The advisory councils provide the department with feedback and insight regarding Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering degree programs.

Civil Engineering Advisory Council

  • Matt Binsfeld, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., Chief Operating Officer
  • Janes Blackwood, R.A. Smith National, Inc., Senior Project Engineer
  • Christopher Bolle, Strand Associates, Director of Operations
  • Patrick Carnahan, Symbiont, Vice President
  • Mary Collins, Gilbane Building Company, Senior Project Manager
  • Michael Delemont, AECOM, Bridge Group Leader
  • Doug Dembowski, Lakeside Engineers, Vice President
  • Christopher Devery, HNTB Corporation, Senior Vice President-Design Build
  • Leon Downing, Black and Veatch, Principal Process and Innovation Leader/Water
  • Mark Halm, Deuchler Environmental, Inc.
  • Pat Hawley, R.A. Smith National, Inc., Senior Traffic Project Manager
  • Brian Healy, Pepper Construction, Project Director Vice President
  • Michael Henke, Construction Supply and Erection, Vice President
  • Chad Knutson, Gilbane Building Company
  • Kathleen Linehan, Alpha Corp., President
  • Chad O'Donnell, HGA Architects and Engineers, National Director of Structural Engineering
  • John Peronto, Thornton Tomasetti, Principal
  • Sheri Schmit, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Deputy Director, SE Region
  • Matthew Seib, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Process and Research Engineering
  • Michael Stern, J.H. Findorff and Son, Inc., Project Manager, LEED AP
  • David Strifling, Marquette University, Law School, Director, Water Law and Policy Initiative and Adjunct Professor
  • Michael Vogel, GRAEF, Principal/GRAEF Sports

Construction Engineering Advisory Council

This diverse group is committed to our Construction Engineering program. We rely on their insight and collective feedback when setting goals, modifying our program and determining best practices.

  • Bill Ball, Grunau Company, President

  • Donald M. Biernacki, RELATED MIDWEST, Senior Vice President

  • Matt Bratzke, LaMacchia Group, Vice President

  • Shaylyn Cullen, Cullen Construction Management, President

  • Jill Didier, Miron Construction Co., Inc., vice President of business Development

  • Jeff Dohlby, AECOM, PM/CM Midwest and Western Canada Region Manager

  • Mike Fabishak, AGC-GM, CEO

  • John Feller, Findorff, Director of Project Management

  • Scott Heberlein, Vice President and General Manager, Mortenson

  • Brian Healy, Pepper Construction Company, Project Director Vice President

  • John Huggett, Boldt, Vice President and General Manager

  • Adam Jelen, Gilbane Building Company, Senior Vice President

  • Erik Larsen, The Walsh Group, VP Estimating

  • Ryan Laughlin, Povlocki Paving Corporation, CFO

  • Jim McShane, The McShane Companies, CEO

  • Shannon Metoxen, JP Cullen, Senior Project Manager

  • Mike O'Connor, AFG Group, Inc., President

  • Barb Riley, Riley Construction Company, Inc., Executive Vice President

  • Rick Schmidt Jr., CG Schmidt Construction, President and CEO

  • Jake Stefan, ARCO Design/Build, Inc., Vice President

  • Ted Ward, Spaceco, Inc., Project Manager

  • Drew C. White, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chief of Construction