Leadership:

Board Members and Advisory Council

I-LinCP is fortunate to have a group of industry experts and leaders who have joined together to help create, lead the work, and hold the vision for this organization.

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Current Board Members

Founder

Chief Vision Officer

Board Chair

Carol M. Warkoczewski, AIA, MSOLE, LEED Green Assoc., City Architect, City of San Antonio

As City Architect for the City of San Antonio, Carol leads a team of 25 architects, landscape architects and support staff, bringing her passion to improve project predictability and outcomes. Carol is dedicated to supporting the City of San Antonio’s mission to deliver quality City services to achieve San Antonio's vision of prosperity for its diverse, vibrant, and historic community.

Carol is an Architect with 30+ years of experience in the design and construction industry.

Her past experience includes being the owner of Synergy Builders, which was focused on improving collaboration using Partnering processes, producing the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR), facilitating strategic planning, organizational development and organizational culture change and improvement, and training in leadership-building, communications and managing conflict.

Prior to forming Synergy Builders, Carol had ten years in executive administration and project management with FIATECH (a consortium under the Construction Industry Institute), and at the University of Texas System-OFPCas a project manager and assistant director. The ten years prior were spent as an architect and project manager with architectural firms in Austin, Texas.


Carol formed the nonprofit, Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) in early 2010. I-LinCP provides a collaborative venue for industry leaders from all stakeholder groups to share information and openly discuss capital project industry concerns and challenges, and helping leaders, teams and organizations in the design and construction industry to flourish.


Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward's University.


Board Member

Co-chair: Events and Marketing Committee

Past President, Austin Chapter, I-LinCP


Luma Jaffar, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, KGA Architecture


Luma Jaffar is an Associate at KGA architecture managing the Austin office with over 16 years of experience in design and construction.  Ms. Jaffar has performed the duties of a Project Manager and a Project Architect on facilities ranging from office buildings, schools, retail, transit terminals, financial institutions, libraries, hospitality, industrial, and a variety of government projects.  Throughout her involvement with construction, Ms. Jaffar is intensely involved with the design team coordinating the work of the different disciplines, translating the client’s operational, aesthetic, and financial needs to successful projects.

Ms. Jaffar has considerable experience with sustainable design and worked on three banks that achieved LEED Silver rating. 

Luma gained her Masters of Architecture degree from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London in 1996, and her Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Technology in Baghdad 1992. 

Board Member

Co-chair: Events and Marketing Committee

 

Matt Daniel, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Building Inc.

Matt Daniel, LEED AP has more than 35 years of experience in Business Account Management and Construction Operations, working for national and international firms based in Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Denver, and New York.  He has led the account development process and has managed teams including preconstruction, construction field operations, marketing, communications, business development, and client service professionals. Matt currently serves as Senior Vice President for Skanska USA Building** in Texas and is located in Houston, TX.

Matt is a graduate of Texas A&M University where in 1980, he received a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. He is a LEED AP and was an early pioneer with sustainable and green construction. He has a long record of serving in the community and the AEC industry, sitting on numerous Boards and Committees including I-LinCP, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston, 2017 Spring Branch ISD Bond Oversight Committee, SMPS, and the Sam Houston Area Council of Boy Scouts. He has also been an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University and the University of Houston. In addition, Matt regularly contributes as an instructor for leadership and career development training programs for organizations such as ABC and SMPS.

** Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the United States serving a broad range of clients including those in healthcare, education, sports, data centers/mission critical, hospitality, life sciences/research, government, aviation, commercial transportation, industrial, and water/wastewater.  Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas (including three (3) offices in Texas), the firm employees more than 10,000 professionals committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, Skanska USA’s work in building construction, civil and industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. 


Board Member

Chair: Finance and Audit Committee

Michael W. Lackey, PE MBA CxA, Key Principal and Lead Commissioning Agent,  Lackey de Carvajal Cx

Michael is a Mechanical Engineering and Energy  Industry professional with extensive background in the management of  commercial, institutional, healthcare and industrial projects energy related projects. He has extensive background in design, estimating, scheduling, budgeting and construction management of MEP systems. His years of experience in the industry give him excellent organization and prioritization skills to prioritize and focus on critical areas of the work flow. His background in MEP design and construction give him particular insights into their complexities, especially as they relate to Energy Audits, LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Performance Contracting.

