October 2021 - Colleges & Universities Luncheon
Presentation File & Attendee List
University of Maryland
Bill Olen - Executive Director, Planning & Construction, UMD Service Center
Over thirty years of experience and documented success in facility planning, design, and construction management.
Providing executive leadership to six units in the Department of Planning & Construction; which has a combined workforce of 120 professional employees.
Director of the College Park Service Center which manages the design and construction of projects greater than one million dollars at seven of the eleven institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM).
Chair of the university’s Architectural and Landscape Review Board (ALRB) which is comprised of industry professionals and university staff who review new projects or modifications to existing buildings at the flagship campus.
The department’s current workload exceeds 2.8 billion dollars.
Northern Virginia Community College
Martha L Cardoza, RA, LEED AP - Associate Director Planning & Project Management
Ms. Cardoza is the Associate Director of Planning & Project Management at Northern Virginia Community College. In this role she oversees the planning initiatives of the College’s physical improvements that include Master Planning, Space Management and Project Planning, she is also responsible for overseeing the department’s Non-Capital Project program.
Since joining NOVA in 2012, Martha has supported multiple initiatives from strategic planning to performance and process improvements – which have had a great impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided by the Facilities Management Department. Her major role and responsibility within the Department is overseeing the planning and execution of projects that improve the Colleges’ aesthetic and functional objectives considering longevity, sustainability, functionality, and architectural appropriateness.
Ms. Cardoza is a registered Architect and holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The George Washington University. She is currently an At-Large council member for the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) Mid-Atlantic Region and serves and a Advisory council for The George Washington University-School of Business -Women in Leadership Executive Program.
George Mason University
Alex Iszard, PE - Associate Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction
Alex Iszard is the Associate Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction within Facilities at George Mason University. Alex manages the office to include: implementation of capital and non-capital projects, project management, project inspection, graphic design, major maintenance projects, and interior design. Alex has been associated with Mason for more than 18 years, first as a student, then as a student intern, and for the last 13 years as an employee.
Alex received both his Bachelors (2008) and Masters (2010) of Science in Civil Engineering from George Mason. During his undergraduate time Alex also served in the Facilities Internship Program where he worked assisting Project Managers and Engineers. Following his graduation in 2008, Alex was hired in Facilities as a Project Engineer, a Project Manager, a Senior Project Manager, and was promoted to Director, Contracts and Capital Finance in 2016. Prior this current position, Alex also served as AVP, Business Services for Facilities. He was instrumental in standardizing construction procurement and project management by authoring a Manual and leading in the implementation of a web-based project management software. He also personally managed the addition of 550 thousand square feet of new space valued at over $250 million. His diverse construction management experiences include academic, health care, parking decks, laboratory, athletic, and utility infrastructure projects. Alex also holds his Professional Engineer License (Civil) in Virginia and is a Virginia Construction Contracting Officer