Join us for a BD Roundtable focused on “What’s My Career Track: Advice from Austin AEC Experts”. This morning event will be a panel discussion featuring Amy Jones, President – O’Connell Robertson, Chuck Lipscomb, Vice President - JE Dunn Construction, and Erika Passailaigue, Director of Business Development/Associate Principal – Datum Engineers. This group will share their respective career paths, lessons learned, and advice for navigating the path of business developer to firm leader, followed by a group conversation around these topics.
Light breakfast is served at BD Roundtables.
Amy Jones is President of O’Connell Robertson, a mission-driven architecture/engineering design firm based in Austin. She has been with O’Connell Robertson for 20 years and has served as a Principal and Shareholder since 2004. As President, Amy oversees the communication and implementation of the Firm’s vision, mission and strategic plans; leads the development of corporate policies, plans and programs; and provides strategic direction of the Firm’s business development and community relations activities.
Chuck Lipscomb is a Vice President at JE Dunn Construction, one of the largest commercial construction firms in the United States. Chuck’s responsibilities include business development, client advocacy and community relations for JE Dunn’s Central Texas operations. Since joining the firm in 2008, he has successfully positioned JE Dunn in strategic markets including healthcare, multi-family, higher education, commercial office, cultural and government. Prior to joining JE Dunn, Chuck held various marketing and management roles in both the public and private sectors. Chuck has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Auburn University.
Erika Passailaigue is Director of Business Development for Datum Engineers. She is responsible for fostering relationships with clients, owners and industry peers; and for supporting and coordinating new client and project development. Starting at Datum in 1997, she worked her way from the ground up, being involved in accounting, HR, marketing, and office management and then eventually business development. In 2004, when the company started ownership transition planning, Erika's contributions and potential were recognized, and she was invited to become a shareholder. At that time an ownership path was not clearly defined for non-technical employees. Since then, Erika has continued to grow her career and her ownership in the firm and was promoted to Associate Principal in 2014.