AEC Update and Economic Forecast Program
Join us for the SLC3’s second most anticipated program of the year is back again! Learn about our region, outside the region, updates on both design and construction for what is in store for 2023.
Time: 7:30 (Buffet Breakfast/Networking)
8 a.m. Program Begins
Location: Greenbriar Hills Country Club
12665 Big Bend Boulevard, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge (Director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport)
Rhonda has been the Director of St. Louis International Airport (STL) since January of 2010 as appointed by St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay. The Airport is the primary air carrier facility for the St. Louis region that serves nearly 16 million passengers annually. Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge manages 500 employees with revenues of more than 183 million dollars in 2019. She is also Chairwoman of the 17-member St. Louis Airport Commission. She currently serves as chairperson of the Airport Oversight Committee of the Airport Cooperative Research Program, a research program supported by the FAA. She is currently serving as chair of the board of Christian Hospital (BJC HealthCare) and a board member of BJC.
Speaker on the Region:
G. Subash Alias (CEO of Missouri Partnership)
Since May 2019, Subash Alias has served as CEO at Missouri Partnership. Along with his colleagues, he actively markets the state to companies considering relocating or investing in new operations in Missouri. Before serving as CEO at Missouri Partnership, he was Senior Vice President and worked on the Business Recruitment team as one of four project managers working to attract companies to the state. Subash earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and received his MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
Speaker on Design:
David Kehm (Principal at FGM Architects (FGMA))
FGM Architects (FGMA), a 200-person architecture firm with 8 offices around the country, including St. Louis and O’Fallon, IL. FGMA focuses on higher-ed, K-12, multi-family, municipal, corporate, federal, and faith-based projects. David is currently involved in projects with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), Kaskaskia College, Offutt Air Force Base, and Rend Lake. He brings 36 years of experience in architecture and our region. David earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University.
Speaker on Construction:
Michael B. Kennedy (CEO of KAI Enterprises)
Michael B. Kennedy, Jr. serves as CEO of KAI Enterprises, an MBE-certified, full-service design and build firm offering Architecture, MEPFP Engineering, Interior Design, Construction and Program Management services. Michael is a community engager with a passion for transforming disenfranchised urban core neighborhoods into thriving communities. Involvement in the AEC industry and his community has always been important to Michael, who serves on several boards and mentoring organizations. A second-generation leader, Michael spends much of his time leading KAI’s strategic vision, business alignment, expanding into new markets, developing new clients, and promoting diversity within the industry workforce.
Note: Owner Member registration is free.
Owner Member List:
Ameren, Bayer, Boeing, Afton Chemical, BJC HealthCare, Bunge North America, Cobalt Construction Consulting, Avison Young/Pace Properties, Four Fourteen, LLC, ICL Specialty Products LP, Kwame Building Group, Mallinckrodt, Mercy, Northstar Management, SSM Health, The Opus Group, Washington University & School of Medicine, Great Rivers Greenway, Metropolitan Sewer District, Missouri American Water, Parkway School District, St. Louis City, St. Louis Board of Public Service, Lambert International Airport, SLDC – St. Louis Development Corporation, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis County, USACE, Hazelwood School District
Frank Niemerg (Ameren)
Kelly Jackson (Exec. Director)
Michael B. Kennedy