Cindy Quiroz has over 20 years in the A/E/C industry, an Executive MBA through R.H. Smith, University of Maryland, College Park, a MS in Construction, a BS in Accountancy, and is a LEED AP BD+C. As President of Key Global Synergies Inc. (KGS), a DC based business, Cindy provides construction management, inspection, project administration and training to the A/E/C industry and government agencies.
As current President of the Chapter, Cindy works with the Board, Committee Chairs and Membership to promote the vision and mission of CMAA; to promote and encourage the growth and development of the Construction Management professional as a professional service. She is passionate and committed to identifying strategies, networking events, tours and training that engages industry to meet and collaborate. As past Secretary of the Board for CMAA NCC and U.S. Green Building Council, Montgomery Branch, Cindy is committed to working with industry building a sustainable and skilled workforce.
Syed Razi Khan has 35 years of construction engineering and management experience in the USA and internationally. He is a licensed PE in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. In addition, Syed is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Design Build Professional (DBIA).
As Director of Design Build and Special Projects, Syed is overseeing several construction management projects and developing business for CEI/CM Contracts in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. Previously, as Area Manager, he was responsible for the program management of eighty roads and drainage projects in Qatar. He also worked as Deputy Director for Yas Island Developments Infrastructure Projects. Razi has also worked on the construction of three airport projects in Washington DC, Abu Dhabi and Karachi. In the Metro Washington area, Syed has managed the construction of four interstate projects: 2 – I95 HOV Widening Projects in Virginia, I66 Widening project in Virginia and I395 Reconstruction project in Washington DC.
Kai has over 30 years in the construction industry with experience in both Private and Public/Government market sectors and is certified CCM, CHC, and LEED AP. Kai is a Project Executive/Director with AFG and manages a project management portfolio that consists of large and small retail, healthcare facilities and campus environments, educational facilities, office and mixed-use buildings, and hospitality resorts. In this position, Kai oversees a CM staff of (26) professionals, (P.E.’s, Architects, QA’s, and Project Managers), in the industry providing all facets of Construction Management including Pre-design, Design and Constructability Review, Cost Engineering and Estimating, Schedule Analysis, Quality Assurance, Construction tasks, Post- Construction deliverables, and a wide variety of various administrative requirements.
Kai is the interim Secretary of the Board and also served as the Committee Chair for the Young Members & Future Leaders for two years for the CMAA NCC. Kai is dedicated to see the next generation of Construction Managers and his work on the Young Professionals committee provides a platform to make the connections and influence those who are commencing their professional journey. Kai also leads AFG’s Internship Program and has recruited 7 employees to join and successfully pass the CMIT.
Sharon Bland has more than 20 years’ experience in the DC area construction and program management, real estate and engineering markets. Ms. Bland joined JMT, Inc. in 2011 to expand and launch the DC Office. Previously, she was the Corporate VP of McKissack & McKissack of DC and worked in various roles within the Executive Office of the Mayor under Anthony Williams. Ms. Bland recently partnered with Indigo PM/CM a woman-owned business to serve clients in the DMV.
She has served on numerous boards and currently serves as the Legislative Chair for ACEC/MW, the Executive Leader’s Council of Women Transportation Semninar-DC, and as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for CMAA NCC. Sharon attended undergrad in Amherst, MA. She is a Certified Public Manager from George Washington University and an attorney with a degree from Georgetown University. Sharon is also a member of Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2007.
Joyce Dawson, CCM, LEED®AP BD+C, is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Construction at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. She is an alumnus of the college and of Virginia Tech. She has been in construction project management for over twenty years and a certified construction manager (CCM) for the past 15 years. Ms. Dawson is certified as a LEED®AP BD+C. Currently, Ms. Dawson serves as the Past President of the CMAA National Capital Chapter and is a long term member and past chair of the Program Management Committee, the Owners Committee and the National Sustainability Committee.
Ms. Dawson’s projects for the Physical Plant Building Renovation (2011) and the Ludlum Hall Renovation and Addition (2014) were awarded Project Achievement Awards from CMAA. In 2013, Ms. Dawson was presented the Maryland Library Association Distinguished Service Award for her work in library construction while in private industry and at the college. Ms. Dawson is an online instructor for the Contract Administration Standards of Practice Module and is a contributor to the CMAA Sustainability Guidelines and CMAA Sustainability Best Practices. She is currently managing the college’s first Construction Manager at Risk project for a new health science building.
Kathy Poole has 12 years of design and construction engineering experience in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. She is a licensed PE in DC and Virginia and a Certified Construction Manager (CCM). In her current role as a Construction Manager for RK&K, Kathy has managed transportation construction projects for a variety of clients in the DC Metro area, including DDOT, VDOT, DC Water, Loudoun County, and the City of Alexandria.