NASBP 2024 VIRTUAL SEMINAR PACKAGE

Registration for the 2024 NASBP Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription is now open and available only for NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates. For just $999–that’s almost half of what you would pay if you purchased each of the nearly two dozen 2024 Virtual Seminars individually.

Multi-Subscription Discount

NASBP also continues to offer a multi-subscription discount for subscribers from the same organization. This discount is available online for the enrolled member/location(s) of a NASBP Member and for participants from branch location(s) of an Affiliate member. For a Member or Affiliate to be eligible for a multi-subscription discount, one enrolled Member or Affiliate from the same organization must have already purchased the Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription at the $999 fee. Then, when another enrolled member/location of that same organization registers, they will be charged only the $259 multi-subscription discounted rate. If you are not seeing the discounted rate, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org and request a multi-subscription discount registration code.

All NASBP Virtual Seminar Annual Subscribers will automatically:

  • Be registered for all live Virtual Seminars held in 2024;
  • have access to recordings of all Virtual Seminars held in 2024 and
  • have access to the library of more than 270 past Virtual Seminars on-demand throughout the year!

Interested in registering 19-plus locations? Additional discounts are available. Please contact NASBP Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org for more information.

Each purchased registration, regardless of rate, grants access to one computer login/phone connection per physical location.

NASBP Virtual Seminar Annual Subscriptions are non-refundable and cannot be pro-rated.


  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/18/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This virtual program will address advancements in technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), that are revolutionizing the practice of law, including construction law.

    This virtual program will address advancements in technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), that are revolutionizing the practice of law, including construction law. We are joined by Denis Serkin and Richard R. Volack, partners in P&A’s New York office, for an illuminating discussion with a focus on the application of technology in the construction industry. Examining technology’s impact on discovery and litigation within construction law cases, this program will provide attendees with a holistic perspective on the evolving legal landscape. Boost your capability to make informed decisions as surety professionals, how to assist your construction clients, and embrace the transformative potential of technology – all while managing rapidly evolving risks.

    Denis Serkin

    Partner, Chair - International Practice

    Peckar & Abramson

    Denis Serkin is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s New Yorkand New Jersey offices who focuses the majority of his practice on constructionlaw and construction dispute resolution. He represents construction managers,general contractors and design builders in transactional matters, through projectconstruction, and in the resolution of disputes through litigation,arbitration, and mediation. He is chair of the firm’s International Practice.

    Denis regularly assists clients in a number of market segments,including construction management, general and EPC contracting, power/energy,and infrastructure, and is highly experienced in the areas of constructiondefect, delay and disruption claims, change-order and extra work claims,mechanics’ liens, and public bidding challenges. He has extensive experiencelitigating cases in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration andmediation. Denis is also a highly sought-after advisor, helping clients draftand negotiate construction agreements that utilize both custom and industrystandard forms.

    Denis’s experience includes the representation of clients acrossthe United States and internationally, and routinely assists clients withcompliance issues—particularly those regarding the United States ForeignCorrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In 2021, he completed FIDIC Certified CourseModule 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution.

    Prior to entering the legal profession, Denis was a projectengineer at a major New Jersey government agency, where he managed numerousprojects through design to procurement and construction. Denis is an AdjunctAssociate Professor at Columbia University in the Department of CivilEngineering and Engineering Mechanics where he teaches a course in Preventionand Resolution of Construction Disputes. Previously, Denis was an AdjunctProfessor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he taught a courseon the legal aspects of various types of construction contracts andspecifications.

    Denis has been named to the New York-Metro Super Lawyers listfrom 2019 to 2023, the New York- Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from2011 to 2018, the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2008 to 2018and the New Jersey Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024. He was recognized in2023 and 2024 by Best Lawyers. He is also recognized as a Future Leader by Who’sWho Legal and selected as one of Legal 500’s 2022 “Recommended Lawyers”, a 2016“Top Construction Lawyer” and one of the “New York Top-Rated Lawyers” in 2019by ALM & Martindale-Hubbell.

