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Higher Education
Capital Projects

December 5, 2023

9:00-10:00 a.m.

SkySong Scottsdale


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DPR Construction
SW Regional Prefab Leader

Cassie has been with DPR for over 17 years – focused on building in the local higher education market for most of that time. She's had different roles over that time but spent over 13 years focused on preconstruction and design integration. Now, she leads efforts in prefabrication for the South West, helping teams, clients, and design partners to think about and implement industrialized construction.


University of Arizona
Executive Director for Planning, Design & Construction

Ralph Banks, P.E. P.Eng., CEM. LEED AP is the Executive Director for Planning, Design & Construction at the University of Arizona, responsible for project delivery. Additionally, Ralph is the Chair of the University’s Consultant Selection and Job Order Contractor Committee and administers the University's Design Related Consulting and Support Services Selection and Job Order Contracting programs. Ralph regularly provides subject matter expertise for numerous design and construction industry organizations and associations and is a standing member on the Arizona Board of Regents Tri-University Construction Work Group. He is an internationally registered Professional Engineer and accredited professional with the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental design certification program.


Northern Arizona University
Assistant Director of Facility Services for Planning, Design and Construction

Stephanie Bauer is the acting Associate Vice President of Facility Services. Stephanie has over 15 years of professional experience, including finance, small-business ownership, construction, and facility management.  She holds a bachelor's of science in finance and a master’s of business administration.  Stephanie has been a staff member at NAU since 2010.   


Arizona State University
VP of Facilities Development & Management

Kohnen is a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Astrodynamics. He holds a Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (Water Quality) from the University of Florida and a MBA from Colorado State University. During his 20-year naval career, the focus of Kohnen’s work was in facilities and construction management. He joined Arizona State University as the executive director of Facilities Management in 2016 and is currently a PhD student at ASU’s School of Sustainability.

