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Ms. Deryl McKissack

Chairwoman And Chief Executive Officer

McKissack & McKissack

Direct Phone: (202) ***-****       

Email: d***@***.com

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McKissack & McKissack

1401 New York Ave., N. W., Suite 900

Washington, District of Columbia 20005

United States

Company Description

McKissack & McKissack (McKissack) is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on time sensitive, complex, high profile projects for both government and pr ... more

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Background Information


Board Member
District of Columbia Building Industry Association

Legacy Advisor
The Commonwealth Institute

Member, Advisory Boards
DC Lottery

Board Member
National Building Museum



Howard University

Bachelor of Science Degree

Civil Engineering

Howard University

master builder

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Deryl McKissack, P.E., PMP
Deryl McKissack ?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.
Ms. McKissack's 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. Her 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"

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Deryl McKissack, president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack is eager to unveil to the world a project that is near and dear to her heart, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.McKissack put together a team, referred to as the MTTG Joint Venture, comprised of McKissack & McKissack, Turner Construction Company & Tompkins Builders and Gilford Construction for the sole purpose of building the Memorial to immortalize the revered Dr. King.

"At McKissack & McKissack, we are the architects of record," shares McKissack who won the bid to become the design builder and take the project from conception to completion. Once McKissack & McKissack became the lead manager the company was instrumental in gaining the necessary permits from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, National Capital Planning Commission and National Park Service for the construction of the MLK Memorial to see the light of day. "We took [Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation] through the approval process from 20 percent to 100 percent. It was an intricate and complicated process," she beams.
McKissack continues, "The opening and the dedication will send a message to the world that we can come together and get things done.

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