Wednesday, Oct. 25th | 12-4PM | Doubletree Hilton Tempe

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Hear directly from public owners as they present what’s coming up in their project pipelines, including how they are dealing with rising construction costs, increased pushback from residents and elected officials alike, and the challenges of a very active Arizona construction market.

Attendees will be able to identify top trends in the market, along with insights from the BEXperts on overall CIP funding.

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11AM – Registration Opens, Networking and Lunch


12PM – Opening Remarks


12:05PM – Top Capital Programs Across Arizona & Outlook on Publicly Funded Construction Rebekah Morris, President & Founder of BEX.

Public agency’s Capital Improvement Programs (CIP’s) can be both an incredibly useful tool to look ahead at upcoming capital projects, and a drudgery to read through over and over again in detail. BEX does the hard work every year of picking through dozens of agency’s CIP document, analyzing historical data and trends, finding new capital projects, and identifying who are the top players in the municipal market.

Three things you will learn from the Top CIP Presentation:

  1. Who the Top 10 Public Agencies are
  2. What New Projects are Being Added
  3. How are Agencies Funding their CIP


12:50 – 1:35PM – Legislative Issues Impacting the Arizona Construction Industry

From transportation tax to expiring APDM legislation, there is never a shortage of legal and legislative issues facing the construction industry. This segment will explore some of the hottest topics that attendees will find impacting their business in the months and years ahead.


1:35 – 1:50PM – Networking Break


1:50 – 3:50PM – Top Public Owners Across Arizona

Topics of this panel discussion to include: overview of the capital program, highlights of major capital projects, use of JOC and on-call contracts and how new firms can best secure work with the municipalities they have not worked for in the past.

Invited public owners include:

  • City of Phoenix
  • ADOT
  • Maricopa County
  • City of Scottsdale
  • Town of Gilbert
  • City of Mesa
  • City of Tempe
  • City of Chandler
  • Town of Queen Creek


3:50PM – Closing Remarks


4 – 6PM – Networking Happy Hour


Steve Boschen


Steve Boschen currently serves as an assistant director of ADOT overseeing the Infrastructure Delivery and Operations (IDO) Division, which oversees all statewide construction project delivery, including ADOT and Local Public Agency projects, and statewide operations and maintenance. Steve is responsible for Project Management, Operations, Project Delivery, Contracts and Local Public Agency areas of ADOT, which include a total of 20 groups and districts. This includes the development, construction, maintenance and operation of more than 28,000 lane miles of interstate and state highways in Arizona. He rejoined ADOT in October 2012 as a deputy state engineer for Project Delivery after a 20-year stint in the engineering consulting industry. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arizona.

Amanda Elliott

Town of Gilbert | Redevelopment Program Manager

Amanda Elliott has served in the Gilbert, Arizona Office of Economic Development since 2012 and leads town-wide redevelopment efforts including a focus on the downtown Heritage District. Amanda has 22 years of experience in the public and private sector focused on development, revitalization and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Certificate of International Business from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration with a focus in Public Policy from Park University. Amanda is an active member and former Board Member of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), is a founding member for AZDowntowns, is an International Downtown Association Emerging Leaders fellow, served as IDA Top Issues Council Chairperson for Municipal Partnerships, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute where she is currently serving on the Adaptive Reuse, Infill and Revitalization Council. Amanda was named 40 Under 40 by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2021 and was also named a person to know in Economic Development by AZRE Magazine.

Beth Huning

City of Mesa | City Engineer

Beth Huning has served as Mesa’s City Engineer since May 2007, with more than 43 years of related private sector design and construction and municipal city engineering. She currently leads a team of over 100 engineers and professional staff in the development, design and construction of a $700 million dollar a year capital improvement program and oversees the staff who work with the private development community and utilities to build in the City of Mesa. Notable projects for the Mesa’s Engineering Department within the last three years include the Expansion of Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant, ASU at City Center, the Northeast Public Safety Facility, and the Police Evidence Facility.

Audra Koester Thomas


A proud graduate of Texas A&M University, Audra joined Maricopa Association of Governments in 2015 to facilitate long-range transportation planning efforts for the nation's second largest metropolitan planning organization. Audra’s recent focus is leading the efforts for the extension of the dedicated Maricopa County half-cent sales tax to fund multimodal transportation investments included in MOMENTUM, MAG’s new regional transportation plan.

Melonie Leslie

G&G Masonry | Founder & President

Melonie Leslie is the founder and President of G & G Masonry. She has over 19 years of experience in the masonry industry. She oversees the entire company and in particular safety and quality control. Melonie holds a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University. Melonie has been very active in giving back to the masonry industry locally and nationally. She currently sits on the Executive Committee as Treasurer for the Arizona Masonry Council (AMC) and is active in workforce development programs as well as legislative work for the AMC. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors as Region G Vice President for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and is Legislative Committee Co-Chair for the MCAA.

