Water Design Build Council Elects Albrecht as 2014 President

AlbrechtThe Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) members have unanimously elected Andrew Albrecht to serve as president for 2014. Albrecht is a senior vice president with Parsons Corp. (Parsons), with more than 25 years of hands-on construction management experience, including design-build and construction management-at-risk delivery. Albrecht currently leads Parsons’ construction sales efforts, focusing on at-risk water and infrastructure pursuits throughout North America.

Albrecht, who previously served as 1st?vice president and treasurer, succeeds WDBC’s 2013 president, Patrick Gallagher, vice president with CDM Smith. On behalf of all WDBC members, Albrecht expressed the collective appreciation to Gallagher for his outstanding leadership and service to WDBC during the year.

“Under [Gallagher’s] direction, WDBC has achieved one of its most outstanding years of products – particularly that of the Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide,” Albrecht said. “It is my objective that in 2014 we continue with the vigorous approach to ensure that the educational materials we’ve developed over the past two years are provided to the nation?s municipalities and industry leaders.”

In congratulating Andy on his election as WDBC president, Virginia Grebbien, Parsons group president stated, “with Andy’s a tremendous amount of experience in construction and construction management, and we believe the Council and its charter members will benefit greatly from his experience and insights.”

Also elected to the 2014 leadership team are Board members David Kinchen of Black & Veatch as 1st vice president and treasurer, and Mark Alpert of CH2M Hill as 2nd vice president and secretary. Gallagher will assume the position of ex-officio president.

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