Executive Advisory Board

The Charge to the Construction Science Advocacy Executive Board

The Construction Science Executive Advocacy Board members have been appointed based on their interest in and support of the University of Tennessee’s Construction Science Degree, and their potential to provide constructive guidance to the program. While the role of the Board may evolve over time, the current vision for the Board will include the following:

  • Advocate for the UT Construction Science Program within organizations, academic settings, and with colleagues
  • Identify sources of future high quality construction science students
  • Provide curriculum advice to maintain industry specific course content and programmatic direction which prepare students for careers in construction, and lead us toward ACCE accreditation
  • Maintain awareness of various trends in the Construction Science Program (enrollment, student demographics, class sizes, placement, budget, etc.) and review and recommend modifications when necessary
  • Identify potential sources of financial support for both our immediate needs and future growth of the Construction Science Program

Board Members

Tony Boals, P.E.
Vice President
Wright Brothers Const. Co. Inc.

Christina Byrnes, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Manager
Holder Construction

Brig Eastman
Vice President/Division Manager
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Jimmy McCullough
Vice President
Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC

Glenn Myers
Vice President
Robins & Morton

UT Const. Science Alumni Rep.

Cris Bryant
Senior Vice President
Layton Construction Company

Lee Carter, CEO
Chief Executive Officer
Carter Group, LLC

Gordon Heins, CEO
Chief Executive Officer
A.G. Heins Building Materials

Nick Lawrence
Project Executive
The Christman Company

Ray A. Rodriguez, MBA, SPHR
Division VP Human Resources/Risk Management
C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.

Erin M. Wakefield, CEO
Chief Executive Officer
The Wakefield Corporation

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    Support For Construction Science
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