Meet the 2019-2020 DBIA-Southwest Region Board.
RODNEY D’SPAIN, DBIA, LEED AP
Burns & McDonnell, Fort Worth, Texas
Rodney D’Spain, is a Principal with Burns & McDonnell in the Dallas-Fort Worth office where he serves as Region Construction Design-Build Manager. He has 30 years of experience starting his career with Black & Veatch in 1988 as a Structural Engineer obtaining his license in 1992 as a professional engineer (PE) in Kansas. He worked for Black and Veatch in their Power and Process division designing and building projects nationally and five years internationally. He joined Burns & McDonnell in 2003 starting a project office in Ft. Worth and continued to grow staff and projects which eventually became Burns & McDonnell’s Dallas-Ft. Worth regional office in 2010. He has design-build experience in a variety of industries including aviation, aerospace manufacturing, food and beverage, commercial, industrial, federal, energy, process, and transportation.
Phone: (817) 840-1232
Intel Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Prior to joining the Intel Corporation, Chris Butler was a Senior Project Manager with Jaynes Corporation providing complete management and construction services from design to project completion. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a certified Design Build Professional with DBIA. He has over 16 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on a wide range of projects in multiple sectors including healthcare, hospitality, public education, office, industrial and law enforcement facilities. Chris is passionate about the design build delivery method and enjoys working with clients that are experiencing the process for the first time. Many of his current projects have been awarded as a direction result of satisfied customers from previous projects. He has also had multiple project recognitions, including 2008 Southwest Contractors Magazine Interiors Project of the Year, 2009 NM ASA Project Manager of the year nomination, 2012 NM AGC Project of the year 20 million Plus, 2012 NM AGC Project of the year 10-15 million, 2012 NM NAIOP Project of the Year Office Building.
Phone: (505) 345-8591
San Antonio Chapter President
KIRBY ANDERSON, DBIA
MGC Contractors Inc., New Braunfels, Texas
Kirby is a DBIA designated professional and serves as a Manager for MGC Contractors Inc. MGC is an environmental stewardship company that works to provide clean water to millions of people in the southwest because they care. MGC does this by designing and constructing water and wastewater facilities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Anderson has over 15 years’ experience in the water industry and more than 10 years of experience with alternative delivery projects. Kirby has constructed RCC dams, soil cement channels, gas transmission mains, directional drills, jack and bore tunneling, water transmission mains, water treatment plants, booster pump stations, ASR wells, wastewater treatment plants, lift stations and salt water disposal facilities. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Construction Engineering from Montana State University.
Phone: (210) 694-0565
DFW Chapter Co-Chair
DAVID E. KINCHEN, DBIA
Burns & McDonnell, Dallas, Texas
Former leader of Black & Veatch Water’s central division design-build business (DB, CMAR, P3), with responsibilities including business development through execution oversight, teaming relationships and commercial strategy for the business. David currently serves as Project Executive, Project Principal and/or Management Committee (Joint Venture arrangements) on select projects. As an industry leader with thirty plus (30+) years of experience at the corporate, divisional and project level, David has been involved in execution of projects across multiple industry sectors including municipal water and wastewater, federal, heavy civil, heavy industrial, commercial, institutional, and transportation. As a thought leader in the water and wastewater design build industry, he serves at the national board level for Water Design Build Council (WDBC) as past president, and on the Water Committee for Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). Has served in a number of roles throughout career including Vice President, Director, Chief Estimator, Project Manager and Project Engineer for multiple top tier design & construction companies such as Black & Veatch, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Rust Engineering. He has chaired multiple corporate growth initiatives and participates on corporate risk review boards. He is a 1988 graduate of Auburn University in Building Science, with post graduate studies in Executive Leadership and business through the London School of Business in Oxford, England.
Phone: (972) 455-3114
Immediate Past Chair
MICHAEL A. STUBBS, PE, DBIA
Stubbs Engineering, Inc., Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mr. Stubbs, president of Stubbs Engineering, Inc., has worked in both the engineering design and construction fields. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is also a certified Design Build Professional with DBIA. He has thirteen years of experience in Structural Engineering. He has provided structural engineering for Police and Court facilities, Churches, a nine story hospital, Commercial Developments and a Copper Blast Furnace.
