EDWARD M BRADY, DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Edward is director of facilities and operations for Rhode Island College, a public institution serving more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students on a 125-acre campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and a retired naval reserve commander. He has extensive facilities and construction experience in all levels of education, high-tech research, manufacturing, and a background in shipboard engineering and repair.
TIMOTHY DUFAULT, AIA, LEED, PRINCIPAL, CUNINGHAM GROUP, MINNEAPOLIS
Since joining Cuningham Group, Tim has been responsible for the design, management and construction of more than $500 million of new and remodeled educational facilities. As leader of the firm's Education Studio, he believes that understanding and integrating the beliefs of educators into the built environment are key to the success of any school. He has worked with numerous school districts to manage and design active, participatory schools that engage learners on all levels.
GREG LETNAUNCHYN, DIRECTOR OF FACILITY SERVICES AT MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL, HERSHEY, PA.
Greg manages facility operations for the nation's largest K-12 residential school, encompassing 208 structures that total 3.1 million square feet on a 2,900-acre campus. He has a key construction administration role in a more than $500 million campus renovation and expansion. Greg has 30 years of experience in the development, design, construction and management of commercial, industrial, academic and residential facilities. He has earned the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation and is licensed in Pennsylvania as a real-estate broker.
GERALD REIFERT, PRINCIPAL, MAHLUM ARCHITECTS, SEATTLE
Over the last 20 years, Gerald has directed numerous design projects, including new construction, modernization and master planning for K-12 schools, colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a registered architect in Washington, Idaho and Iowa. The firm has offices in Seattle and Portland, Ore.
FREDERICK C. (FRED) SMITH, DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, LAS VEGAS
Fred is responsible for managing the construction of new schools, additions and rehabilitation/modernization projects for the nation's fifth-largest school district. Since joining the Clark County School District in May 1991, he has held positions as a planning specialist, construction program manager and assistant superintendent for facilities and transportation services, in addition to his current duties as director of construction management. He is managing a 10-year capital-improvement program that will complete the construction of 101 new and replacement schools by 2008.