Chairman Andy Ness
ANDY NESS is an attorney and partner with Jones Day, where he assists owners and contractors with troubled projects, solving complex construction and design-related problems. He has served as lead counsel on a wide variety of large construction disputes that were resolved in federal and state courts and via domestic and international arbitrations. Andy also has drafted and negotiated design, EPC, and construction contracts for a wide range of major projects around the world.
President Stu Ockman
STUART OCKMAN is President of Ockman & Borden Associates, project management consultants specializing in project planning and control, claims management and claims avoidance. He has over 25 years of experience in engineering and construction management utilizing computerized project management systems for scheduling, estimating, cost control and financial analysis of projects including rapid transit systems, refuse-fired steam generating plants, food processing facilities, power plants and industrial research centers.
VP of Membership Ed Mahler
ED MAHLER is President of the Project Administration Institute, Inc. [PAI], a consulting firm providing high visibility project scheduling services to the corporate world since 1992. Prior to founding PAI, Ed was an IBM systems engineer supporting international customer accounts and project manager on internal IBM projects. Ed founded the PMI Westchester Chapter, was President from 2002 to 2008, and was VP of Programs for the New York City PMI chapter from 1994 to 2000.
VP of Finance Rod Dawson
ROD DAWSON is a vice president at Gannett Fleming. With more than 40 years of experience, he oversees the firm’s project and program management services for diverse public and private clients. Under his leadership, the practice provides clients with a full range of project services for capital program management, engineering and construction management, schedule and cost controls, contract administration and project finance.
VP of Communications and Publicity Rick Moffat
RICK MOFFAT is a Director at Berkeley Research Group. Rick has over 25 years of experience in project management, risk management, project control and claims management experience on industrial, infrastructure, institutional construction projects. Rick is an experienced testifier on issues related to construction delay, productivity and damages. He actively promotes the education and advancement of scheduling, delay analysis and loss of productivity techniques. Rick serves as faculty for the Osgoode Hall Law School Construction Law Certificate program.
VP of Education and Training Frank Giunta
FRANK GIUNTA, PE, is Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Americas) of Hill International’s Construction Claims Group. With over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, he is a leader, manager, seller and doer with responsibilities including strategic planning, operational oversight, business development growth and management of key client assignments. Geographically, Frank is responsible for all countries and territories throughout North and South America. Operationally, he is responsible for all business decisions and all financial aspects of his group.
VP of Programs Gwen Barger
GWEN BARGER owns a consulting firm for Process Improvement and Project Management Training. Her credentials include PMP, Lean Master Black Belt, and Six Sigma Black Belt. Gwen’s extensive experience in Program and Process Management spans a wide variety of industries including: IT, manufacturing, banking, consulting, energy, R&D, software development, education, and healthcare.
VP of Global Services Pat Weaver
PAT WEAVER is the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd and the business manager of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Building, a graded arbitrator, a trained mediator and an experienced negotiator. Pat’s consultancy work encompasses developing and presenting project management training courses, developing and advising on project schedules and the development of internal project control systems for client organizations.
VP of Scheduling Excellence Rob D’Onofrio
ROB D’ONOFRIO is a Principal at Capital Project Management, Inc. He is a frequent lecturer on CPM scheduling and delay claims and serves on the faculty of Federal Publications Seminars. Rob is the co-author of Construction Schedule Delays, the comprehensive reference work published by Thomson Reuters. He has evaluated over $4 billion in claims on construction projects including schedule delay and disruption claims at the World Trade Center in New York City.