Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

Power Construction's Board of Directors comprises a unique blend of company owners and independent industry experts. The Board's mission is to help ensure our long-term growth, generate beneficial industry relationships, and continually strengthen our corporate culture by always staying true to our core beliefs. 

Our Board members include:

 

CHIP ANDREWS

Chip Andrews served as Chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation for twenty-two years, and as Senior Chairman for twelve years before his retirement. He helped build a management consulting and investment banking organization that is a unique and fast-growing firm of professionals passionate about creating a better future for engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment throughout North America and around the world. While representing FMI, Chip led strategic assessment and execution campaigns for clients.   Chip continues to manage real estate LLCs that have developed and manage multi-family, office and shopping center assets. He has also served on boards and advisory boards of public and private companies.  Building a strong support system for entrepreneurial development has been a passion for Chip and his family. He has been an advisor and mentor to numerous new ventures, and has funded a grant program and a launch accelerator to enhance entrepreneurial successes. 

Chip earned an economics degree from North Carolina State University, where he has been a member of The Graduate School Board of Advisors, The Poole College Board of Advisors, The Gregg Museum Board of Advisors, the University’s Board of Visitors, and currently The University’s Board of Trustees. 
 

JEFF GEIER

Jeff is known for bringing innovative solutions to project challenges as well as hands-on involvement to ensure a project’s success.  With over 28 years of experience in the Chicago construction market, Jeff is well respected for his knowledge and leadership within the construction and real estate community.  He is a steady voice in critical decision making for all aspects of the business.  

Jeff currently serves as Executive Vice President and a Partner for Power.    He oversees key projects on behalf of the firm as well as managing the operation of the Preconstruction Services team.  Jeff also serves on several committees within Power and is very involved in Business Development, Strategic Planning and Operational Excellence.  Jeff was one of Power's first staff to achieve LEED accreditation and continues to serve as a leader in our efforts to build sustainably and responsibly for our clients.  Jeff's project focus is primarily in the corporate, institutional and developer sectors.

Jeff holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University.
 

AL GORMAN

Al graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics in 1954 and an M.B.A. in Finance in 1956.  He joined Power in 1962 and has more than 57 years of experience in the construction of residential, institutional, commercial and healthcare projects in Chicago.  He has been responsible for the overall operations of Power since 1965.  Under his guidance, Power has grown to be the leading provider of construction management and general contracting services in the Chicago area.  More importantly, Power has never been in litigation with any owner or subcontractor.

Over the years, Al has served in every management and leadership role in the company.  Today, he serves as Chairman of the Board 

Maintaining in himself and his organizations the highest standards of ethics and integrity, Al has served in many well-respected positions in the educational and medical communities, including the Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, President’s Advisory Council for the Loyola University Medical Center, Advocate Health Care Foundation, and Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Management Board of Overseers.
 

KEN GORMAN

Ken Gorman is Chief Executive Officer of Power Wellness Management and Senior Vice President of Power Construction Company. Ken founded Power Wellness in 1996 to help healthcare systems and universities plan, develop and manage medical fitness centers. With 35+ managed centers nationwide and over 2,800 team members, Power Wellness is the largest management company serving the medical fitness industry. During his 25 years with Power Construction Company, Ken was responsible for helping grow their healthcare and higher education portfolio and launching the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Department.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Ken graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in finance and real estate development. He has been a member of Young Presidents Organization since 2010 and serves on the boards of Power , Power Wellness Management, Gorman Family Holdings and WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger). Ken has served on numerous professional and charitable boards including: College of DuPage Foundation, Good Shepherd Hospital Development Council, Illinois Facilities Fund, Roosevelt School of Real Estate and Harper College Foundation.
 

TERRY GRABER

Terry joined Power in 1992 as a Project Manager.  His broad background in construction includes 10 years of industry experience working for Ceco Construction, PCL Construction Services and Motorola.   He serves as the firm’s President and CEO, the fifth in the firm’s 93-year history.  His project focus for Power began principally in the healthcare, institutional, and developer sectors where he continues to be directly involved with key clients such as Loyola University, Advocate Health Care, JDL Development, Northwestern University, and AMITA Health.

Terry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from Bradley University and an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional.  He serves on the AMITA Health Charitable Foundation board, is on the Board of Directors for the local YMCA, and is a member of the Economic Club.
 

MARK LAYMAN

Former CEO and Chairman of Balfour Beatty Construction, Mark Layman brings over 27 years of financial, operational, and organizational leadership in the construction industry.  Mark began his career in 1989 with JW Bateson, a subsidiary of Centex Construction Company (acquired by Balfour Beatty in 2007), where he learned the 'front lines' of commercial building.   Mark served in key leadership roles, including National CFO, President, and ultimately CEO and Chairman until his retirement in 2016.  During his tenure, Mark and the leadership team transformed the company from a relatively small regional business into a $4+ billion national organization consistently ranked among the top commercial builders in the US and repeatedly recognized as a regional and national Best Place to Work (including the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list).  Mark has deep experience in growth strategies, acquisitions, profit improvement, building high-performing leadership teams and inspiring a strong positive organizational culture.  Mark was recognized as 2007 CFO of the Year by the CFMA and CEO 'Change Maker of the Year' for Dallas in 2015. 

Mark is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Finance).  He has served on many industry and local boards and is currently serving as Chairman for Trinity Christian Academy in Dallas. 
 

BILL RUDNICK

Bill Rudnick currently serves as Senior Partner and General Counsel with Cresset Capital Management, an investment and wealth management firm. He has decades of experience counseling and representing entrepreneurial clients and advising on business matters, including growth strategy, corporate and family governance, strategic planning, succession planning, and technology. Since 2005, Bill has been repeatedly designated an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Chicago magazines. Martindale-Hubbell has rated him AV, its highest ranking. He is also regularly named to The Best Lawyers in America. Prior to joining Cresset, Bill was a partner with DLA Piper, where he served in numerous leadership roles, including Managing Partner of the Chicago office, and leader of DLA Piper’s Strategic Planning and Real Estate Strategy Committees. 

Bill dedicates much of his time to civic and charitable endeavors, and helps lead philanthropic initiatives. Bill has chaired the boards of directors of The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feeding America, and The Global Food Banking Network, which he co-founded.  Bill is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and YPO Gold.

Bill received his BA, cum laude, in Philosophy from Tufts University; he received his JD from the Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University; and he received his MBA, with honors, from the Booth School of Management, The University of Chicago.