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Construction Turnover Process Faculty

Doug Litwiller, P.E.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Building Maintenance Optimization Consultants, Inc.

Doug Litwiller has been involved in the facilities management industry for this entire career.  For the past four years, Doug has been the Senior Vice President of Business development for Building Maintenance Optimization Consultants, Inc., an asset management program consulting company based in Atlanta, GA.

Prior to joining BMOC in 2019, Doug was the Associate Director for Energy Conservation at the University of Iowa.  He was responsible for bringing fault detection and diagnostics technology to the U of I.  Doug has been a campus utilities distribution engineer, a power plant engineer, and an engineering director for two hospitals.

One of Doug’s passions is to connect people who have questions with people who have the answers with the ultimate goal of helping prevent the reinvention of the proverbial wheel. Doug has created and facilitated a number of interinstitutional facilities management collaboration groups during his career.  One of his other passions is spreading the gospel of effective asset management.

Don Guckert, P.E., APPA Fellow
Vice President, APPA Advisors
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management (retired)
University of Iowa

Don Guckert served 17 years as the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management at the University of Iowa where he was responsible for planning, space management, design and construction, utilities production and distribution, custodial services, landscape operations, maintenance, and the Office of Sustainability. Prior to joining the UI, Don served 16 years as the Director of Planning, Design & Construction for the University of Missouri and an additional nine years in the design and construction industry for the United States Steel Corporation and KVS, an engineering/construction firm. Since 1987, Don has maintained active involvement in APPA and recently completed his term as APPA’s President. As president, he led the development of the association’s strategic plan to respond to accelerating and transformative changes occurring in the higher education facilities management profession. Since 1999, he has served as Dean of Planning, Design, and Construction for APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management, has authored several articles, and extensively presented on a variety of subjects impacting the profession.  He currently leads APPA Advisors, providing customized evaluation and advisory services for higher education institutions.

Sadie Greiner, P.E., LEED AP
Interim Associate Vice President for Facilities
Florida State University
Sadie Greiner is currently serving as the Interim Associate Vice President for Facilities at Florida State University where she is responsible for leading campus master planning, project planning and development, design and construction, maintenance, utilities, grounds, sustainability, building services, and environmental health and safety, and for managing the department’s programs and policies. Prior to joining FSU, Sadie served as Director of Planning, Design & Construction for the University of Iowa, where she oversaw a capital project workload of more than $2 billion that included academic, research, campus life, infrastructure, and healthcare facilities.

In addition to her experience with campus utilities, operations, and maintenance, and supporting departmental information systems, Sadie enjoys a particularly noteworthy reputation within the profession for her expertise in capital project planning, design, and construction. She serves on the faculty of Planning, Design & Construction for APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management and has conducted numerous organizational reviews for peer institutions.

Jeff Gee, AIA
Vice President | Division Manager│General Manager
Swinerton Management & Consulting

Jeff Gee has been in the AEC industry for over thirty years as an architect, capital programs director, and a structural engineer.  For the past twenty years, he has been leading the growth of Swinerton Management & Consulting – a Program Management/Construction Management division within the Swinerton family of companies. Market sectors include education, public buildings, infrastructure, and commercial clients. 

His career has involved leading capital improvement programs and providing strategic consulting services.  Prior to joining Swinerton, he was the Director of Design and Construction at the University of California Berkeley where he was responsible for the university’s seismic safety program.

Jeff guest lectures for the University of California Extension, Certificate Program in Construction Management, and current Planning, Design & Construction faculty member of APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management. Jeff served 9 years as a Councilmember, and 2 years as the mayor of the City of Redwood City, California.