MEET THE BOARD

CMAA-AZ Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Jaimee Robinson

FIRM: Gannett Fleming 

 

Jaimee has been in the civil engineering and construction industry for over twelve combined years starting with a student position for the Naval Civil Engineer Corps at Norfolk Naval Base near her hometown in Virginia. After receiving her MBA from Arizona State University, her former company, Ames Construction, promoted her to a newly created Marketing Coordinator position. Over the following years, Jaimee expanded this position in the company to include managing the technical and strategic teams of a $60 million pursuit. She was also able to unify her own goals and values with that of Ames by organizing a company-sponsored 5K team to support the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, AZ. In September of 2016, Jaimee accepted a position at Gannett Fleming as a Senior Proposal Specialist where she concentrates on client development and proposal production for planning and design services in the transit and transportation markets. Jaimee an active member of the Construction Management Association of America, American Public Works Association, and Women in Transportation – Metro Phoenix. 

PAST PRESIDENT / CCM CHAIR / SCHOLARSHIP & STUDENT OUTREACH CO-CHAIR

Willie Paiz, CCM

FIRM: Jacobs

 

Willie Paiz is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and experienced managing heavy civil construction projects that includes the construction of water and wastewater treatment plants, conveyance systems, pumping stations, wetlands, earthen reservoirs, and water storage tanks, solid waste landfills, public roads, and freeways, infrastructure for site development projects, sewer collection systems, recreational facilities, and environmental remediation projects. His responsibilities and expertise as a Construction Manager have involved him in all project phases from Pre-Design/Design, Bidding, Construction, Procurement, Start-up, and Project Closeout.

 

Mr. Paiz serves as a Regional Operations Manager for the Construction Management Services Group of Jacobs. His career goals are to support business development and delivery of CM Services to Jacobs primary Business Groups that include Water, Transportation, Environmental, and Government Facilities. Mr. Paiz's professional society goals for CMAA is to grow the number of Certified Construction Managers.

 

SECRETARY

Patrick McGarry, LEED GA, CCM

FIRM: Hill International 

 

I love what I do! I absorb it every day and can't wait to explore what is around the corner. I ask "why", " how come", and "why not" a lot. I believe my industry can be better and I want to be a part of that solution. I am excited to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with the next generation and to learn from them as well. This is a really great time to be in the design and construction industry and I am grateful for the opportunities I have had and will see in the future.

I thrive on working on interesting projects; office buildings, arenas, stadiums, themed environments, renewable energy projects, parks, schools, and pools. It's not the size of the project that interests me, it is the impact of the project.

 

A former Chapter  President, Patrick rejoins us as Secretary after relocating back to the Phoenix area from California. Welcome back, Patrick!

TREASURER / CODE (Creating Opportunities for Diversity and Equality) CHAIR

Chad Karam, PE

PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Jennifer Frost

FIRM: Vanir Construction Management

 

Jennifer is a consulting, architectural design, construction project management professional. She is experienced in light manufacturing and industrial facilities, retail, healthcare and hospitals, education, vocational schools, sound and video production facilities, government office buildings, detention facilities, and courthouses. Her design focus is on wellness, ergonomics, efficiency, staff retention, evidence-based design, and security. She is a LEED-accredited professional, proficient in ADA accessibility compliance and evaluation, and historic preservation.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Jamie Schindeldecker

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Gerald Green

EDUCATION/OWNER OUTREACH CHAIR

Ward Simpson

FIRM: 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP & STUDENT OUTREACH CO-CHAIR

Kaushik Ganhdi, CMIT, LEED GA

 

 

LEGISLATIVE ADVISOR

Dean Howard