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Speakers & Program Mentors

Kofi Afriyie, LEED AP, A.M.ASCE 

Kofi AfriyieKofi Afriyie is currently a Project Engineer for Balfour Beatty on a federal project in Washington D.C. He graduated from the illustrious Morgan State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Kofi is an alum of Student Days (2017) and a past recipient of ASCE's "New Faces in Civil Engineering". As a member of CI's Young Professionals Council, Kofi is returning this year as a volunteer. View LinkedIn profile.

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. He is currently serving as a Governor on CI's Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.


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

Caroline Cappo

Caroline CappoCaroline Cappo is a project manager with Whiting-Turner, specializing in science & technology construction. She has been with Whiting-Turner since graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelors in civil and Environmental Engineering. In her role as a project manager, she fosters an environment of teamwork and manages the day-to-day activities to maintain project schedules and budgets.

Paroma Chakravarty

Paroma ChakravartyParoma Chakravarty is an engineer in training with a background in civil infrastructure, and guides clients to integrate sustainability strategies on a variety of building and project types. Paroma is responsible for providing technical and analytical support to validate her clients’ sustainability strategies, conducting research, and managing certifications including LEED, WELL, and Fitwel. Paroma has international experience developing environmental impact statements for infrastructure projects, and in addition to her sustainability education and experience, Paroma is specifically experienced in issues relating to water conservation. View LinkedIn profile


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

Rob 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 Vice President of CI. View LinkedIn profile.

Bryan Embrey

Bryan EmbreyBryan Embrey is passionate about solving problems and building relationships with owners, architects and subcontractors, resulting in successful construction experience. As a project manager at Whiting-Turner, Bryan is responsible for total project management including controlling budgets, and providing day-to-day communication with the project team to sustain a safe and efficient site. For most of his career he has coordinated around tight, urban-setting sites in the DC metro-area.

Regis Fox

Regis FoxRegis Fox is the Director of Enterprise Scheduling for Clark Construction. He focuses on process improvement, consistent implementation of best practices, and incorporation of technology to make everyone's lives easier. He previously was the National Capital Section President for the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International and was recognized as their 2018 Rising Professional of the Year. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Civil Engineering and currently lives in Sandy Spring, MD with his wife, Kelly. View LinkedIn profile.

Peyton J Gibson, EIT, LEED GA, A.M.ASCE

Peyton GibsonPeyton Gibson is a Civil Engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 2017 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and is planning to continue her education with an M.S. in Construction Engineering part-time from CU Boulder this fall. She has prior experience in land development, but now works on heavy civil dam design and concrete analysis/repair. She attended Student Days in 2017 and is volunteering for the third year. She is also the FY 2019 chair of the CI Young Professionals Council.  View LinkedIn profile.

Mayur Godbole, LEED AP

Mayur GodboleAs chief estimator with Balfour Beatty, Mayur accurately manages budgets, bids, and value options. He brings experience in both purchasing and operations to his current role and is able to approach the scoping and bidding process with the completed project in mind, managing the preconstruction process in a way that minimizes scope gaps and makes for a smooth transition into the next phase. 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. She is also the vice-chair of CI's Young Professionals Council.  View LinkedIn profile.

Mitchell Hallee

Mitchell HalleeMitchell Hallee is a recent graduate of Princeton University where he earned a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In September, he will begin work as a Field Engineer at Kiewit Corporation. He was a participant in Student Days 2018 and is excited to return this year as a volunteer. View LinkedIn profile.

Frank Homer

Frank HomerAt Whiting-Turner, Frank Homer is a project manager responsible for all phases of construction, including estimating, scheduling and close-out. Frank has completed a multitude of projects including school modernizations, tenant interiors, universities, performing arts centers and athletic fields. With over 12 years of experience in the construction industry, Frank has developed unparalleled relationships with major DC metro-area architects, subcontractors and owners. His ability to manage many facets of a project, coupled with strong client relationships results in the successful completion of projects.

Michael Kelly

Michael KellyMichael Kelly is a 2012 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelors of Civil Engineering. He has 7 years of experience in Civil/Highway engineering working on Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build projects in multiple states. He also has experience in the design and analysis of highway noise walls. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Maryland. In his free time, he likes to: run, read, volunteer at church, play softball and travel. View LinkedIn profile.

Shreyas Mishra, A.M.ASCE

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. He is also the secretary-treasurer of CI's Young Professionals Council. 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 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 currently serves as a Governor on the CI Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Layli Pietri

Layli PietriLayli Pietri has 23 years of experience with Balfour Beatty Construction in various roles from Project Accounting, Purchasing, Estimating and Supplier Diversity. During her career working on Federal Project pursuits across the country, she establish Balfour Beatty’s Federal Supplier Diversity Policy and using that framework helped create a national diversity program. As the Director of Diversity in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Layli’s responsibilities are to oversee the supplier diversity program; train estimating, project management and purchasing personnel; identify new talent in the marketplace; project opportunities in the Public Sector and Business Development with clients who value diversity. She assists project teams with mentoring diverse Contractors and Suppliers as well as employees to cultivate an inclusive corporate culture. 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.

Anna Robinson, LEED GA, Fitwel Ambassador

Anna RobinsonAnna Robinson has been a Design Associate with AvalonBay since 2016. As a Design Associate, she has a direct role in managing and supporting construction and sustainability projects. Anna collaborates with AvalonBay’s internal Development, Construction, Engineering, Architectural and Interior Design teams on a daily basis; working on construction best practices, submittal reviews, drawing reviews, material/product specification research and providing project and accessibility guidance. Apart from her duties as a Design Associate, Anna's passion for wellness and sustainable design has driven her to lead sustainability projects for AvalonBay, mainly through achieving Avalonbay and DC's first multi-family Fitwel certification. 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.

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 currently serving as a Governor on the CI Board of Governors. View LinkedIn profile.

Jacqui Scibior, LEED GA, A.M.ASCE

Jacqui ScibiorJacqui Scibior joined The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co in 2017 in Phoenix, AZ after interning with them in Greenbelt, MD on a project at the National Institute of Health. She currently works on a mixed-use development project, and her passion for sustainability gained her the responsibility of ensuring LEED certification compliance for her project. She was a past participant in the ASCE Student Days, leading her team to victory on the Naples Seawall Project. She is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and remains engaged with her efforts to promote women in construction. View LinkedIn profile.

John "Rusty" Sprouse, P.E., M.ASCE

John "Rusty" SprouseRusty Sprouse joined Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in 2000 as Director, Facilities Management and Logistics and served as project director for the construction and/or renovation of multiple capital projects. He is the current Chair of the CI Specifications Committee. View LinkedIn profile.

James Starling, P.E., M.ASCE

James 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.

Sharon Whitney

Sharon WhitneySharon Whitney is a project manager with the Whiting‐Turner Contracting Company. Sharon joined Whiting‐Turner after receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Delaware in 1998. In her 21‐year career at Whiting Turner, Sharon has managed on projects ranging from $2 Million to $650 Million with project teams ranging from three to one hundred twenty people. These projects range in location from Manassas, VA, Washington, DC, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties, to the National Harbor. View LinkedIn profile.

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