Prior to forming Lackey de Carvajal Cx, Mike was  Program Manager at PARSONS, and he has broad experience in commercial, institutional, healthcare and industrial projects. Mike’s background includes conceptualization, design, estimating, construction, scheduling, and budgeting. His years of experience in the industry give him excellent organization and prioritization skills to prioritize and focus on critical areas of the work flow. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and is a PhD student at Texas A&M.


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Bob Richards, President-Central Texas, TD Industries

Bob Richards came to TD Industries in 1998 and has responsibility for the Austin, San Antonio and surrounding areas. He was hired to rebuild the Austin office and over time, integrated it with San Antonio to create one single operation that has met its goals of growth, reputation and financial performance. Prior to TD, he spent 18 years with Honeywell where he held various positions that ultimately lead him to Regional Management.

Board Member

Secretary




Bob Farmer, Owner, Bob Farmer PM Services LLC

Bob is a 38 year veteran of the commercial construction industry. After attending the University of Cincinnati for Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, Bob started his own residential/light commercial construction company. He spent 27 years with Gilbane Building Co. as a field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, project manager and project executive and 5 years with SpawGlass Contractors as a Director of Preconstruction Services. Past projects have included; large industrial, corporate headquarters, high rise office buildings, convention centers, higher education buildings and healthcare facilities. In 2013 he started his own program/project management firm. Bob specializes in project management and corporate training.
Board Member

Kathleen Acock, CEO, Alpha Building Corporation, a San Antonio Based General Contractor.

Alpha provides delivery order type construction services to higher education, K-12, municipalities, counties and others in the local and state public arena. Kathy has been part of the construction industry (and Alpha) since 1977. In 1992 she was promoted to President of the firm and in 1993 she became the owner. Throughout her tenure as President, Alpha has grown is size until today generating annual revenues in excess of $60 million, with projects in every major city in Texas, and the states of Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Tennessee. Furthermore, she was responsible for obtaining the first Job Order Contracts (JOC) for Military Facilities in San Antonio. Kathy has been a member of the board of Associated Builders and Contractors for over eight years and recently served as Chair.

In addition to being a leader in the construction industry, Kathy has always strived to give back to the community and to empower the next generation through education. She is a founding member of the Construction Industry Advisory Board (CIAC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Architecture, Construction & Planning. She is also a member of the Con-struction Industry Advisory Council at Texas A&M University . She is also a member of the President’s Circle at Tarleton State University and Texas A&M, San Antonio.


Board Member


Tell Butler, Director of Higher Education, BE&K Building Group


Bio coming soon!


 Board Member


Denise Cheney, Attorney, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP

Denise Cheney is an Attorney at the law firm of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP.  Denise's principal areas of practice are real estate, planning and development, and construction law matters, with an emphasis on the representation of cities, counties, and other local governments. She has represented both large and small cities in matters such as acquisitions and sales, commercial leases, easements, licenses, construction projects, and the development of real estate. Denise has represented local governments in numerous construction projects, including municipal buildings, courthouses, jails, schools, and water/wastewater projects. She has served as legal counsel and expert witness in matters involving title disputes, easements rights and condemnation. Denise was formerly assistant city attorney with the City of Austin. She is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Board Member

Eric Churchill, Vice President, Broaddus & Associates

Eric Churchill is part of the leadership team at Broaddus & Associates as Vice President and Area Manager of the Austin-San Antonio corridor.  Eric is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in developing and maintaining client relationships with excellent levels of retention and loyalty. Eric joined Broaddus & Associates from Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, where he was the Vice President of Business Development with a focus on opportunities in both the federal and higher education markets.  His prior work also includes establishing Gilbane Building Company's Central and South Texas presence. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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Board Member

Kathy Harper, Vice President for Clinical Coordination, New Parkland Hospital

Ms. Kathy Harper is responsible for the oversight of the Planning, Design, Operational Readiness and Move Activation for the New Parkland Campus.  Kathy has been with Parkland since October 2009 and has more than 30 years of Healthcare experience. She’s an RN and is certified in Evidence Based Design and LEAN Healthcare training.Prior to joining Parkland, Ms. Harper was the Director of Facility Planning for Children’s Medical Center Dallas.  As the Director, Ms. Harper managed projects from new construction and renovation work totaling $1 billion dollars.  Her facility experience includes: programming, facility planning and design, construction management, FF&E(interiors), medical equipment, activation and wayfinding. Ms. Harper has 20 years of experience in the architectural and construction industry.  She actively works towards fulfilling her career passion of positively and creatively impacting the healthcare industry through design and operational efficiencies.


