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siuecliclassof2019The Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated 35 graduates on Friday, March 8, as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration. Developed by the SIUE Schools of Business and Engineering, the CLI provides the knowledge, skills and strategies that individuals and companies need in today’s challenging construction industry.

Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, PhD, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business, oversaw the ceremony.

“The CLI program is designed to align with the 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 program to develop future building industry leaders.”

CLI alumni representing 16 years of the program and the Class of 2019 participated in the festivities.

Class of 2019 graduates are:

Grant Arle - Drury Development Corp.
James Beatty - Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Sarah Becker - L. Keeley Construction
Karl Beer - Jim Taylor, Inc.
William Black - J.F. Electric
Joe Burns - Guarantee Electrical Co.
Michael Carlson - Plocher Construction
Mitch Crews - Drury Development Corp.
Tommy Davis - TD4 Electrical, LLC
Harry Dunsford - Icon Mechanical
Jeff Evans - Donco
Philip Ferrar - Keystone Construction
Howard Hayes - Paric
Greg Jansen - Icon Mechanical
Chris Keim - Alberici Constructors, Inc.
George Kloster - L. Keeley Construction
Josh Kreitler - McCarthy Building Cos.
Alisa Lewis - McCarthy Building Cos.
Spencer Litzau - Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Kerry Lorts - S.M. Wilson & Company
Josh Mazander - DMS Contracting, Inc.
Kevin Nesselhauf - L. Keeley Construction
Kate Odle - Holland Construction Services
Tom O’Hara - Guarantee Electrical Co.
Chris Poettker - Poettker Construction
Christine Raffety - The Korte Co.
Johnathan Rodgers - Kwame Building Group
Jordan Sanders - S.M. Wilson & Company
Teresa Scannell - BJC Healthcare
Justin Schaefer - O’Shea Builders
Ryan Schroeder - Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Eric Tritsch - Contegra Construction
Joel Vidlak - Holland Construction Services
Mark Walburg - Raineri Construction
Luke Weissler - Husch Blackwell LLP

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.

Since CLI’s creation, approximately 400 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) 650-2668.