2018 Spring Owners Leadership Conference | Omni William Penn | Pittsburgh, PA | May 9-11, 2018
Don Guckert, University of Iowa and APPA
Speaker Sessions:What Happens After the Ribbon-Cutting? Why Early and Continuous O&M Staff Engagement Matters (Approved for 1 AIA LU) After the Ribbon Cutting: a Facilitated Discussion of the PDC/O&M Relationship (Approved for 1 AIA LU)
Don Guckert serves as the associate vice president for Facilities Management at the University of Iowa where he is responsible for campus planning, space management, design and construction, utilities production and distribution, energy management, custodial services, landscape operations, maintenance, and the office of sustainability. Prior to joining UI in 2003, Don was director of planning, design and construction for the University of Missouri. He has thirty years of experience in higher education facilities management and an additional ten years of construction industry experience. Don is a dean and faculty member for APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management and is currently serving as APPA’s President-Elect. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds a master’s degree in engineering management and bachelor’s degrees in engineering and liberal arts & sciences, all from Penn State.
Don has presented at annual meetings for MAPPA, CAPPA, RMA, PCAPPA, VAPPA, Big Ten and Friends, Big 12 and Friends, ACUHO-I, SCUP, and NACUBO. He also has presented at local and regional meetings for various construction and design groups (CSI, DBIA, AGC, AIA), and the Missouri Bar Association.