Ryan Perryman, center, vice president of the Building Group for L. Keeley Construction receives the SIUE 2017 Construction Leadership Institute Alumni Leadership Award from Chris Gordon, left, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, right, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business.
Ryan Perryman, vice president of the Building Group for L. Keeley Construction, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2017 Construction Leadership Institute Alumni Leadership Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 10, as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.
Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business, presented the award.
The CLI Alumni Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the St. Louis area building community.
A member of CLI’s 2012 class, Perryman has led many projects across the country with teams executing more than $250 million of construction. In his current role, Perryman is leading the company into new market sectors, geographies and services. He has also influenced the industry as a steering committee member of the Construction Leadership Council through the Associated General Contractors of Missouri and has served as a volunteer for many organizations including the SIUE Alumni Association, SIUE Career Development Center, Construction Careers Center Charter High School, Building Futures Design and Build workshop, the YMCA, the Cub Scouts, and the Salvation Army’s youth camp.
“CLI’s mission is to produce accomplished leaders who will improve the processes and outcomes in the construction industry,” said Gordon. “Through his work in advancing the building industry and his commitment to mentorship of future building industry leaders, Ryan Perryman exemplifies our mission.”
CLI alumni representing 14 years of the program and the Class of 2017 participated in the festivities.
The Class of 2017 graduates (shown) are:
Nathan Allen - France Mechanical Corp.
Tyler Apple - Alberici Constructors
Andrew Bauer - McCarthy Building Cos.
Rick Branstetter - Guarantee Electrical Co.
Justin Burkemper - L. Keeley Construction
Jon Carroll - Poettker Construction Co.
Casey Dial - Drury Development Corp.
John Dohle - S. M. Wilson & Co.
Mike Garrett - Plocher Construction
Chris Hoff - Contegra Construction Co.
Nathan House - Archview Metals Systems Co.
Grant Kane - Guarantee Electrical Co.
Paul Kohnen - Kay Bee Electric & Systems Contractor
Chris Kozeny - Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.
Dane Law - Alberici Constructors
Matt Limpert - Covington Construction LLC
Brian Litteken - Kaiser Electric, Inc.
Grant Malone - Alberici Constructors
Brian Marks - The Korte Co.
Brian Moore - Raineri Construction
David Murphy - Drilling Service Co.
Nick O’Brien - O’Shea Builders
Ken Otten - Subsurface Constructors, Inc.
Vernon Pfeil - S. M. Wilson & Co.
Corey Rohwedder - Hank’s Excavating & Landscaping, Inc.
Tom Ruane - L. Keeley Construction
Matt Sauer - McCarthy Building Cos.
Shane Spears - L. Keeley Construction
Dan Sternau - Holland Construction Services
Mike Thomas - Icon Mechanical
Nelson Vogt - Raineri Construction
Brian Waeckerle - L. Keeley Construction
Aaron Williams - Alberici Constructors
Casey Wilson - Horner & Shifrin
CLI is an executive education program jointly developed by SIUE’s School of Business and the School of Engineering’s Department of Construction. It brings together professionals from many sectors of the building industry.
“The CLI program is designed to align with leadership development needs of the rapidly changing construction industry,” said Gordon. “The CLI Advisory Board takes an active role in helping us continuously update this unique and innovative leadership development program to develop future building industry leaders.”
Since CLI’s creation, approximately 340 emerging leaders and executives have benefitted from the nine-week program that strengthens leadership, strategic thinking, communications and key management skills.
For more information on the Construction Leadership Institute, visit siue.edu/cli or call (618) 650-5440.
— From the Illinois Business Journal via SIUE news services