CMAA Announces National Conference Speakers

McLean, VA, USA – The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) announces three exciting and well-known speakers at the CMAA National Conference & Trade Show, October 14-16, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

How Smart People Build Collaborative Teams by Brent Darnell, President, Brent Darnell International
Attendees will join plenary speaker Brent Darnell as he explains how to set up a project from the beginning to ensure trust and collaboration amongst all parties. A second-generation builder, Darnell grew up in awe of his father and watched him build projects that shaped lives and the world in which we live. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Darnell worked as a MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village. Because of these first-hand experiences, Darnell speaks with a deep understanding of his audiences and the problems they commonly face. His passion is to transform the industry into one that is more collaborative, more relationship driven, and more fun.

Lighten Up and Lead: Leverage Levity to Boost Client Confidence and Employee Engagement by Tami Evans, Employee Engagement and Levity Leadership Expert
A happy workplace is imperative to success, but how do you remain positive and professional?  Laugh and learn key characteristics from keynote speaker Tami Evans to create levity in the worker, workforce, and workplace, with tools that attract new clients and team members through the power of fun. Evans will explain how engagement empowers employees to collaborate through challenges, create innovative sales solutions, and communicate confidently.

The Economic Forecast by Elliot Eisenberg, PhD, Chief Economist/Founder, Graphs and Laughs, LLC
Often called the “Stand-up Economist,” keynote speaker Dr. Elliot Eisenberg uniquely specializes in making the arcana and minutiae of economics entertaining and relevant. With expertise and consultation sought-out by federal, state, and local governments and legislators, hedge funds and investment advisory groups, Eisenberg is an established authority on the national and global economy and its impact on various industries. Currently as the president, chief economist, and founder of Graphs and Laughs, LLC, he conducts studies and provides economic forecasts that are featured in daily summaries on his blog. The author of more than 85 articles, his sought-after research and opinions have been featured in leading publications including Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes and Fortune.



About CMAA

CMAA is dedicated to improving our nation’s infrastructure by advancing professional construction and program management worldwide. Its membership is made up of public and private organizations, owners, and practitioners. CMAA provides professional development, certification, advocacy, and business opportunities to its members and the entire CM industry. CMAA's headquarters is located in Vienna, VA, USA.