Annual Awards of the SAME Academy of Fellows

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Society of American Military Engineers

Before establishing Sun Mountain LLC, a company that provides professional services to the energy and civil infrastructure markets, Mike Elmore served in the US Air Force as a civil engineer officer, lieutenant, and captain. Mike Elmore maintains his dedication to the military by providing professional opportunities for veterans and through his involvement in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

SAME dedicates itself to supporting national security by resolving challenges related to the country’s infrastructure. It provides training, education, and professional development opportunities to more than 30,000 members by hosting conferences and producing publications. Each year, SAME also recognizes three members for their contributions toward its mission through the SAME Academy of Fellows.

The SAME Academy of Fellows announces the winner of its Golden Eagle Award for Contributions to National Security and its Golden Eagle Award for Contributions to the A/E/C Profession during an annual award dinner, which is followed with reception that provides an opportunity for networking. Preceding the award dinner, SAME holds an Investiture Ceremony, during which the academy welcomes a new class of fellows and presents the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award to a member for his or her guidance of new fellows.


California Symphony Performs Beethoven’s 4th Symphony for First Time


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California Symphony

Since 2014, Mike Elmore has served as CEO and president of Sun Mountain, LLC, based in California. Outside of his professional life, Mike Elmore enjoys many styles of music including classical. Mike is a supporter of the California Symphony.

Under the hand of fourth-year music director Donato Cabrera, the California Symphony recently held its first-ever performance of Beethoven’s widely lauded Symphony No. 4. The ensemble also treated fans to a rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 23, which was elegantly performed by pianist Maria Radutu. The Romanian-Austrian pianist has appeared as a solo artist in many renowned venues across the globe, including the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris.

The kickoff piece for the night was a number entitled “Peace Love Light YOUMEONE” by Christopher Theofanidis, a Grammy-nominated composer and former composer-in-residence of the California Symphony.

The ongoing 2016-2017 season marks a milestone for the California Symphony, as it celebrates 30 years of performing classical and American works for its patrons.