    Richard R. Volack

    Partner & Chair, Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice

    Peckar & Abramson

    Richard Volack is a partner in the Construction Law practice atPeckar & Abramson and Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Privacypractice. He counsels some of the country’s largest general contractors, constructionmanagers, and owners in all aspects of construction dispute resolution,including claims involving breach of contract, construction defects, designdefects, schedule-and-impact delays, mechanic’s liens, surety bonds andinsurance, and counsels clients in all matters concerning cybersecurity anddata privacy.

    Richard’s practice encompasses dispute resolution throughmediation, arbitration and, when necessary, litigation. He also counselsclients on litigation avoidance practices, risk management, project planning andcontract negotiation in relation to construction projects, both in bothdomestic and international settings. In 2021, Richard completed FIDIC CertifiedCourse Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution.

    He is a frequent lecturer on construction insurance, riskmanagement, the New York Mechanic’s Lien Law, e-discovery and electronicallystored information (ESI) issues as they relate to construction litigation. Richardis admitted to practice in the States of New York and Connecticut. He is thepast chairman and past secretary of the Construction Law Committee of the NewYork City Bar Association and a member of the Construction Law section of theAmerican Bar Association.

    He received his bachelor of science from the University ofScranton, a master of arts degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship andPublic Policy at Syracuse University and his law degree from Syracuse UniversityCollege of Law, where he served as the business editor for the Journal ofInternational Law where he served as the business editor for the Journal ofInternational Law and Commerce.

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    On this NASBP Virtual Seminar, we are joined by Jacquelyn Klima of Kerr Russell, and Ashlee Rudnick of Intact Insurance Surety Group who will walk through cases that have set and upheld the legal precedent for equitable subrogation, what it means and why it's important.

    A surety on bonded construction projects has equitable subrogation rights when it is asked to perform under its performance or payment bonds. This means that the surety can take the place of the entity whose claim has been paid and assert the same rights to the contract funds as that entity would have had. On this NASBP Virtual Seminar, we are joined by Jacquelyn Klima of Kerr Russell, and Ashlee Rudnick of Intact Insurance Surety Group who will walk through cases that have set and upheld the legal precedent for equitable subrogation, what it means and why it's important. 

    Jacquelyn A. Klima

    Member

    Kerr Russell

    Jacquelyn is experienced in the analysis of claims against performance bonds, payment bonds, and other commercial bond forms; pursuit of exoneration and indemnification frombond principals and indemnitors; recovery of contract balances; and all aspects of litigation from the receipt of a claim through the appeals process.  Jacquelyn also handles general contract disputes, construction litigation, professional liability defense, and title insurance cases.

    Ashlee Rudnick

    Surety Claim Manager

    Intact Insurance Surety Group

    Ashlee Rudnick is a surety claim manager at Intact Insurance Surety Group where she handles performance, payment, and various commercial bond claims. She received her bachelor’s degrees in political science and Latin from the University and Michigan and her JD from Michigan State University Law School. Prior to joining Intact, she practiced real estate and property transactions and worked in the pipeline industry focusing on easement acquisitions and damage settlements. 

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    In the post-COVID era, the construction industry continues to grapple with distinctive trends and challenges.

    In the post-COVID era, the construction industry continues to grapple with distinctive trends and challenges. While certain issues persist from previous years, new trends and challenges have arisen. This presentation seeks to explore both ongoing and emerging industry trends. Furthermore, we will discuss strategies for contractors to adeptly mitigate the risks inherent in today's construction landscape.

    Laura Penhale

    Assistant Vice President of Home Office Underwriting

    IAT Insurance

    Laura Penhale is an Assistant Vice President of Home Office Underwriting for IAT Insurance Group, Surety.  She has been with the company for over 17 years with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.  Laura spent most of her career as a contract field underwriter in the Philadelphia region prior to joining IAT’s HO Surety Team in 2021 where she was an active member of the Philadelphia Surety Association.  She holds an MBA in Finance from Villanova University.

