cheryl@wbcnyc.org 
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CHAIR, ADVISORY BOARD

Cheryl McKissack DanielPresident, McKissack & McKissack

Cheryl McKissack Daniel is President and CEO of The McKissack Group, Inc., and has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Born in Nashville to architect William D. Berry and teacher, Leatrice McKissack, she represents the fifth generation of the McKissack family’s century-old business, McKissack & McKissack, the oldest minority-owned design and construction firm in the nation. As President and CEO of The McKissack Group, McKissack Daniel provides executive leadership on numerous high profile projects and ensures that diversity is implemented throughout each phase of a project or program.

McKissack Daniel serves on various boards, including the Philadelphia Authority of Industrial Development and the National Liberty Museum Board, where she was honored as a ‘Hero of Liberty’ for her support of humanitarian initiatives and for promoting the responsibilities of a free and diverse America. McKissack Daniel also served as co-chair on Philadelphia Mayor John Street’s Transition Committee for Small Business, and is an active member in both the New York Building Congress and Women in Transportation (WTS). She earned both a bachelor and master’s degree in civil engineering from Howard University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jennifer.murphy@stvinc.com 
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CO-CHAIR, ADVISORY BOARD

Jennifer Murphy,
Director, Business Development, STV Construction, Inc.

Jennifer Murphy is a construction professional with over 26 years of experience managing construction, design and program management services. She has been involved in more than $2 billion in construction and served a wide variety of project types including commercial, residential, hospitality, entertainment, cultural, transportation, mixed use, retail, and corporate interiors. She is focused on assisting clients in the development of the project team and process to achieve their goals. An advocate for women’s growth and achievement in the industry she participates as a member of the BWAF Board of Trustees and Co-Chairs the NEW Ambassador Council amongst participating actively in several other industry organizations. New to STV last year, Murphy is dedicated to growing the Construction Management Division in both the public and private sectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jane.chmielinski@aecom.com 
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Jane Chmielinski, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer of AECOM Technology Corp.

Jane A. Chmielinski is Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer of AECOM Technology Corp. Ms . Chmielinski previously served as Group Chief Executive for Corporate Development from January 2008 to January 2009, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of AECOM’s legacy DMJM+Harris operation since October 2005. Prior to that, at DMJM+Harris, she served as Executive Vice President from October 2003 to October 2005 and as Senior Vice President from October 2002 to October 2003.

Chmielinski began her career with DMJM+Harris in June 1993. Along with her work with the WBC, she serves on the Mineta Transportation Institute Board of Trustees, the New York Building Foundation Board of Governors, and the ACE Mentor Program Board of Directors. A strong champion for promoting the industry through an educated work force, Chmielinski was an active member of the Diversity Board for the Grove School of Engineering at City College of New York for several years, including a term as Chair. AECOM Technology Corporation is a global leader in professional technical and management support services, also leveraging a distinct global footprint that differentiates us in the marketplace. Today, AECOM has over 43,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries around the world and annual revenue grew by 23 percent to a record US$5.2 billion during fiscal year 2008. Chmielinski received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is currently a member of the ACE Mentor Program, Inc., the Mineta Transportation Institute, the New York Building Congress (NYBC), the New York Building Foundation (NYBF), and is an Advisory Board Member to the Rudin School at NYU.

cmurphy@tcco.com 
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Charles Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager,  The New York business unit of Turner Construction Company

Charles Murphy is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York business unit of Turner Construction Company. A 34-year construction industry veteran, Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career at Turner. His first position in 1978 was as an engineering assistant in the firm’s Philadelphia office. In the years that followed, he was promoted positions of greater responsibility in Philadelphia and in 1990, was transferred to the New Jersey business unit as chief estimator.

In 1998, he moved to the New York unit as chief estimator. In 2001, Mr. Murphy was named director of healthcare for the New York unit and was promoted to vice president of healthcare in 2002. He was named Vice President & general Manager in early 2005. In December 2006 he was promoted to Senior Vice President. Mr. Murphy is a member of several prominent organizations, including the Contractors’ Association of Greater New York (CAGNY) and the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA). Mr. Murphy also serves as a Board Member of the Salvadori Center and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Mr. Murphy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He resides in Bernardsville, NJ, with his family.