Raba Kistner, Inc. announces Enterprise Quality Officer, Amanda S. Barber

raba kistner logoGary Raba, D ENG, PE, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Raba Kistner, Inc., announced today that Amanda S. Barber has taken the position of Enterprise Quality Officer for the firm and its subsidiaries, including 14 offices across the state of Texas, Utah, Mexico and New York. Ms. Barber is responsible for the implementation and management of the firm’s Quality Management System (QMS) consistent with the baseline requirements defined within ISO 9001. The goal of the system is to achieve consistent and predictable outcomes across all services and all companies.

Amanda BarberAmanda comes to the firm with over 15 years of managing Quality Management Programs for the manufacturing and nuclear power industries. She has an extensive background in quality assurance systems and processes, including ISO 9001, quality auditing, environmental consulting, power generation and process engineering.

Ms. Barber has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, a B.A. in Chemistry, and is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor.

About Raba Kistner, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner, Inc. is an Engineering News-Record “Top 500 Firm,” operating in ten different markets in Texas, Utah, New York and México. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Raba Kistner provides program management, building envelope and roofing/waterproofing, environmental engineering and consulting, infrastructure engineering, geotechnical engineering and testing, construction materials engineering and testing, and pavement consulting.

SSFCU names Braden Graham Manager of Corporate Services

Braden Graham 2014_smallBraden Graham, JD, has been named manager of corporate services for Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU), where he will be responsible for managing tenant and landlord relations, as well as overseeing and managing food service and mailroom operations at SSFCU headquarters.

Graham recently completed his masters in business administration and earned a juris doctorate from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Prior to going back to graduate school, he was an equities trader in New York City.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union
Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with $8 billion in assets and 70 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top 10 credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

Raba Kistner Environmental announces hire of Dr. Steve A. Tomka, Senior Archaeologist

PortraitsSteve Jones, CHCM, Senior Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Environmental, has announced that Raba Kistner has hired Steve A. Tomka, Ph.D. to develop and manage Cultural Resources projects for the firm. As the Senior Archaeologist, Dr. Tomka is working closely with Prehistoric and Historic Project Archaeologists and Field and Laboratory Technicians at Raba Kistner Environmental on several new and exciting projects in the San Antonio area and around Texas.

Dr. Tomka has over 30 years of experience in Texas archeology.  In San Antonio and its immediate vicinity, Dr. Tomka has accumulated over 18 years of experience and knowledge working on archaeological projects.  His particular areas of expertise include Archival Research, Historic and Prehistoric Archaeology, NRHP Eligibility Testing and Data Recovery Excavations.

He has worked on prehistoric archaeological sites dating to 10,800 years before the present (BP), as well as 18th and 19th century Spanish Colonial missions and 20th century residential complexes in downtown San Antonio.

“We are very excited that Dr. Tomka is joining our Environmental group,” said Jones. “His very distinguished career, including serving in a voluntary capacity with many historical oversight groups, brings relationships and a level of knowledge about Texas archaeology that is unmatched in our industry.”

Dr. Tomka maintains a strong working relationship with all clients including architectural and engineering firms and City, County, and State agencies.  He has served on the State Board of Review for National Register of Historic Places nominations, and was the Chair of the Antiquities Committee of the Texas Historical Commission, where he served as Commissioner.   In these capacities, he acquired in-depth knowledge of the Antiquities Code of Texas as well as the processes and procedures associated with Section 106 compliance of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Dr. Tomka served as Director, Center for Archaeological Research, University of Texas at San Antonio, for 12 years before coming to Raba Kistner. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas in Austin in 1994, and his M.A. from there in 1985. He received his BA in Anthropology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1980.

Dr. Tomka is pre-certified to conduct TxDOT archeological surveys (2.10.01) and has served as a Principal Investigator on multiple TxDOT statewide general services contracts.

About Raba Kistner
Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner, Inc., parent company to Raba Kistner Environmental, Inc., is an Engineering News-Record “Top 500 Firm,” operating in eleven different markets in Texas, Utah, and México. Raba Kistner Environmental is recognized as one of the Southwest’s leading firms offering environmental consulting services. Our technical team consists of archeologists, biologists, engineers, environmental specialists, geologists, GIS analysts, and planners.

eEmployer Solutions, Inc. welcomes new Business Development Manager, Lisa Mochel

Lisa MochelMochel has joined eEmployer Solutions, Inc. (eESI) as Business Development Manager with a focus in maintaining and initiating client relationships to foster growth in identified markets while remaining active in the community. Mochel is a native San Antonian with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayland Baptist University. She has been in the banking industry for the past 20 years, and for the last 8 years worked in treasury management sales. Mochel says she is “excited to utilize her years of experience in the San Antonio business community to generate genuine business relationships and growth for eESI.”


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TexStar National Bank announces Ted Cook as Senior Vice President-Lending

TexStar National Bank has hired Ted Cook as Senior Vice President-Lending. Ted has 37 years of banking experience and will work at business development and lending at the bank’s New Braunfels location in the Rush Enterprises building located at 555 Interstate 35, Suite 100. He comes to TexStar from First Victoria National Bank, formerly First State Bank of New Braunfels.

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