California Chapter


President - Robin Tsuchida, University of California, San Diego
Vice President - Michael Roush, University of California, San Diego
Membership Chairs - Jim Carroll, University of California, Davis | Dale Harvey Jr., IBI Group
Social Media Chair: Kandice Lee, HED Design
Southern Region Leader: Ileana Holguin, Clayco
Central Region Leader: Bill McAllister, Trimble
North Region Leader: Jack Stackalis, Whiting-Turner

Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-California Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, to join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings.

We appreciate your support and participation!


2024 Programming

Register Today


COAA-CA Aggie Square

March 22, 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM PST

COAA-CA Listening Session
February 20, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM PST


COAA's primary mission is education – helping Owners be better Owners – so your support leads ultimately to a more informed client base that believes in The COAA Way of conducting business.

Sponsors of the California chapter can sponsor a single event - for example, spring or fall workshop or a summer social gathering. Packages include a variety of benefits on both the local and national level, including a tie-in to COAA Connect 2024 in Atlanta.

Click on the image below to download the flyer/form for 2024 COAA-CA event sponsorship. Sponsorships can also be purchased online through this button:

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COAA members and/or sponsors of the COAA-CA chapter have some things on their minds and offer those thoughts here as an aid to Owners and other project stakeholders.  Enjoy!

A Data-Centric Approach to Program Management
by: Michael Roush |  Program Manager
University of California, San Diego

Virtual Recordings

Elevate Project Performance by Starting with the Right Team

Elevating Project Performance - Shaping Your Teams to Improve Project Outcomes

Elevating Project Performance - Retaining Top Talent for Long-Term Success

Up your project leadership game by joining COAA.
Sharpen your saw even further by helping lead the COAA-CA chapter.

A group of people sitting on a benchDescription automatically generatedThe value of COAA membership is off-the-charts high. An entire Owner organization can join for $1,050/year. For an organization with 25 staff in the planning/design/construction department, that means a cost of only $42/person. Beyond the tangible benefits – especially for Emerging Pros (age 35 or younger) – membership also opens the door to engagement and volunteer opportunities. Give back to the industry, network with like-minded and motivated peers, direct the future of the organization, and build your resume.

The ball is in your court! If you are interested in learning more about COAA membership and/or volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica Bonin at