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    On this NASBP Virtual Seminar, David Moorhead and Ryan Moore from Ernst & Young will provide a presentation about insurance trends and learnings using generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) to automate their operations to gain efficiencies while improving decision-making.

    On this NASBP Virtual Seminar, David Moorhead and Ryan Moore from Ernst & Young will provide a presentation about insurance trends and learnings using generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) to automate their operations to gain efficiencies while improving decision-making.  The seminar will provide illustrative use cases and governance frameworks to accelerate your own use of Gen AI. 

    David Moorhead

    Managing Director Insurance AI and Analytics

    Ernst & Young

    David Moorhead has over 30 plus years of insurance technology experience focused on data and analytics across all personal and commercial lines of business. David has led numerous insurance data transformations with a focus on data management operating models, migration, legacy remediation, operational reporting and advanced analytics.David is aligned to EY Insurance AI and Analytics practice and delivered numerous data management, data architecture, reporting and enterprise data warehouse solutions for all sizes o Property and Causality insurers. 

    Recent project experience:

    David has executed data strategy and roadmaps, analytics innovation labs, and performance management delivery for Underwriting, Actuarial, Product Management,Claims and Policy Operations, and Agent Compensation. '

    David created EY’s IntAIke accelerator that leverages traditional AI and Generative AI to automate data ingestion for both Specialty, Reinsurers and Carriers.  

    David has developed advanced analytics for claims focused on severity monitoring and execution, as well as fraud propensity scoring. Analytics were imbedded intothe coresystem for immediate adjuster assignment and automated workflow to not only gain efficiencies within claims operations but improve outcomes. 

     Develop a workers’ compensation data management solutions with key performance metrics to improve outcomes for claimants while improving vendor management and case reserve accuracy. 

     As an insurance leader, David develops P&C specific assets on the Insurance Insights Platform. Currently he is expanding insurance analytics use cases for GenAI ,as well as extending our supporting Databricks and Snowflake offerings.

    Ryan Moore

    Managing Director Financial Services Risk Management

    Ryan is a Managing Director in the Ernst Young’s FinancialServices Risk Management Advisory practice. He has over 16 years of experiencein the financial services industry providing advisory services to banking andcapital markets, asset management, and insurance clients.

    Ryan has a BS in Finance and Accounting from GeorgetownUniversity and an MBA from Columbia Business School Ryan holds the CharteredFinancial Analyst ( designation and is a Certified Public Accountant in thestate of New York.  Ryan frequently presents at industry conferencesand forums on model risk management topics including events hosted by IIF,PRIMA, Risk.net, and others.

    Recent project experience:

    Assisted numerous banks and insurance companies in the design oftheir AI/ML governance frameworkincluding designed of AI/ML policy, AI/ML definition, risk tiering, and rolesand responsibilities across,data, technology, and risk. 

    Assisted multiple leading global financial institutions in enhancing model risk management frameworks to incorporate AI/ML models including updates to model identification and tiering, standards and procedures for AI/ML model development, design of model development and validation documentation templates, and connectivity between MRM and other risk stripes. 

    Assisted leading global financial institution in developing its model risk framework including enhancing model risk policies, procedures, standards and development and validation templates to be consistent with regulator guidance including specific considerations for AI/ML models In addition, subsequently led team in enhancing2 000 model validations. Assisted leading global financial institution in designing target state model risk management framework including performing a gap assessment of existing policies and procedures and drafting materials to articulate target state to bank senior management and regulators.


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    Many construction-related contracts, ranging from negotiated EPC contracts to routine purchase orders, include clauses related to limitation of liability (LOL), damage limitation, indemnity, and exculpatory provisions.