Phone: (575) 993-5228
Houston Chapter Co-Chair
JEFFREY BENJAMIN, P.E., DBIA
University of Houston – Facilities Services, Houston, Texas
Phone: (713) 743-6439
Jeffrey L. Benjamin, P.E., DBIA is the Executive Director of Facilities Services for the University of Houston. A licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, Benjamin began his career as an electrician’s mate in the U.S. Navy and retired after 24 years of service as a lieutenant commander with the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps in 2013. Most recently, he was the project director for the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project, a $1.5 billion, 320 million-gallon-per-day expansion to the plant, which is the largest design-build water purification plant project in the world. Benjamin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and from North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in construction engineering and management.
A licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, Benjamin began his career as an electrician’s mate in the U.S. Navy and retired after 24 years of service as a lieutenant commander with the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps in 2013. Most recently, he was the project director for the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project, a $1.5 billion, 320 million-gallon-per-day expansion to the plant, which is the largest design-build water purification plant project in the world. Benjamin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and from North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in construction engineering and management.
Houston Chapter Co-Chair
NICK BOKAIE, P.E.
Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Houston, Texas
Phone: (713) 527-6331
Prior to joining DEC, Nick Bokaie served as the Vice President, Roadways Sector Leader at Stantec. From his very first project, Nick realized the impact of his work within our communities; since then he has amassed more than three decades of experience developing growth strategies and managing operations for infrastructure pursuits across the world. He says the secret to his success is no secret at all; the ingredients for creating and sustaining a thriving operation are caring about your people and listening to your clients.
Nick’s focus at Stantec was growing the transportation practice by nurturing client relationships, mentoring sector talent, and leading transformational and strategic pursuits. He believes business starts and ends with understanding his clients’ needs and finding the right solutions to address them. He recognizes the ever-evolving nature of infrastructure design and stays current with the technology and trends affecting the industry.
In his free time, you’ll find Nick spending time with his family, playing soccer, or checking out the latest movie. He also enjoys evenings at Minute Maid Park and hopes that one day Houston will have an efficient light rail system, so he can discover more great spots in the city.
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Phone: (214) 765-6567
Prior to joining Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Chris Carr was a senior mechanical engineer at Burns & McDonnell where he focused primarily on design-build new construction and major renovation projects. His design-build work experience includes healthcare facilities, office buildings, academic institutions, and data centers. Most recently he was the lead mechanical designer for the Hill & Wilkinson Corporate Headquarters, a 35,000 square foot office facility and the Forest Park Medical Center Frisco, a 130,000 square foot 54 bed acute care hospital. Chris received bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional.
Tulsa Chapter President
Pinnacle Veteran Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Phone: (918) 257-1117
Johnny is the Vice President of Operations for Pinnacle Veteran Services. With offices in Norman and Tulsa, OK, they are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone prime contractor that specializes in Design/Build. Clients have included the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Control and Enforcement, and the Border Patrol. Before PVS, Johnny worked for a variety of general contractors in the Dallas Fort Worth and Tulsa areas, including Manhattan Construction Company and the Ross Group Construction Company. Johnny has an Associate’s Degree from North Lake College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas. In addition to being a Certified Design/Build Professional, he is also a Certified Healthcare Constructor through the American Hospital Association. He and his wife, Kellie, live in Broken Arrow, OK.
WILLIAM G. HASBROOK, JR., DBIA, MEMS
New Braunfels, Texas
Phone: (361) 244-1188
William (Bill) G. Hasbrook, Jr., DBIA, MEMS, TCFM was formerly the Western Region Vice President for Dragados-USA, Inc., and Director of Development. An industry-recognized advocate of the design-build procurement method for both public and private entities, Mr. Hasbrook has greater than 40 years experience in the workplace, the last 30 of which includes projects for transportation departments, utility and energy providers, commercial, industrial, and manufacturing clients, and the Departments of Defense and State (with a combined portfolio valued in the billions of dollars).
His experience includes all project delivery methods (with particular emphasis on design-build and alternate project delivery means and methods), and all project types from industrial facilities to transportation infrastructure. He was previously honored with a Member of the Year award by the Society of American Military Engineers, and Design-Build Distinguished Leadership and Design-Build Transportation Leadership awards through the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). He has served in numerous local, state, regional, and national capacities within DBIA, including most recently as a Southwest Regional Board member, 2014 Certification Board Chairman, and currently serves as the National Board Chairman.
