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Speakers & Program Mentors

Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

Baabak AshuriBaabak Ashuri is the Director of the Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment (ESBE) Lab at the Georgia Institue of Technology. His areas of expertise include Systems Modeling and Decision Making, Project Data Analytics and Productivity Analysis, Investment Valuation under Uncertainty and Real Options Analysis, Construction Economics, Construction Cost Analysis and Forecasting, Project Finance, Innovative Project Delivery Systems and Public-Private Partnership (P3), Risk Management and Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment , and BIM Analaytics. View LinkedIn profile.

Eugene N. Balter, P.E., F.ASCE

Eugene BalterGene Balter, Senior Vice President and Principal Project Manager at HDR, has served as the consultant project manager on numerous multi-million dollar construction projects including the $560 million Cooper River Bridge project in Charleston, S.C., the largest cable-stayed bridge in North and South America at the time of its construction; and the $1.1 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing project in Louisville, Kentucky. He previously served as the National Director of Transportation Construction Services for HDR Engineering and the President of HDR Construction Control Corporation. He has won numerous industry awards, and has been published in a number of publications. He has served on the CI Board of Governors for 13 years.

Dan Becker, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP, M.ASCE

Dan BeckerDan Becker is currently an Associate Vice President and Northwest Construction Services Manager for HDR Engineering and is currently serving as President of the Construction Institute. View LinkedIn profile.

Marsha Anderson Bomar, AICP, ENV SP, F.ASCE

Masha Anderson BomarMarsha Anderson Bomar founded Street Smarts in 1990 and Data Smarts in 1993, growing them to more than 120 employees and annual revenues of almost $20 million; and sold the firm to Stantec in 2010. She also created the Street Smarts Foundation, which endowed the Mentor and Mentee program within Women in Engineering at Georgia Tech. Bomar currently serves as a Technical Region Director on the ASCE Board of Direction. View LinkedIn profile.

Daniel Cook, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE

Dan CookDan Cook joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in 2008 and has participated in a variety of projects involving structural investigation, condition assessment, repair and rehabilitation of existing structures, new structural design, construction engineering, and demolition planning. He is a Past-Chair of the Boston Chapter of CI, and currently serves as a Governor on the CI Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Robert Michael D'Onofrio, P.E., M.ASCE

Robert D'OnofrioRob D'Onofrio is a Principal at Capital Project Management, Inc., and is the co-author of Construction Schedule Delays, an 1100-page comprehensive treatise on schedule delay and disruption published by Thomson Reuters, and updated annually. He has also authored and co-authored numerous papers on schedule delay claims. Rob currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of CI. View LinkedIn profile.

Peyton J Gibson, EIT, A.M.ASCE

Peyton GibsonPeyton Gibson is an analyst with Kimley-Horn and Associates in their Twin Cities Office. Her prior experience is in land development and project controls. She attended Student Days in 2016 and is volunteering for the second year. She is also currently serving as the FY2018 Secretary of the CI Young Professionals Council. View LinkedIn profile.

Gabrielle Grompone, A.M.ASCE

Gabrielle GromponeGabrielle Grompone is currently a Project Engineer for J Fletcher Creamer in New Jersey. She graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She attended Student Days in 2016 and 2017, and is returning as a volunteer this year. View LinkedIn profile.

Susan Bogus Halter, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Susan HalterSusan Bogus Halter is a Professor and the AGC Endowed Chair at the University of New Mexico School of Engineering where she teaches and researches in the area of construction engineering and management. Her research focuses on integrating design and construction to improve sustainability and reduce project delivery time. She has worked extensively in the areas of design-build project delivery, asset management, and sustainable design and construction. Prior to joining UNM, she worked for ten years at CH2M HILL as a project engineer and project manager. She currently serves as a Governor on the CI Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Renee Hoekstra, CVS, Aff.M.ASCE

Renee HoekstraRenee Hoekstra is the Founder of RHA, LLC and a Certified Value Specialist. She provides program development and facilitation services for planning, design, alternative delivery and construction projects. View LinkedIn profile.

Saumil Maniar, P.E., M.ASCE

Saumil ManiarSaumil Maniar is an Associate with PMA Consultants from their New York office, and is experienced in estimating, scheduling and project controls. He is the FY2018 chair of the CI Young Professionals Council, and represents the council on the CI Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Terry Martin

Terry MartinTerry Martin is a Vice President at Stacy and Witbeck Inc and is currently serving as Project Manager on the Mid-coast Corridor Projects in San Diego. Terry has specialized in large design-build and CMGC projects during his career, which has included stops in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Seattle, Orange County, and Denver.

