Advisory Board Members

The advisory committee is comprised of industry professionals and has the purpose to keep our construction technology & management programs in tune with the needs and demands of our industry.

Mr. A. John Becsey
Executive Director
Asphalt Pavement Association
of Michigan
2937 Atrium Drive, Suite 202
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517-323-7800
Fax: 417-323-6505
jbecsey@apa-mi.org

Mr. Larry Brinker, Jr.
Brinker Group
3633 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: 313-897-9130
Fax: 313-897-9133

Mr. Michael Ernst
Vice President
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
300 East Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21286
Phone: 410-337-5852
michael.ernst@whiting-turner.com

Mr. Steven Frederickson
President
Innovative World Solutions
44050 Ashburn Plaza, Suite 195-65
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 703-217-7688
steve@innovativeworldsolutions.com

Mr. Tim Geegan
Vice President
Alliance Corporation
116 East College Street
PO Box 1480
Glasgow, KY 42142-1480
Phone: 270-651-8848
Fax: 270-404-0673
tgeegan@alliancecorporation.com

Mr. Jim Klett CEO
Klett Construction Company, Inc.
62994 Territorial Road
Hartford, MI 49057
Phone: 269-621-4217
Fax: 269-208-3702
jamesklett2@hotmail.com

Mr. Mark Krueger 
Project Engineer 
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
300 East Joppa Road 
Baltimore, MD  21286 
Phone: 410-821-1100
Cell:  443-354-0613
www.whiting-turner.com

Mr. Ken Lawless
Executive Vice President
Clark Construction 
3535 Moores River Drive
Lansing, MI 48901
Phone: 517-372-0940
klawless@clarkcc.com

 

Mr. Shane Napper
President
Rockford Construction
601 First Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Phone: 616-432-6538
FAX: 616-285-8417
snapper@rockfordconstruction.com

Mr. Mike Novakoski
LEED AP President & CEO
Elzinga & Volkers, Inc.
86 East 6th Holland, MI 49423 Phone: 616-392-2383
Fax: 616-836-5456
mikenova@elzinga-volkers.com

Mr. Robert Shilander, Sr.
Retired
HDR
329 Lakeshore Drive South Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 734-761-9130
Robert.Shilander@hdrinc.com

Mr. Taggart Town
Vice President-Field Operations
Erhardt Construction
6060 East Fulton
PO Box 208
Ada, MI 49301
Phone: 616-676-1222
ttown@erhardtcc.com

Mr. Scott Veine
Project Manager, Dir. Of Sustainability
Pioneer Construction
550 Kirtland St., SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: 616-247-6966
Scott@pioneerinc.com

Mr. Jeff VanderLaan CEO
Kent Companies, Inc.
130 60th SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49548
Phone: 616-534-4909
jeffv@kentcompanies.com

Ms. Dawn M. Vander Veen
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
2859 Paces Ferry Road,
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-980-8183
Cell: 404-557-2944
dvanderveen@mccarthy.com