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Get Involved with the DBIA Southwest Region: Shape Your Future and the Industry

Get involved with the DBIA-SW Region Today!

The Design-Build Institute of America Southwest Region is inviting professionals who are eager to make an impact in the design and construction industry. Whether you're an experienced expert or a young professional starting out, there's a place for you to contribute your skills and grow alongside the best in the field.

Available Opportunities


Outreach Committee

Chair: Jon Mindrup - JE Dunn Construction

Meets: TBD for 2024

The Outreach Committee plays a crucial role in expanding DBIA's reach. This involves organizing presentation resources, leading fundraising efforts, and engaging new members. Your contribution here will directly impact our growth and presence in the industry.

Programs Committee

Chair: William Ikerd II, PE, PhD - IKERD Consulting, LLC

Meets: TBD for 2024

If you're interested in the educational aspects of DBIA, the Programs Committee is for you. Help design event curriculums, select speakers, and conduct polls to tailor sessions meeting members' needs.

Young Professionals Committee

Chair: Ryan Allbright - Cokinos | Young

Meets: Meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central via zoom

Focusing on the next generation of leaders, this committee provides networking opportunities and educational events tailored to young professionals in the region, promoting leadership and best practices in design-build. The Committee also focuses on university student and faculty engagement & outreach.

2025 Regional Conference Planning Committee

Chair: Scott Cochran - Rosendin

Meets: Meets once a month, 6 months prior to the event.

Get involved in planning and executing one of the most anticipated events in the DBIA calendar—the Annual Regional Conference.

Event Planning Committees (Central Texas and DFW Clay Shoots and the DFW Golf Tournament)

These committees organize signature events that provide networking opportunities and raise funds to support our activities.

Task Forces

DEI Task Force

Chair: Vicky Woodard - Austin Transit Partnership

Meets: TBD for 2024

This task force aims to drive regional diversity and inclusion.

Legal and Legislative Task Force

Chairs: Tim Matheny - Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and Brett Poulos - Burns & McDonnell

Meets: TBD for 2024

This task force monitors legislative developments and helps DBIA influence design-build legislation, ensuring our industry remains at the cutting edge of legal and governmental changes.

Local Chapter Steering Committees

Active Roles in Various Regions

Local Chapter Steering Committees play active roles in various regions. From Albuquerque to Tulsa, each local steering committee is crucial in planning and executing DBIA events in their respective areas. This is where you can make a direct impact on your local community. Meeting times and dates vary, depending on the chapter. We have local chapters seeking engagement in the following areas:

  • Arkansas (Chair: Steven Beam - Burns & McDonnell)

  • Austin (Chairs: Scott Cochran - Rosendin and Joshua Bibb - Cupix)

  • DFW (Chairs: Andy Kirby - DPR Construction and Jim Kehoe - VanTrust)

  • El Paso (Chair: Victor Serrano - Severo Hughston)

  • Houston (Chair: Conrad Hammond - JE Dunn Construction)

  • Oklahoma City (Chair: Steven Johnson - CEC)

  • San Antonio (Chair: Aron Soto - MGC Contractors)

  • Tulsa (Chair: Drue Smallwood - Burns & McDonnell)

How to Get Involved

To join any of these dynamic teams, please click the button below to fill out our committee interest form. A member of the committee or DBIA-SW staff will contact you soon. Meetings are scheduled to accommodate diverse schedules, and participation can be both in-person and virtual, providing flexibility to fit your commitment.

By joining a DBIA Southwest Region committee or task force, you are not just building your resume—you're actively shaping the industry and your future within it. Take this opportunity to step up, dive into new challenges, and be part of something bigger. Your skills, enthusiasm, and expertise are exactly what we need to continue driving design-build forward.


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