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.
Carol has a proven technical and executive management track record that includes over 25 years of experience in the Architect, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. A Navy veteran and Naval Academy graduate, Carol served her country through the provision of facilities engineering services all over the world. She served as the Deputy Program Manager for the Pentagon Renovation program, directly contributing to the on-time, on-budget renovation of one of the largest and historic office buildings following the deadly 9/11 attack.
Carol drove innovation and improved outcomes in several operational roles for private and public sector clients including the International Monetary Fund and Black Entertainment Television. In management and executive roles, she has led transparency initiatives and improved outcomes. A sought after expert in the AEC industry, Carol is a licensed professional engineer, a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Professional, and a Certified Construction Manager. She earned a Master's of Science in Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. She served as committee chair for the chapter project achievement awards.
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.
John has over 28 years of experience in construction and large project/program management leadership roles in multiple market sectors. Most recently, he served as the Senior Program Manager on the I-66 Outside the Beltway project on the Virginia Department of Transportation's $4 Billion GEC I-66 program located in Fairfax, Virginia. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Citadel - the Military College of South Carolina. He is a Certified Construction Manager, CCM. He is based out of ATCS' Herndon Office. He is chair of the CCM/CMIT & Scholarship committee.
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.
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