Board Member


 

Roy J. Sprague, Jr., AIA, CSI, REFP, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities & Construction, Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D.


Located in Houston, CFISD is the twenty-second largest school district in the nation and third largest in the State of Texas. Roy is a registered architect and has been involved in the planning and design of educational facilities for over twenty nine years as both an architect and owner's representative. He is currently managing and directing over $2 billion of new construction and renovations resulting from four very successful bond elections in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2014 in the amounts of $470.5M, $713M, $807M and $1.2B respectively. Along with his planning and construction responsibilities, he is also responsible for overseeing the Maintenance, Operations, Transportation, Food Services, Energy Management, and Purchasing Departments and also handles real estate acquisitions for the district.

Mr. Sprague served as Chairman of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE, formerly the Council of Educational Facilities Planners) International Board of Directors in 2006/2007. He is also a Past Chairman of the A4LE Southern Region Board of Directors with seven years of service and served as the Southern Region Representative on the International Board of Directors for two years. In 2006, he received the coveted A4LE Southern Region Lifetime Achievement Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on any member and was a finalist for the 2007 International Lifetime Achievement Award. He was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative of High Performing Schools (CHPS) in December 2010 and currently serves as Treasurer. Roy was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects in January 2012. Roy is very active in the lecture circuit and shares his expertise in Facility Planning and Construction by presenting at various local state, national and International conferences and Forums



Advisory Council

 Advisory Council


 Rob Roy Parnell,  AIA, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, The Texas State University System


Rob Roy is a 20-year veteran in managing the design and construction of state facilities. Prior to his current role as Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Mr. Parnell served as Director of Design and Construction at the Texas Facilities Commission for over 9 years.

Through his career he has provided design and construction management for Laboratories, Schools, Office and Administrative Facilities and Hospitals. Mr. Parnell was the executive manager of the Speaker’s Apartment renovation at the State Capitol. Currently, Mr. Parnell assists Vice Chancellor for Contract Administration, Peter Graves in the oversight of the design and construction program throughout the Texas State University System.

Graduating from the School of Architecture at Texas A & M University, Mr. Parnell is a member of Tau Sigma Delta (Honor Society in Architecture). In July of 2009, Governor Perry appointed Parnell to the Advisory Committee to the Architectural Barriers Division of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  He is a licensed architect, licensed pilot and a Registered Accessibility Specialist.


Advisory Council

 

Denise Neu, Director, Facilities, Planning & Construction, Sam Houston State University

Denise Neu has 20 years experience in the commercial construction real estate industry.  She currently holds the position of Director of Facilities Planning & Construction at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science, she embarked her career working consecutively for two of the Nation’s top 100 building contractors Manhattan Construction & SpawGlass Construction.  There she learned valuable skills & refined her leadership abilities.  With fourteen years of general contractor experience, she was granted an opportunity at a specialized construction management firm to lead projects for many commercial Houston based clients, comprised of hospitality, nonprofit, manufacturing, recreational, infrastructure and retail projects. With her exposure to construction from different perspectives, SHSU presented her current endeavor.  By expressing her compassion as a servant leader and using a collaborative management platform, she enhances project outcomes and encourages personnel growth.  

Denise volunteers as a board director and instructor for New Millennium Project (a non-profit organization whose mantra is “Healing through Service”) and is a board member of the Cypress Creek YMCA. 


Advisory Council

 
 

Randall Reaves, Esq., R.A., Attorney, Director of Contracts, Law Department, at National Trust for Historic Preservation


The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. We are the cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened. The cause that connects us to our diverse pasts, weaving a multi-cultural nation together. The cause that transforms communities from places where we live into places that we love. As the leading voice for preservation, we are the cause for people saving places.

Randall Reaves is an architect and attorney with over thirty-five years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His architectural career began at I.M. Pei and Partners in New York. After returning to his adopted home town of Houston and joining Pierce Goodwin Alexander, he worked on such projects as Houston Intercontinental Airport, The Coca-Cola Company Technical Center, and Texas American Bank. After receiving a law license, he worked for a large, Texas-based, private law firm advising clients as to real estate, construction, and real estate development issues. As the construction attorney for The University of Texas System, he counseled central facilities planners, component institution business officers, and physical plant directors. He initiated an effort to authorize design-build, construction management at risk, and job order contracting methods for higher education in Texas, and advised legislators on drafting the resultant legislation.  He was a partner in the consulting firm, Synthesis Partnership, advising non-profit sector clients such as the University of New Hampshire, Mystic Seaport Museum, and Emma Willard School on site evaluation, master planning, facility evaluation, architectural programming and budgeting, contract formation and negotiation with contractors and architects, and other facilities-related issues (and still consults with that firm on a regular basis). 


