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. 2017 through Dec. 2017)

Regional President and Board Chairman
MARK HEIT
VP | Central Division
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
913.202.7013
mheit@mccarthy.com
Regional Vice President and President Elect
DENNIS BURNS
President
United Excel
417.437.1593
dennis.burns@i-dbo.com
Regional Past President
JO BARR
Marketing Director | Business Development Director
Hollis and Miller Architects
816.442.7700
jbarr@hollisandmiller.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
GARY EDGINGTON, LC
Project Manager/Electric Design
Baker Electric, Inc.
515.245.9594
gedgington@BakerElectric.com
Chapter President – Kansas City
BOB MORTON
Chief Business Development Officer
ACI Boland Architects
816.595.9524
bmorton@aciboland.com
Chapter President – Nebraska
AARON GROTE, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer
Lamp Rynerson & Assoc
402.496.2498
aaron.grote@lra-inc.com
Chapter President – St. Louis
SCOTT ZOLA, DBIA
Director of Construction Services
The Lawrence Group
314.231.5700
scott.zola@thelawrencegroup.com
Co-Chapter President – Ozarks 
NORMAN PHILLIPP, PE, CM-BIM
Pittsburg State University
College of Construction
620.235.4347
nphilipp@pittstate.edu
Co-Chapter President – Ozarks 
RYAN ADLER, Assoc. DBIA
Project Manager
Crossland Heavy
620.429.1410
radler@heavycontractors.com
Chapter President – Kansas 
DAVID ODELL, DBIA
Vice President
UCI
316.239.7777
dodell@ucict.com

Regional Board of Directors

(Elected – one-year terms serving Jan. 2017 through Dec. 2017)

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, LEED AP BD+C
Project Manager
McCownGordon Construction
816.877.0642
mfuemmeler@mccowngordon.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