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Funded Studies Committee

Oversees CII’s overarching research projects and supports the sectors’ research efforts.



Brian Welsey, United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.

Vice Chair

Matt Sikstrom, Ontario Power Generation

Academic Advisor

John Gambatese, Oregon State University


Laura Cameron, Architect of the Capitol

Keith Churchill, Bechtel Corporation

Daniel De Marco, thyssenkrupp Group

Cathy Farina, DyCat Solutions

Dave Halicks, Tennessee Valley Authority

Olivier LeNormand, The Dow Chemical Company

Brian Lipko, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Mauricio Rodriguez, Smithsonian Institution

Brandon Shell, ExxonMobil Corporation

Todd Sutton, Zachry Corporation


Kasey Faust, The University of Texas at Austin

Rob Leicht, Pennsylvania State University


Kristi Delaney, CII

Daniel Oliveira, CII

Jinding Xing, CII

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Kristi Delaney
Project Manager
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Kristi Delaney
Project Manager
Kristi began her career with CII in 2008, previously working in the McCombs School of Business since 1996. She is the Project Manager supporting CII’s research efforts, including FSC and RT support, contracting and financial management of CII’s research portfolio, and academic selection through CII’s RFQ process. 

She earned her Master’s in Education from the University of Texas at Austin.