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Our Staff.

Jennifer Sproul
Jennifer Sproul
President

Jennifer Sproul is a business development manager for Barton Malow Company with 20 years of experience in the construction industry. She serves on the national board of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) as the Northeast Region Director. She is a passionate advocate for women in the AEC industry.

In 2000, Jennifer began as a marketing assistant for Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, never expecting that her first job right out of college would turn into a career in construction. After a few years at Whiting-Turner, Jennifer was given the opportunity to work in the field as a project engineer for Plano-Coudon Construction. During her eight years at Plano-Coudon, Ms. Sproul held numerous positions, including project engineer, quality control engineer and ultimately transitioned to marketing manager.

After Plano-Coudon, she spent time at J. Vinton Schafer & Sons as Director of Marketing, and then at PRIME AE Group as Marketing Manager.

Since joining Barton Malow, Jennifer has served the Eastern Region as Senior Marketing Manager supporting offices in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Business Development Manager for Maryland and Delaware.

Since first joining NAWIC in 2010, Jennifer has strived to be a positive influence on the organization. She has held every chapter-level office, excluding treasurer, and founded many Baltimore Chapter traditions, such as the WIC Week charity bowling tournament, chapter scholarship, yearly awards/gratitude event, and the Chapter’s free weeklong construction summer camp for girls, Camp NAWIC. Regionally, Jennifer has planned several regional forums by securing speakers and sponsorships, and served as forum secretary, Professional Development & Education chair and Northeast region fund trustee. In addition to serving on the National board, she was the Professional Development & Education committee chair/co-chair for three years.

In addition to NAWIC, Ms. Sproul is a member of numerous professional organizations such as SMPS and Women in Healthcare. Ms. Sproul served on her daughters’ school’s Parent Teacher Association board for two years as corresponding secretary. She has been a supporter and fundraiser for numerous charitable organizations such as the NAWIC Education Foundation, NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation, the Harford County Education Foundation, March of Dimes, and BARCS.

Jennifer lives in Freeland, Maryland, with her husband of 13 years, Matt, and her two young daughters, Ava and Elena. The Sprouls recently adopted a puppy named Khaleesi. The family loves to travel, swim, and attend concerts together.

Kimberly Hahr
Kimberly Hahr
Strategic Partnerships Manager

Kimberly Hahr has been the Strategic Partnerships Manager for MCCEI since October of 2018. In addition, Kimberly leads the MCCEI and ACE partnership as the Affiliate Director for the ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore. Prior to stepping into these roles, Kimberly was the Communications Coordinator for MCCEI from November 2017 to October 2018.

After graduating from Stevenson University in 2017 with a Master of Science in Business Communication, Kimberly briefly worked in project management before joining the MCCEI team. Currently, Kimberly is in the Communication Management graduate program at Towson University and resides in Westminster.

Matthew Pyne
Matthew Pyne
Communications Coordinator

Matthew Pyne has been the Communications Coordinator for MCCEI since January of 2019. Matthew’s duties include co-producing the annual publication, Build Your Path. Matthew also creates the marketing content for MCCEI’s social platforms and maintains both mccei.org and buildyourpath.org.

Matthew worked previously as a social media manager for non-profits, startups, and established companies, including email marketing. As an Account Manager in print media, Matthew was able to gain a deep understanding for sales support and CRM in Salesforce.

Matthew graduated from Alvernia University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication.

Matthew currently resides in Baltimore city in the Federal Hill neighborhood.

Executive Committee.

