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Innovation in Vertical and Horizontal Construction: Lessons for the Transportation Industry

Appendix B - Local Organizing Committees

Local Organizing Committees assisted CERF in organizing the meetings. CERF enlisted the help of senior executives of companies that are members of its Corporate Advisory Board. Local Group Leaders were identified in each of the three metropolitan areas. They provided invaluable assistance by identifying the key players in vertical and horizontal construction in their area and inviting them to participate in the meetings as presenters, discussants, moderators, or guides for field trips.

The members of the New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles Organizing Committees are listed the following Tables. The three Local Group Leaders are identified by an asterisk.

Table B.1. New York City Organizing Committee
Name Organization
David Palmer* Arup
Nancy Hamilton Arup
David Scott Arup
Jeremy Isenberg Weidlinger Associates
Jon Magnusson Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Jim Lammie Parsons Brinckerhoff
David Thurm New York Times
Charles DeBenedettis Tishman-Speyer
James Dall New York Dormitory Authority
John Reed Bechtel
Table B.2. Chicago Organizing Committee
Name Organization
William Baker* SOM
John Viise SOM
Bill Moody The John Buck Company
Harry Walder Walsh Construction
Ross Wimer SOM
John Zils SOM
Alice Hoffman Hoffman Management Consultants
Mark Simonides Turner Construction
Joe Burns Thornton Tomasetti
Joe Dolinar Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects
John Padoven Bentley Systems
Kristine Fallon Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc
Table B.3. Los Angeles Organizing Committee
Name Organization
Ed McSpedon* HNTB
Tony Gonzales HNTB
Gerry Seelman DMJM-HARRIS (AECOM)
Jon Magnusson Magnusson Klemencic
Matt McDole E-470 Public Highway Authority
Jay Allen Seismic Structural Design Associates
Terry Dooley Retired; formerly, Morley Construction
Marc Kersey Clark Construction
Jim Glymph Gehry Partners
Ben Schwegler Disney Imagineering
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