companies design and build for a variety of industries, including pulp and paper, chemical, oil and gas, steel, power, pharmaceuticals, and food processing. BE&K is consistently listed as one of Fortune magazine’s Top 100 Companies to Work For, and BE&K and its subsidiaries have won numerous awards for excellence, innovation, and programs that support its workers and communities. Mr. Kennedy is the chairman of the national board of directors of INROADS, Inc., and is a member of numerous other boards, including the A+ Education Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. He is also a member of the Duke University School of Engineering Dean’s Council and the former chairman of the Board of Visitors for the Duke University School of Engineering. He is the former president of Associated Builders & Contractors and the former chairman of the Construction Industry Institute. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Duke University, the Walter A. Nashert Constructor Award, the President’s Award from the National Association of Women in Construction, and the Contractor of the Year award from Associated Builders and Contractors. Mr. Kennedy has a B.S. in civil engineering from Duke University.
Michael A. Price is manager of education programs for the Project Management Institute (PMI), an international association of project management professionals that provides accreditation and training. He was appointed to this committee because of his experience and expertise in developing and evaluating project management training programs. Dr. Price is responsible for the development and implementation of operational plans for all PMI educational programs and initiatives, including accreditation of degrees in project management; selection and coordination of 150 public seminars annually; management of continuing education requirements and record keeping for 22,000 project management professionals; and identification of new educational products and programs to meet the learning needs of the global project management community. Previous to his present position, Dr. Price was director of professional practice for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and director of programs for architecture and engineering with the Research Center for Continuing Professional and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma. He is an active member of the AIA and has been a member of the Education System Audit Review Task Group and the site visitation team for the National Architectural Accreditation Board. Dr. Price has a B.S. in environmental design, a B.Arch., an M.Ed., and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.