MEET THE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee of DBIA Southwest Region meets 6 times a year to set the vision and direction of the region.  Officers are elected annually.  Feel free to reach out to any member of the Executive Committee with ideas for regional and chapter meetings.  

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RODNEY D'SPAIN, DBIA, LEED AP
Burns & McDonnell

Chair

Rodney D'Spain manages Burns & McDonnell's Construction Design-Build group in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned, engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services company with world headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. They are an award-winning firm who has been recognized for thei technical excellence, superior client satisfaction, and one of the best companies to work for in Texas and Dallas-Ft. Worth.
 

Rodney focuses on Design-Build projects in manufacturing, aviation, transportation, and electrical utilities in the region. The Dallas-Ft. Worth regional office Construction Design-Build team consist of:

Project Management
Safety
Supervision & Quality
Project Controls
Startup/Commissioning

The construction team of industry leading construction professionals provides innovative solutions to deliver design-build projects safely, on schedule, and quality construction to meet project goals.

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CHRIS BUTLER, DBIA
Intel Corporation

Vice Chair

Chris is a Certified Design Build Professional and a Construction Manager for the Intel Corporation in New Mexico.  He has over 17 years of experience as a design-build practitioner in the construction industry. He has worked on a wide range of projects including healthcare, hospitality, office building, industrial, manufacturing, oil and gas, law enforcement and education facilities. 

 

He has been a member of the DBIA since 2011 and a certified DBIA Professional since 2012.  Chris has served as a member of the DBIA-SW board since 2012 and has served as an executive committee member since 2014. 

Prior to joining the Intel Corporation, Chris was the Project Management Director for Jaynes Corporation’s Healthcare Division.  He provided complete project management oversight for all their healthcare work. 

 

Chris honorably served in the United States Air Force and Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is passionate about the design build delivery method and enjoys working with clients that are experiencing the process for the first time.  He has a history of being awarded projects as a direct result of satisfied customers.

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DAVID E. KINCHEN, DBIA
Burns & McDonnell

Treasurer

With 30+ years of experience, David currently leads Burns & McDonnell’s water services in the Southwest, including Texas and surrounding areas. This growing team of engineering, construction and design professionals deliver water and wastewater solutions for municipalities, utilities and industrial clients.

Throughout his career, David has led multidisciplinary teams and managed nearly $1 billion in projects across multiple industry sectors including municipal and industrial water and wastewater. He has served in key leadership and management positions at major, top-tier engineering and construction management firms.

A thought leader in the water and wastewater design-build industry, David has presented, instructed and spoken at multiple conferences and owner forums, and have written articles for leading industry publications.

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MICHAEL A. STUBBS, PE
Stubbs Engineering, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair

As the president and principal engineer for Stubbs Engineering, Inc., Michael Stubbs oversees the design and construction of all projects for Stubbs Engineering.  His experience with complicated structures and project management on the design and construction sides of projects gives him a unique approach to problem solving.  Michael approaches each project looking for ways to maintain the client’s functional and aesthetic needs while maintaining the most economical solutions while  considering buildability.

Since opening Stubbs Engineering, Michael has provided structural engineering services to a diversified client base.  Michael provides structural engineering services to multiple industries, including architectural designs, construction engineering, electrical transmission towers, and industrial applications.  Stubbs Engineering is a regional engineering firm providing services throughout the Southwest.

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JOHN "KIRBY" ANDERSON, DBIA
MGC Contractors, Inc.

Secretary

Mr. Anderson has over 15 years of experience in the water and wastewater construction business and has worked for MGC for more than 10 years. Kirby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and is a Design Build Institute of America Designated Professional. He has worked on myriad projects in every function from Project Engineer to Division Manager. Kirby uses his considerable experience helping MGC, our employees and clients succeed in all aspects of project delivery from concept through closeout

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KAREN VERMAIRE FOX
Quindigo Management

Executive Director

As the Managing Partner of Quindigo Management, Karen works with association boards and committees to create and implement strategic plans.  Once these are created, Karen works with volunteers and Quindigo staff to achieve the goals of the organization. This includes membership development, website design, meeting planning, fundraising, event management, financial planning and other issues as they arise.

Karen has a background in association management and spent several years working in the membership department of  The Council for Exceptional Children overseeing board development, goal setting, website design and membership development.   Karen is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in English and Education.  She is also the mother of three fabulous, mostly adult children.

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

© 2023 by DBIA-SW Region

Tamera McCuen, LEED AP

Construction Science Division

College of Architecture

Norman, OK

(405) 325-4131

tammymccuen@ou.edu