Tools and Technologies for Project Management

T&E Lunch Program: Tools & Technologies for Project Management

Project Management has become increasingly complex in recent years due to challenges surrounding internal and external pressures, productivity, and profitability. Many of these challenges are a direct result of trying to meet increasing needs from owners. Owners today, are not only wanting projects to meet quality, time, and cost expectations but also address sustainability. The AEC industry is at a tipping point of trying to address increasing owner requirements, skilled labor shortages, increased risk, and low-profit margins all while trying to grow and innovate. The concept of digital transformation is supposed to help address some of these challenges, but we have a long journey ahead of us. During this session, panelists will share some of their experiences and best practices for managing these challenges and the tools they utilize to run projects effectively. PRINT FLYER

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn best practices for managing navigating challenges with internal/external pressures, productivity, and profitability.
  2. Discuss emerging technologies for your PM tool kit
  3. Learn effective strategies for leading change in the industry 4.0 area 


Rion Kolosieke, GadellNet, Strategic Consulting Team Lead

Speaker Info:

Genevieve Walters, USACE Kansas City District, Project Manager





Caleb Boyer – Project Manager, Ameren

Caleb Boyer currently manages a team of twelve project managers for Ameren Transmission. His primary responsibility is to ensure the successful execution on $250M of high-voltage infrastructure projects in Missouri and Illinois. Caleb started with Ameren in 2017 and spent his first two years as a cost engineer implementing and enhancing Oracle Unifier for the Transmission organization. His time spent improving cost management tools, along with his Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering background, allowed him to transition to a project manager role, and to his current role, Manager of Project Management. By leveraging his Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and PMP fundamentals, Caleb continues to utilize tools and technology to drive process improvement across Ameren.


Kimberly Wood – Principal/Director of Operations, Solutions AEC

Kimberly Wood, a principal and the Director of Operations at Solutions AEC, has been an integral part of the company since 2007. Her academic journey led her to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, followed by an MBA. Kimberly’s extensive experience includes a significant role in project management, where she has demonstrated exceptional skills in leading teams and driving projects to successful completion. As the Director of Operations, she oversees the strategic and day-to-day operational aspects of the company, ensuring efficiency and excellence in every project. Kimberly’s comprehensive background and leadership make her a respected and insightful speaker in the engineering and management sectors.


Alex Ayres – Director, Technology & Development, The Korte Company

Alex is a builder, designer, and educator.  He has spent the first decade of his career working up through architecture and project management positions, eventually being promoted into the newly created role of Director, Technology & Development.  Combining organizational expertise and a knack for clear and concise communication, Alex creates, catalogs and disseminates operational standards throughout The Korte Company.  Alex also leverages experience as a graduate adjunct faculty to recruit and develop Korte’s entry-level talent pipeline.  This work has extended into leading workforce development strategy company-wide in parallel construction technology efforts.  Alex holds an AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM), a dual Master’s in Architecture and Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Theresa Ackermann – Sr. Project Manager, PARIC

Theresa Ackerman serves as a Senior Project Manager for the Special Projects Division at PARIC. She has worked for PARIC since 2013. Theresa is a LEED Green Associate and a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration.




NOTE: Owner Members only are complimentary. Associate Members do not qualify for this registration type. Hosts/Speakers do not need to register. Owner Members include: (Bayer, Ameren, St. Louis County, SLDC, City of St. Louis, WashUniversity School of Medicine and University, Bunge, Mallinkrodt,  Hazelwood SD, Avison Young/Pace Properties, Kwame Building Group, Northstar Management, Great Rivers Greenway, ICL Specialty Products, MSD, Lambert Airport, USACE, Mercy, SSM Health, MO Botanical Garden, Four Fourteen, Anna Leavey Consulting, BJC Healthcare)

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Mar 14 2024


11:00 am - 1:00 pm




Holiday Inn St. Louis SW – Route 66
10709 Watson Road Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127 United States


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