AACE International Activities: Jonathan McNatty is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) 2011, and is currently a Senior Consultant with DRMcNatty & Associates, Inc. in New York. Mr. McNatty has 22 years of Project Management and Cost Control experience in field operations, construction management, project management, CPM scheduling, project document administration, project implementation, claims preparation, and Primavera software training. Experience in creating, preparing, organizing, training, and maintaining complex schedules; project related documents using Primavera and related project management software. Professional experience with implementing, training, and working for Subcontractors, General Contractors, Construction Managers, and Project Owners such as NYSDOT-New York State Department of Transportation, and MnDOT Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Jonathan has been a speaker presenting technical papers on implementing Primavera Software at the AACE Southern California Spring Symposium, and AACE Western Winter Workshops since 2005, and is now an instructor for the two day PSP Certification Review Course.
Goals and Objectives: As Director of Region 2, I will work to ensure a smooth transition from my predecessor, and maintain the communication between our Sections and the Association within AACE International. I plan on being a “hands on” director actively communicating and meeting with the sections to gather their input on how we can make all the resources that AACE offers available to it’s members. One of my goals will be to make sure that the current members and new members are taking advantage of pursuing AACE Certifications and provide support for that endeavor.
I have seen firsthand how effective meetings like the Western Winter Workshop can be for members and that is why I have been helping to create the 1st Annual Northeast Total Cost Management Symposium scheduled for 2014 in Philadelphia, PA, with the current Director of Region 2. These symposiums give our members a chance to gather face to face and share our triumphs and failures in managing projects and work to see that this will be a yearly symposium on the East Coast for members in Region 2.
AACE in my opinion provides what I call “core essentials” on how to correctly manage projects in today’s planning/scheduling and cost control environment. The tools, support, mentorship, and certifications that AACE provides to members and new members are in my opinion essential for any Project Manager /Cost Control Manager to effectively manage and navigate today’s complex projects.
Transition and continue the work from my predecessor.
Communicate, support and meet onsite with each section in Region 2.
Promote resources available to current and new members.
Increase AACE Certifications.
New member requirement.
Continue Symposiums in Region 2.
AACE International Activities: Since joining AACE in 2008, Calvin has had an active role in the National Capital Section as an exam proctor, Treasurer, Vice-President, and is currently President. He has also been published in
Cost Engineering. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University, 1985 and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, 1990. He holds certificates in Project Management from UC Irvine, 2006, and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University, 2012. He is a CCP, PMP, and MRICS.
Calvin is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. His professional background includes more than two decades of experience that integrates finance with project management and Lean Six Sigma. He has applies cost engineering to public policy decisions concerning military health, renewable energy, cost restructuring of civil agencies, as well as programmatic assessment of space vehicles. Prior to consulting, Calvin developed expertise in the Power and Utilities sector. Leadership roles included Business Planning Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric and Senior Cost Engineer for Southern California Edison Nuclear Organization. Calvin also has experience as the CFO of a start-up construction firm that focused on public school capital improvement programs.
Goals and Objectives: As Region 2 Director, I envision accomplishing the following:
Build upon the momentum created by predecessor Region 2 Director.
Partner with each Section to establish goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely (S.M.A.R.T.) to enhance Section health. Examples include:
Assist struggling or inactive sections to become reinvigorated.
Enhance regional membership retention statistics.
Promote section growth by increased section activities.
Emphasize the value proposition of the Corporate and Organizational Membership Partnership (C.O.M.P.) program to leading AEC/EPC firms and owner’s firms, citing the correlation between AACE certification and improved employee development and performance. Make special effort to include electric and gas utilities.
Guide increased Section membership, as well as increased percentage of certified members.
Assist planning with each Section to develop existing leaders, as well as a leadership pipeline.
Plan a cycle of visitations to all Sections during my tenure.
Promote that membership, certification and involvement can be an engine of employability.
Promote that AACE can be a driver of sustainability in one of the most densely populated regions of the U.S. This concept should resonate with younger members and potential members.
Incorporate social media to integrate communication and cooperation between Sections.