Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
This Month’s Topic will be: Lessons Learned Over 30 years of Managing Projects
Dave will discuss the lessons he has learned in over thirty years of managing projects and working with diverse groups. Dave will describe his six years working with communities in both Swaziland and Bolivia managing the planning, designing and construction of rural water supply projects.
Dave will also discuss his responsibilities managing large complex capital improvement projects in both Texas and Alaska. Finally he will talk about his role as Chief of Statewide Public Facilities.
About the Keynote Speaker:
Dave started his career in 1981 working as an engineering technician for the Rural Water Supply Board of Swaziland in Southern Africa. During his three years in Africa, Dave managed the planning, design and construction of numerous rural community water supply projects while his wife Jeanne worked as a nurse and gave birth to their two children William and Megan. Dave and his wife Jeanne also worked for three years as Regional Directors for an international development organization in Bolivia. Dave has a degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University and a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dave worked as a deck hand on a crab processing ship in Dutch Harbor in 1976, an elementary school teacher in the Del Valle Independent School District in Texas for three years, a project manager for the City of Austin Public Works Department for six years and was the Director of Public Works and Public Utilities for the City of Unalaska from July of 2000 until November of 2005. From November of 2005 until becoming chief in the spring of 2013, Dave worked as a Senior Project Manager for the ADOT&PF, managing the planning, design and construction of the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks ($42M), the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage ($92M), the Kodiak Near Island Administrative and Laboratory ($18M) and various other projects. Since spring of 2013, Dave has been the Chief of Statewide Public Facilities.
Dave is a licensed Captain, an avid duck hunter and has two grandchildren that he can’t wait to welcome into the duck blind.