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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:
12/18/2013 12:00 AM
Shannon Eckhart
Director, Media/Public Relations and Information
seckhart@dbia.org
202-454-7542
DBIA ANNOUNCES 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JIM WHITAKER OF HKS NAMED CHAIRMAN OF BOARD

 
Washington, D.C., Dec.18, 2013 – The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced its 2014 Board of Directors. Jim L. Whitaker, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc., will serve as DBIA’s Chairman of the Board.
 
Mr. Whitaker is a 28-year industry veteran in both design and construction executive roles. As principal and senior vice president at HKS, Inc., he leads the federal government and design-build groups. Mr. Whitaker is a licensed architect, NCARB certified for nationwide reciprocity and a Designated Design-Build Professional™.
 
“DBIA’s Board of Directors is comprised of owners, architects, engineers, design-build construction contractors, specialty trade contractors and transactional professionals to reflect DBIA’s growing and diverse constituency,” said Jim Whitaker, principal and senior vice president, HKS, Inc., and DBIA’s incoming Chairman of the Board. “As we focus on advancing ‘Design-Build Done Right’ best practices in the coming year, the influence and commitment of this board is a testament to DBIA’s role as the industry-recognized go-to resource for design-build project delivery.”
 
Additional membership elections to DBIA’s Board of Directors leadership include Peter Kinsley, Vice President - Water, Haskell, to serve as Vice Chair, and William Quatman, General Counsel, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, to serve as Treasurer.
 
In addition, four new directors will join DBIA’s Board of Directors for 2014. They include:
 
John Bale, PE, DBIA, MBA
Design-Build Alternative Contracting
Parsons Brinckerhoff
 
Brian Day, DBIA
Corrections Industry Consultant
 
Roger Johnson
Deputy Executive Director
Los Angeles World Airports
 
H. Thomas McDuffie, JR, AIA, RIBA
Group Vice President
Jacobs

"The DBIA Nominations Committee is proud to offer DBIA members and the A/E/C industry a slate of leaders representing varied geographies and sectors who are committed to strategic and thoughtful guidance of DBIA and the advancement of design-build project delivery,” said Robert J. Nartonis, Senior Vice President, Mortenson Construction, and Chair of DBIA’s Nominating Committee. “The diversity of the 2014 Board of Directors is a great example of bringing owners and design professionals to the table so that our mission, values and best practices are informed by multiple perspectives and expertise."
 
The 2014 DBIA National Board of Directors include:
 
Jim L. Whitaker, DBIA, AIA, NCARB
DBIA Board Chair
Principal and Senior Vice President
HKS, Inc.
 
Peter M. Kinsley, DBIA, PE
DBIA Board Vice Chair
Vice President-Water
Haskell
 
G. William Quatman, Esq., DBIA, FAIA
DBIA Board Treasurer
General Counsel
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
 
Barbara C. Wagner, DBIA, LEED AP
DBIA Immediate Past Chair
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction Group – California, LP
 
Jacob Williams, RA
DBIA Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Assistant Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
 
Lisa Washington, CAE
DBIA Board Secretary and Executive Director
Design-Build Institute of America
 
John Bale, PE, DBIA, MBA
Design-Build Alternative Contracting
Parsons Brinckerhoff
 
Patrick Crosby, DBIA, S.E., LEED AP
President
Crosby Group
 
Brian Day, DBIA
Corrections Industry Consultant
 
William Dean, BICSI
President & CEO
M.C. Dean, Inc.
 
Rick Ford, DBIA
Vice President – Operations
ESCO Communications
 
Diana Hoag, DBIA
Senior Consultant
Xcelsi Group
 
Roger Johnson
Deputy Executive Director
Los Angeles World Airport
 
Praful M. Kulkarni, AIA
President & CEO
gkkworks
 
Kim Lum, DBIA
President
Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.
 
John A. Martin, DBIA
Division President
Flintco, LLC
 
H. Thomas McDuffie, JR, AIA, RIBA
Group Vice President
Jacobs
 
Robert J. Nartonis
Senior Vice President
Mortenson Construction
 
David Nash, PE
President
Dave Nash and Associates, LLC
 
Robynne Thaxton Parkinson, JD, DBIA
Thaxton Parkinson PLLC

Established in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Learn more about design-build and DBIA’s certification and other programs at www.dbia.org.