Scott Bulera
Scott Bulera
Turner Construction Company

Mr. Bulera is the General Manager of Turner Construction Company’s Maryland office, since September 2011. Turner Construction Company provides building services to clients who value diligence, resourcefulness and creativity in a partner. Turner maintains a network of offices in North America and around the globe, with a staff of 5,000 employees who work on more than 1,200 projects each year. With $8 billion in annual construction volume, Turner ranks first or second in the industry’s major market segments, including Healthcare, Commercial, Education, Sports, and Technology. Turner Construction Company was founded in 1902 by Henry C. Turner, a devout Quaker from the eastern shore of Maryland. He enjoyed a nineteenth-century Eastern Shore upbringing, filled with crabbing, fishing, sailing, and farming, before studying engineering at Swarthmore College. Since the 1950’s, Turner Construction Company has been part of Baltimore’s dynamic growth, and currently operates their Maryland operations from 250 W. Pratt Street. In 1927,Turner completed its first project in the State of Maryland, a warehouse located at Lafayette Avenue & Smallwood Street in Baltimore for the American Stores Company. In 1959, Turner constructed the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, on Charles Street, one of Baltimore’s oldest and largest congregations. Under Mr. Bulera’s direction, recent Baltimore-area projects include:
Maryland Public Health Lab
Towson University Academic Building at HCC
Harford Community College Arena
CCBC Dundalk Renovations
Toyota Training Facility Addition
UMMC Hospital Renovations
PNC Pratt Street Bank Branch
Dunbar High School Field Rehab
JHU Technology Park Garage
Mr. Bulera is a graduate from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering 1991. He began his career with Turner 19 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia, following his previous experience with the Bechtel Corporation’s Civil/Structural design group. Mr. Bulera’s range of assignments included working with the University of Georgia, Lucent Technologies Canadian Headquarters – Toronto, Ontario, and currently with Exelon Corporation as they develop their new Baltimore Headquarters. Mr. Bulera currently serves on the Board of the ACE Annapolis Affiliate, and is the 2nd Vice Chairman of Maryland’s AGC. He now resides in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Natalie, and two children – Jack and Grace

Daniel Coffey
Daniel Coffey
Therrien Waddell

Mr. Coffey joined the firm in 1992 after holding senior project management positions for local major real estate developers, general contractors of all sizes, and specialty drywall and carpentry companies. During his tenure as a Senior Project Manager, he managed design teams, site development, new building construction, renovations, and an extensive variety of interior projects from office, retail, bio-tech lab, data centers, health care, residential, and multi-family. Dan also devotes an extensive effort outside of the firm teaching Construction Management and Surveying classes for Montgomery College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in their construction management programs, which he has done for the last 18 years. He also performs seminars in construction related topics for USGBC, Property Management Association (PMA), and other commercial real estate related groups. Click here to view Mr. Coffey’s full biography.

Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson
ABC, Baltimore - Founding Member

Mike Henderson is President of Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Baltimore. In his role, Mike is responsible for growth, policy development, government and industry relations and communications. ABC represents more than 1600 firms in Maryland and is one of the largest business organizations in the State. Under his leadership, ABC Baltimore has grown to become the 5th largest chapter among the 75 located across the United States. Mike has created and managed strategic alliances with major industry groups, such as the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute. He has improved the association’s profile through strategic media relations and developed Maryland’s largest Workers’ Compensation program. Under his leadership, the organization’s revenue increased by 220 percent. Mike is credited with helping create The Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, an industry umbrella group that was established by the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board in 2009 and is currently located at Towson University. In a previous administration, he served on Governor’s Task Force to Improve Efficiency in Government. Prior to coming to ABC Baltimore, Mike was ABC National’s Director of Communications where he worked closely with the Washington media and was a frequent contributor to op-ed pages of some of the nation’s leading newspapers. A graduate of Towson University, where he studied Communications and Business, Mike also completed course work for a Masters Degree at the University of Baltimore. Active in local charitable organizations, Mike is the board president for Acts 4 Youth, a non-profit organization that mentors at-risk-boys in the Pen Lucy area of Baltimore City. Mike resides in Towson, with his wife and three children.

Martin Knott
Martin Knott
Knott Mechanical - Chairman

Martin Knott was born in Baltimore, MD and is currently the President CEO, Knott Mechanical Inc. Co-Founder & Vice President, Wye River Technologies LLC, and Co-Founder, Revere Strategies LLC. He attended Calvert Hall College High School and Xavier University where he received a BS in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Mr. Knott is very involved in the community, serving multiple organizations including Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation, Xavier University, Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Home Foundation, Baltimore Outward Bound, Maryland Economic Development Corporation, Signal 13 Foundation, Governors Workforce Investment Board, and MCCEI.

Mr. Knott enjoys the outdoors, playing squash, and golfing. He currently resides in Baltimore with his wife, Allison and four children.

Board Members.

Mary Anne Akers, Ph.D.
Mary Anne Akers, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Architecture & Planning, Morgan State University
Andra Cain
Andra Cain
Cain Contracting, Inc.

