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Board of Directors

Robert Braunohler
Regional Vice President
Property Group Partners

William H. Dean
President & CEO
M.C. Dean, Inc.

Steven J. Donohoe
Donohoe Construction Company

Property Group Partners

Monty Hoffman
PN Hoffman
Jim Kinkead
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction
John M. McMahon
Board President
Chairman, Miller & Long Co., Inc.

George Kreis
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic
Business Development

Balfour Beatty Construction
Thomas A. Nida
Regional Executive of Washington, DC
John Marshall Bank
Sheldon Shapiro
Executive Vice President
Shapiro & Duncan

Gerald R. Sigal
Sigal Construction Corp.
Michael Sigal
GCS, Inc.
Rev. Stephen Tucker
JOBS Coalition


Paula Ralph
Chief Operating Officer
DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
Roderic L. Woodson
Holland & Knight LLP
Carol Randolph
Emerita Advisor
Co-Founder, Academy of Construction and Design

Executive Council

William Alsup

Jim Anglemyer
WCS Construction, LLC

Gary Bowman
TW Perry, Inc.

Giuseppe Cecchi
President & CEO
& Norman Dreyfuss
Executive Vice President
IDI Group Companies
Jim Davis
DAVIS Construction Corporation
Paul Elias
Senior Vice President
The JBG Companies

R. William Hard
Executive Vice President
LCOR, Inc.
Douglas Jemal
Douglas Development Corporation
Jonathan Kurtis
Senior Vice President
Boston Properties, Inc.

Chris Pappas
& C. Michael Pappas
Telligent Masonry
Edward J. Quinn, Jr.
& Gary Bowman

TW Perry, Inc.
Craig Ruppert
Ruppert Companies

Lewis Shrensky
Vice President
Fort Myer Construction Company
Stanley W. Sloter
Founder, President & CEO of Real Estate Development
& David W. Whyte

President of Construction Services
Paradigm Construction Company
Todd Stokes
Managing Partner, D.C. Metro Area
Baker Tilly

Paul Sowter
Senior Vice President of Development
Vornado/Charles E. Smith
Justin Sullivan
Impact Construction & Consulting
William A. Thompson, III
Vice President, Mid Atlantic District Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Shelton Zuckerman
Zuckerman Gravely
Development, Inc.


  • Architects, Contractors & Engineers (ACE) Program – visiting professionals provide in-school mentoring to Academy students to reinforce classroom learning and motivate students for career success.
  • Architects in Schools – lessons and learning activities with visiting professionals introduce students to language, math, science and visual arts concepts through awareness and understanding of Architecture and the built environment.
  • Blue Skye Construction – industry employer providing internship and employment opportunities to help Academy students transition from school to careers.
  • D.C. Habitat for Humanity – partnership providing hands-on learning experiences for Academy students participating at homebuilding sites in the District.
  • Green Advantage™ – developers of Your Role in the Green Environment, a learning module for entry-level trade professionals or any student wanting to learn about the green environment, green construction practices and green building rating systems. The Foundation’s Green Advantage™ training and certification course is the first green curriculum approved for use in D.C. Public Schools career and technical education.
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research – NCCER’s nationally accredited construction training curriculum provides the basis for learning and assessment in the Academy of Construction and Design. The DC Students Construction Trades Foundation is the only NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor based in the District of Columbia.
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