The Construction Management Advisory Council (CMAC), formed in 2014, works to increase alumni involvement and strengthens student engagement with the Cal Poly Construction Management department and industry practitioners. CMAC also provides feedback to the Construction Management Department on current and future programs and curriculum, as well as guidance on how to best prepare students to support the dynamic needs of the construction industry.



The Cal Poly Construction Management Advisory Council (CMAC) is the successor of the Industry Advisory Committee which was formed in 2004 to provide essential and current professional input to the Construction Management Department faculty and administration. The CMAC was formed in 2014 to create a structure promoting increased involvement of CM Alumni, providing additional avenues of interaction with the department, and strengthening the connections with industry practitioners that have always been at the core of the Construction Management Department. The CMAC is recognized by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design Advisory Council and has opportunities to report to the Dean of the College on the interests of the Construction Management Department.

CMAC Bylaws

CMAC Senior Project Grant

This grant was created by Cal Poly's Construction Management Advisory Council (CMAC) to support Construction Management Student's senior projects and Cal Poly's Learn by Doing Philosophy. Students are encouraged to apply for funding to support their senior project. Applications will be reviewed and selected in the Fall and Spring Quarters.
Grant Application

Watch this video on how CM Alumni, Luis Badillo ('20) used the funding from CMAC to support his paint and primer senior project supporting Pismo Beach Cities' Lions Club.

Current Construction Management Advisory Council members are listed below.
*Denotes Board Member


Sam Almaraz
Michael Walton* | Matt Moynihan
Dominic Cacciatore*
Raymond Trebino* | Mike Messick
Jeff Grimm* | Anna Davis
Patrick Callahan* | Aaron Schlegel
Charles Muttillo* | Arielle Asher
Erin Overaa Dissman* | Kara Overaa Gragg
David Eichten* | Bret Firebaugh
Samuel Abbey* | Kirk Wagerman*
Alan Hanson* | Angel Leon
Steven Likins*
Brad Denney* | Matthew Susank
Alan Laurlund


Rod Hammett*
Charlie Mallers* | Chris Forster
Rick Pomeroy*
Shawn Reed*
Wayne Howerton
Peter Heald*
Mark Montoya*
Jeffrey Messana*
Karri Novak*
Don Adair*
Mark Davis*
Marcus Staniford*


Greg Simons
Brittany Emmons
Alex Sargiss
Karen Orwig
Bruce Daseking
Jenna Carlson
Michael Schussel*
Howard Mills
Marissa Anderson
Cory Keller*


Andrew Nortz
Michael Ricks*
Joe Cunliffe
Sarah Pisani
Bradford Reller
Scot Ikeda
Ron Yen*
Coleman Leslie
Christopher Bizot
Mark Smits
Bob Kluball
Andrew Schatzman
Kelly Pippin
Thomas Southam
Stephanie Taylor
Doug Marshall
Bill Johal
Matt Heintz
Madchen Schwenk
Michael Jokerst
Jennifer Connole
Dhakshan Potuhera
Joe Olla
Thai Nguyen
Addie Corrigan
Joe Capriola
Brad Prudhomme
Brett Mullinax
Breanne Forster
Kala Kapahalou


Anastacia Timmons
Jason Sommers*
Chris Pedroza
Scott Weaver
Katy Munoz
Sam Smith
Kent Adams
Mike Drake
Shane McCullough
Torrie Peth
Abbie Lucero
Robert Stephens
Matt Smart
College Recruiting
Lei Liang
Tammy Brown
Matthew Caswell
Thomas McGuire
Matt Runyan


The Construction Management Advisory Council was established in 2014 with the administrative support of the CCCE, and has been a powerhouse for the Construction Management program at Cal Poly to grow up as one of the best construction management programs in the country. CMAC has played a pivotal role in advancing construction education by providing dedicated partnerships and continuous financial support ever since its inception. Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Construction Management Advisory Council (CMAC).