    Many construction-related contracts, ranging from negotiated EPC contracts to routine purchase orders, include clauses related to limitation of liability (LOL), damage limitation, indemnity, and exculpatory provisions. On this NASBP Virtual Seminar, Jonathan Dunn of SMTD Law LLP, brings his more than 30 years of construction law experience to the table as he discusses commonly used limitation of liability provisions in construction contracting, the legal rules of when they will be enforced, and circumstances and situations where even if typically enforceable, the law will not allow LOL provisions as a means to escape responsibility.

    Jonathan J. Dunn

    Construction Lawyer

    Salamirad, Morrow, Timpane & Dunn LLP

    Mr. Dunn is a Chambers ranked construction lawyer, a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and has been recognized as an accomplished trial lawyer, including a 2019 top jury verdict.  Mr. Dunn concentrates his practice in construction law (including transactions, project support, and litigation), government and public contracts, creditor’s rights and complex commercial law matters, including real estate, collections and bankruptcy.  Mr. Dunn has thirty years’ experience in addressing complex legal and factual matters, especially those that arise out of construction disputes and defaults on federal, state (public works) and private construction projects in the United States.  In particular, Mr. Dunn has significant experience in complex construction disputes, including performance, changes, administration, delay, impact, disruption, inefficiency, extra-work, design scope, errors and omissions, differing site conditions, design-build, false claims, bid-protests, subcontractor substitutions, suretyship, guarantees, letters of credit and other construction matters.  Mr. Dunn has been qualified and testified in court matters as an expert witness in construction and surety law.

    Mr. Dunn also has numerous successes in complex commercial and bankruptcy / creditor cases, including collections involving fraud, trusts, family limited partnership and other asset-shielding devices, workouts – pre-bankruptcy and post-petition, fraudulent transfers and preferences, indemnity, pre-judgment remedies (writs of attachment, restraining orders, preliminary injunctions) and other collection issues.

    Mr. Dunn has successfully represented clients in trial, litigation, arbitration, and mediations, and handles a multitude of complex commercial transactions, project support and litigation in construction and bankruptcy matters at any given time.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dunn was a senior partner at Sedgwick LLP, and prior to that in-house counsel for two national bonding companies, where he had management responsibilities for various construction and commercial default matters in the Western United States.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Dunn was an active participant in his family’s construction business.

    EDUCATION

    • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1992
    • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A. Economics, 1989

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    This virtual seminar will describe the methods of a leading provider of subcontractor prequalification analysis and how that information contributes to a disciplined subcontractor risk management program.

    General Contractors subcontract the majority of their work to the subcontractor community and rely heavily upon the quality of their performance and business practices. Many of the leading GCs in the industry have developed procedures that rely upon internal and outsourced methods to prequalify and manage subcontractors.  They also use Surety Bonds and/or Subcontractor Default Insurance to help mitigate the risk of subcontractor default.  This virtual seminar will describe the methods of a leading provider of subcontractor prequalification analysis and how that information contributes to a disciplined subcontractor risk management program.

    Shelly Sullivan

    Director of Prequalification

    Markel Surety

    Shelly began her career in surety in Oklahoma in 1998.  She has underwritten from National American, Travelers and Merchants Bonding.  In June 2005, she joined the SureTec Team in Austin to help develop the prequalification department. Markel acquired SureTec in 2017 and the prequal division has continued to thrive.  Prequal services are now provided to more than 115 general contractors nationwide.  Shelly has a Masters in Business Admistration and a Bachelors in Business Administration, both from the University of Central Oklahoma.  In her spare time, she runs a foster based dog and cat rescue in Frisco, TX.  She has two grown children, one grand child and four personal dogs. 

    Juan Quinones

    Underwriting Officer

    Liberty Mutual

    Juan has more than 15 years of construction industry experience where he performed various roles for a global 100 construction firm; including liaising with cross-function teams in developing root cause analysis, as an audit manager, commercial risk manager, and project executive. Juan provides the SDI team with a depth of insights based on analytical acumen and using a process-centric background as a strategy for deriving business outcomes.

