At the annual Construction Management Association of America
(CMAA) National Conference in Washington, DC, the Connecticut Chapter of CMAA was awarded the
2017 Chapter of the Year. The Connecticut Chapter was established in 2010 and was recognized for its
growth and membership credibility. The current president for the chapter is Leslie Becker, Connecticut
Operations Manager for Keville Enterprises, Inc. and past presidents Carrie Rocha (HNTB) and Petina
Killeny (Arcadis Inc.) were present to accept the award. Leslie added, “We are honored to receive this
award and to be recognized at the national level for all the hard work and dedication the chapter
members have put forth to ensure this chapter’s success”. The Connecticut chapter Board of Director
attendees at this year’s CMAA National Conference included: Michael Mendick of the Connecticut
Department of Transportation (CTDOT), Nicholas Macy of the University of Hartford, Thomas Dzagan of
Michael Baker International, Sandra Stavola of WSP, Rizwan Mumtaz of AI Engineers and Mark DuPre’ of
The Connecticut Chapter success also included three additional awards; two for Project Achievement and
CMAA’s first Power of Community Award for the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, where
Program Management services were performed by STV|DPM along with Consigli Construction and Svigals
+ Partners Architects. CT Chapter CMAA winners were: In the Transportation category, for construction
value less than $50 million, the Rehabilitation of Four Bridges, Route 8, Bridgeport, CT, owned by the
CTDOT and Manafort Brothers, Inc./ WSP USA as the design builder. Also in the Education category for
construction less than $10 million, the University of Hartford’s Mortensen & Allen Libraries Addition and
Renovation was recognized. The project team of Shawmut Design & Construction, and STV|DPM accepted
the award along with Nicholas Macy, Director of Project Management at the University.
Also in attendance were Connecticut Chapter CMAA members represented by Arcadis, CDM Smith, Garg
Engineering, HNTB and Michael Baker International. Overall, there were almost 1,300 attendees, making
this the largest National Conference to date.
Upcoming events for the CT Chapter include their annual Achievement Awards and Scholarship Banquet
on November 16th, at the Hartford Club, where Mr. Mark D. Rolfe, P.E. - CTDOT Bureau Chief – Bureau of
Engineering and Construction and Mr. Pasquale “Bud” Salemi – DAS Deputy Commissioner will speak.
Tickets can be purchased at http://ctcmaa.starchapter.com.