Leadership

Executive Director

Oretta Smith
DBIA-MAR-Executive Director
509 Eagle Glen Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
(816) 506-1881
Oretta.Smith@dbiamar.org

Regional Executive Council

(Elected – one-year terms serving Jan. 2018 through Dec. 2018)

Regional President and Board Chairman
DENNIS BURNS
President
United Excel
417.437.1593
dennis.burns@i-dbo.com
Regional Vice President and President Elect
MARK DEATON, RA, DBIA, LEED AP
Project Manager / Aviation & Federal
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc.
816.822.3441
mrdeaton@burnsmcd.com
Regional Past President
MARK HEIT
VP | Central Division
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
913.202.7013
mheit@mccarthy.com
Regional Secretary
RON MESMER
Senior Business Development Executive
SimplexGrinnell
913.894.0010
rmesmer@simplexgrinnell.com
Regional Treasurer
KAREN HOGAN, DBIA
Division Manager – Special Projects
Turner Construction
816.283.0555
khogan@tcco.com
Chapter President – Iowa
JOSH M. BRABY
Project Manager / Shareholder
Neumann Brothers
515.243.0156
brabyj@neumannbros.com
Chapter President – Kansas City
BARRY SUTHERLAND
Director of Business Development
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
913.202.7004
bsutherland@mccarthy.com
Chapter President – Nebraska
AMY AUGUSTYN
Business Development Director
AOI
402.896.5520
aaugustyn@aoicorps.com
Chapter President – Ozarks
RYAN ADLER, Associate DBIA
Senior Project Manager
Crossland Heavy Contractors
620.429.1410
radler@heavycontractors.com
Chapter President – St. Louis
STEVE FAUST
Business Development / Diversity Coordinator
ICON Mechanical
618.452.0035
afaust@iconmech.com
Chapter President – Wichita
DAVID ODELL, DBIA
Vice President – Project Development
UCI
316.648.0861
dodell@ucict.com

Regional Board of Directors

(Elected – one-year terms serving Jan. 2018 through Dec. 2018)

Education Co-Chair
JOHN MITCHELL, P.E.
Director
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc.
816.822.3357
jmitch@burnsmcd.com
Education Co-Chair
VAN WISKUR, P.E., DBIA, ENV SP
Senior Engineer
SE3, LLC
816.272.5545
vwiskur@se3.us
Laws & Regulations Chair
COLIN QUINN
Attorney
Long & Robinson, LLC
816.541.2100
cquinn@longrobinson.com
Membership Committee Chair
GREG TERRI, P.E.
Area Manager
Hayward Baker
314.802.2926
gaterri@haywardbaker.com
Owner’s Council Chair
DENNIS RANDOLPH, P.E.
Public Works Director
City of Grandview
816.316.4855
drandolph@grandview.org
Programs Chair
MITCHELL FUEMMELER, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Manager
Nabholz
913.393.6500
mitchell.fuemmeler@nabholz.com
Public Relations Chair
SARA FREETLY
Executive Vice President
candid marketing + communications
816.765.3608 xtn: 102
sara@justbecandid.com
Technology Chair
DUSTIN BURNS
IT Director
McCown Gordon Construction
816.877.0618
dburns@mccowngordon.com
Sponsorship Chair
BOB LINDEBLAD
Project Initiatives Manager
BHC Rhodes
913.663.1900
bob.lindeblad@ibhc.com
Young Professionals Co-Chair
TOM MCVEY
Director
The Clark Enersen Partners
816.474.8237
tom.mcvey@clarkenersen.com
Young Professionals Co-Chair
LAURA TYSON
Business Development Coordinator
Shafer, Kline & Warren
913.307.2553
laura.tyson@skw-inc.com