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Board of Directors

Robert Braunohler
Chief Operating Officer
Rock Spring Properties

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

Steven J. Donohoe
Donohoe Construction Company

Mark W. Drury
VP of Business Development
Mark Drury and Associates

Sheldon Shapiro
In Memoriam

Monty Hoffman
Hoffman & Associates
District WHARF

Jim Kinkead
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction

John M. McMahon
Board President, DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
Chairman, Miller & Long Co., Inc.

George Kreis
VP, Mid-Atlantic
Business Development

Balfour Beatty Construction

Thomas A. Nida
Executive VP
City First Bank

Gerald R. Sigal
Michael Sigal
President & CEO
Rev. Stephen Tucker
JOBS Coalition

Board Advisors

Paula Ralph
Chief Operating Officer
DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
Roderic L. Woodson
Special Counsel
Parker Poe
Carol Randolph
Emerita Advisor
Co-Founder, Academy of Construction and Design

Executive Council

William Alsup
Senior Advisor
Hines (retired)

Scott Vossler
WCS Construction, LLC

Giuseppe Cecchi
President & CEO

Jim Davis
DAVIS Construction Corporation
Norman Dreyfuss
Executive Vice President
IDI Group Companies
Douglas Jemal
Douglas Development Corporation

David Miller
Senior Vice President
Boston Properties, Inc
.Chris Pappas
& C. Michael Pappas
Telligent Masonry, LLC

Edward J. Quinn, Jr.
Gary Bowman
President & CEO
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
& W. Clarke Ewart

Paradigm Contractors, LLC

Todd Stokes
Managing Partner
Baker Tilly
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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