Our Mission

Deliver knowledge and business strategies that guide and elevate the engineering industry.

  • Identify, fund and provide industry wide research, forecasts, and trend analysis.
  • Capitalize on the rapidly changing nature of technology and society to ensure a sustainable engineering industry.
  • Promote the engineering profession’s essential value to society.
  • Inspire future generations to solve the world’s most challenging problems through engineering.

Introduction to ACEC Research Institute

Board of Directors

John L. Carrato


Michael J. Carragher, PE

Vice Chair

Mike Corkery


Daphne Bryant

Executive Director

Lewis P. Cornell

President & CEO

Linda Bauer Darr

President & CEO
ACEC National

Robin Greenleaf

CEO, Architectural Engineers, now IMEG

Kate Harris

President, CEO & Chair of the Board
Stanley Consultants, Inc.

Chris Klein

President & CEO, ACEC Wisconsin

Steven Lefton

President & CEO
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Nicolas Mangon

Global Vice President, AEC Business
Strategy and Marketing
Autodesk, Inc.

Cathy Ritter

Constellation Design Group

Alyson Watson

Woodard & Curran

Melvin Williams

Vice President & Senior Client Development Manager, Terracon Consultants, Inc.


Daphne Bryant


Kerry Gaylor

Director, Programs