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Chapter Leadership Committee

Chapter Leaders

An organization's success relies on its grassroots. COAA's chapters form its local touchstones in the United States. COAA's chapters have served as boosters for COAA training, sites for OTI courses, providers for scholarships to COAA offerings, and incubators for its future leaders. As COAA constantly evolves and sets higher standards for the construction industry, so have COAA Chapters.
Chris Rogan
LEED AP BD&C Director - Capital Program Administration University of Illinois Capital Programs & Real Estate Services 2173335688
D.B. Combs
Electrical Engineering Coordinator Loudoun County Public Schools 5714207257
Eric Burdine
Deputy Director of Public Works Carroll County Department of Public Works 4103862248
Jeffrey Engram
CHC Vice President Business Development Shook Construction (Columbus, OH) (937)276-6666
Jere Smith
Atlanta Public Schools
John Bechtel
John Bechtel
Assistant Dir., Design & Construction Penn State 8148657079
Jose A. Rodriguez
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Director Facilities Planning & Operations Florida International University (305)348-4018
LaKaya Brittian-Quander
LaKaya Brittian-Quander
Manager, Meetings & Events Construction Owners Association of America (678)426-2780
Leisa Williams-Swedberg
Leisa Williams-Swedberg
Performance Manager Michigan State University 5174329685
Leonard LaComb
CFM, CHC Principal Facilities Project Manager University of Texas Medical Branch (713)240-2396
Melanie Ford
Director of Construction OUA University of Georgia 7065427357
Mike Vanderweide
Senior Project Manager University of Virginia Facilities Management 4349820370
Robin Tsuchida
Sr. Director, Capital Project Management University of California, San Diego 8585344363
Stuart Eisler
Stuart Eisler
Attorney Hanson Bridgett (760)522-5984
Todd Webber
Construction & Contract Specialist Penn State 8148656876
Trey Beck
Trey Beck
FL CGC 1518624 Senior Project Manager University of Central Florida 689-206-3556
Alex Newman
Alex Newman
Project Manager Lansing Board of Water and Light (616)329-3190
Allison B Muth
Allison B Muth
Facilities Project Manager - Austin Texas Children's Hospital 7132563028
Andrew Reilly
Director of Construction Carnegie Mellon University 4122688904
Ashley Dale
Construction Owners Association of America
Bill Martin
Bill Martin
Director University of Central Florida 4078233196
Brooks Herman
Brooks Herman
CEFP, PMP Sr. Facilities Construction Project Manager UT Health Science Center - Houston 7135003441
Carli Cole
Project Manager HGA Architects and Engineers (WI)
Kyle Roth
Houston Methodist Hospital Office of Facilities and Construction
Christopher Harris
P. E. Project Manager II University of Central Florida (689)206-3558
Christopher Tenneson
Project Manager University of Maryland, College Park Facilities Management 3014058263
Daniel Marcinko
Asst Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration University of Pittsburgh 4126247931
Dustin Sommer
Founder and President Ambit-Limen
Ginger Smith
Ginger Smith
Senior Facilities Construction Project Manager UT Health Science Center - Houston 7135003915
Greg Andre
Partner K&L Gates LLP
Howie S. Ferguson
Howie S. Ferguson
Construction Owners Association of America
Jared Zurbuchen
Food Service Operations Manager Exact Sciences Corporation (608)535-8897
Jason Hanson
State of Wisconsin - Division of Facilities Development and Management 7155777870
Jessica Bonin
Business Development Holder (TX)
Jill McKenzie
Jill McKenzie
CAE Manager, Membership & Sponsorship Construction Owners Association of America (678)426-2771
John V. Zahor
John V. Zahor
Director of Operations and Maintenance University of Maryland, Baltimore County 410-455-8920
Josh Deleon
Assistant Managing Director Texas Tech University (806)834-1065
Lauren Coolbaugh
Design Coordinator National Heritage Academies 6162221700
Marvin Woodward
Marvin Woodward
Deputy State Property Officer Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission 4044635608
Michael Roush
Program Manager University of California, San Diego 8585342866
Mike Kenig
Mike Kenig
Vice Chairman Holder (Atlanta, GA)
Patrick Rebholz
Assistant Director - Project Delivery University Of Wisconsin System Administration
Steve Street
Vice President Clayco (St. Louis)
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
PE Sr. Project Manager University of Florida Planning, Design and Construction 3523929606
Sally Shumaker
PE Project Manager/Civil Engineer State of Wisconsin - Division of Facilities Development and Management (608)573-2031

The Good Owner

The “good Owner” concept is an integral part of The COAA Way and is a recurring theme in many of COAA’s Owner Training Institute (OTI) courses, but what is it?

In this session recorded in April 2020 for industry partner CMAA, two COAA leaders – President Allison Muth and Executive Director Howie Ferguson – explain what a good Owner is, why that good Owner is correlated with project success, and ways how to be a good Owner.