RK&K's Potter is New Chair of CMAA

Construction Management Association of America also names new Chair-elect, board of directors

J. Michael Potter, CCM, PE, a partner at RK&K, was elected Chair of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) at the association's National Conference & Trade Show in Chicago, IL, held October 21-23. The 2013 event will be held October 6-8 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

Potter is in charge of RK&K's Construction Management and Inspection Division. For the past 20 years he has represented public owners as an Agency CM on transportation, building, and environmental projects. Potter earned his BSCE from Virginia Tech and his MBA from Loyola College of Maryland.

In addition to his role at CMAA, he sits on the board of the Maryland Association of Engineers and is the Chair of ACEC-MD Construction Services Committee. His CMAA experience includes serving as chapter president, contributing to CMAA publications, teaching Professional Construction Management Courses, and chairing/contributing to various Board committees.

William Heitz, CCM, president of Heery International, Inc., was elected CMAA Chair-elect. He was previously the association's Vice Chair/Professional Practice and a member of its Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with degrees in industrial management and architecture. He is a registered architect in Maryland and Georgia and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

CMAA also elected four new members to its Board of Directors: Stephen Ayers, FAIA, architect of the Capitol; Mark Cacamis, CCM, PE, state construction engineer at Virginia DOT; Charles Dahill, Jr., president of the CM/PM Division at ARCADIS; and Kevin Donnelly, PE, assistant commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.