Geno Armstrong, PE, is a principal at KPMG LLP and serves as the global sector leader for the engineering and construction industry. He is the author of KPMG’s Global Construction Survey (www.kpmg.com/gcs).
Krista Becker, FAIA, has over 30 years of experience in planning, design, and management of a wide range of award-winning civic, cultural, and educational buildings across more than 20 countries. Inspired by a challenge, she has led the design and development of complex project programs and coordinated multidisciplinary teams to meet stringent design, schedule, and budget requirements—earning the confidence of clients, contractors, and consultants alike. One focus of Krista’s work has been the advancement of the design of numerous embassies around the world; creating safe, functional, and inspiring venues for the conduct of international diplomacy.
Krista has served on AIA national and regional design award juries, and was the recipient of the 2015 AIA California Council Distinguished Practice Award. She is a frequent guest lecturer at her alma mater, the University of Southern California.
Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, is the managing partner of the Hatfield Group, a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm based in New York. She has over 25 years of experience in the design of complex structures worldwide. Her firm, Hatfield Group, uses bespoke engineering design, technology, and innovation to achieve their clients’ goals. Her experience includes the $1.5B Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with a never been done before aperture style retractable roof. Other projects include the new headquarters for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh and the 9/11 Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in New York City. She sits on numerous national industry boards and teaches at the Yale University School of Architecture.
She was featured on the television programs on the Science Channel “World’s Greatest Stadium” and on the History Channel’s “Building Giants”. She was named a “Power Player” and “Game Changer” by Sports Business Journal magazine. She is both a licensed engineer and architect, plus a LEED BD+C certified professional.
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Jon Magnusson is senior principal at the international structural/civil engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates. The firm’s projects can be found in 48 states and 54 countries. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and a member of the both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction. He has received the American Institute of Steel Construction Designer Lifetime Achievement Award, the AISC Speaker Award, and the 2014 ASCE OPAL for Design.
Executive Program Director, IDRIS
As the construction manager for the Central Interceptor project in New Zealand, David leads a team of dedicated professionals in the delivery of 13km of main tunnel, 4.5km of link sewers, 18 shafts up to 78m deep and a terminal pump station with a capacity of 6m3/s to serve the city of Auckland.
His career in engineering began over 30 years ago as a site engineer in the UK. Since then he has undertaken several program management leadership roles within Jacobs in the water sector and across various regions including SE Asia, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
He has worked on many of the iconic and award winning deep tunnel sewer programs around the world including DTSS in Singapore, STEP in Abu Dhabi, Lee Tunnel project and Thames Tideway Tunnel in London and IDRIS in Qatar.
Hans Van Winkle
Van Winkle Consulting
Hans A. Van Winkle served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from 1971-2003, retiring as the deputy chief of engineers as a major general. He organized, developed, and implemented the USACE strategy for the global war on terrorism. As the deputy of the Corps, he managed an annual budget of over $17 billion. He also served in combat during Operation Desert Storm and the Bosnian war.
Hans has a master’s in public policy from the University of California-Berkeley. He served as director of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) from 2003-2007. He is a Registered Engineer in Virginia. He has held positions as commissioner, Mississippi River Commission; chair of the St. Lawrence Seaway Board of Control and the Niagara Board of Control; and executive director of the Coastal Engineering Research Board. Hans served as the area Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) president in Europe, is a board member for the ACE Mentor Program, and serves on the Consultative Council for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).
Chief Programs Officer, Special Programs
Peter M. Zuk has established an international reputation as a practitioner and subject matter expert in the planning and delivery of transformational urban infrastructure projects.
From 1991 to 1999, he was the project director of the $14.6B Central Artery Tunnel Project which stands as the largest, most complex, most technically challenging urban infrastructure project in the United States. He went on to oversee the Level 3 Intercity fiber-optic network, a $14B project involving construction simultaneously in 38 states and five European countries.
Between 2004 and 2008, Peter was chief programs officer and a member of the board of the London Underground, where he oversaw all construction and maintenance activities including a $30B program of infrastructure improvements called “Transforming the Tube”, refurbishment of the London Underground after the 7/7 2005 terrorist bombings, and was involved with London’s successful bid for the Olympics. Between 2008 and 2011, he oversaw a $100B program of national reconstruction in Libya consisting of 120,000 units of housing and full urban infrastructure in four cities, which was interrupted by the revolution of 2011.
Since 2012, he has been a principal of Zuk International LLC, advising cities, states and national governments in connection with major infrastructure programs both in the United State and internationally. Between June 2017 and June 2019, Peter was chief capital officer of Metrolinx in Toronto, overseeing $100B CAD program.