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Legacy of Learning - Boston

Architecture, Engineering & Construction Management


Calling all Architects, Engineers and Construction Management Alumni!

Join us during the annual ArchitectureBostonExpo (ABX) for the next installment in the Legacy of Learning Series.

Topic: Emerging Developments in Architecture and Engineering Service Delivery
Moderator: Bill Lyons '90, President & CEO - Fort Hill Companies LLC
Guest Speakers: Jacqueline Shiner M'17, Owner & Senior Consultant - OSA Proposals LLC
Joe Cheever P.E. '01, Senior Director of Engineering & Maintenance - MBTA

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Presenters: 6:00PM
Networking & Refreshments: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Vertex, Conference Room - 50 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02110
Parking: $20 for 3 hours at Vertex or other area parking available.
Registration: $10, includes refreshments. 

*Join NUAA members and alumni afterward for more networking and drinks at Smith and Wollensky. Pay as your go.

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Bill LyonsWilliam F. Lyons, Jr. (Bill) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Hill Companies LLC. Mr. Lyons has more than 25 years of professional experience in consulting, government, and technology, and is a highly respected executive, entrepreneur, and thought leader. Bill serves as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor on mobility, real estate, and urban design matters. As a planner, engineer, and attorney, his experience includes providing professional services on infrastructure projects with a national and international perspective, having served clients on a global scale and throughout the United States. Bill has provided professional engineering and planning services to a wide array of public and private sector clients. He has served in a professional capacity with the Massachusetts Highway Department (now Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division) and as a municipal department head for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Bill holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, a Master of Transportation and Urban Systems from North Dakota State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University (1990). Bill is a licensed professional engineer, a licensed attorney, a licensed planner, and a licensed real estate broker. His certifications include: Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), Professional Transportation Planner (PTP); American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); Certified Transportation Planner (CTP); and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).

Jacqueline ShinerJacqueline M. Shiner is the Owner & Senior Consultant at OSA Proposals LLC. Ms. Shiner has more than 19 years’ experience in Federal Government Contracting developing pricing, proposals and indirect rates that have helped companies win, successfully execute, and ultimately profit from government, donor, and commercial contracts. She has worked on both small and large (billion dollar-plus), highly technical proposals and contract opportunities. In addition, she has expertise in virtually every aspect of proposals for international development, manufacturing, product-based, as well as performance-based service contracts. Ms. Shiner prides herself on being personally involved in every step of proposal development and contracting—from identifying and analyzing requests for information/proposals (RFIs and RFPs), to working with technical staff on work breakdown structures, to negotiating face-to-face with the customer. She has prepared winning proposals for US government agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors, and foreign governments and companies, including entities in the UK, Israel, Canada, Burkina Faso, and Mexico.

Ms. Shiner has mentored a number of US and international small businesses and non-profit organizations, helping them to develop pricing and technical strategies, indirect rates, and understanding of federal and donor guidelines and requirements. She provides training to small businesses, non-profit organizations, projects, and home office staff in guidelines and regulations, contracting mechanisms, and contracting terminology.

Jacqueline earned her B.S. in Finance from George Mason University in Virginia and her Master’s in Public Administration, Policy Analysis and Analytics at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She resides in Stowe, Vermont and served on the Planning Commission between 2007 and 2013.

Joe CheeverJoseph L. Cheever (Joe) is the Senior Director of Engineering & Maintenance for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Mr. Cheever has more than 15 years of professional and Military experience as an Engineer. 

Joe joined the MBTA in 2013 as a Project Manager in Design & Construction. In 2017 he moved to Operations at the ‘T’ as Director of Transit Facilities Maintenance (TFM), where he was responsible for the system’s 180 stations and 90 facilities; he led a team of 160 employees from 15 building trades.

Since January, Joe reports directly to the COO and leads the E&M division responsible for the transit infrastructure. He oversees the Track, Signals & Communications, Power and Facilities departments. Joe manages 800 employees and an operating budget of $140 million annually.
Before joining the MBTA, Joe worked for 12 years in design and consulting. He specialized in site development projects including designing for stormwater controls and wastewater treatment. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Norwich University (2001). Joe is a veteran and Bronze Star recipient who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in 2006. He served eight years in the Army National Guard in Massachusetts and Maine where he rose to the rank of Captain/O3.

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NUAA LogoThe Legacy of Learning Series provides Norwich Alumni with a variety of presentations focused on career development and networking. Presentations by subject experts allow alumni to learn about new developments in their field and to network with other Norwich Alumni in the same business community.