Andra Cain began his career as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Air Force. He earned and received an honorable discharge. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Science degree at Fairmont State University and eventually completed his MBA from the University of Phoenix.

After his graduation, Cain’s passion for construction led to a pathway in establishing Cain Contracting Inc. in the year 2000 as a full-service general contractor, with specialization in Tenant fit-out and renovation of interior spaces for government, healthcare, education, retail, and commercial projects.

He has been in business for 20 years and led turnkey projects such as the Social Security Administration building on Wabash Avenue Baltimore, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s New Public Health Laboratory at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, the Maryland House and Chesapeake House Travel Plazas, and the Earle G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University.

He succeeded in growing Cain Contracting from a small subcontractor to a major General Contractor, Joint Venture on large scale construction projects in the State of Maryland.

Cain Contracting Inc. was twice named as ‘Minority Business of the Year,’ first from the Small Business Administration and subsequently Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association for the greater Baltimore region.

Cain was also named as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Maryland state level.

His guiding principles of integrity, safety, value, and responsiveness has led the company to secure a prominent position in the industry. Cain Contracting is a CVE Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned firm, Baltimore City MBE certified and a Maryland MDOT certified minority-owned business. He continues to strategize with his team members to explore new businesses focusing in development of marketing plans and execution of projects.

In addition to establishing Cain Contracting Inc., Cain has acquired additional companies in the past few years, CHH, LLC a Data Analytics Company with a primary goal to increase efficiency and improve performance for businesses to succeed in an increasingly competitive world and Reliable Cain Heating & Cooling LLC a commercial and residential HVAC services serving our community.

Mark Drury
Mark Drury
Shapiro & Duncan

Our Vice President of Business Development, Mark Drury, draws on more than 40 years of experience in construction management. His wide-ranging oversight responsibilities include corporate development, contracts negotiation/management, construction management and purchasing, project coordination/scheduling, project management operations/staffing, and production of marketing and sales materials. Mark serves on the Board of the DC Student Trades Foundation and the MC Student Trades Foundation as well as the Trimmer Construction Education Fund. He is a LEED AP and Designated Design Build Professional. He completed his undergraduate studies in History at Shepherd University and graduate coursework at Princeton and Clemson Universities.

Jonathan Goetz
Jonathan Goetz
Building Congress and Exchange Foundation

Mr. Goetz is a Senior Project Manager with Oak Contracting. He has over thirteen (13) years experience with Oak. As the Senior Project Manager, he has complete oversite and managerial responsibilities of multiple projects from the first day of Preconstruction through the last day of Post Construction. His day-to-day responsibilities include communication and collaboration with the Owner, quality control, generating and maintaining construction schedules, coordination of
contractors/subcontractors in both submittal and on-site planning processes, directing the timely startups of subcontractors and suppliers in order to sustain constant flow of production, maintaining working relationship with Owner and design consultants, and submitting budget estimates, change order proposals, and progress payment requests.

Jonathan Hess
Jonathan Hess
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Jonathan is a Senior Vice President at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering and has a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola. Click here to view Jonathan’s full biography.

Karin Holland
Karin Holland
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Karin is an accomplished consultant with over 15 years of experience in Europe and the United States working with the architecture, engineering and construction industry to empower high performing teams and programs. Karin has recognized expertise in multi-stakeholder facilitation, strategic planning and systems thinking with a focus on complex societal challenges.

 

Karin recently launched an industrialized construction consulting service, helping project teams align project intent with offsite production, plan and design for manufacturing and assembly, and facilitate supply chain integration. Through this work, Karin identified an opportunity to address the severe shortage in labor while leapfrogging the industry into the future of construction. Karin is therefore developing a community construction innovation center in Baltimore City for community members with high potential but limited opportunities for growth and development. The center will enable trainees to develop skills required for the design, fabrication, and installation of construction assemblies, while getting exposure to the many facets of construction and career possibilities in this industry and being paid a living wage. The prefabricated assemblies will contribute to city development projects, and will be a sustainable feeder into other Baltimore-based vocational and apprenticeship programs.

