Leo E. Argiris



New York


Argiris is a senior member of Arup's management team and has almost three decades of experience as a structural engineer. Since joining Arup in 1995, Argiris has led multidisciplinary teams on projects including major new arts centers, mixed-use high-rise towers, transportation projects and public art projects. Projects include the 9/11 Memorial in Jersey City, N.J.


John W. Butts
John W. Butts

Executive Director

Associated General Contractors of Connecticut

Wethersfield, Conn.


Butts has served as the executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, a division of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association, since Jan. 1, 2010. AGC/CT represents commercial, industrial and institutional construction contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and professionals serving the Connecticut construction industry. Butts also serves as the CCIA's director of administrative affairs. Prior to his current position, Butts served as assistant executive director of the AGC/CT between July 2008 and December 2009. From 1992 to 2008, he was the executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Maine.

David Cooper

President & CEO

WSP Flack + Kurtz

New York


Cooper is the president and CEO of WSP Flack + Kurtz. Based in the firm's New York headquarters, Cooper oversees a staff of 500 engineering and support personnel. He became a partner of the firm at age 33 and is a licensed professional engineer with 30 years of experience. Cooper is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, and the National Fire Protection Association.


Kenneth A. Durr
Kenneth A. Durr

President & COO

Durr Mechanical Construction Inc.

New York


Durr is president and COO of Durr Mechanical Construction Inc. and has more than 35 years of experience in the mechanical contracting industry. He has worked on projects for PSEG Fossil LLC, Con Edison of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Durr is also the chairman of the NYC Building Trades Employers' Association.

Robert Goodman

Principal & Design Director

Perkins + Will

New York


With 21 years of experience as a practicing architect, Goodwin brings a unique design sensibility to projects ranging in scale from complex mixed-use towers to signature light fixtures. Goodwin is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Architecture Art and Planning.

Kevin P. Monaco

Executive Director

New Jersey Subcontractors Association

Manasquan, N.J.

 Monaco has nearly 20 years of experience managing construction trade associations and representing construction industry clients on legislative and regulatory issues. Previously, he served as director of legislative and regulatory affairs for the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of N.J.


Patricia Ward-O'Malley
Pamela Ward-O'Malley

Project Executive

Gilbane Building Co.

New York

 O'Malley has 30 years of experience in the health-care industry as a practicing architect, facilities manager and as a construction manager. She currently works for Gilbane as a project executive in the New York region.


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