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First NameLast NameTitleCompany
MichelleAcostaManaging PrincipalHDR
ValerieAhyongAssociateLloyd Sports + Engineering
GregAlbertsonProject DirectorJacobsen Construction
DeniseAllenDirector of Business DevelopmentAEI
JeffBaerProject ManagerSun Valley Builders
CarrieBailesBusiness Development ManagerBuehler
EdBallBusiness Development ManagerMcKinstry
BobbyBandaraAccount Executive – Higher EducationCrawford Mechanical Services
RobBassArchitectSPS Architects
LeslieBeattyPrincipalConstruction Specialties Southwest
SethBeerDirector of Higher EducationCORE Construction
ElizabethBerrySenior Director of Development ServicesPlaza Companies
MaryBlanchardOwnerThe Material Collective – Integra Seating
KyleBowdenMechanical Solutions ConsultantComfort Systems USA Southwest
PatBrackneyEX VP of PreconstructionTrue Metal Solutions, LLC
DejayBrandEstimatorFlynn BEC LP
JanaBrickeyPrincipal | Business DevelopmentDFDG Architecture
LorinBrownDirector of Business DevelopmentDWL Architects + Planners
BrianBrownRegional ExecutiveKitchell
CaitlinBurdMarketing SpecialistKinney Construction Services, Inc.
DavidCalcaterraPresidentDeutsch Architecture Group
DavidCampsDirector of Business & MarketingSkyline Builders
SergioCarrasco, AIAAssociateHolly Street Studio
AlexisCarverProject DirectorKitchell
JodyClantonPresidentSun Valley Builders
JessicaClanton JungblutProject ManagerSun Valley Builders
BradClaussenProject ExecutiveDPR Construction
JessiColonPreconstructionDPR Construction
JeffCordellBusiness DevelopmentDPR Construction
AleseaCosgroveMarketing CoordinatorArchitekton
VanessaCruzBusiness Development & Marketing CoordinatorDanson Construction
LuisCruz-MartinezSenior AssociateRSP Architects
RoccoDannaSenior Project ManagerAustin Commercial
MarkDeeEVP Higher EducationDWL Architects + Planners
ShameemDewanTechnical LeaderOlsson, Inc.
SarikaDixitProject ManagerEAPC Architects Engineers
MeghannDuranSenior AssociateLJC
WayneEinbinderVice President, Institutional Business UnitCLAYCO
JoeEldredgeDirector of Business DevelopmentJacobsen Construction
RandyEskelsonVP Business DevelopmentGray Wolf
ChaseFarnsworthProject Development ExecutiveMortenson
KevinFreisVP of ConstructionBrycon
TaylorFulkersonProject ExecutiveDPR Construction
DeannGatesDirector of Business DevelopmentMartin, White & Griffis Structural Engineers
ToddGenenbacherSenior Design Integration ManagerMcCarthy Building Companies
DamianGlazeRegional ExecutiveKitchell
TiffanyGorrellDirector of Business Development + MarketingGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.
WillGrayClient Engagement LeaderPivium, Inc.
JerryGreerProject DirectorOkland
EricGrigelArchitectM3 Engineering & Technology Corp.
MarkGuatneyPrincipal EngineerNinyo & Moore
BrianneHadleyMarketing CoordinatorRichärd Kennedy Architects
DavidHansonSenior Project ManagerJE Dunn
JasonHarrisAccount RepresentativeOldcastle Infrastructure
AshleyHatleyDirector of Business DevelopmentMcCarthy Building Companies
DelbertHawkBusiness Development ManagerSpectra Electrical Services
CaseyHelbergSr. Project ManagerDPR Construction
DonHeltonVice President of Business DevelopmentBrycon Construction
RoLynneHendricksChief Strategy OfficerSpectrum Engineers
StephanieHertzbergExecutive DirectorKitchell
RyanHixsonProject ManagerHight Construction
AshleyHoffmanDirector of Business DevelopmentLayton Construction
AndreaHowardMarket ResearcherBEX
KristenHowardBusiness Development DirectorPage
DevonHubbardArizona Area General ManagerTrane Technologies
VincentHuizarAftermarket ConsultantASSA ABLOY
KarlaHuntOffice ManagerWeddle Gilmore Architects
MarleneImirzianPrincipalMarlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
VictorIrizarrySenior AssociateRSP Architects
DianeJacobs, FAIAPrincipalHolly Street Studio
JayJacobsonProject ManagerThe VERTEX Companies, LLC
AnthonyJeffersProject Development DirectorHensel Phelps
BriannaJohnsonMarket ResearcherBEX
JoyceKellyGreen Building SpecialistGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.
ShaneKeoghanProject ExecutiveDPR Construction
AustinKingSr. Project ManagerDPR Construction
ToddKinneyProject ExecutiveOkland
YvonneKoehlerPrincipalPK Associates
AaliyahKoelzerMarket ResearcherBEX
BillKollerDirector of Mechanical EngineeringGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.
KayKoonceMarketing ManagerSpectrum Engineers
KevinKosorPrincipal, Mechanical EngineerSpectrum Engineers
SeanKostkaBusiness Development ManagerVictaulic
MikeKragerPrincipal ArchitectLJC
