Eric provides legal analysis and strategic direction and management for all Walker divisions. He is primarily responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of Walker Engineering’s business, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and supporting the project teams in the event of any project-related issues or claims. Additionally, Eric provides legal support for Walker’s risk management, insurance, human resources and accounting/collection departments, and serves as a dedicated resource for the Walker executive and management team. Eric collaborates with the executive team to help develop and drive Walker’s corporate and strategic initiatives which fuel the company’s internal and external growth. Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and with a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
2nd Vice President
Carmen Smith, President and Founder of North Texas Ductworks dba NTD Mechanical has over 30 years of mechanical contracting experience in North Texas. Founded in 2001, Carmen has enjoyed the growth and challenge of leading her company to its successful platform as a well respected WBE and HUB certified company. NTD Mechanical builds a higher standard of excellence for commercial HVAC, plumbing, piping and service throughout the North Texas area.
In addition to active involvement in ASA, Carmen is a founding member of Association of Professional Women in Construction (APWC) and ABC’s Magnolia Award. She is also the winner of the RHCA Established Construction Firm Luna Award and, most recently, recipient of the RHCA 2018 Class II Subcontractor of the Year Pillar Award. Carmen is an avid Green Bay Packers fan, Mom to NTD Mechanical’s Mascot Buddy the dog and last year saved Santa from a surefire Christmas catastrophe. https://vimeo.com/304440851?from=outro-embed
1st Vice President
Sheri Tillman is General Counsel for TDIndustries, Inc., a premier mechanical construction and facilities service company. Sheri is involved in a number of professional associations including the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, the American Bar Association - Construction Law Forum and the American Subcontractors Association, North Texas Chapter. She also serves on the Board of the DFW Women’s In-House Network. Sheri received her law degree from Texas A & M University School of Law and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University.
Lee Ann Collins
Lee Ann Collins, CPA, is the Managing Partner of Lane Gorman Trubit, LLC (“LGT”). In a career that spans more than three decades, she’s become a demonstrated leader in the financial services industry providing audit, tax, and consulting solutions to clients in the construction, manufacturing, and not-for-profit sectors. A long-time advocate for women in the workforce, Ms. Collins is only the second woman in LGT’s 65-year history to serve as managing partner. She is a frequent speaker at state and local events helping educate other accounting professionals about financial reporting matters and the latest taxation developments. An avid photographer and traveler, Ms. Collins enjoys time outside the office with her husband Skip and two sons.
Jason Wroblewski is Vice President of Project Management for Haley-Greer Inc. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and also received an International Studies Certificate. Jason joined Haley-Greer Inc. in 2004 and the ASA NTX board in 2014.
Keith Collinsworth is the President of the Kent Companies Texas Multi-Family Division. Kent Companies is a full service concrete contractor with expertise in commercial and industrial concrete construction, mixed-use construction, multi-family housing, tilt-up concrete, post-tensioned cast in place structures and a full range of concrete-related specialties.
In addition to the ASA, Keith is an active member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), the Dallas Builders Association and the Homebuilders Association of Greater Dallas. Keith has extensive experience in residential, commercial, structural and multi-level concrete construction. He. Keith is married to Leigh Ann Collinsworth, and together they have two daughters: Bree and Bailey. They are avid Texas A&M fans. In his free time, Keith enjoys golfing, boating and cheering on the Aggies with his family.
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Derek Hyzak is the Director of DFW Construction of Polk Mechanical. Polk Mechanical is a mechanical services provider that serves both commercial and industrial markets in the DFW and Houston areas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with 17 years of experience in mechanical construction. He is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining project plans and budgets, organizing and leading project teams, fostering communication and coordination between functional groups, ensuring adequate resourcing to meet goals, and identifying risks and contingency plans. In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with wife, Layne, and their daughter, Beau, and cheering on the Aggies during football season.
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Melanie Kuhr brings a unique skill set, including over 35 years of leadership, business development, and human resources experience, to her role as CEO of Signature Millwork, a premier architectural millwork company based in Dallas since 1991.Melanie has enjoyed the growth and challenge of leading her company to its successful position as a well-respected WBE, HUB and FSC certified company. Before acquiring Signature Millwork with two partners in 2005, she held leadership positions with Proctor & Gamble and EDS.
Melanie also serves numerous professional and community service organizations, including Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Chair of Development, American Subcontractors Association, Board of Directors, Association of Professional Women in Construction, and Dream Team Women’s Network.
Melanie is also the co-author of DasHaus in East Berlin; the story of her own family’s journey from Nazi Germany to present day America. A Cincinnati, Ohio, native, Marietta College graduate, Melanie relocated to Dallas for her fourth and final time in 2009.
Melissa joined PCL in February of 2013. She is a licensed agent and her top priorities are business development, association participation, organization of seminars and client appreciation events. She has been married to Eric Lesch since 1999 and together they have two children, Sophia (12) and Evan (9). She has been part of the ASA Future Leaders since its inception. When not working you can usually find her on the golf course or with her shotgun shooting clays!
Doug comes to EyeSite Surveillance, Inc. with over 30 years of management experience, which includes 22 years in sales and marketing throughout the United States. He carries great experience in the marketplace, and a plethora of experience of investing in his local community. He will utilize these skills that have been honed over the years to help EyeSite Surveillance, Inc. continue its expansion as a leader in mobile site security in Texas.
Bryan Payne, Vice President – Waterproofing & Caulking, works for Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing overseeing project procurement and contract negotiations for North Texas and Oklahoma. He has been with Chamberlin for 20+ years and secured significant projects such as The George W. Bush Presidential Center, Toyota World Headquarters and the Cowboys World Headquarters and Ford Center. He has also been involved in projects that have received national recognition from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). He graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and received a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. Bryan is active in the A/E/C industry and a member of TEXO, sits on the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Board of Directors and joined the ICRI Board of Directors in 2017.
Casey Troxclair has worked in the DFW Construction industry for the last 17 years. Casey is the Projects Group Administrator at KPost Roofing and Waterproofing and is responsible for a team of six assistant project managers and project engineers. The first 14 years of her career she was a project coordinator for Potter Concrete. Casey was in the first and most recent group of ASA Future Leaders. In addition to ASA, she also serves as Communication Chair for National Women in Roofing Dallas Ft. Worth Board.
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Fred D. Wilshusen is a partner in the Dallas, Texas law firm of Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P., a law firm that concentrates in the area of construction law and related litigation. Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P. and its predecessors have been the attorneys for ASA North Texas Chapter since 1974. Mr. Wilshusen is also the attorney for the Texas Construction Association. He is a former Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section and is currently the Chair of the Texas State Bar Construction Law Section. Mr. Wilshusen is the co-author of the Texas Lien and Bond Claims Handbook, 6th Edition. Mr. Wilshusen is also a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals for the construction industry.