Carl Haas is the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Construction and Management of Sustainable Infrastructure and a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research, teachings, and consulting are in the areas of advanced construction, transportation technology, sustainability, and construction productivity. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Melissa Herkt holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Auburn University. After leading major capital projects at Exxon Research and Engineering for 18 years, she led the Process Systems and Solutions business unit of Emerson Process Management for 8 years. She received the Construction Industry Institute's Outstanding Implementer Award in 2004 and was inducted into the National Academy of construction in 2009.
Robert Crow holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cornell University. He also holds a masters' degree in Planning and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Toronto. Additionally, Robert studied engineering and public policy at the advanced graduate level at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the former Managing Director and Executive in Residence at the Institute for Quantum Computing, as well as a former Vice President for Industry, Government and University Relations and Research at Research in Motion/BlackBerry Limited.
Keith, B.Econ, CPA/CA, is a Chartered Accountant and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a diploma in accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the former CFO and EVP of Commercial Services at Bruce Power. He has been a management lead for the Board’s Audit and Pension Committees and has more than 37 years of experience in finance and administration. Keith also served as CFO and EVP of Strategic Development at Linamar Corporation and as President and CEO of A.G. Simpson Limited.