A 5th generation Texan, Mr. Hasbrook earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, and completed numerous executive courses at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas. He has lectured widely and has authored/co-authored numerous articles, presentations, and papers. He also gives back on the local, state, and national levels of professional and charitable organizations, including such organizations and positions as National Trustee for Cystic Fibrosis and President of the Lone Star Chapter, United Way Committee Chairs, Battered Women’s Shelter Board Member, Youth Alternatives Board Member, Associated General Contractors Municipal Division Chair, San Antonio A&M Foundation Board, and even serving on the Executive Board of the South Texas Council for the Boy Scouts of America (to name just a few). He is a retired Gulf War-era U.S. Air Force reserve officer, and active member of the Texas State Guard. He is married to the former Jennifer Kay Davis of Conroe, Texas, and has two children – LTJG William Hasbrook, USCG, and Chef Kelsey Hasbrook
HASEN Construction Services, Fort Worth, Texas
Phone: (817) 877-1144
David is Owner and President of HASEN Design Build and Development, of Fort Worth, Texas, (www.haseninc.com). HASEN is a commercial and light industrial construction company that serves Texas and the Southwestern United States. David has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University SMU and a Masters Degree in MCM Construction Engineering and Management from University of Southern California, USC. He is a Certified Design Build Professional with DBIA. David has 25 years of experience working in all aspects of the commercial construction industry, including 18 years working for some large nationally recognized firms before starting HASEN 7 years ago.
DOUGLAS HERBST, DBIA
Freese and Nichols, Inc., Houston, Texas
Phone: (713) 600-6858
Freese and Nichols (FNI) was founded in Fort Worth in 1894 when engineer John B. Hawley decided to “hang out his shingle” and become the first independent consulting engineer in Texas for water and sewer. From those humble beginnings, FNI has grown throughout the state of Texas and accumulated an accomplished staff all dedicated to the same vision: Be the firm of choice for clients and employees. FNI is a multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, environmental science, construction services and planning firm. FNI services to the design-build industry include complete private and public owner advisory services for alternative project delivery and public private partnerships. These services include: feasibility studies, development of procurement strategy, implementation of procurement, development of procurement documents, evaluation and selection assistance, technical advisory services, design review services, value engineering, construction oversight and monitoring and construction and program management services. For alternative project delivery, FNI was named a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the first engineering / architecture firm to receive this honor and a Best Company to Work for in Texas.
DFW Chapter Co-Chair
JOE HUTCHINSON, DBIA
Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C., Dallas, Texas
Phone: (214) 624.5524
Joe Hutchinson, MBA, MSF, DBIA serves as a Senior Project Manager at Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. Joe is a Designated Design-Build Professional and a trusted senior project manager with experience in every aspect of preconstruction and construction. Joe joined Brasfield & Gorrie in June 2018 with the purpose of expanding the company’s industrial and infrastructure presence in the southwest region. Prior to joining Brasfield & Gorrie, he worked at Mortenson Construction, where he provided leadership and development of the heavy civil/marine segment for Mortenson’s Civil Group. In Joe’s 10 years of experience, he has completed nearly 30 projects, on-time and within budget, with experience in commercial, industrial, federal, and civil/marine.
RAQUEL IBARRA, P.E., DBIA
IBARRA Consulting Engineers, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Phone: (214) 219-1030
Raquel Ibarra, P.E., DBIA, is the President and CEO of IBARRA Consulting Engineers, Inc. (IBARRA) and in 2013, celebrates and marks IBARRA’s 21st year of business success. Raquel has managed to make IBARRA one of the leading Highway, Heavy Civil, Aviation, Municipal, and Public Works companies, specializing in Design-Build, PPP, Construction Management at Risk (CMAR), and Program Management projects. Raquel’s more than 20 years in engineering experience, has allowed her to fulfill a wide range of infrastructure, transportation and public works projects both in public and private sectors ranging from $1 million to $500 Million and has demonstrated expertise in engineering, corporate leadership, marketing, acquisition planning and management. She is also actively involved in numerous industry and community organizations and has a leadership role on a variety of boards and councils related to public and private business development, workforce development, and entrepreneurship. Raquel holds a Bachelor’s degree in B.S. Architectural Engineering – Structural Engineering, University of Texas – Austin, Texas.