 

Karin holds a master’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Masters in Law & Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Daraius Irani, Ph.D
Daraius Irani, Ph.D
Towson University

Dr. Daraius Irani serves as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Towson University. In this role, he fosters the development of partnerships between business, government, and education that contribute to the economic vitality of the greater Baltimore region.

For over twenty years, Irani has served in several senior leadership roles at Towson University. As vice president, Irani provides leadership and management to over 70 highly-skilled professionals who work on campus and in state agencies across the state. Collectively, his team works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland through four service areas: Applied Research and Technical Services, Center for Professional Studies, Entrepreneurship, and Office of Partnerships and Outreach.

Irani is committed to Towson University and has set priorities that reflect that commitment. These include working to better integrate the Division into the University; advancing Towson University’s reputation as a leader in applied research, education, and EdTech; and making positive impacts through university-community partnerships.

Additionally, Irani serves as chief economist for the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University, a policy group providing economic, fiscal impact, and policy analysis to state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private sector firms. During his tenure at RESI, Irani has managed and served as lead economist on well over 250 research and analysis projects. He also has produced over 100 economic and fiscal impact statements for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Irani is often called upon to provide economic presentations to organizations across Maryland. He has appeared on CNN, the Marc Steiner show, WYPR’s Midday, and Maryland Public Television’s Business Connection. He is often quoted in articles published by Maryland Daily Record, Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and Washington Post.

EDUCATION

Dr. Irani holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of California, Santa Barbara; a M.A. in business economics from University of California, Santa Barbara; and a B.A. in economics from University of California, San Diego.

PERSONAL

Dr. Irani is an avid bicyclist and golfer.

FUN FACT

What are three websites everyone should have bookmarked? www.WSJ.com, www.economist.com and www.NYTimes.com
Jeff Jerome
Jeff Jerome
BG&E

Jeff Jerome specializes in the intersection of technology and education and is currently responsible for designing and managing C&I Energy Efficiency programs for Baltimore Gas and Electric. Prior to joining BGE, Jeff served as Vice President of Aegis Systems, and as Director of the Future Home Institute where he pioneered technologies such as 3D television, touchscreen based home control and building automation systems. Jeff has also managed graduate level Engineering/Computer Science education at the NTU School of Engineering and Applied Science for Laureate Education. He currently volunteers as Chairman of the Baltimore County Program Advisory Council for STEM programs and has sponsored legislation to require Sot Skills education for Maryland’s CTE programs. Jeff holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Marketing from Loyola University in Maryland.

Arland Knipe
Arland Knipe
Gilbane Building Company

Arland Knipe is an 18-year veteran and has served in the role of project manager on highly relevant K-12 and higher education projects totaling more than $300 million. Arland has a strong background in the educational market and will enforce quality and safety standards while maintaining a safe, clean, and organized project site. He is a highly motivated individual with a keen eye for quality, and the ability to convey these qualities to owners and design professionals. Arland will be the main point of contact for both the preconstruction and construction phases. His primary responsibility during the design phase will be to perform and/or coordinate important preconstruction phase requirements including project meetings and consultation, cost modeling and cost estimates, value engineering, project schedules, phasing/sequencing, design/constructability reviews, document coordination, site logistics planning, bid package development, trade contractor qualification and bidding, bid scope reviews and contract awards, as well as development of the GMP. Arland will mobilize to the project site for the construction phase and will be responsible for project management, contract administration, schedule and budget, progress meetings, and monthly reports for the duration of the project, inclusive of commissioning, closeout and warranty support. Click here to view Mr. Knipe’s full biography.

Rick Kottke
Rick Kottke
Harkins Builders

Rick joined Harkins in 2003 as a project engineer. He has held multiple other positions at Harkins including site manager in 2006 and then project manager since 2010. Since 2008, Rick has focused his attention on renovation and additional projects with particular experience and interest in the occupied renovation projects. He has developed a great track record with this type of specialty construction and has been instrumental with the different approaches and strategies focused around customer comfort and accommodation that he brings to the team.

Kathleen Langan
Kathleen Langan
AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Ms. Langan is a results driven professional with 25 years of experience leading and supporting programming, design, construction assignments for large multi-million-dollar development, commercial, government, K-12 and Higher Education projects.

