Aerostar SES LLC’s Tiffany H. Seibt, a Natural Resources alumna, was named a Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Fellow for 2016. SAME bestows the designation of Fellow on a select group each year as recognition of dedication and outstanding service to SAME and to military engineering. SAME, a Professional Engineering Society with more than 30,000 members worldwide, elected only 23 members to the Academy of Fellows for 2016. Less than 2% of SAME members worldwide are selected to the Academy of Fellows.
Seibt has distinguished herself with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting, as a mentor to aspiring engineers, and as an advocate for small businesses. She later became one of the owners of Aerostar Environmental Services, Inc., and opened the first branch office in Mobile, Alabama, where she led Aerostar in providing environmental services to DoD clients along the Gulf Coast.
Seibt was recognized for her promotion of smart growth with the Partners for Environmental Progress Environmental Stewardship Award and her contributions to the local community through service on the Chamber of Commerce and volunteer and past Chair of the American Cancer Society Chili Cook Off. She continues to lead her new firm, Aerostar SES LLC, today as a Senior Program Manager. Her firm is recognized as one of the small business lynch-pins to the Mobile District Corps of Engineers environmental program.
Seit has been an active member of SAME since 2004, where she’s served as the Mobile Post President, Post Vice President, Post Treasurer, Post Streamer Committee Chairwoman, Post Nominations Committee member and an Elected Director of the Post Board of Directors. Additionally, when the Mobile Post hosted the South Atlantic/South Central Regional Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS) in 2013, she served as the Facilities Chair, as well as a member of the Finance and Budget Committee. For the 2006 JETS, she served as the Registration Committee Chair. Her direction, insight and energy were instrumental to the success of both of these events. Her seemingly constant presence and helping hand contributed to the positive experience for the attendees, and set an example for all of the volunteers to follow. She also serves as the Mobile Post Small Business Point of Contact for the National Committee.
Seibt was the first female President of the Mobile Post, and now serves as the Student Chapter Liaison with the University of South Alabama (USA) Student Chapter. In this capacity, she serves as a visible role model to the student population, and in particular to the growing number of female engineering students. She has been active in promoting STEM in our local high schools, and was responsible for the Mobile Post adopting the local Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) program during her Post Presidency.
Seibt is only the tenth person from the Mobile Post to be honored with the Fellow designation and the first female in the history of the Post. She was recognized at a formal ceremony in the nation’s capital on March 10, 2016.