Oklahoma City Chapter President
CEC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone: (405) 753-4200
Steven Johnson serves as the Business Development Manager for CEC. CEC is a service oriented company with an emphasis on people and relationships, both internally and with clientele. Originally founded in 1921, the company specializes in a vast array of services including, but not limited to, land development, transportation studies and design, hydraulics and hydrology, survey, GIS, construction management and inspection, materials testing, power infrastructure design and water/wastewater infrastructure design. Steven Johnson has his Bachelors of Science in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University, serves as past-president for the Oklahoma Section of ASCE, and he and his wife Erin had their first child, Claire, in May 2012.
CHARLES “GARY” JOHNSTON, PH.D., DBIA
Dr. Gary Johnston was born into the construction industry, literally, and began at the early age of eight years old working for his father’s small construction company. At just sixteen he was running construction crews. In 1969 Dr. Johnston went to work for an architectural firm as draftsman. The architectural firm decided to use Dr. Johnston’s field experience as a Construction Administrator performing inspections and answering request for information from contractors on their projects. Dr. Johnston worked his way up in the design and construction industry using his leadership skills to achieve titles such as Vice President, Director of Operations, Regional Manager of Project Operations, Program Director, Director of Construction Management.
Dr. Johnston has experience in all construction delivery methods and wrote his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Operations Management – Critical Factor in Design and Construction Delivery.” Dr. Johnston believes that education is important and has stayed in school at some level his entire career. He has an Associates in Applied Science degree in Civil Technology, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management with a minor in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management – Project Management, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management.
Dr. Johnston was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Plano to the position of Building Standards Commissioner from 2008 to 2012. The Mayor of Fairbanks North Star Borough appointed Dr. Johnston to the position of Planning & Zoning Commissioner from 2013-2014. Dr. Johnston is serving as the Design Build Institute of America President of the Austin Chapter. He serves as one of the Board of Directors for the five state DBIA-Southwest Region. He is one of the National Board of Directors for Institute of Leadership in Capital Projects. Dr. Johnston has served on numerous committees within the Construction Management Association of America and the Design Build Institute of America.
JANET E. LACY, AIA, DBIA
Architect, DPS Design, Corrales, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 948-0540
Janet Lacy is an architect with over 25 years of design, planning and project management experience for public clients on a variety of building types. She has worked extensively with state agencies, the City of Albuquerque, federal organizations, school districts, and numerous towns, counties and public entities throughout New Mexico. Her experience includes master planning, all phases of design, construction documents, and bidding and construction administration. For the last 15 years she has specialized in design-build project management. She has provided design/build project delivery as the Project Manager on design/build teams, and has consulted for several Owners as they implement design/build for the first time (Albuquerque Public Schools, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, New Mexico Military Institute). These design/build project types include a middle school, the first Emergency Operations Center in Los Alamos, and an office building containing the world’s fastest computer. As the design team leader on the $60M LANL Strategic Computing Center, her team received the ACEC National Recognition Award for the design-build RFP. She has been a presenter and co-presenter at numerous DBIA conferences, and currently serves as a DBIA Southwest Region Board member
RANDY C. LANDERS, DBIA, PMP
Speed Fab-Crete, Fort Worth, Texas
Phone: (817) 478-1137
Randy Landers, DBIA, PMP is a Native Texan, married with two grown children and three awesome grandchildren. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1977 with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture. Randy is Director of Business Development for Speed Fab-Crete in Fort Worth, TX, a 60 year-old Design/Build construction and pre-cast concrete manufacturing firm. Randy has been in the business of integrated project delivery for over 30 years and was part of the first class to receive the DBIA Designated Professional title by completing the course work and passing the examination. He is also a Project Management Professional as certified by PMI, the Project Management Institute. In his spare time he plays golf and chases his grandkids.
CHRIS LINDHART, DBIA, LEED AP
The Beck Group, Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 708-5127
Chris Lindhart is Operations Manager for The Beck Group, an integrated design and construction firm based in Dallas, with offices in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, and Mexico City. Chris oversees Beck’s Design-Build operations in Austin. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Chris joined Beck in 1982 and was recognized as a Designated Design-Build Professional in 2010.