Ms. Langan’s leadership has been successful at building and directing teams to deliver complex projects and has achieved continued success in overseeing all aspects of the project life-cycle. Ms. Langan’s experience includes creating and executing corporate strategy new business unit growth, business and marketing plan development, execution and delivery.

Ms. Langan currently serves on the National Construction Management Association of American Board of Directors and has previously served as a Board of Director of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the Chair of the VFCCE Development Committee, Board of Director of the Virginia Educational Facility Planners and served as President of the organization during her tenor on the board.

Recipient of outstanding leadership awards to include, Women Who Mean Business 2008, Women of Achievement in Construction 2010, Smart CXO / COO Mid Atlantic Region 2011.

Member, Congressional Country Club (CCC) Bethesda, Maryland

Cailin McGough
Cailin McGough
Cap Ex Advisory Group

Cailin McGough is a partner at Cap Ex Advisory Group, a boutique owner’s representation firm serving primarily nonprofit and institutional clients. With more than 15 years of experience in community development, Cailin brings a unique perspective to managing capital projects. With a background in journalism and public policy, she works with Cap Ex clients to identify funding sources and craft narratives that compel capital to support projects with great missions. In a prior role with the nonprofit American Communities Trust, Cailin secured grants and tax credits to advance an adaptive reuse project focused on job creation in the food sector. Her work includes community impact assessments of capital projects funded with New Markets Tax Credits. Previously, she analyzed economic development issues in the Office of the Baltimore City Council President. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies and earned a BS in communications and political science from Towson University. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

Daniel McKelvey
Daniel McKelvey
Ayers Saint Gross
Amy Mercurio
Amy Mercurio
Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate

Amy L. Mercurio is Director of Design & Construction for Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate. In her role, Amy is responsible for all design and construction activities on the historic Homewood campus as well as the Peabody campus, other Baltimore locations, Washington DC, and Montgomery County. Amy is a graduate of the Penn State Harrisburg Structural Design & Construction Engineering program and has lived in Baltimore area since 1993, when she joined The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as a Project Engineer. In her thirteen years at Whiting-Turner, Amy was involved primarily in renovation and retail projects such as the Camden Yards South Warehouse, renovation of Security West, The Mall in Columbia expansion and renovation, and Short Pump Town Center In 2008, Amy started at Johns Hopkins Facilities as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for a diverse set projects ranging from lab renovations to a cogeneration facility to the newest building on the Homewood Campus, Malone Hall. Amy is also a Board member of the Building Congress and Exchange and an active member of the Owner’s Committee.

Benjamin P. Morgan
Benjamin P. Morgan
Barton Malow

Ben Morgan started his career in construction 30 years ago, which includes the last 24 years with Barton Malow. After graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering, Ben began his career in project management with the Milwaukee Urban League and then as a Project Engineer with Toki & Associates, Inc., an engineering firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He spent six years in the design industry as a structural engineer. He joined Barton Malow in 1996 as a field superintendent and quickly moved into management positions and ultimately to Vice President – a position he now holds. In 2006, Ben received a Master of Science Degree from University of Maryland College Park, specializing in Construction Management. He has a diverse project history, which includes assignments on detention centers, stadium, and convention center projects to educational facilities. His focus over the past twenty-four years has been servicing higher education, sports, and healthcare clients, including University of Maryland, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, University of Delaware, and Johns Hopkins University to name a few. In 2016, Ben successfully graduated from Leadership Maryland. He was also the recipient of Barton Malow’s first-ever “Ben C. Maibach, Jr., Leadership Award,” an honor named after the past CEO of Barton Malow Company which identifies employees with high leadership qualities. Ben remains active in community organizations and efforts.

Heather Rustici
Heather Rustici
Jeffrey Brown Contracting

Heather is Senior Vice President at JBC. She joined the Jeffrey Brown Contracting team in 2011, and has filled several positions over the past 10 years. Her background in psychology has provided her with a unique skill-set that lends itself to leadership, education, and client relations. Heather has worked to develop new policies and procedures to improve the performance and efficiency of the team, and has placed an emphasis on employee well-being. Heather’s focus on client satisfaction and business development has aided the company in its continued growth, while JBC’s strong reputation built on hard work and integrity has led to the firm’s growing list of highly respected institutional clients. Heather’s passion for improving the local community has led to her involvement in several non-profit organizations that focus on bettering Baltimore and educating future leaders. A list she hopes to expand by serving MCCEI, an organization that educates and empowers Baltimore-city youth considering a career in the built environment.