Advisory Council



Gavin Parr, Director, Construction Cost Systems

Advisory Council

 

Laraine Kentridge Lasdon, President, Laraine Lasdon & Associates

Laraine has nearly thirty (30) years experience working with engineers, architects, land planners and construction companies and others who specialize in working with community colleges, universities and other public and private sector projects.
She has served as a County Commissioner’s aide performing legislative duties on various issues as well publishing and writing articles regarding public sector issues for a well respected journal, for several years.

She is involved in city, county, and state politics taking on leadership roles and appointments on municipal boards and commissions and civic boards. She served on the American Youthworks Board (Charter school) of Directors with special interest in encouraging students to enter into community college programs or other higher education programs.  Laraine was also appointed to the original Envision Central Texas Board, has served on the local ULI Board, the City’s Board of Adjustments, Commission on the Status of Women and created and served as Chair for the Austin San Antonio Corridor Council Land and Greenspace Committee.

Laraine currently serves on Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies Board  and is International VP on the Rotary Club of Austin Board of Directors.


 Advisory Council

David Williamson, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, HKS

David is an architect and senior designer with HKS.  For the last 13 years, David’s design work largely focused on corporate and higher education projects.  Additionally, David provides leadership in sustainability and integrated project delivery. In 2001 David served as the designer of one of the first LEED Silver certified projects for the City of Dallas and, since that time, issues of sustainability have remained at the forefront of David's design process. David has served as the  AIA Dallas, Integrated Practice Committee Chair in 2009 and is currently serving as a chairman for the ULI North Texas, Sustainability Committee, Best Practices Subcommittee.

Since 2009, David has also sought to encourage sustainable development in his role as a research team member for Vision North Texas and a member of the Greater Dallas Planning Council.

David graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and went on to obtain a Master of Architecture from the same university.  David is a registered architect and a LEED Accredited Professional.


Past Board Members

Former Board Member

Darrell Pearson, Principal, PBK

Serving as Principal in the Austin office at PBK, Darrell’s broad range of experience has contributed to the planning and design of a wide variety of facility types. He has 24+ years of experience in providing direction and oversight on multifaceted master planning, programming and multi-discipline design services for projects involving building expansion, renovation and new ground up construction. Darrell’s responsibilities include business development and client relationship management. He has directed the planning and design efforts of more than fifteen million square feet for more than 75 buildings. He has provided services to a number of market sectors including real estate development, corporate commercial, federal government facilities, healthcare, laboratories and local municipalities. He takes personal pride in creating strong working relationships that have resulted in the delivery of high quality projects that combine creativity with economy.


Founding Board Member

 

Lindrea (Lin) Sealy, AIA, MBA, LEED AP 

Lin is one of the original founding Board members of I-LinCP.

After a 38-year career in architectural design, teaching, and project management here and abroad, Lin retired in January 2009 to pursue part-time teaching and consulting.   Through the years, she has served as a designer, business owner, facilities manager, senior project manager, partner for a large A/E practice, and finally as Senior Staff Architect for the University of Texas System, managing some of the largest projects ever built by the UT System.  Her last five years have been spent in realigning project teams as well as scope/budgets/schedules, and developing knowledge-sharing tools within the UT System. 

Lin has learned that all facets of the design and construction industry demand creative thinking, partnerships, and people skills. Over the years, her expertise has grown particularly in healthcare and laboratory design, project management, construction documentation, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, team building, economic & sustainability, project insurances, and delivery methods.  Lin is a registered architect in the U.S. and United Kingdom, and holds an NCARB certificate.   She resides in Austin, TX.


Founding Board Member

Michael J. English, Author, Consultant

Mike was an original, founding member of the I-LinCP Board of Directors who has now moved to the Advisory Council.  He is also one of three founding partners of Best Practices Benchmarking & Consulting LLC, a research driven, management consulting, and publishing firm that is a world-leader in its field.  Michael served four years (1993-96) as a Baldrige Award examiner.

In 2006, Michael and Bill Baker published "Winning the Knowledge Transfer Race," which documents how knowledge transfer and the leveraging of intellectual capital creates sustainable  advantages. Michael has published two other books, holds a master’s degree in economics, and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality

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