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Board of Directors

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PRESIDENT & TREASURER

Ramon A. Gaanderse

Ramon was the Funder of Southern Arizona Construction Career Days om 2014 and is the Communications Director for KE&G Construction and has 8-years of experience. He addresses and participates with all community outreach and leads the Marketing team by assisting in the preparation of statements for qualifications and bid proposals.  Ramon now serves on the Pima Association of Governments/Regional Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee.  He also served as Chair of the City’s Transportation Bond Oversight Committee (Proposition 409).  He attended a college prep school at Trinity-Pawling School in New York. Ramon came to Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  In his spare time, he especially enjoys playing hockey and following and attending the University of Arizona sports. Ramon has been married for six years to his wife, who works at a local hospital.  They are proud parents to a 5-year old little girl.

Heidi Lasham

BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

Heidi Lasham

2018 Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Heidi Lasham encourages innovative ideas through a collaborative approach and open communication. With more than 20 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry, Heidi is now the Assistant Town Engineer for the Town of Sahuarita and oversees the operation of the Sahuarita Water Reclamation Facility. Heidi is highly involved within the community both personally and professionally. Heidi was invited to be on the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days (SACCD) Board in 2019, leads the "Engineering Learning Area," Vice President on the Women in Transportation Seminar Tucson Chapter Board, mentor to women in engineering at the University of Arizona, provides student outreach at the annual Sahuarita Water Festival, volunteers on the Parent Teacher Organization Board, as well as served on her community HOA board. Heidi graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Dean Papajohn

SECRETARY

Dean Papajohn

Dean Papajohn is an associate professor of practice at the University of Arizona in the Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering where he leads the Construction Engineering Management focus. Dean enjoys bringing the practical side of engineering to the construction management courses he teaches at UA. In the classroom, Dean draws upon his experience in consulting as well as in the public sector with the Pima County Department of Transportation where he managed multi-million dollar infrastructure projects. His industry contacts allow Dean to connect students to industry professionals through construction site visits, guest speakers, mentoring, and internships. It has been rewarding for Dean to see students become energized about careers in construction engineering and to find willing partners within the construction industry who help strengthen the constructing engineering management program at UA.

Chcuk Gallagher

BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

Chuck Gallagher

Chuck is a Co-Founder of the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days and currently teaches at Pima Community College.  A retired high school teach in the trades.

Larry Hume

BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

Larry Hume

Construction experience spans over 35 years.  Tucson native and believe in supporting his fellow small businesses.  Recipient of the SAHBA Remodeler of the Year award for 2014 and 2015.  Served as Chairman of the Remodelers Council for two years, on the Advisory council for four years and served as the as the Chairman of SAHBA Executive Board.  His business, Accessible Home Remodeling, was established 10 years ago which is a family owned business.

 

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BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

Alex Jacome

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