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DBIA-SW COMMITTEES

By joining and participating in the DBIA Southwest Region, you have unlimited potential to lead the industry, improve our community, and propel your career. Most new members get started by attending events, but there are more ways to get involved, and we need you!

Your expertise is a tremendous resource for DBIA-SW and the members we serve. Ready to participate by lending a hand on a committee? Now is the perfect time to let us know how you would like to participate

Outreach Committee

The Outreach committee expands the organization's reach by providing presentation resources, facilitating premier partner fundraising, marketing DBIA at regional conferences, and conducting membership outreach activities, including new member engagement efforts.

TBD for 2024

CHAIRED BY:

Jon Mindrup

JE Dunn Construction

Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals Committee organizes frequent networking opportunities that include topics of interest for young professionals in the region to further leadership within DBIA and knowledge of design-build best practices. They also assist with university outreach, SW Region event volunteerism, and promotion of the scholarship fund.

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

CHAIRED BY:

Ryan Allbright

Cokinos | Young

Federal Sector Task Force

The Federal Sector Task Force monitors and pushes forward sector-related issues. They collaborate on program and speaker suggestions for various chapter events and assist in legislative efforts related to design-build legislation within the sector.

As needed.

CHAIRED BY:

Robert Saenz

Halff Associates

Transportation & Aviation Sector Task Force

The Transportation & Aviation Sector Task Force monitors and pushes forward sector-related issues. They collaborate on program and speaker suggestions for various chapter events and assist in legislative efforts related to design-build legislation within the sector.

As needed.

CHAIRED BY:

Ross Bowman

Bowman Engineering & Consulting

Membership Chair

A board role that is responsible for new, potential, and expiring member outreach and engagement.

At Outreach Committee & Board meetings.

CHAIRED BY:

Seeking New Chair

Contact info@dbia-sw.org for more information

Student Engagement Chair

The Student Engagement Chair is responsible for outreach to students and faculty in our region.

At Young Professional Committee & Board meetings.

CHAIRED BY:

Kevin Brannon

Skybox

DFW Clay Shoot Planning Committee

The DFW Clay Shoot Planning Committee is responsible for planning and running the Annual DFW Chapter Clay Shoot held in the spring of each year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Meets once a month 5 months prior to the event.

CHAIRED BY:

Andy Kirby

DPR Construction

Regional Conference Planning Committee

The Annual Conference Committee is responsible for planning and running the Annual Conference held in the spring of each year.

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

CHAIRED BY:

Scott Cochran

Rosendin

Arkansas Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in Arkansas.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Steve Beam

Burns & McDonnell

DFW Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the DFW region of Texas.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Jim Kehoe

VanTrust Real Estate

Andy Kirby

DPR Construction

Houston Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the Houston region of Texas.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Conrad Hammond

JE Dunn

Oklahoma City Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the Oklahoma City region of Oklahoma.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Steven Johnson

Connect CEC

Tulsa Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the Tulsa region of Oklahoma.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Drue Smallwood

Burns & McDonnell

University of Texas at Arlington Chapter

Responsible for the planning and execution of local meetings and events for students interested in the design-build industry at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Dr. Sharareh Kermanshachi

University of Texas at Arlington

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee designs event curriculums, suggests speakers, and gathers member input through polls for tailored educational sessions.

TBD for 2024

CHAIRED BY:

William Ikerd

IKERD Consulting

DEI Task Force

The DEI committee drives diversity in Region leadership, curates diverse speakers, forms strategic alliances with industry organizations, enhances value for MWDBE firms, and conducts targeted outreach to HBCUs with AEC-related programs.

TBD for 2024

CHAIRED BY:

Vicky Woodard

Austin Transit Partnership

Legal and Legislative Task Force

The Legal and Legislative Task Force maintains an annual summary of legislative updates and changes within the Southwest Region and advises on legislative outreach opportunities.

Meets quarterly

CHAIRED BY:

Brett Poulos

Burns & McDonnell

Tim Matheny

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Water/Wastewater Sector Task Force

The Water/Wastewater Sector Task Force monitors and pushes forward sector-related issues. They collaborate on program and speaker suggestions for various chapter events and assist in legislative efforts related to design-build legislation within the sector.

As needed.

CHAIRED BY:

Patrick Worley

Burns & McDonnell

Owner's Chair

The Owner's chair assists with outreach and support to Owners within the Southwest Region. They organize roundtable discussions with Owners to promote and exchange experiences with design-build Best Practices and Design-Build Done Right.

At Board meetings

CHAIRED BY:

Ivan Hernandez

El Paso Water

Central Texas Clay Shoot Planning Committee

The Central Texas Clay Shoot Planning Committee is responsible for planning and running the Annual Central Texas Clay Shoot hosted by the DBIA Austin and San Antonio Chapters.

Meets once a month 5 months prior to the event.

CHAIRED BY:

Joshua Bibb

Cupix

Aron Soto

MGC Contractors

DFW Golf Tournament Planning Committee

The DFW Golf Tournament Planning Committee is responsible for planning and running the Annual DFW Chapter Golf Tournament, which is held in the fall of each year.

Meets from once a month from May through July, and then twice a month through August and September.

CHAIRED BY:

Andy Kirby

DPR Construction

Albuquerque Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in New Mexico.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Seeking New Chair

Contact info@dbia-sw.org for more information

Austin Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the Austin region of Texas.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Joshua Bibb

Cupix

Scott Cochran

Rosendin

El Paso Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the El Paso region of Texas.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Victor Serrano

Severo Hughston

New Orleans & Baton Rouge Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in Lousiana.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Seeking New Chair

Contact info@dbia-sw.org for more information

San Antonio Steering Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of chapter events and programs in the San Antonio region of Texas.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Aron Soto

MGC Contractors

University of Texas El Paso Student Chapter

Responsible for the planning and execution of local meetings and events for students interested in the design-build industry at University of Texas El Paso.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Dr. Adeeba Abdul Raheem

The University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at Tyler Student Chapter

Responsible for the planning and execution of local meetings and events for students interested in the design-build industry at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Contact Chair for meeting schedule.

CHAIRED BY:

Fletcher Rives

Student President – UT Tyler

Joseph Boylan

The University of Texas at Tyler

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