Missouri Society of
Professional Surveyors


65th Annual Conference

October 6-8, 2022

Maryland Heights, Missouri

Conference Exhibitor Registration Information

Date and Location

October 6-8, 2022
Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis
191 Westport Plaza
Maryland Heights, Missouri


  • Tom Bryant, PLS
  • Timothy W. Burch, PLS
  • Matt Davis
  • Kevin DeSain, PLS
  • Dr. Dick Elgin, PLS, PE
  • Stan Emerick, PLS
  • James McDonald, PLS
  • Darrell D. Pratte, PLS
  • Mark Schnesk
  • David J. Sherrill, PLS
  • Pat Stack
  • Charles Tucker, PLS

Planning Committee

Stan Emerick, PLS, Chair | St. Louis Chapter of MSPS


Select the button to download a copy of the conference agenda.

Exhibitor Information

Set-Up: Provided with each table top exhibit table will be one 7″ x 44″ black and white identification sign; one 6′ draped table skirted on three sides, two chairs and wastebasket.
Hours: Exhibitors will set up on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. All workshop sessions will take place in adjoining rooms and participants will be encouraged to visit the Exhibit Hall during all available times. Exhibit Hall will close for move-out at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 6, 2022.
Representation: Exhibitors are requested to submit the names of staff members who will be working in booths with a limit of two per booth.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included each day (Friday and Saturday) for two people per booth with the registration fee. Additional breakfast ($25) and lunch ($30) tickets may be purchased in advance.
Booth Assignment: Please indicate your exhibit space preference on the Exhibitor Registration Form, giving first through third choices. Exhibit space will be assigned according to the date of receipt of your contract and the availability of unreserved space.
Terms of Payment: The request of exhibit space must be accompanied by the non-returnable fee of $500.00 per exhibit space. All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee, however No refunds will be allowed after September 15, 2022.

Location and Lodging

Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis, Maryland Heights, is the site for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the MSPS. A special room rate of $120.00 has been extended until September 5, 2022. Reservations can be made by calling 888-627-7066. Parking is complimentary for all guests and attendees. Ask for the conference special rate and identify yourself with MSPS when making reservations.

Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament benefiting the MSPS PAC Fund will be held, Thursday, October 6, at The Quarry Golf Course. You may pick a partner or a foursome. If you do not have a partner, one will be provided to you. Tee-time starts will begin at 12 noon in 10-minute intervals. The cost is $85 per person and includes 18 holes, a cart and two mulligans.
The Quarry Golf Course
1 Crystal Springs Quarry Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Hospitality Room

A hospitality room will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for $30 per day. Please see the registration desk for hospitality room location. A map of the area will be available at the registration desk.

Continuing Education

This course has been approved for 23 Professional Development Units (PDUs) by the Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects (2.0 hours of Standards).
PDU breakdown on days
is as follows:
Thursday – 8.0 PDUs
Friday – 7.0 PDUs
Saturday – 8.0 PDUs


It is expressly understood and agreed that the Exhibitors assume the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages, and claims arising out of the
loss, injury or damage to Exhibitors’ display, equipment, and other property brought onto the premises of the Hotel. We will provide additional security in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Cancellation Policy

MSPS reserves the right to cancel the program and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. A participant may cancel a registration at any time, but a $25 processing fee will be applied to all refunds.

See Agenda

Interested in seeing what we have scheduled for training? https://bit.ly/3cn07EH

For More Information

Send registration or administrative questions:
Sandy Boeckman

Online Registration

Paper Registration

Please fill out and submit to:
Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS)
722 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Fax: 573-635-7823

