Cogence Alliance Announces 2024 Directors

Cogence Alliance is pleased to announce the Directors of its 2024 National and three regional Chapter Boards of Directors. Directors were nominated for open positions by the Cogence partnership and approved by the National Board of Directors at its November 2023 meeting.

Board members play an essential role in developing strategy, setting policy, steering the direction of the organization, guiding the integration of new chapters, advocating for industry change, and the creation of resources that will improve outcomes throughout the industry.

Serving on the 2024 National Board of Directors:

President: Scott Wagner, Regency Construction

Vice President: Joanne Brown, Case Western

Treasurer: Armando Francisco, Lake Erie Electric

Immediate Past President: Pam Neckar, Impact PD

Secretary: Kevin Thompson, Cogence Alliance

Chair, Programs: Sean McDermott, Cleveland MetroParks

Chair, Diversity: Brad Berkowitz, Whiting-Turner

At-Large: Pat Klanac, PTA Engineering

At-Large: Jeff Appelbaum, Thompson-Hine, LLP

At-Large: Brendan Shea, Signet Real Estate

At-Large: Jerry Klanac, PMA Consultants/Univ. of Dayton

NEO Chapter President: Bob Hager, Brennen, Manna & Diamond

COH Chapter President: Jennifer Son, DesignGroup

SWO Chapter President: Alex Jonovski, Demain

Northeast Ohio Chapter Board of Directors:

President: Bob Hager, Brennan Manna Diamond

Vice President: Carter Edman, Marous Brothers

Vice President: Jeff Loyall, Turner Construction

Secretary/Treasurer: Cynthia Leitson, Tri-C

Co-Chairs, Advocacy: Ross Mitchell, TH Martin/Charlie Izzo, Infinity Const.

Chair, Programs: Aaron Lobas, Osborn Engineering

Chair, Emerging Leaders: Open

Chair, DEI National: Brad Berkowitz, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

At-Large: Bryan Wahl, Bostwick Design Partnership

At-Large: Dean Vaughn, University Hospitals / Sodexo Healthcare

Central Ohio Chapter Board of Directors:

President: Jennifer Son, DesignGroup

Vice President: Kelly Greene, DIRTT

Secretary: Stephen Metz, SMBH, Inc.

Treasurer: Kevin Thompson, Cogence

Program Chair(s): David Scott, Brennen, Manna, Diamond; Jennifer Son

Partnership Chair: Jonathan Wilch, MA Design

Emerging Leaders: Doug Smith, IMEG

At-Large: Jeff Ortman, HAWA Engineers

Serving on the inaugural Southwest Ohio Chapter Board of Directors:

President: Alex Jonovski, Demain

Vice President: Nick Rittenger, HAWA Engineers

Partnership Chair: Steve Lawson, Shook Construction

Program Chair: Jerry Klanac, PMA Consultants

Secretary: Krutarth Jain, Champlin Architecture

Treasurer: Kevin Thompson, Cogence

At-Large: Joe Ferdelman, Heapy Engineering

Cogence and its partners welcome our new board members and thank all directors for their leadership and service!


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