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

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 are due on the Monday of week 8 in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.
Grant Application

Watch this video on how CM Senior, Mackenzie Ramsey, used the funding from CMAC to support her senior project supporting City Farm San Luis Obispo.

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


Shawn Reed*
Jeff Messana*
Rod Hammett*
Charlie Mallers* | Chris Forster
Wayne Howerton*
Peter Heald*
Brad Denney* | Karri Novak-Luzuriaga*
Bobby Van Hollebeke*
Rick Pomeroy*
Mark Davis*
Marcus Staniford*


Ron Yen | Keenan Brekke
Matt Moynihan | Michael Walton*
Kara Perkins
Dominic Cacciatore*
Josh De Mattei
Ray Trebino* | Gregory Amon
Jeff Grimm* | Kathleen Armstrong
Aaron Schlegel* | Kyle Spitznagel
Arielle Asher | Charles Muttillo*
Erin Overaa*
Bret Firebaugh*
Kirk Wagerman*
Steven Likins*
John Tuttle
Sam D'Avanzo | Jarod Creese


Scott Metzinger
Cameron Carrizales
Chanelle Norris
Reagan Milligan
Sophia Gonzalez
Bruce Daseking
Thai Nguyen
James Maloney
Michael Schussel*
Cory Keller


Bob Alten
Ryan Strong
Presley Olivas
Reagan Milligan
Cole Leslie
Brittany Emmons
Kendrick Wong
Bob Kluball
Christina Chapa
Alex Sargiss
Ryan Eames
Doug Marshall
Tim Bolton
Karen Orwig
Mike Drake
Kasey Painter
Bill Johal
Matt Heintz
Marcella Garofalo
Kevin Williams*
Joe Olla
Lei Liang
Howard Mills
Chris Attard
Jason Rich
Marissa Anderson
Jeremy Lopez
Breanne Forster
Linsey Vaquerano
Derik DeLonzor
Mike Renn


Jarod Johnson
Jason Sommers
Lisa McKeon
Stephanie Taylor
Miguel Guzman
Torrie Peth
Vimal Patel
Bob Stephens
Conner Long
Lucero Ramirez
Kyle Welsh
Janelle Layman
Scott Murfey
Christi Clayton
Tammy Brown
Nick LaFollette
Shawn Nelson
David Sharkey
Jacob Lopez
Shane Saltzgiver
Kaytlin Thornburgh


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).