     

    Edward J. Heine (Moderator)

    Managing Director, Construction Specialty Division

    Marsh McLennan Agency

    Mr. Heine is Managing Director, Construction Specialty Division - Surety at Marsh McLennan Agency – Northwest Region.

    Since 1979, Ed has spent his entire career in the Surety and Construction Risk industry. He held surety underwriting positions in New York City, Seattle and Houston prior to joining Marsh McLennan Agency (formerly PayneWest Insurance) in 1990.  The agency has 26 offices throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and has built their Construction Specialty Division into their largest specialized division. Ed's current focus is the growth and sustainability of their effort.


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    U.S. law authorizes antidumping and countervailing duties on certain imports.

    U.S. law authorizes antidumping and countervailing duties on certain imports. These duties are intended to offset the value of dumping and or/ subsidization and are among the most commonly applied U.S. trade remedies. During this NASBP virtual seminar, we are joined by John Sheppard of C.A. Shea & Company and Michelle Lucaccioni of Tokio Marine HCC – Surety Group to discuss antidumping and countervailing duty and the impact this special class of duty has on Customs bond underwriting.

    Michelle Lucaccioni

    Vice President, Customs, and Commercial Trade and Transportation Surety

    Tokio Marine

    Michelle has been involved in the International Trade Segment of the Insurance Field since 1993 holding various roles throughout her career in both agency and company surety operations. From 2009 to 2019 Michelle served as Vice President of Surety for Navigators Management Company, Inc. (NMC). In April of 2019, Navigators became a Brand of The Hartford where Michelle managed the Customs and Logistics Surety Division until moving to her current role as Vice President of Customs Surety at Tokio Marine HCC in 2022

    John Sheppard

    Vice President, C.A. Shea & Company, Inc.

    C.A. Shea & Company, Inc.

    John Sheppard has been with C.A. Shea & Company, Inc. for over 22 years, and is currently the Vice President. He oversees the day to day operations of the bond department and is responsible for underwriting and dealing with Customs on both the local and executive levels.

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    During this NASBP Virtual Seminar, we are joined by Shailesh Kumar, Head of The Hartford's Global Specialty Insights Center, to discuss the economic and geopolitical trends that are impacting both contract and commercial bond producers and their clients!

    During this NASBP Virtual Seminar, we are joined by Shailesh Kumar, Head of The Hartford's Global Specialty Insights Center, to discuss the economic and geopolitical trends that are impacting both contract and commercial bond producers and their clients! You won't want to miss this insightful presentation offering an economic outlook in 2024 and beyond. 

    Shailesh Kumar

    Head of Global Specialty Insights Center

    The Hartford

    Shailesh Kumar is the head of the Global Specialty Insights Center. In this capacity he oversees economic and geopolitical research to provide insights and risk advisory services to the firm’s underwriting departments and its clients, brokers, and agents.

    Before joining The Hartford, Shailesh managed the Asia research and advisory practice at Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm. Prior to Eurasia Group, Shailesh was an economist at the US Department of Treasury where he served in various functions including developing the US government’s economic policies and engagement strategy with India, preparing financial market briefings for the President of the United States and Treasury Secretary, and other cabinet officials, and working on US Treasury securities market policies and issuance strategies to fund the nation’s deficit. Earlier in this career, Shailesh held positions at various investment banks as a global macro investment professional.  

    Shailesh earned a master’s degree in international affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a dual bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from The Stern School of Business at New York University. 

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    Requests for bank fronted surety solutions are increasing considerably.

    Requests for bank fronted surety solutions are increasing considerably.  Join Robert Duke, Surety Counsel for Markel Surety and Thyson Steentjes, Director, Transaction Banking Financial Institutions for ANZ Bank, as they discuss the issues, considerations, mechanics and the state of play regarding this new and unique product, which requires an intentional and careful approach.

