PCL Experts

Hear from our Experts


While PCL has more than a century of building expertise, we also have numerous subject matter experts who deal with a wide variety of topics in the construction industry.
Our experts are available to present on a number of topics or speak to media inquiries. If you would like to speak to one of our subject matter experts, please contact us.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 RICH BALDWIN - DIRECTOR OF HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT

 
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Rich Baldwin, a retired air force li​eutenant colonel, has 42 years of safety experience that spans the United States government to the process chemical industry, and construction. Baldwin is a certified safety professional and a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Active on the Associate​d Builders and Contractors National Safety Committee and with the Nati​​onal Center for Construction Education and Research Safety, Baldwin provides insight and advice to safety professionals across the United States. Currently serving as executive officer in the National Constr​uction Safety Executives group, Baldwin has also served as the group’s chair. An accomplished s​peaker, Baldwin has presented 11 seminars at national ASSE conferences and written papers detailing safety standards. Additionally, Baldwin has led 15 seminars at the national Voluntary Pro​tection Programs Participants’ Association conference, was named the ASSE Safety Professional of the Year in Alabama in 2005 and 2006, and served as Task Force chair of the ASSE Construction Conference.​


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: CONSTRUCTION SAFETY, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

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 ERNIE BENSON - CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGER

 
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Ernie Benson, chief scheduler for major projects, has spent his 30-yea​r career with PCL Construction m​anaging projects and assisting in the scheduling efforts of many notable projects, including Denver International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Symphony Honolulu, a residential condominium in Hawaii’s capital. Benson has extensive experience in planning major projects that range in value from $100 million to $2 billion. ​​He is certified by the Authority for Total Cost Management and is a planning and scheduling professional.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: PROJECT SCHEDULING, PROJECT PLANNING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

 STACEY BLEDSOE - DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

 
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Stacey Bledsoe, MHR, SPHR, has more than 17 years of experience in human resources management, 11 of those years in construction operations. Bledsoe is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL where she earned a bachelor of arts in business management and Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, from which she received a mast​​er of human resources management. She holds a senior professional of HR certification from the HR Certification Institute and a SHRM-SCP from the Society of Human Resources Management. Bledsoe is a former ACE Mentor and a founding member of the Greater Tampa Bay chapter, a PEAK Club award winner, and is ranked in the top 20 percent of management by Cintas.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, TALENT ACQUISITION, CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE, COLLEGE RECRUITING PROGRAMS, EMPLOYEE RENTENTION, ONBOARDING, AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

 

 TERRY BRICKMAN - MANAGER, CONSTRUCTION QUALITY

 
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Terry Brickman, has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry working on diverse commercial and civil projects across North America. Brickman has an impressive portfolio of large construction projects that include high-rises and condominiums, airport terminals, precast segmental brid​​ges, and panelized c​urtain-wall systems. He earned his bachelor of science in architectural engineering from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Canada. Brickman has been a featured speaker at several conferences, including the annual Construction Risk conference, the annual Midwest Healthcare Engineering conference, the annual Lean Construction Institute conference, and the  annual Associate General Contractors Association conference.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: LEAN CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES, QUALITY MANAGEMENT, HISTORICAL RENOVATIONS

 

 BRETT DOLAN - Director, Human Resources

 
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Brett Dolan is responsible for providing strategic human resource direction across the United States in the areas of recruiting and retention, employee relations, diversity, compliance, employee benefits and compensation, and human resource information systems. Dolan is a graduate of Miami University, where he earned a degree in fina​​nce, and a graduate of the 2012 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver course. He has also been recognized by his peers and the Denver community as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado by CoBiz Magazine(2012), is a member of the 2013 Denver Business Journal’s “Top Forty Under Forty” class (2013), and was named to Engineering News Record’s “Top Twenty Under 40” in 2013 for the Mountain States Region.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, COMPLIANCE, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

 

