Professional of the Year - Engineering Construction/Facilitation and Partnering

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Joseph F. Laird

Title: Partnering Facilitator
Industry: Engineering Construction
Type of Organization: Consultancy
Major Product/Service: Providing management consulting services, training, and development and development (partnering facilitation, project definition rating index, and after-action reviews)
Expertise: Mr. Laird is responsible for civil engineering and facilitation partnering.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: S.A.M.E.
University/Degree: M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Registered Professional Engineer, Nebraska, 1988; Project Management Professional, 2007; Certified CII Project Definition Rating Index Facilitator, 2018
Born: March 17, 1959, Omaha, Nebraska
Hobbies/Sports: Deacon at church, golf, grandchildren
Spouse: René
Married: May 26, 1984
Children: Theresa, Joey; Grandchildren: Scarlett, Lacie, Charlie, Raegan
Work History: Mr. Laird served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 37 years. He was with the Northwestern Division, as a Senior Air Force and Veteran Affairs Program Manager from 2009 through 2021; Omaha District Senior Military Programs Project Manager from 2000 through 2009; Northwestern Division Program Manager from 1996 through 2000; Omaha District Environmental Project Manager from 1994 through 1996; Missouri River Division Environmental Formerly Used Defense Sites Program Manager from 1993 through 1994; Omaha District Environmental Rapid Response Project Manager from 1990 through 1993; and an Omaha District Civil Engineer from 1985 through 1990.
Honors & Awards: Retired, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Career Accomplishments: Mr. Laird spent over 25 years of experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a partnering facilitator for over 100 design and construction projects.