The Construction Management Program Advisory Board was highlighted during the 2012 ACCE accreditation visit as a “strength of the program.” Composed of a broad representation of local industry, it is engaged and committed to the success of the program.

Formed in the late 1990s to promote the development of the Construction Management program, the Board was restructured in 2010 into a chartered, self-governing body of industry and construction/facility association professionals. Its mission is to advise the program on the direction of the industry as a whole and provide advice directly to the program in seven strategic areas.

  1. Periodic review of the Construction Management curriculum and accreditation
  2. Review of any new Construction Management curricular or programmatic initiatives proposed by CCAPS
  3. Identification of ways to integrate the larger industry community into the program by coordinating with student groups, faculty, and staff on such matters as fundraising, scholarship/endowment development, academic outreach, public relations, and enrollment growth
  4. Setting standards and policies for membership on the Board
  5. Serving as a resource on issues brought to the Board by CCAPS or other collegiate or private and public stakeholders
  6. Identification of potential faculty, particularly adjunct faculty
  7. Facilitation of industry activities in support of students and learning

Seats on the Advisory Board are held by an organization, rather than by an individual. Seats are held on a three-year renewable basis. There are presently 50 seats chartered, with additional ex-officio members consisting of University staff and representatives of departments and colleges. The student and alumni groups are represented on the Board, with the group presidents serving a one-year term.

Four standing committees designated in the charter meet on an as-needed basis: an Executive Committee, Academic Committee, Development Committee, and Student Activities and Outreach Committee. Ad hoc committees may be formed at any time to explore specific issues or initiatives.

CMGT Advisory Board Bylaws

Annual Board Meetings

The Advisory Board meets twice a year—fall and spring—to learn about program updates, outline new ideas and initiatives, and provide input and direction to the program as it relates to current industry developments. Meeting minutes available upon request.

Board Members

Member OrganizationFirst RepresentedCurrent Representative (Primary/Alternate)
Adolfson & Peterson2002Ben Bowman
Advanced Design Contracting2021Foster Hacket
AGC MN − Associated General Contractors Minnesota Chapter2005Matt Semerad*
American Engineering Testing, Inc.2010Rob Flickinger, Mike McCarthy
Ames Construction2011Paul Kolias*
APi Construction Company2010Jake Castle
AWC − Association of Women Contractors2007Laura Karow
Braun Intertec2002Dan Martin
C. S. McCrossan2015Kenny Beck, Katy Maus
CFMA2012John Markert
Colliers International2019Mark Parten
CPMI2002Andy Faulkner
Dakota County Technical College2021Scott Holm* **
EDEN Resources2021Mariaha Dean**
Egan Company2002Reid Romer
Empirehouse, Inc.2002Mike Gilbert
Greiner Construction2019Hans Siefker
Habitat for Humanity2013Jake Kirchgessner
Hennepin County2008Gilbert Odonkor*
HGA Architects and Engineers2013Joe Tarlizzo, Dale Wenkus
IFMA − International Facilities Management Association2010Laura Magnuson
JE Dunn Construction2003Brett Dunlap*
KMS Construction2021Ken McCraley
Knutson Construction Co.2003Mark Custer
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.2002Patrick Mulcahey*
Loeffler Construction & Consulting2019Ben Nordquist*
MCA − Minnesota Construction Association2010Jennifer Wothe
McGough Companies2004Dan McKay, Tim McGough
Meyer Borgman Johnson2013Cullen O'Neill, Murphy Curran
MMCA – MN Mechanical Contractors Association2012Matthew Marquis
MN Department of Transportation2010Michael Beer
Mortenson Construction2002Avin Kallenbach
MSA − Minnesota Subcontractors Association2010Nick Frattalone
Opus Design Build2005Jeremiah Cunningham* **
PCL Construction Services, Inc.2005Brandi Rutten*
Pulte Homes2013Mike Barden
PWS2021Lee Meyer
RJM Construction2013Brian Recker*
Ryan Companies US, Inc.2002Ben Terry*, Mike Cairl
SRF Consulting2022Curt Sohn
SullivanDay Construction2019Steve Day
Target Corporation2002Gen McJilton*
Tri-Construction2021Calvin Littlejohn
UMN Capital Planning and Project Management2012Scott Everson
UMN College of Science and Engineering2012Ann Johnson
Watson-Forsberg2010Dale Forsberg
Weis Builders, Inc.2002Nikki Hauck, Chris Krieg
Wells Concrete2021Greg Roth
Xcel Energy2015Dan Schilling

* CMGT Alumni
** Faculty member
Current as of September 2023