Dave Lipinski

Town of Queen Creek | CIP Department Director

Dave Lipinski is the Capital Improvement Project Department Director for the Town of Queen Creek, Arizona and has been in this role since the department’s inception in October 2021. Dave is a civil engineering professional with 26 years of experience managing the design and construction of municipal and private infrastructure projects. Prior to working with the Town of Queen Creek, he served as the City Engineer for the City of Scottsdale. During his almost 10-year tenure, Lipinski delivered projects including transportation, water and wastewater treatment and distribution, new municipal buildings and parks and community spaces. Prior to the City of Scottsdale, Lipinski worked for the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa, DMB Associates, Inc., and within the private consulting community.

Rebekah Morris


Rebekah started the twice-weekly AZBEX publication in February 2010, and has since grown the service into a multi-faceted resource for local Commercial Real Estate & A/E/C firms to find leads on upcoming projects, industry news, trends, and market insights. In 2015, AZBEX started producing events and now features four annual half-day conferences and six breakfast panels known as the Leading Market Series. In 2016, the AZBEX Database or DATABEX was launched. Both the events and database are engineered to bring opportunities to clients – whether it’s the contacts made at a half-day conference or bi-monthly breakfast program or the early stage notice of a project in the database, every service of AZBEX is focused on bringing opportunity to clients. Rebekah’s background as a large General Contractor enabled her to spot the opportunity to start BEX, but it is her grit, determination and eternal curiosity for the industry that has kept it going and growing each year.



Alison Tymkiw is currently serving as the City Engineer for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. Alison is responsible for administering the City’s Capital Improvement Program and she manages the Capital Project Management Division which is responsible for the design and construction of infrastructure improvements around the city. Alison has worked for the City of Scottsdale since 1998 and has previously held the positions of Civil Engineer, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager prior to her current role as City Engineer. Prior to joining the City of Scottsdale, Alison worked for engineering design and consulting firms, first in Connecticut and then in the Phoenix area. Alison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and she is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona.