KIM L. MACY, S.E.T., DBIA
Braun Intertec Corporation, Arlington, Texas
Phone: (817) 786-5999
Kim Macy, S.E.T., DBIA is the Principal / North Texas Regional Consulting Director for Braun Intertec. In her 20+ years of experience, she has provided project and client management for environmental studies, geotechnical investigations, forensic investigations and construction materials testing projects. Her position allows her the unique opportunity to follow a project from inception to completion, adding substantial value to the client. Her project experience includes educational facilities, commercial and retail developments, water treatment plants, aviation facilities, transportation and municipal developments. She holds certifications for NICET in Geotechnical Engineering Technology, Transportation Engineering Technology and Construction Materials Testing; PTI: Level 2 Unbonded Inspector, USACE: Construction Quality Management for Contractors and a Radiation Safety Officer.
TIMOTHY D. MATHENY
Attorney, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Dallas, Texas
Phone: (214) 523-5100
Timothy D. Matheny is an attorney in the law firm of Peckar & Abramson, P.C., providing legal representation in construction, surety and public procurement. Mr. Matheny concentrates his practice in construction disputes and litigation, specializing in all phases of public procurement law, including bid and proposal preparation, contract award controversies, performance related disputes, and contract claims. His experience in government contract matters includes all levels of government in both formal and informal proceedings before administrative agencies, boards of contract appeals, and litigation in state and federal courts. He received his law degree from University of Tulsa College of Law in 1989 and a Master of Law degree in Military Law with a specialty in government procurement from The United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School in 1997.
RAYMOND F. MESSER, P.E., DBIA
Walter P Moore, Houston, Texas
Phone: (713) 410-1715
Ray Messer, DBIA P.E., is currently a board member of Sterling Construction, Inc., a public company, and chairman emeritus of Walter P Moore. Ray had a 37-year career with Walter P Moore and served as CEO for 22 years, board chairman for 17 years, and director of design-build for 2 years. He has worked for design and construction companies and has been engaged in design-build projects in both. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering mechanics from Columbia University in New York City. He career focus has been the interface of design and construction.
RANDY N. NANCE, DBIA
Flintco, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone: (405) 670-6307
Randy Nance serves as a Pre-Construction Manager Director of Business Development for Flintco, Inc’s , Oklahoma City office. He has a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University and over 22 years experience in the construction industry. Flintco, Inc. is part of The Flintco Companies and is the largest American Indian owned construction company in the world with annual revenues of close to over a billion dollars and more than 800 employees nationwide. Flintco, Inc. was most recently listed as the number 72 ranked provider of design-build services.
Houston Chapter Co-Chair
NANCY NUTTBROCK, PE, DBIA
Brierley Associates, Houston/Austin, Texas
Phone: (307) 421-7100
Ms. Nuttbrock is an Associate with Brierley Associates, an design firm whose expertise is tunneling and underground engineering. In 2000, Ms. Nuttbrock joined Brierley Associates and began her career in the tunneling and underground development industry. During the first five years with Brierley Associates, her geological engineering technical skills were quickly applied to projects across the U.S. In 2005, to compliment her engineering and technical expertise, Ms. Nuttbrock pursued a public service component to her career with Wyoming’s state government. From 2005 – 2011, she was the Deputy Director of Wyoming’s School Facilities Commission. In 2011, she accepted a position with Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), as the Administrator of its Land Quality Division. Ms. Nuttbrock also accepted the position of Deputy Director of Wyoming’s DEQ, during her tenture as the Administrator of its Land Quality Division. In 2015, with a well-rounded career encompassing a broad range of services associated with the tunneling and underground development industry, engineering and regulatory expertise relative to various mining industries, high-level project management and successful leadership, Ms. Nuttbrock rejoined Brierley Associates. Her focus is to merge this unique background into value-driven services for our clients in the tunneling and underground development industries.
Throughout her career, Ms. Nuttbrock has been involved with DBIA and Design-Build projects, from the Owner and the Engineer perspectives. She has been a DBIA Accredited Professional since 2009.
Arkansas Chapter President
HUGH SANFORD, DBIA, LEED AP
Phone: (479) 319-7827
Hugh Sanford was most recently a Preconstruction Manager for Flintco, LLC. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science degree from the University of Oklahoma and over 37 years of experience in the industry. Before joining Flintco in 2015, Hugh worked for The Beck Group in Texas for seventeen years, and worked for over seven years as an Engineer Technician for both Civil and Environmental Engineering firms. For Flintco, Hugh brought many skills to his projects, particularly project management and administration of multi-million dollar projects, including estimating, submittals, procurement, and subcontract management. His field expertise includes surveying, material testing, mapping, construction and logistics.