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Deryl McKissack

Executive Assistant To the President

Howard University

HQ Phone:  (202) 806-6100

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Howard University

2300 Sixth St., Nw

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20059

United States

Company Description

About Howard University Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center: Howard University established an International Affairs Center in 1993 to serve as a focal point for the University's many and varied international activities and interests. It also serves as... more.

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Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer, McKissack and McKissack

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Affiliations

District of Columbia Building Industry Association

Board Member


Design Futures Council

Executive Board Member


Design-Build Institute of America

Board Member


The Commonwealth Institute

Legacy Advisor


The Economic Club

Board Member


Living Classrooms Foundation

Board Member


Federal City Council

Member of the Chamber of Commerce


Corporate Banking

Executive Board Member


DC Chamber of Commerce

Board Member


McKissack McKissack LLC

President and Chief Executive Officer


National Building Museum

Board Member


Miami Art Museum

Member of the Board of Trustees


Education

Architecture

Howard University


Bachelor of Science Degree

Civil Engineering

Howard University


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www.businessleader.com

MIAMI, FL - Miami Art Museum, South Florida's major contemporary art museum, has elected nine new members to its board of trustees: Steven J. Guttman, Mark H. LaRoe, Juan P. Loumiet, Rodolfo Luzardo, Deryl McKissack, Mark E. Oren, M.D., Arthur Halsey Rice, Eneida Roldan and Dennis Scholl.
Deryl McKissack is president and chief executive officer of McKissack & McKissack, an architecture, environmental engineering and program management firm which she founded in 1990 as a sole entrepreneur. Through her leadership and vision, McKissack & McKissack has grown to a firm of 150 employees with offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, Miami and Baltimore. The firm is ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top "construction management for-fee" firms in the nation. Its successful track record includes the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, the renovation of the main U.S. treasury building, the restoration of the Thomas Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, the new Washington convention center, the new Washington Nationals major league baseball stadium, the O'Hare International Airport modernization program, and the new Baltimore Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Prior to launching her own company, McKissack worked with Howard University, Turner Construction Company and Dames & Moore Group, leaders in the construction and engineering industries. McKissack serves on the board of directors of the National Building Museum, the Classrooms Foundation and the DC Economic Club. He is a former member of the board of the National Building Museum. McKissack has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Howard University, where she also studied architecture. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Adelphi Commencement Honorary Degree, Doctor of Public Service, from the University of Maryland University College.


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MIAMI, FL.-Miami Art Museum, South Florida’s major contemporary art museum, has elected nine new members to its board of trustees: Steven J. Guttman, Mark H. LaRoe, Juan P. Loumiet, Rodolfo Luzardo, Deryl McKissack, Mark E. Oren, M.D., Arthur Halsey Rice, Eneida Roldan and Dennis Scholl.
Deryl McKissack is president and chief executive officer of McKissack & McKissack, an architecture, environmental engineering and program management firm which she founded in 1990 as a sole entrepreneur. Through her leadership and vision, McKissack & McKissack has grown to a firm of 150 employees with offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, Miami and Baltimore. The firm is ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top “construction management for-fee” firms in the nation. Its successful track record includes the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, the renovation of the main U.S. treasury building, the restoration of the Thomas Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, the new Washington convention center, the new Washington Nationals major league baseball stadium, the O'Hare International Airport modernization program, and the new Baltimore Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Prior to launching her own company, McKissack worked with Howard University, Turner Construction Company and Dames & Moore Group, leaders in the construction and engineering industries. McKissack serves on the board of directors of the National Building Museum, the Classrooms Foundation and the DC Economic Club. He is a former member of the board of the National Building Museum. McKissack has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Howard University, where she also studied architecture. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Adelphi Commencement Honorary Degree, Doctor of Public Service, from the University of Maryland University College.


