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National Academy of Construction Elects 39 New Mem..

The National Academy of Construction has elected 39 new members. They were formally inducted on October 24 during the NAC annual meeting in Nashville, TN. The 2019 class was selected from more than 300 leaders who were considered for Academy membership.

“The 2019 class has been selected not only for their leadership, but for their integrity and their dedication to making our collective work the great contribution that construction represents in our quality of life,” said Wayne Crew, General Secretary of NAC. “In addition, the new members bring added expertise to the Academy.”

The NAC, founded in 1999, celebrated its twentieth anniversary at the annual meeting. The new class will bring active membership to 325. The mission of the academy is to share its unmatched reservoir of expertise in service to the nation, to be the industry’s honest broker, and to honor individuals for leadership and contributions.

The new members include: Joseph D. Adams, R. Ilker Adiguzel, Adjo A. Amekudzi-Kennedy, Samuel T. Ariaratnum, Howard W. Ashcraft, Jr., William C. Beck, Jack F. Browder, Hillary Brown, William W. Brown, Daniel D’Angelo, Anne M. Ellis, Ralph J. Esposito, Daniel K. Fordice III, David W. Fowler, Donald D. Graul, Mark H. Hasso, Carlos M. Hernandez, Terence C. Holland, Randell H. Iwasaki, Sabrina Kanner, and Michael W. Lowder.

Also elected to the Academy were: Patrick MacLeamy, Joseph F. Malandro, James A. McConnell, Jr., Sean McGarvey, Malcolm G. McLaren, Christine A. Merdon, Christopher J. Mossey, Raymond M. O’Connor, James M. Owendoff, Mark J. Perniconi, Eddy M. Rojas, T. Peter Ruane, SawTeen See, Lucio Soibelman, James Starace, Iris D. Tommelein, Shirley S. Tucker, and Eric S. Waterman.

Election to NAC requires a nomination by a member and a majority vote of all members. The process is rigorous and results from a seven-month process of nominations, references, vetting, and final confirmation. Criteria for membership include leadership and exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation, and recognized as “best of the best.”

Crew added that the new members will help the Academy continue to play an integral role as a national leader. “The 2019 class, like NAC, represents the broad spectrum of stakeholders in the design and construction industry,” he said. “We need their expertise going forward as we collectively address critical issues of today: technology transfer, life cycle cost, safety, and the next generation of leaders, and more.”

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