NAC Honors

For Release: Upon Receipt (July 30, 2015)
Contact: John McKeon 703-677-3361,

Three CMAA Fellows Honored by
National Academy of Construction

Three long-time leaders of CMAA and members of the association’s College of Fellows  have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Construction.  NAC is a select organization made up of industry leaders whose professional careers demonstrate outstanding contributions to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction industry.

The three honored leaders are:

•    Les Hunkele, PE, CCM, FCMAA
•    Christine Keville, FCMAA
•    Bruce D’Agostino, CAE, FCMAA

NAC’s citation of Hunkele noted his “Herculean efforts in guiding complex federal projects to successful completion while always mentoring young engineers for success.” He was program manager for the design and construction of the  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, program manager for the Pentagon renovation following 9/11, deputy program manager for the Iraqi Reconstruction, and consultant to the US and Korean governments for their relocation of US Forces.

In honoring Keville, NAC cited her “leadership positions in numerous national societies and organizations in the construction industry.” Keville is president and CEO of Keville Enterprises, in Marshfield, MA. In addition to being a past chair of CMAA, she is a director emeritus of the association, chancellor of its College of Fellows, and past chair of the CMAA Foundation. She serves as a trustee and secretary of the Board of Trustees at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Keville is also chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Northeastern University.   

D’Agostino is president and chief executive officer of CMAA, whose mission is to promote the profession of construction management and the use of qualified CMs on capital projects and programs. Since he joined CMAA as its first full-time staff member in 1999, he has guided the association from fewer than 900 members to more than 14,000. Under his leadership, CMAA has taken a central role in defining and promoting the profession of construction management.

NAC’s 200-plus members represent industry, academia and government. The election of new members follows a peer-nomination and peer-selection process that creates a select candidate list, from which new members are elected by the entire Academy.

“In addition to the personal distinction of election to NAC, these selections reflect the stature and commitment of the leaders who have shaped CMAA over the years,” says D’Agostino. “It is a great honor to be inducted into the National Academy of Construction, and I am proud and pleased to join Les Hunkele and Christine Keville in NAC’s Class of 2015.

CMAA is the leading organization advancing professional construction and program management worldwide. Its membership is comprised of more than 14,000 public and private organizations, owners and individual practitioners. CMAA provides professional development, CM certification, advocacy, and business opportunities to its members and the industry. The Association's headquarters is located in McLean, VA, USA.



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