Massport’s Sleiman Named CMAA’s Person of the Year

McLean, VA, USA – The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) has announced thatSam photo Houssam “Sam” Sleiman, PE, CCM, FCMAA has been named CMAA’s 2018 Person of the Year.

Sleiman is the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs (CP&EA) for the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). In this capacity, Sam oversees development and delivery of Massport's capital programs, including construction at Logan International Airport, Boston's Seaport District and maritime facilities, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Airport.

“We are pleased to recognize Sam for his dedication to the construction industry, best-in-class service, and implementation of AEC best practices, especially those that push the boundaries of conventional project programming, procurement, design, construction, and commissioning,” states Christopher J. Payne, PE, CCM, Chair, CMAA Board of Directors.

The Person of the Year Award is given to an industry leader who has made significant contributions on behalf of the construction management industry. It is bestowed upon a member who possesses unparalleled leadership, high quality workmanship, and an outstanding record of accomplishment.  Presented on behalf of CMAA’s Board of Directors, this award recognizes an ongoing commitment to promoting and upholding the profession’s highest standards.

“Sam is making a difference in our industry, and we salute him for his approach to innovation, mentoring, and leadership,” states CMAA President and Chief Executive Officer Andrea S. Rutledge, CAE.

Sleiman will be honored during the CMAA National Conference & Trade Show, October 14-16, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

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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 McLean, VA, USA.