 JANA HINTON - Government Contracts Compliance Officer

 
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Jana Hinton, PCL’s government contracts compliance officer has more than 12 years of experience in her field previously working for companies in the aerospace and defense, and design and construction fields before joining PCL. Her main responsibilities include managing compliance and ethics requirements for all US offices. Jana is a ​member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as well as the National Contract Management Asso​ciation. She is a certified compliance and ethics professional with more than 250 hours of continued education in contracting compliance. Hinton graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri with a degree in business administration and a minor in criminal justice.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REGULATIONS, EMPLOYEE TRAINING, INVESTIGATING, AUDITING, AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

 

 KELLI KELLY - Director, Diversity and Inclusion

 
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Kelli Kelly brings more than 15 years of professional experience to the director of diversity and inclusion position at PCL Construction. She has extensive knowledge of all facets of diversity program management, from ​​community outreach to capacity buildings. In her current role, Kelly leads developing and implementing strategies to ensure the engagement, success, and growth of a diverse employee group as well as PCL’s small and diverse business partners. Key responsibilities include employee and community engagement, issue management, and leadership on diversity initiatives. Recognized among Denver Business Journal’s “Top Forty Under 40” and Engineering News Record’s “Top Twenty Under 40” in 2014.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, SMALL BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, BUSINESS OUTREACH, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

 

 RITCH MACPHERSON - Director, Strategic P3 Pursuits

 
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​​​Ritch MacPherson, director of Strategic P3 Pursuits, has nearly four decades of experience in the construction industry, has worked in thr​​ee countries, and he’s held a variety of positions for PCL Construction. Beginning his career as a project manager in the Winnipeg, Canada office, Ritch then moved to Toronto where he was a​ contracts manager. In 1994 he was relocated to Mexico City, then relocated again to M​inneapolis, Seattle, an​d ending in Denver. Ritch has worked on a myriad of projects that include a Red Cross Blo​od Center, office towers, and mega-malls. MacPherson earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a masters in engineering from the University of Manitoba.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, PURSUIT STRATEGIES, PURSUIT ORGANIZATION, PROJECT PLANNING, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES

 

 STEPHANIE MCCAY - MANAGER US COMMUNICATIONS

 
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Stephanie McCay brings more than a decade of experience in the construction industry to her role and currently leads the US communications team. Overseeing all communication aspects across the United States, she has extensive experience developing and executing strategies and leading the organization’s strategic communication efforts. As well as managing the corporate communications team, McCay provide​​s guidance, support, and training to marketing and communication departments across the United States, and is the main media contact for the organization. She spoke at the 2013 Great Place to Work conference and has been quoted extensively in local, regional, and national publications. McCay earned a bachelor of arts in speech communications from Colorado State University, is a graduate of the Colorado State University construction management certificate program, and earned a masters of communication from Denver University.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS, EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, BRANDING, PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS

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 Eric Orquiola - Chief Estimator

 
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Eric Orquiola, corporate director​ for Preconstruction and Estimating, works with PCL’s national Business Development teams providing leadership on major project pursuits. He’s responsible for directing and guiding bes​​t practices for PCL’s preconstruction and estimating efforts across the United States and brings more than 20 years of experi​ence to this position. Orquiola is an expert at developing accurate pricing as well as identifying opportunities to enhance client programs, all while working within budget constraints. He holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: PRECONSTRUCTION, ESTIMATING PROCESS

 

 Kara Sand - Manager, Professional Development

 
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​Kara Sand, manager of Pr​ofessional Development, has more than a decade of experience as a corporate trainer. ​Her duties with PCL include facilitating continued education and learning opportunities for PCL employees, and she’s responsible for the Professional Development department’s programs, practices, and strategies. Sand is a certified professional in learning and performance, is certified in 360 facilitation, and was chosen to sp​eak at the Associated General Contractors national conference. She has bachelor of arts and m​​aster of science degrees in speech communication from Minnesota State University.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION, ADULT EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, GENERATIONAL DIVERSITY

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