Board of Directors

The CMAA Board of Directors is responsible for governing the association using best practices in association governance and focuses its attention and activities on setting the strategic direction of the organization.

CMAA’s Board of Directors consists of 21 elected voting members and the President & CEO.

Nominations Sought for CMAA Board of Directors

The CMAA Board of Directors is responsible for governing the association using best practices in association governance and focusing its attention and activities on the strategic direction of the organization. This calls for individuals prepared to make decisions regarding the best interests of the association overall and not to advocate for special or regional interests.

The Nominating Committee is therefore seeking nominations of CMAA members in good standing, to the Board of Directors. These individuals should have a record of demonstrated leadership experience, particularly within CMAA’s regional chapters or national committees; or governance or leadership experience within other nonprofit organizations, trade associations, or professional societies (local or national).

The completed nomination form and other required materials are due May 1, 2020. Complete the Nomination Form here.

CMAA Policy Framework and FY19 Business Plan

The CMAA Board of Directors, at the October 2018 Board meeting, approved a Policy Framework that was designed to accomplish these objectives:
•    Affirm organizational values; translate values into action
•    Position CMAA to act in a timely and consistent manner
•    Raise the relevance of the organization
It addresses Advocacy, Ethics, Project Delivery, Efficiencies, Diversity and Inclusion/Workforce Development. The approved edition of the Policy Framework for CMAA is available here.

The Board of Directors also conducted a review of strategic goals in October 2018 with the twin objectives of:
   (1) re-validating and maintaining established priorities and
   (2) refining these priorities based on new viewpoints and changing market conditions.
The Board concluded that the four primary goals remained relevant to the organization and that within each goal, specific strategic statements could be revised to reflect recent programmatic developments. Accordingly, FY19 is "The Year of Engagement and Growth."

The FY19 Business Plan is therefore built on a platform supported by the mission, vision, and principles. The four strategic goals initially identified in 2016, and expanded in 2018, are supplemented by core activities; taken collectively these are designed to drive the organization toward achieving its optimal outcomes. View the full FY19 Business Plan here.



Iraj Ghaemi, PE, CCM, Atkins

Immediate Past Chair

Tim Murchison, JD, CCM, MOCA Systems

Chair Elect

Agnes Weber, PE, TRC


Brian McCarthy, PE, CCM, CDM Smith

Vice Chairs

Luciana Burdi, Ph.D., CCM, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Massachusetts Port Authority
Tom Haid, PE, CCM, HDR
Brian Ott, CCM, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Heather Shinn, CCM, Parsons

General Counsel

Hugh Webster, Esq., Webster Chamberlain & Bean

President & CEO

Andrea Rutledge, CAE, CMAA


David Crosson, PE, HNTB Corporation
Michael Houston, CCM, Ardmore Roderick
Alan Johanson, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Kathleen Langan, McKissack & McKissack
John Manning, PE, CCM, KMI International
Dennis Milsten, CCM, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Jim Murphy, CCM, Turner & Townsend
Khaled Naja, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Christine Oates, CCM, Jacobs
Edward Pogreba, STV
Ray Ribeiro, PE, CCM, The LiRo Group
Bruce Risley, RA, CCM, Arcadis
Anne Timmermans, CCM, Parametrix
Judith Wallace, CCM, Vanir Construction Management, Inc.