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Deryl McKissack, P.E., PMP
?Deryl McKissack is Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of McKissack & McKissack, a national architectural, engineering and construction services firm that provides Best-in-Class services to both private and public sector clients.
The company has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on time sensitive, complex, high profile projects.
From our nation's most revered memorials, public spaces and institutions to complex public housing and education solutions, transportation megaprojects and leading green buildings, Ms. McKissack
has piloted the company's management of many of the country's most complex construction projects.
passion for excellence has defined the culture of McKissack & McKissack
, which provides quality services in the areas of healthcare, environmental, government, education, residential, sports and recreational, commercial and transportation, among others.
Prior to launching her own organization, Ms. McKissack worked directly with the President of Howard University.
leadership at the institution was marked by successfully managing all of the facilities and associated capital budget, which covered three campuses, 133 buildings and 900 employees.
Earlier in her career, she worked for both Turner Construction Company and Dames & Moore Group, leaders in the construction and engineering industries.
Ms. McKissack serves on the Board of Directors of the DC Building Industry Association, Living Classrooms Foundation and Economic Club of Washington, DC and chairs the DC Career Academy Engineering Industry Advisory Council.
She is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Building Museum and University of the DC Foundation as well as a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Miami Art Museum.
Ms. McKissack serves as a Legacy Advisor for the Commonwealth Institute, South Florida.
She is a member of the Federal City Council in Washington, DC, DC Chamber of Commerce, Executives' Club of Chicago, International Women's Forum (Florida Chapter), Construction Management Association of America and National Forum of Black Public Administrators, where she served as the Chair of its Annual National Leadership Awards Dinner for three consecutive years.
Moreover, Ms. McKissack
is appointed to the U.S.
General Services Administration's National Register of Peer Professionals and U.S. Department of State
, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations'
Industry Advisory Group.
Ms. McKissack holds a Bachelor of Science Degree 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
Moreover, Ms. McKissack is a licensed Professional Engineer and registered Project Management Professional.
2011 - International Women's Forum Newsletter, "Martin Luther King Memorial Private Tour with Deryl McKissack
1997 - Westside Gazette, "Deryl McKissack
Named Small Business Person of the Year"