Higher Education


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Cassie Robertson

Southwest 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.

Stephanie Bauer*

Assistant Director of Facility Services for Planning, Design and Construction, NAU

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.   

Peter Dourlein*, AIA, LEED AP

Associate Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction University of Arizona

Peter Dourlein is Associate Vice President of Planning, Design & Construction (PDC) and the University Architect at the University of Arizona. He is a member of the board for the AIA, MPA, the Cornerstone Foundation organizations. He is an avid advocate for the design and construction industry and member of many associations that work to advance our industry.

Alexander Kohnen

Vice President Facilities Development and Management Arizona State University

Alexander Kohnen is the vice president for Facilities Development and 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.

*NAU and UA speakers will be joining the panel virtually.


First NameLast NameCompanyTitle
Justin AdamsMcCarthy Building CompaniesProject Director
Art AguilarMcCarthySenior Preconstruction Manager
Valerie AhyongLloyd Sports + EngineeringAssociate
KristenAmadoBEXSenior Market Researcher
Erica ArringtonRSP ArchitectsProject Interior Designer
Rizwan AssainarDPR ConstructionSuperintendent
CarrieBailesBuehlerBusiness Development Manager
StephanieBauerNAUAssistant Director of Facility Services for Planning, Design and Construction, 
Jason BeaverConcord General ContractingCOO
Derron BowyerEMC2 ArchitectsDirector of Business Development
Pat BrackneyTrue Metal Solutions, LLCExecutive VP
Klindt BreckenridgeBreckenridge Group Architects/PlannersPresident
Jana BrickeyDFDG ArchitecturePrincipal | Business Development
LorinBrownDWL Architects + PlannersDirector of Marketing + Business Development
RyanByarsHolder ConstructionDirector
Miguel CamachoGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.Project Architect
Rachael CecilianiMcCarthy Building CompProject Manager
ChrisCelaniCEMEXSustainability Infrastructure Solutions Manager
DavidClarkEmpire CatRental Sales Manager
Russ CombsGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.Director of Design
VanessaCruzIron Horse Companies LLCMarketing Coordinator
Carlos De AlvaBreckenridge Group Architects/PlannersSenior Project Manager
Oscar De las salasGenslerClient Relationships Manager – Business Development
MarkDeeDWL Architects + PlannersExecutive Vice President, Higher Education
Kami DeikeMultivistaSales Executive
Tim Del MonteKovachDirector of Business Development
Brian DolanLamar Johnson CollaborativeAssociate Principal
Rob DorrisRedden ConstructionBusiness Development
PeterDourleinUniversity of ArizonaUniversity Architect, Associate VP, Planning, Design & Construction
Meghann DuranLamar Johnson CollaborativeSenior Associate
Judd DyerMcCarthy Building Co.Preconstruction Director
Mark EdwardsAtlas Technical ConsultantsPrincipal Geologist/Geophysicist
Todd ElayerBuehlerExecutive Director of Business Development
RandyEskelsonGray WolfVice President of Business Development 
Chase FarnsworthMortensonSenior Project Development Manager
Paul FritzLamar Johnson CollaborativeSenior Associate
Deann GatesMartin White Griffis StructuralDirector of Business Development
Elizabeth GonzalezAZ Janitorial Services LLCDirector of sales
Michael GonzalezMcCarthy Building Companies Inc.VP, Business Development
Dave GornikEMC2 ArchitectsV.P. of Operations
Estephanie GrahamZGF ArchitectsAssociate Architect
Susan GrayBWS ArchitectsPrincipal
DerrickGreeneEmpire CatGovernmental Rental Account Manager
Jerry GreerOkland ConstructionProject Director
Jovannie GregoryFire Security Elec & CommBusiness Development
EliGrieffHolder ConstructionDirector
AJ GulleySecurity101Sales Executive
Kelly HallerCTIDesign Consultant
Rodney HansonOlssonTeam Leader
Ashley HatleyAffiliated Engineers, Inc.Business Development Director
Anthony HaverkampFCI Constructors, Inc.Pre-construction Manager
CaseyHelbergDPR ConstructionSr. Project Manager
RoLynne HendricksSpectrum EngineeringChief Strategy Officer
StephanieHertzbergKitchell Contractors Executive Director 
Joe HerzogShepley BulfinchExecutive Vice President
LaurenHolcombeBEXGraphic Designer