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INTERVIEWS: Deryl McKissackFamily tradition and heritage is crucial to Deryl McKissack, who stands on the shoulders of four generations of McKissacks.Leatrice's daughters, Andrea and twins Cheryl and Deryl, all have entered different aspects of the business, and their companies and groups are based in different cities, including New York and Philadelphia, but working hard has always been a family characteristic.Deryl remembers that she and her twin sister started going to work on Saturdays from the age of six on, and, in the family archives, the McKissacks have taken pride in being acknowledged as the "oldest minority-owned professional design and construction firm." But, from her earliest days, Deryl wanted to go her own way and do her own thing.She had begun her career working summers throughout college at Turner Construction, and then, until she was 28, she became executive assistant to the president of Howard University."I managed all the facilities for three campuses, 133 buildings and had 900 employees under me," she says.When the president resigned, she had a decision to make.Could she truly function in a business of her own and on her own?She was bound and determined to find out. Now came the hard work.It was 1990, "the worst time in construction, and I worked 80 hours a week, I wrote my own proposals and did it all with a copier that did only one page at a time."In Washington D.C., she started with just $1,000 and a business plan.She had a list of 300 clients she planned to pitch.She called and called, and she refused to be daunted."Of the 300 places and people I wanted to see, by the time I got to 150, I had so much work I didn't need to go on," she recalls. Deryl became CEO of her company in 1991.Such was her persistence that it took her six years before she was making a salary equivalent to what she had made at Howard.But the contracts came.She won the U.S. Treasury Building contract in Washington, D.C.; others followed.By September 11th, 2001, she had 140 employees and began to think about expanding westward to Chicago.McKissack & McKissack Midwest was born, and in the next few years, she has also expanded to Miami (Southern Region).This could be due to the fact that at the age of 42, Deryl became pregnant.Life for Deryl McKissack is as challenging as it is exciting and fulfilling.Talking with her, one can't help thinking that if four generations of McKissacks could speculate on her success, they'd be very proud.As for Deryl herself, she sums it up thusly: "I'm truly happy within a male-dominated industry.


www.tcwmag.com

Deryl McKissack
Today's Chicago Woman INTERVIEWS: Deryl McKissack Family tradition and heritage is crucial to Deryl McKissack, who stands on the shoulders of four generations of McKissacks. Leatrice's daughters, Andrea and twins Cheryl and Deryl, all have entered different aspects of the business, and their companies and groups are based in different cities, including New York and Philadelphia, but working hard has always been a family characteristic. Deryl remembers that she and her twin sister started going to work on Saturdays from the age of six on, and, in the family archives, the McKissacks have taken pride in being acknowledged as the "oldest minority-owned professional design and construction firm." But, from her earliest days, Deryl wanted to go her own way and do her own thing. She had begun her career working summers throughout college at Turner Construction, and then, until she was 28, she became executive assistant to the president of Howard University. "I managed all the facilities for three campuses, 133 buildings and had 900 employees under me," she says. When the president resigned, she had a decision to make. Could she truly function in a business of her own and on her own? She was bound and determined to find out. Now came the hard work. It was 1990, "the worst time in construction, and I worked 80 hours a week, I wrote my own proposals and did it all with a copier that did only one page at a time." In Washington D.C., she started with just $1,000 and a business plan. She had a list of 300 clients she planned to pitch. She called and called, and she refused to be daunted. "Of the 300 places and people I wanted to see, by the time I got to 150, I had so much work I didn't need to go on," she recalls. Deryl became CEO of her company in 1991. Such was her persistence that it took her six years before she was making a salary equivalent to what she had made at Howard. But the contracts came. She won the U.S. Treasury Building contract in Washington, D.C.; others followed. By September 11th, 2001, she had 140 employees and began to think about expanding westward to Chicago. McKissack & McKissack Midwest was born, and in the next few years, she has also expanded to Miami (Southern Region). This could be due to the fact that at the age of 42, Deryl became pregnant. Life for Deryl McKissack is as challenging as it is exciting and fulfilling. Talking with her, one can't help thinking that if four generations of McKissacks could speculate on her success, they'd be very proud. As for Deryl herself, she sums it up thusly: "I'm truly happy within a male-dominated industry.


www.medweekfl.org [cached]

Keynote Speaker - Deryl McKissackDeryl McKissackDeryl McKissack is President and Chief Executive Officer of McKissack & McKissack, an architectural, engineering and program management firm headquartered in Washington, DC with two additional offices located in Miami, Florida and Chicago, Illinois.In 1990, Ms. McKissack started her firm with $1000, no clients and no employees.Today, McKissack & McKissack has over 130 employees.Her entrepreneurial success was nationally recognized when she received the U.S. Small Business Administration,s Small Business Person of the Year Award for the Washington Metropolitan Area in May 1997 and the Madame C.J. Walker Spirit Award in 1998.Deryl McKissack is a 1983 graduate of Howard University with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering.She also has architectural training.Her outstanding scholarship earned her a position with Dames and Moore, one of the top engineering firms in the nation.Later, Turner Construction Company, the largest construction company in the country, reunited her.Her assignments ranged from cost engineer to project engineer/assistant superintendent to project manager.In 1988, Ms. McKissack accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the President at Howard University.In that position, she managed three campuses, 133 buildings, 900 employees, a $32 million operating budget and a capital budget exceeding $200 million.After serving two years at Howard, Ms. McKissack resigned to begin the separately owned and operated Washington office of McKissack & McKissack.In addition to operating a multi-million-dollar business, Ms. McKissack serves on the Board of Directors of the National Building Museum, the Economic Club, and the DC Chamber of Commerce.She also serves on the Advisory Boards of the DC Lottery and the University of the District of Columbia.Deryl McKissack is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.


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