten years and enjoys interfacing with all of the talented students that come through the program each year. Oregon Tool has been a member of MECOP for over 40 years and employs a number of former MECOP Interns.

Michelle Cramer

Board Member | Production Engineering Manager, Boeing Company

3 years of service

Gordon Munro

Board Member | Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech, Inc.

B.S. Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

17 years of service

Since 1984 I have been a consulting civil engineer in Oregon working on public works infrastructure projects including planning, permitting, funding, design and construction administration in the fields of water, wastewater, storm water and transportation. I have also worked as city engineer on contract for seven communities assisting with development review, design standard development, CIP planning, small project design, water rights assessments, permit compliance, assistance with IGA's and other work as needed.

Jordan Reed

Board Member | MECOP Emeritus Member

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Oregon State University

10 years of service | Program Graduate

Lester Tovey

Board Member | Sr. Operations Supervisor, Datalogic USA, Inc.

B.S. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

22 years of service | Program Graduate

Les is currently the Operations Supervisor and Manufacturing Engineer responsible for the Fulfilment and Service Repair areas at DataLogic in Eugene, OR. Before graduating from OSU in 1998, Les completed two MECOP internships at A-dec and LMC West. Just a couple years after graduation, he was appointed to lead the Student Support subcommittee and join the board of directors. Les was the first program graduate to be elected President, serving 2004-2005, and was recently chosen to again serve as President in the 2019-2020 cycle year. In two and a half decades Les has selected and mentored dozens of interns and firmly believes that being actively involved with MECOP is a “best practice” every bit as important as any other in the Engineering and Operations world.