DanKruegerDirector of Sales & Business DevelpmentCrawford Mechanical Services
LucasLandrethAssociateSäzän Group
EricaLangeBusiness Development CoordinatorArrington Watkins Architects
JenLaPointeOwnerTake Flight, LLC
BetsyLynchAssociate PrincipalMultistudio
ScottMacphersonExecutive Vice PresidentRider Levett Bucknall (RLB)
BetsyMaddoxBusiness Development ManagerShepley Bulfinch
TonyMagersOutreach ManagerAPS Solutions for Business
EllenMairVice PresidentSkanska
KelseyMarksEvents and Marketing CoordinatorBEX
GreneeMartachoCEOConcord General Contracting
BrianMartinASU Account ManagerTrane Technologies
CamilleMatthewsArchitectural ConsultantRoyal Plywood
JeffMcBrideArizona Group Leader/Land DevelopmentDibble
KellyMcClellanClient Development ExecutiveMillerKnoll
KirkMcClureSenior Client Solutions ManagerJE Dunn Construction
TomMcClureMarketing DirectorArchitekton
GregMcCormickDivision ManagerMJ Harris Construction Services
JeffMcCormickDistrict ManagerCeco Concrete Construction
LisaMcFateMarketing ManagerWilson Electric
GregMcGuireSales and MarketingPatriot Boiler
FrancescaMillerVice President, Business DevelopmentMultistudio
DarleneMonacoOffice Manager/Business DevelopmentMarlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
WalterMooreBusiness Development EV ChargingEOS Linx
GigiMoranBusiness Development ManagerVanir Construction Management
RebekahMorrisPresident & FounderBEX
ChipMulkinsBusiness DevelopmentAustin Commercial
StephanieMunozBusiness Development DirectorDibble
RolandMurphyManaging EditorBEX
KimMurphyBusiness DevelopmentCHASSE Building Team
AmandaMurrayMarket ResearcherBEX
AlyceNealDirector of Business Development and MarketingW.E. O’Neil
SuzanneNelsonBusiness Development RepresentativeCoreslab Structures
DavidNoelMechanical Solutions ConsultantComfort Systems USA Southwest
RoyNudoPrincipal, Business DevelopmentSäzän Group
DuanePalinPrincipal Mechanical EngineerSpectrum Engineers
LyaParrishDATABEX ManagerBEX
ChrisPattonPhoenix Office PresidentRick Engineering Company
HunterPaulusBusiness DevelopmentHACI Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
RyanPearsonArizona Sales LeaderTrane Technologies
EduardoPerezPrincipal ArchitectLJC
JustinPetersonSenior AssociateLloyd Sports + Engineering
Jacob PhillipsGraphic DesignerBEX
JasonPloszajPrincipalRSP Architects
RachelPrattProposal LeadHensel Phelps
ZacharyRadelSW Business Development ManagerCooper Aerial Surveys Co.
PeteRasmussenPrincipalShepley Bulfinch
KarenRatliffPrincipal / Marketing & BDAdvanced Structural Engineering, Inc.
JarradRedwineSpecificationsAllied Group Sales
JenRehseClient relationship manager for k-12Concord General Contracting, Inc.
JoeRemsonPrincipal Electrical EngineerSpectrum Engineers
ToddReustMechanical EngineerAffiliated Engineers
DarinRickertBuilding Enclosure ConsultantECS Southwest, LLP
AlanRobertsSenior Project ManagerArrington Watkins Architects
DanielRoerGeneral Manager, ArizonaFortiline Waterworks
HeatherRootMarketingRichärd Kennedy Architects
MichelleRousseauBusiness DevelopmentGilbane Building Company
GregRowanPrincipalNorris Design
CassieSaba (Robertson)SW Regional Prefab LeaderDPR Construction
DennisSchlederDirector of Business DevelopmentGen3 Construction
SarahShaverPursuits ManagerWillmeng
MattShockProject ExecutiveDPR Construction
GeoffShumwayDirector of Business DevelopmentHaydon Building Corp
TammyShustAccount ExecutiveMohawk Flooring
LisaSimonsAssociateVBFA Consulting Engineers
JacobSpirerHVAC Sales EngineerTrane Technologies
EricStillerPresidentTrue Metal Solutions, LLC
DallasStoffelManagerSite Secure
JimSulakMarketing DesignerArchitekton
MitchellSullivanProject ManagerChasse Builders
DanielSweeneyEstimatorFlynn BEC LP
SueSylvesterNew ConstructionGlobal Roofing
PeteSzmurloProject ManagerKAEKO
MonicaTapiaOffice AdministratorBEX
LizTaylorSenior Experiential DesignerRSP Architects
AshleyTrejoClient ServicesWillmeng
MarciUtakisAssociateRider Levett Bucknall
EmersonWardVice PresidentCORE Construction
PhilWeddlePrincipal ArchitectWeddle Gilmore Architects
CassieWellsCEOModern Business Development
MattieWhittMarketing CoordinatorLSW Engineers
AmandaWilliamsDirector Relationship DevelopmentCole & Associates, Inc.
DianeWilsonBusiness DevelopmentHaydon Building Corp
KyleWoodAccount RepresentativeOldcastle Infrastructure

Last Updated 12/4/23


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration Opens & Networking
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion
 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


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