Jake HollingsworthOkland ConstructionBD Analyst
Ryan HopemanMeyer Borgman JohnsonPrincipal
AndreaHowardBEXMarket Researcher
Kristen HowardIMEG Corp.Business Development
Kevin HutchingsFleming West, LLCBusiness Development
Marlene ImirzianMarlene Imirzian & Associates, LLCPresident
Victor IrizarryRSP ArchitectsSr. Associate
Nithya Rachel JebarajDWL Architects + PlannersExecutive Vice President, Higher Education
BriannaJohnsonBEXMarket Researcher
Kurt KindermannMeyer Borgman JohnsonManaging Principal
AustinKingDPR ConstructionSr. Project Manager
Tim KinneyKinney Construction Services, Inc.CEO
Todd KinneyOkland ConstructionProject Executive
Yvonne KoehlerPK AssociatesPrincipal
AlexanderKohnenASUVP, Facilities Development and Management, Arizona State University
Kay KoonceSpectrum EngineeringMarketing Manager
DanKruegerCrawford Mechanical ServicesDirector of Sales & Business Development
Paul KubikMcCarthy Building Companies, Inc.Sr. Project Manager
Colin Laisure-PoolMPSW, Inc.Account Executive
Rob LambGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.CEO
Miguel LanderosDPR ConstructionEstimator
Lucas LandrethSäzän Group, Inc.Associate Principal
Jennifer LaPointeTake Flight, LLCOwner
Mike LeeMcCarthy Building Co IncProject Director
Glenn LeierWespac ConstructionPrincipal
LaureenLestonPK Associates Consulting Structural EngineersRegional Business Development 
Kristina LockeCOE & VAN LOO CONSULTANTS, INC.Director of Business Development
Steve LorenzoNinyo & MooreDirector of Business Development
TonyMagersAPS Solutions for BusinessOutreach Professional
KelseyMarksBEXEvents Coordinator
Grenee MartachoConcord General ContractingCEO
Jeff McBrideDibbleArizona Group Leader/Land Development
Tom McClureARCHITEKTONMarketing Director
Lisa McFateWilson ElectricMarketing Manager
Kenneth MeloyAllegionArchitectural Team Lead
MarkMitchellAdolfson & Peterson ConstructionDirector, Business Development
RebekahMorrisBEXPresident & Founder
Stephanie MunozDibbleBusiness Development Director
RolandMurphyBEXManaging Editor
AmandaMurrayBEXMarket Researcher
Alyce NealW.E. O’NeilDirector of Business Development
Kurt NybergMcCarthy Building Companies Inc.VP, Ops
Pamela Orciwinslow + partnersBusiness Development
Sarah OwenSundt ConstructionDistrict Business Development Manager
Marisa PalomoThe PENTA Building Group, LLCVP of AZ Operations
LyaParrishBEXDATABEX Manager
Eduardo PerezLamar Johnson CollaborativePrincipal
Eduardo PerezLJCPrincipal
Ben PerroneSundt ConstructionProject Director
Justin PetersonLloyd Sports + EngineeringSenior Associate
Alex PizzimentiFire Security Elec & CommSales Executive
Jason PloszajRSP ArchitectsPrincipal
BudRagoCrawford Mechanical ServicesAccount Executive
KarenRatliffAdvanced Structural Engineering, Inc.Principal/Marketing and Business Development 
Sara ReynoldsGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.Sr. Marketing Coordinator
DanRichardsonEmpire CatRental Industry Manager
Lori RichardsonC&S Engineers, IncSr. Business Development Mgr
CassieRobertsonDPR ConstructionSW Regional Prefab Leader
Carmen RonanHill InternationalDirector of Business Development
Michelle RousseauGilbane Building CompanyBusiness Development
Teal SandersonClaycoSenior Project Engineer
Jamie SchindeldeckerSpeedie & Associates, Inc.Business Development Manager
Sarah ShaverWillmengPursuits Manager
MattShockDPR ConstructionProject Executive
BarbaraShuckEverest Marketing Services, LLCPresident
Lisa SimonsVBFA Consulting EngineersBusiness Development
Gabe SmithKinney Construction Services, Inc.Executive Vice President
ShashiSriramDPR Construction 
RonStasArizona Foam & Spray (AFS)Business Manager
Eric StillerTrue Metal Solutions, LLCCEO/CIO
MonicaTapiaBEXOffice Administrator
Cortney TilleyBreckenridge Group Architects/PlannersMarketing
Ashley TrejoWillmengClient Services
Marci UtakisRider Levett BucknallAssociate
Cassie Van EssWespac ConstructionBusiness Development
Gabby WeissSchneider Structural EngineersMarketing & Client Relations
Gary WenkCORE Construction Inc.Vice President
Paul Winslowwinslow + partnersFounding Partner
Aaron WolfFleming WestPresident
Hailey WoodruffDPR ConstructionMarketing
Ye ZhangGLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.Director of Electrical Engineering



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.


ASU SkySong Building