CADC Alumni Named to Associated General Contractors’ 40 Under 40
Several alumni from Auburn’s McWhorter School of Building Science (BSCI) as well as a graduate of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture’s Environmental Design (ENVD) program have been included in Alabama Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) list of 40 Under 40 in 2023. These honorees are being recognized for their contributions to the construction industry in the state of Alabama. They will be honored at an event on September 28 in Birmingham. Congratulations to all!
Eric Baker, BSCI ’09, Master of Integrated Design Construction ’13, Rabren General Contractors
Baker is a senior project manager with Rabren General Contractors in Birmingham. With experience working on projects overseas, he is currently leading The Helmsman student housing complex in Savannah, Georgia, as well as a build-out project in downtown Birmingham.
Sarah-Ashley Boling, BSCI ‘11, Crucible Construction
Boling is a project manager for Crucible Construction in Spanish Fort. She has managed the construction of several high-rise projects and has experience in higher education, research facilities, commercial, multi-family and medical projects. She is a member of BSCI’s Industry Advisory Council.
Will Crosby, BSCI ‘15, Corporate Office Properties Trust
Crosby is a senior project manager with Corporate Office Properties Trust in Huntsville. He is currently overseeing the design and construction at Redstone Gateway, a 468-acre master planned, mixed-use project in Huntsville. He also has managed projects for Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Davidson Technologies and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Devon Donnell, BSCI ’08, Wiregrass Construction Co.
Donnell is superintendent at Wiregrass Construction Co. in Dothan. He has been with the company for 16 years, having started his work there while enrolled in BSCI’s co-op program. He has managed highway, airport, commercial and sitework projects and specializes in asphalt work.
Wilford “Junnie” Ellis, BSCI ‘12, McInnis Construction, LLC
Ellis is project manager at McInnis Construction, LLC, in Mobile, having originally worked for the company through BSCI’s co-op program. His duties include managing all aspects of project scheduling, resource management, subcontractors and cost tracking. He managed two major projects in Mobile for the Alabama Department of Transportation, which were the State Road 158 roadway extension overpass over a tributary of EB Seabury creek and a bridge replacement on Dunlap Drive over Pinto Pass.
Jacob Johnston, MBC ‘21, Martin & Cobey
Johnston is safety director and project manager at Martin & Cobey in Athens. He oversees communication between the office and field personnel and ensures that all employees have earned OSHA 30-hour certification. He also manages the owned equipment fleet and makes sure that repairs and maintenance are carried out when needed with minimal impact on the jobsite.
Matt Kirkland, BSCI ’11, TE Stevens Co.
Kirkland is a project manager with TE Stevens Co. in Birmingham, where he currently manages approximately 25% of the company’s projects. He has expertise in underground utility installation, including the areas of cost, management and overcoming obstacles during installation.
Clay Kyzar, BSCI ’12, BL Harbert
Kyzar is operations manager at BL Harbert in Birmingham, having begun his career there as an intern. He has managed more than $428 million in construction projects, including Auburn University Montgomery’s Wellness Center and ServisFirst headquarters in Homewood. He recently helped the company procure 10 contracts of more than $800 million at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Drew McKibben, BSCI ‘11, McCord Contract Floors
McKibben is project manager at McCord Contract Floors Inc. in Dothan. “Drew is able to bring an understanding of the overall construction process far beyond that of most others in the flooring sector,” stated company Vice President Jake McCord.
Tyler Schnell, ENVD ‘12, Doster Construction Co.
Schnell is a senior project manager with Doster Construction Co. in Birmingham. He is currently working on several high profile and complex projects. He also mentors assistant project managers and project engineers and develops relationships with clients in Doster’s growing multi-family division.
Jamison Taylor, BSCI ‘09, Caddell Construction
Taylor is a senior project manager with Caddell Construction in Montgomery, where he focuses on international projects. He is currently managing the $168 million U.S. Embassy project in Nairobi, Kenya, and the new U.S. Embassy project in Juba, South Sudan, which has a contract value of more than $500 million.