Allston Marble, Chair
Vice President, Sr. Client Executive
Linbeck Group, LLC
Allston serves Linbeck Group as a Client Executive in Houston, TX. His project experience includes non-profit, cultural, commercial, K-12, higher education, residential and healthcare. Allston has worked in the construction industry for the past 13 years after graduation from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Bachelor or Science in Construction Management. In addition to serving on the Project Innovation and Delivery Forum, Allston is a member of the Consulting Constructors’ Council of America, a steering committee member of the Construction Leadership Council for the AGC of America and serves his local AGC Houston chapter on the Construction Futures and Scholarship Committees.
Felipe Serrano, Vice Chair
Assistant Project Manager
The Beck Group
Timothy Ryan Andersen
Vice President, Construction Services
Senior Director of Solutions
Russ Bollig is currently the Senior Director of Solutions at Multivista focusing primarily on their artificial intelligence program. He also oversees a local Multivista office in Omaha, Nebraska. Russ started his career as a Construction Engineer working for a large national general contractor completing project all across the United States. As a passionate construction enthusiast, he has been working to educate construction professionals on the benefits of technology adoption in the construction industry. This work started in earnest when he opened Multivista’ s Iowa office in 2010 and later opened the Nebraska office in 2017. Russ is also an avid traveler and speaker having the opportunity to lecture at numerous events and conferences across North America, South America & Europe. He is an active member of the AGC, AIA, DBIA and USIBD.
T.A. Loving Company
Director of Construction Technology
Scott is responsible for the technology roadmap at Tarlton. He works with our project teams to identify, test, and implement solutions to improve their daily work. Scott’s background in operations and lean guide him to find the purpose and value of each solution.
Ashish is an experienced Construction Project Manager at DPR Construction in the Dallas Forth Worth office. He joined DPR in 2015 after completing his Master’s in Construction Engineering and Project Management from The University of Texas at Austin. Has over 10 years of construction experience with last 6 years focused on commercial Healthcare and Life Science Construction. He is passionate about everything technology, loves trying out new upcoming technologies and believes technology can help shape the future of construction industry. Being involved in operations he understands the need to select core efficient technologies that can be easily integrated into workflows and still challenge the status quo on projects. As an active member for the Innovation Team at DPR he has led pilots for several technologies and always seeks for instant benefits and returns to help in project execution.
Learning and Development Manager
Senior Vice President
Bryan is senior vice president for Neumann Brothers, Inc., a leading general contractor in the Des Moines area that has shaped the Des Moines skyline since 1912. Currently, he is in charge of the construction operations staff along with business development, marketing, and their Design Build Services. Bryan is active in the community as well as industry associations and is a graduate from the Community Leadership Program at the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and ABI’s Leadership Iowa Program. Bryan received a BS degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and a juris master from Drake University Law School.
Director of Innovation
Clark Construction Comapny
Bert Somers has over 25 years of experience in construction. He is currently the Contracting Manager of the Western US for Ferrovial Agroman managing a procurement pipeline of Design Build and P3 projects in excess of $4 Billion dollars of construction. His areas of responsibility include Business Development, including building joint ventures, client engagement and interaction, and procuring work. He has previously worked as a Foreman, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Estimator, Estimating Manager, and Director of Special Projects and Business Development for small and large contractors. Mr. Somers has estimated and built many types of projects including: water and waste water treatment plants, hazardous waste remediation projects, landfills, mining infrastructure, roads and streets, highways, bridges, railroad infrastructure, commercial site work, subdivisions, throughout the Western US for private owners and public agencies. Mr. Somers holds the PMP designation, has also held a California Contractors “B” Classification license and has worked in various positions including chief estimator and construction manager for commercial, residential and multi-family building construction. He has served on the State Board of the AGC of California. He has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a Major in Insurance, Real Estate and Risk Management and an additional Major in Marketing.
Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Demaria Building Company
Construction Risk Engineering, Subcontractor Default Insurance
Vice President/Business Development
Thorne Associates, Inc.
Specialty Contractor Council Liaison
Nora Degnan is a part owner and Vice President/Business Development at Thorne Associates, Inc. the premier specialty subcontractor in the greater Chicago and surrounding Midwest region. She is still estimating and running projects while managing ownership roles such as business development, safety, human resources, IT, and accounting. Nora is the Vice Chair of the AGC Specialty Contractors Council, a member of the Chicagoland AGC Board of Directors, president of Midwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors (MWCC), secretary of Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association (MARBA), and was recognized in Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable Woman in Design and Construction for 2021. She holds an MBA from Elmhurst College and an MS from Northwestern University in Executive Management for Design and Construction. Connect with Nora.
Director, Business Strategy
Lean Construction Forum Liaison