Speakers Bios

  • Tom Bryant, PLS, is a professional land surveyor with more than 30+ years of experience. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of General Studies degree, studied at the University of Missouri-Rolla under Dr. Richard Elgin, and graduated from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville, where he studied under Dr. David Knowles, with an Associate’s degree in Surveying. Tom is also an Adjunct Instructor at St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Timothy W. Burch, PLS, is the Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). He served as President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary (2015-2019) of the Board of Directors and as Governor/Director representing Illinois (2007-2014). Tim has been involved with the organization for more than 20 years as a member of the Certified Survey Technician Board, Joint Government Affairs, and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey committees. Along with content contributor for NSPS social media, he is creator and producer of the NSPS podcast “Surveyor Says!” and a contributing writer to the NSPS newsletter “News and Views.” Tim also serves as a Brand Ambassador for the “Get Kids into Survey” initiative created by Elaine and Elly Ball and was instrumental in establishing NSPS as the North America distributor for the GKIS posters. Tim was recently name to serve as Chair for the FIG Commission 1 – Working Group 1.1 (Professional Ethics) and will serve as Chair for the overall Commission 1 (Professional Standards) starting in 2023. He is a co-contributing editor for survey in GPS World Magazine (2015-present) and contributor to the various surveying society newsletters and blogs. Mr. Burch is a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Matt Davis has over 20 years of experience in the Civil Engineering industry. Matt graduated with a Masters in Adult Education along with a B.S. in Drafting Technology from Central Missouri State University. Matt is also a FAA Certified sUAS Pilot.
  • Kevin DeSain, PLS, is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Missouri, Illinois and Texas. He is a past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Land Surveyors and is a past member of the Land Survey Division of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects. Mr. DeSain established, in 2008, the annual Double Standards Seminar at St. Charles Community College where the standards of both Missouri and Illinois are taught along with other topics. He is currently a Board Member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors. He is also a current Board Member of the national Surveyor’s Historical Society which meets once a year in various parts of the country to re-trace, and learn about, important Land Surveyors and monuments, or boundary lines, of the past. Mr. DeSain is an advocate for the profession of Land Surveying.
  • Dr. Dick Elgin, PS, PE, a second generation surveyor, Dr. Elgin was raised in St. James, Missouri and in his late parents’ surveying business located in nearby Rolla. After high school Dick joined the Army, went through helicopter flight school, was made a Warrant Officer, and spent 1969 in Vietnam flying the Hughes OH6A Light Observation helicopter “LOH” and the ubiquitous UH-1 “Huey.” He flew with the Americal Division and was decorated for service. He remains active in veterans affairs. Following the Army he received the BSCE and MSCE degrees from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) and his PhD from the University of Arkansas. Leaving Arkansas, he joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at S&T as an Assistant Professor (1980-1984) and is now Adjunct Professor (retired), having taught surveying courses for many years. From 1984 until 2008 Dick was the owner and President of Elgin Surveying & Engineering, Inc. Semi-retired, Dick currently works for Archer-Elgin Engineering, Surveying and Architecture. He is a former member of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects and a Past President of the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors. Dick is the author of The U.S. Public Land Survey System for Missouri and Riparian Boundaries for Arkansas. Dick was Arkansas’ surveying and mapping expert in a state riparian boundary dispute with Mississippi, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. See Arkansas v. Mississippi, 471 U.S. 377 (1985).
  • Stan Emerick, PLS, has participated in multiple aspects of the land surveying business over the last thirty years. During his career, he has been engaged in everything from legal research to project development, to conflict resolution to protégé mentoring. He has performed numerous cadastral and land title surveys in the Saint Louis area. He has been active in MSPS, serving on its board and in its committees. He piloted the Society’s dedication of the Joseph C. Brown Memorial, and the Survey Parties at the Arch and Fort Osage. He has served as chairman for the Missouri Land Survey Advisory Committee and contributes articles to the Missouri Surveyor.
  • James McDonald, PLS, graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Technology Quality Control, CNC Machining Processes, G Coding, and advanced Autocad 3D Modeling. Jim completed his Survey Education at SIUC under Roy Frank where he fell in love with the Surveying Profession. Over his 15 year career in the Survey profession he has been involved heavily in large civil projects within the greater St. Louis region and around the country. A few noteworthy projects include ConocoPhillips $4 Billion Woodriver Refinery Upgrade, The Replacement Chain of Rock Canal Bridge, Full Interior and Exterior mapping of the Phoenix International Airport Facility (PHX), Liberty Missouri Sewer Treatment Facility, Corps of Engineers Lake City Water Treatment Plant Replacement, and many more. Jim has spent many years actively working in the Survey profession for both Engineering Firms and Heavy Civil Contractors becoming a Licensed PLS in both Missouri and Illinois. The Lead Surveyor for Goodwin Brothers Construction, a Heavy Civil Contractor Specializing in Earth Moving and Water Wastewater Treatment Plants, he offers a unique perspective on advanced integrated Site Mapping, Planning, Construction, and deliverables.