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First NameLast NameTitleCompany
NathanAntonneauPreconstruction DirectorArcher Western Construction
JohnArringtonSenior Estimator & Project ManagerYSC  Paving, Inc.
MattAvilaSr. Market Development ManagerMortenson
ShirleyBarkerMarketing ManagerFCI Constructors, Inc.
LorraineBergmanPresident/CEOCaliente Construction
JohnBishopArizona Civil Group LeaderArdurra
PatBrackneyEx VP of PreconstructionTrue Metal Solutions, LLC
LorinBrownDirector of Business Development + MarketingDWL Architects + Planners
NicholasBrownVP MunicipalWood Patel
SueCardis SDB Contracting Services
RachelCarrawayMarketing SpecialistGensler
TheaCartierBusiness development representativeNox Group
JohnCattPractice DirectorArdurra
DavidClarkRental Sales ManagerEmpire Cat
JoeClarkenPrincipalConstructors Bonding, Inc.
NataliaCuneoEconomic Development CoordinatorSRP
RoccoDannaSenior Project ManagerAustin Commercial LP
JakeDe La CerdaProject Manager / EstimatorASUSE Incorporated
AlDe La CerdaPresident / CEOASUSE Incorporated
MarkDeeExecutive Vice PresidentDWL Architects + Planners
SheilaDiazAccount ManagerGraybar
KeliDobbersteinBusiness Development ManagerHunter Contracting
RandyEskelsonVP Business DevelopmentGray Wolf
DanielleFeroletoOwner and FounderSmall Giants Marketing Agency
KatyFoltsMarketing DirectorEntellus
ShannenGamberiniDirector of MarketingCaliente Construction
JorgeGerardoVice PresidentDARcor & Associates, Inc.
JamieGermannOutside SalesFerguson Waterworks
AmandaGonzalezMarketing CoordinatorGLHN Architects & Engineers
PatrickGordonSenior Project ArchitectC&S Companies
DerickGreeneGovernment Rental Account ManagerEmpire Cat
PhillipGregoryProject EngineerFarnsworth Group, Inc.
RobertHaggardVice PresidentFleming West
DelbertHawkBusiness Deveolpment ManagerSpectra Electrical Services
PatHedgesPrincipalConstructor’s Bonding, Inc.
JakeHollingsworthBD AnalystOkland Construction
BrookeHoltheBid CoordinatorIrwin Construction Company
AndreaHowardMarket ResearcherBEX
Dean HowardDirector of Business DevelopmentAlston Construction
TomJacksonBusiness development ManagerNox Group
JodiJamesDirector of Business DevelopmentSDB Contracting Services
ChintanJhaveriPrincipalTRACE Consulting,LLC
KaileeJodarskiMarketing CommunicationsKuniklo Corporation
BriannaJohnsonMarket ResearcherBEX
ChrisKaneProject ManagerAmes Construction
Scott KelleyPrincipalGreenlight Traffic Engineering
JasonKellyArea ManagerArcher Western Construction
ScottKirchhoferBusiness Development and Marketing ManagerAchen-Gardner Construction
KentKlevenRegional Sales ManagerSunstate Equipment
BrentKnezacekProject DirectorSundt Construction, Inc.
DougKobrickAssociate Vice PresidentHazen and Sawyer
AaliyahKoelzerMarket ResearcherBEX
JeffreyKramerDirector, Program Management DivisionConsultant Engineering, Inc.
JakeKuhnmuenchStrategic Account Manager Power Generation, Paving, & CompactionSouthwest JCB
CurtisLasterProject ManagerYSC Paving
KyleLedbetterProject ExecutiveArcher Western Construction
KristinaLockeDirector of Business DevelopmentCoe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc.
Ellen MairVice PresidentSkanska
DanMarinaroPrincipal ArchitectC&S Companies
KelseyMarksEvents CoordinatorBEX
ChrisMaroney, PEPrincipal-in-ChargeSäzän Group
CoryMartinMunicipal Account ManagerFortiline Waterworks
CasandraMartinezMarketing Business AnalystASUSE Incorporated
LouMaslykSr Environmental Planning PMEPG/Terracon
SabrinaMcNinchDirector of Marketing and Strategic PartnershipsPowering Arizona
EdMearsBusiness Development ManagerGarney Construction
AliciaMendozaBusiness Development ManagerAeroTech Mapping Technologies, LLC
AliMinervaChief EstimatorArcher Western Construction
ColinMoranSr Structural EngineerOlsson
RebekahMorrisPresident & FounderBEX
Sydney MoulInfrastructure SalesNeenah Foundry
StephanieMunozBusiness Development DirectorDibble
RolandMurphyManaging EditorBEX
KimMurphyBusiness DevelopmentCHASSE Building Team
AmandaMurrayMarket ResearcherBEX
MarkNickelMeter SpecialistFortiline Waterworks
JamesO’BriantMunicipal Account ManagerFORTILINE WATERWORKS
WilOdellProject ManagerKinney Construction, LLC
PattiOldsPresident/CEOKuniklo Corporation
KatlynnPaaschMarketing CoordinatorHILGARTWILSON
LyaParrishDATABEX ManagerBEX
KelleyPaulinProject Manager – Water InfrastructureHILGARTWILSON
ErikPaulsenPreconstruction ManagerHunter Contracting Co.
SummerPeilMarketing & Proposals ManagerArcher Western Construction
KatePerrinVP of Strategic DevelopmentIrwin Construction Company
JacobPhillipsGraphic DesignerBEX
AndyQuigleyBusiness DevelpmentALTA SOUTHWEST
TedRarrickPrincipalConstructor’s Bonding, Inc.
KarenRatliffPrincipal / Marketing & Business DevelopmentAdvanced Structural Engineering, Inc.
JarradRedwineRoadway & SpecificationsAllied Group Sales
SaraReynoldsSr. Marketing CoordinatorGLHN Architects & Engineers
DanRichardsonRental Industry ManagerEmpire Cat
LoriRichardsonSr. Business Development ManagerC&S Companies
MichaelRigbySr. Resident EngineerCSEM
DanielRoerGeneral Manager – ArizonaFortiline Waterworks
DawnRogersExecutive DirectorArizona Masonry Council
RileyRostSr. Marketing & Proposals CoordinatorArcher Western Construction
MarissaRotiDirector of MarketingHaydon Building Corp
BradSandersBusiness Group LeaderArcher Western Construction
DougSandridgeSr. DirectorFarnsworth Group
MattSavageSenior Inside Sales ManagerFerguson Waterworks
SandySchepisBusiness Development LeadEthos Engineering, LLC
AnthonySeemannAccount ExecutiveBEX
RobinShambachPrincipalBWS Architects
KristineShanerMarketing & Business DevelopmentOlsson
LisaShanleyDirector of Business DevelopmentKitchell
IanShantzProject SponsorHunter Contracting
SarahShaverPursuits ManagerWillmeng
Catherine StevensMarketing ManagerDeutsch Architecture Group
EricStillerPresidentTrue Metal Solutions, LLC
PeteSzmurloProject ManagerKaeko, Inc.
BrookeTaffBusiness DevelopmentWood Patel
MarianaTanoriMarketing CoordinatorB&F Contracting, Inc.
MonicaTapiaOffice AdministratorBEX
JoelVarnerProject ManagerKimley-Horn
BrookeWasowiczMarketing ManagerConcord General Contracting, Inc.
MichaelWeijnschenkProject EngineerAustin Commercial LP
GabbyWeissClient Relationships Manager MunicipalConcord General Contracting
AmandaWilliamsDirector Relationship DevelopmentCole Design Group
KevinWoudenbergBusiness Development Manager of ArizonaWestern Technologies
XiaoweiYangDesignerASUSE Incorporated
DickYanoTransportation Service Line LeaderWSP USA, Inc.
JayYenerichMarket Sector LeaderBowman
JesseZunkeAssociate PrincipalRider Levett Bucknall

LAST UPDATED: 9-15-2023

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