Dear Southern California CMAA Esteemed Colleagues,
It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as this year’s President for CMAA Southern California, such an important professional association that has accomplished so much. I would like to thank Garrett Terlaak for his leadership as the Chapter President this past year, and Brandon Dekker and Darrin Lambrigger for their time and service on the CMAA and Foundation Board. Lastly, I would like to give a special thank you to Lisa Sachs, CMAA’s President in 2010-11, for getting me involved in this important association.
As a CMAA Board Member since 2010, I’m thoroughly dedicated to the mission and vision of this dynamic Chapter and exceptionally proud to lead on an organization that provides a strong platform for its members to advocate, brainstorm, network, and give back to our communities.
The changes around us require that we help our clients navigate through new and increasingly complex project delivery. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure to speak with many CMAA members, partners, and stakeholders. These conversations have continued to increase my enthusiasm for the construction management profession, and I recognize the great value our engagement brings to our local organizations in Southern California.
A couple of our major goals for the chapter this year are to align the chapter more closely with the national organization by being the voice of the PMCM industry and serving as the premier resource for industry professionals, and to promote, support, educate, and develop professionals who lead the delivery of programs and projects.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Ian in Southwestern Florida and the entire Southeastern US. This and other recent events highlight the importance of the construction industry, as the construction industry will be instrumental in rebuilding these areas which have been devastated by this storm.
I'm proud of our Chapter's successes over the last many years and look forward to further collaboration efforts that leverages new opportunities with increasing membership, value, and growth. As we elevate ourselves and continue to learn, we will elevate our chapter.
Please always feel free to reach out with how CMAA can help you or your organization!
Yashar Hooshvar, PE, CCM
CMAA Southern California Chapter President 2022-23