SPDC Industry Seminar Series welcomes The Christman Company’s Jay Smith as featured speaker in March

On Thursday, March 27, the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) is hosting the second event in its Industry Seminar Series at the Human Ecology Building on the campus of MSU in East Lansing.

By: SPDC Communications

On Thursday, March 27, the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) is hosting the second event its their Industry Seminar Series at the Human Ecology Building on the campus of MSU in East Lansing. Joseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF), is serving as the facilitator of the Series.

The featured speaker for the March event is Jay Smith, Executive Vice President of Construction Operations and Corporate Safety Officer at The Christman Company. Smith will present on “120 Years of Innovation.” Smith has been with Christman for 30 years and oversees all construction operations for The Christman Company with the responsibility for providing field leadership and maintaining all systems necessary to ensure safety, quality, schedule and cost control. He also serves as principal in charge of individual projects for a select number of the firm's key clients.

Smith’s daughter, Nikki Smith, is a 2006 MSU Construction Management (CM) Program alumna. She works as Project Manager at The Christman Company. She also sits on the CM Alumni Advisory Council. In addition to Nikki Smith, The Christman Company has employed several CM alumni.

The SPDC Industry Seminar Series consists of lectures and presentations by invited speakers who are industry leaders in the Built Environment profession. Past Series speakers include Ron Boji, President of The Boji Group.

This event is free and open to the public. The lecture will take place from 5-5:45 p.m. in Room 300 in the MSU Human Ecology Building. A reception sponsored by The Christman Company will follow the lecture from 5:45-6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit SPDC Industry Speaker Series. Questions about the Series and the March 27 event may be sent to Heidi Charron Macwan, SPDC Communications Manager, at charron@landpolicy.msu.edu or call 517-353-4454; or Dr. Matt Syal, SPDC Professor, at syalm@msu.edu or call 517-432-2951.


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