Eric Meisgeier

Eric MeisgeierEric Meisgeier is the Deputy Project Manager for the Mid-Coast Corridor Projects with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. The 1.2 billion dollar CM/GC program includes seven projects, consisting of a 12.5 mile extension of the Trolley line, 3.5 miles of heavy rail, vehicular arch bridge, and 3 mile bike path extension. View LinkedIn profile.

Shreyas Mishra

Shreyas MishraShreyas Mishra is working with Enovio Consulting as a Construction Business Analyst. He obtained his master’s degree in construction engineering and management from the University of Michigan. He attended Student Days in 2017 and is returning as a volunteer this year. View LinkedIn profile.

Travis Mohr, A.M.ASCE

Travis MohrTravis Mohr is a Sponsor at Kiewit Corporation, where he has spent 14 years working on both infrastructure and energy projects between Washington DC and Boston. He is currently responsible for all Energy pursuits and active projects in New York City and New England, along with infrastructure work in New England. He is the current Vice President of CI. View LinkedIn profile.

Greg Moore, PMP, A.M.ASCE

Greg MooreGreg Moore is the FY2018 Past Chair of the CI Young Professionals Council and a Governor on the CI Board of Governors. He is Capital Projects Manager at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, where he manages capital design and construction projects across campus. For the past 8 years he has supported Department of Defense projects in various roles, including bidding, design and construction. View LinkedIn profile.

LeAnne Napolillo, P.E., F.ASCE

LeAnne NapolilloLeAnne Napolillo is a Vice President and Program Manager at HNTB. She has substantial experience in program management, overseeing complex construction of FHWA major projects. She is the current CI Past President. View LinkedIn profile.

Anthony Puntin, P.E., F.ASCE

Anthony PuntinTony Puntin has worked in the civil engineering industry with a focus on transportation-related design and project management for more than 23 years and is currently an Associate at BETA Group, Inc. in Manchester, NH. He is a past president of the ASCE New Hampshire Section, served on ASCE’s Board of Direction and currently serves as the ASCE Presidential Appointee on the Construction Institute Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Craig Ruyle, P.E., M.ASCE

Craig RuyleCraig Ruyle is the Director of Construction for the New York State DOT for the Greater New York City area. He served as the FY2016 CI President, and has recently been elected a Region 1 Governor-Elect for ASCE. View LinkedIn profile.

Michael Schubert, A.M.ASCE

Michael SchubertMichael Schubert is a Highway Construction Inspector for the Arizona Department of Transportation in Flagstaff, Arizona. He studied civil engineering at Northern Arizona University, and serves as a technical advisor for NAU's concrete canoe team. Michael attended Student Days in 2017 and is returning as a volunteer this year. View LinkedIn profile.

Ryan Sauer, A.M.ASCE

Ryan SauerRyan Sauer is a Construction Executive with PC Construction based in South Burlington, VT. He is responsible for projects in NY, NH and VT. He was one of the Co-Founders of CI's Younger Members Directorate, now Young Professionals Council, and is returning to the CI Board of Governors in 2018 as a Governor. View LinkedIn profile.

Amber Shah, P.E., M.ASCE

Amber ShahAmber Shah is an Associate Civil Engineer at the City of Laguna Hills. Her 14+ years of engineering experience include her role as the Lead Utilities Relocation Coordinator on the $1.3B Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project and her work on projects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), such as the $80M Crossfield Taxiway Project and $300M South Airfield Improvement Program. She currently serves as Chair of the Orange County Branch chapter of the Construction Institute. View LinkedIn profile.

James Starling, P.E., M.ASCE

Jam StarlingJim Starling is currently a Transit Program Manager at Jacobs Engineering and serves as a Governor on the Construction Institute Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Agnes Weber, P.E., M.ASCE

Agnes WeberAgnes Weber has more than 30 years of experience in the civil engineering field with major emphasis on construction management of public transportation facilities. Her roles through the years have included Contract Manager, Chief Operating Officer and President, and she currently serves as Chief Strategic Officer of Vali Cooper & Associates. View LinkedIn profile.

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