    Robert J. Duke

    Vice President and Legal Counsel

    Markel Surety

    Robert J. Duke is Vice President and Legal Counsel for Markel Surety. Prior to joining Markel, Rob was Surety Legal Counsel for Euler Hermes North America. Previously, he was General Counsel for The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, the industry trade association for insurance companies that write surety bonds. 

    Mr. Duke was in the surety and fidelity industry as a company underwriter and broker for 8 years before joining SFAA in 1999. Mr. Duke spent two years working in private law practice.

    He has authored several articles on surety and fidelity topics.  

    Mr. Duke graduated with a J.D. summa cum laude and first in class from Columbus School of Law, Catholic University in 2005. He graduated summa cum laude from Loyola College of Maryland in 1988 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola College in 1992.  

    Thyson Steentjes

    Director, Transaction Banking

    ANZ Bank, New York, NY

    Thyson heads the Transaction Banking function for Financial Institutions at ANZ in North America. Specialising in complex Trade & Supply Chain and Payments & Cash Management solutions Thyson’s role is to support efficient working capital and Treasury management functions for ANZ’s FI clients. This extends to both Bank and non-Bank FIs and in the last 4 years has seen an increasing emphasis on Bank fronting for Sureties.

    Originally from New Zealand where he joined ANZ in 2007 as a Graduate, he has held a variety of roles across the organisation including Product Management, Business Project Management, Digital Channels and FI Trade & Cash Management – which has been his focus for the past 7 years.

    Thyson has a keen interest in technology and innovation around payments and banking more generally. Prior to moving to the USA in 2021 he represented ANZ on the Board of WealthTech New Zealand and at other industry level forums.

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    A panel of a construction and environmental lawyer, constructor and insurance broker will discuss various federal, state, and local government laws, regulations, and policy initiatives that are impacting the construction industry.

    A panel of a construction and environmental lawyer, constructor and insurance broker will discuss various federal, state, and local government laws, regulations, and policy initiatives that are impacting the construction industry. They will discuss how the policy focus on climate resiliency, sustainability, and the reduction of carbon emissions are impacting the design and construction of private and public building and infrastructure projects, potential risks that the industry faces, and how the insurance market is reacting to changes in climate change and catastrophic weather events.

    Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard

    Senior Vice President

    Lockton Companies

    With her insurance industry experience and finance background, Jenna is well-versed in coverage and financial analysis. She began her career as an actuary study, an experience that prepared her to discuss total cost of risk, lead annual budget discussions, conduct risk assessments, and look at alternative risk finance mechanisms. Jenna co-authored a book for the American Bar Association titled Construction Insurance: A Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals. In addition, she regularly hosts webinars on risk management topics and speaks at industry events related to climate change. 

    Outside of her career, Jenna is actively involved in philanthropy working with groups that support families in the Washington DC community and equity organizations nationally. She currently serves as Board Member and Audit Committee chair of AAUW and Treasurer and Finance Committee of Community of Hope. She was previously the Board President for CREW DC and Board Treasurer for 826DC. Jenna also chairs the Washington DC leadership committee for 50/50 Women on Boards. Also participating in the host committee for the Annual Harvest for Hope Event for Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas.

    David Scriven-Young

    Senior Counsel

    Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

    David advises clients on a variety of environmental law and construction issues, including compliance and permitting issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act. David regularly speaks and publishes on environmental and construction law issues. He is the author of the Illinois Environmental Law blog, which provides news and updates on cases, laws, and regulations involving Illinois environmental issues. In 2011, the LexisNexis Environmental Law & Climate Change Community named his blog one of the "Top 50 Blogs for Environmental Law & Climate Change."

    Mónika Serrano

    Resilience Program Manager

    Turner Construction Company

    Mónika leads the climate resiliency program at Turner Construction. She has held roles in most phases of the construction management sector in the last 18+ years. She believes both resiliency and sustainability should be engrained in the built environment, throughout all operations and every individual for a successful future.

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