November 2012 CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter Spotlight - Bill Lacher

Bill Lacher

The CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter Spotlight Member this month is our Past President and Gulf Coast Chapter Founder, Mr. Bill Lacher, CCM.

Bill is a construction manager with Vanir Construction Management, Inc. with more than 38 years of experience in design and design management, project management, construction management, CPM scheduling, inspection, and claim analysis/resolution.  Bill is credentialed by the Construction Management Certification Institute, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Construction Quality Management.  He is also licensed to practice Project/Construction Management in Louisiana and holds four (4) Louisiana contractor licenses: Building Construction; Public Works and Municipal Facilities; Bridges, Roads and Highways; and Heavy Construction.

Bill’s commitment and enthusiasm for CMAA has made him a passionate ambassador for the organization in establising the flourishing CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter.  His efforts have included presiding as the first Chapter President, Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and as Co-Chair of the CCM Committee.  Additionally, Bill’s leadership and involvement as the Chair for the Board of Directors has helped shape the Gulf Coast Chapter into the successful organization that is has become.  For all of his efforts, Bill was recently recognized at the CMAA National Conference with a Chairman’s Award; as well as, received the award for National Chapter of the Year Award for Population Division II.  Thank you, Bill, for all your hard work, vision, and leadership!

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The Inaugural CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter Spotlight - Steve McGill

Steve McGill

At the Board’s regular monthly meeting on September 14, 2012, Steven McGill, CCM was voted unanimously to be CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter’s first “spotlighted” member.  

Steve is a Construction Observation/Inspection professional and has been with Volkert, Inc. since 1985.  He has over 28 years of experience in program, project and construction management.  He is a Quality Management Specialist and is a valued member of our Board of Directors.  He is a Certified Construction Manager and currently serves as Co-Chair of our Certified Construction Manager Study Group Committee.  In this role, he is leading our Chapter’s effort to prepare our members for the CCM exam.

Steve is also a tireless member of the Board, attending most Board meetings and events.  He frequently makes the trip from his home in Mobile, Alabama and contributes his time, energy and support to the Chapter.  Specifically, Steve set up the venue for our first annual Project Achievement Awards Banquet, he managed the design and procurement of the Chapter pins, and he Chaired the Nomination Committee for the recent election of Chapter officers. The Board and Membership of CMAA’s Gulf Coast Chapter appreciates and thanks Steve for his support and contributions to our success.  Thank you, Steve!!

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