Brad Sims
Brad Sims
Capitol Technology University

Dr. Bradford Sims is currently the President of Capitol Technology University where he has directly been involved with the creation of degrees in construction management, construction safety, construction cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, construction IT, and facilities management. Prior to his appointment as Capitol’s president, Dr. Sims was Interim Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide campus, based in Daytona Beach, FL. In his roles, Dr. Sims had responsibility for academic, administrative and fiscal oversight of a complex, global academic institution encompassing 130 locations both on US military bases and commercial locations worldwide.

Before moving to Embry-Riddle, Dr. Sims was Dean and Professor at Indiana State University. As Dean of the College of Technology where the construction management program was housed, he was responsible for oversight of degree programs, human and fiscal resources, strategic planning, external funding and faculty programs. He boosted enrollment at the College of Technology by 75%, raised alumni participation and built a social media presence for the college.

Prior to Indiana State University, Dr. Sims was Professor and Department Head at Western Carolina University, where he founded the on campus construction management program. Under his direction, the undergraduate degree program grew from zero to 400 majors and two years later he established one of the first online master’s program in construction management. Dr. Sims also worked with one of the construction industry’s largest search firms, Kimmel & Associates who named the programs.  Dr. Sims first launched his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Florida in the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, serving also as a consultant in lean construction to the construction industry.

Prior to transitioning to academia, Dr. Sims built a successful career in the industrial construction industry, He was a Project Controls Supervisor for Cherne Contracting at the ARCO Refinery in Carson, California managing day-to-day activities and working with over 500 Union craft trade workers completing multiple onsite projects, he was a Cost Engineer for Badger Engineers, a subsidiary of Raytheon Engineering, at their headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts working on global industrial projects, and started his construction career as a Project Controls Engineer with the Westinghouse Savannah River Corporation in Aiken, South Carolina working on the construction of waste and environmental control projects.

Dr. Sims earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University where he also received his B.S. in Building Construction Management. He also holds a master’s of science degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society and has worked with committees in the past for the American Institute of Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, the National Electrical Contractors Association, among many other.

Meredith Sullivan
Meredith Sullivan
Loyola University

Meredith is a licensed architect with 20 years’ experience with a focus on higher education and K12 design. She has managed a number of large scale, complex projects from concept design through construction, bringing them in on time and on budget.

Charles Wallace
Charles Wallace
Maryland State Department of Education
Melissa Wells
Melissa Wells
BDCBT

As part of the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades’ goal to uplift the communities in which we live and work, United Association Local Union 486 member and Baltimore Director Melissa Wells joined the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades in 2015.  In her role, she has built and strengthened relationships with community and faith-based organizations in the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades’ region.  As a community development professional, Wells is perfectly cast for such a role – she is skilled in bridging relationships between diverse stakeholder groups and is passionate about advancing access to opportunity and economic security for all. It was that same dedication that also propelled Melissa to a successful 2018 run for Delegate in Maryland’s 40th – the inner-city district of Baltimore City that she proudly calls home.
Prior to her work with the Trades, Melissa worked at PolicyLink where she co-led the Transportation Equity Caucus and advanced priorities related to promoting equitable and fair infrastructure investments, with a particular focus on surface transportation. Melissa also previously spent three years at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, where she supported efforts led by state and regional coalitions to advance household financial and economic security. Melissa holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside and a master’s in Public Policy from American University.

Minah Woo
Minah Woo
Maryland Association of Community Colleges

Minah Woo serves as the Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Howard Community College.  In this role, she works closely with businesses and industry partners to foster partnerships, provide workforce talent development, and training solutions.  Additionally, she serves on various board positions including Howard County Economic Development Authority’s Tech Council and Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency.  Minah is also on the executive committee of Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training which is an affiliate group of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges.

In Memoriam.

Remembering Sheldon Joel Shapiro. On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Sheldon Shapiro passed away peacefully in his home in Bethesda, MD.

We will continue on our shared mission and vision, and honor Sheldon’s memory by devoting ourselves to the continual improvement of the people and company he so treasured.

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