Here are some of the dynamic speakers you will hear at this year's OK Building Summit & Expo:
CHARLES C. SHINN, JR., PhD
Chuck Shinn has a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MBA and PhD from the College of Business Administration at The American University in Washington, DC.
Chuck began his career in the home building industry in 1968, when he became the Assistant Director of Economics for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In 1970, he became the director of the Business Management Department, where he designed and conducted numerous management seminars; conducted the first Cost of Doing Business study; participated in writing The Accounting System for All Builders; and was responsible for designing and coordinating convention educational programs. In 1972, he became the Assistant to the Executive Vice President for NAHB; and was responsible for the construction of the Housing Center.
In 1975, Chuck left NAHB to become the Director of the Real Estate and Construction Management program at the University of Denver; and in 1976, Chuck founded a new company and began to build and remodel homes. As a builder, Chuck received many awards, including Builder of the Year (1985), and Colorado Industry Man of the Year (1987).
He has served on or chaired numerous committees, including serving as president of the Metro Denver Home Builders Association (1988). For NAHB, he has served as Director, National Representative and National Vice President, Vice Chair of the Budget Committee and member of the Executive Committee.
Also since 1975, Chuck has been an active consultant and industry educator, participating in numerous educational programs and seminars for NAHB, state conventions and local associations. Chuck devotes his time to improving the management skills of homebuilders and increasing their profitability. During the recession he gave seminars on How to Survive the Recession and conducted more than 300 webinars on survival techniques. Chuck Shinn is the leader educator for this industry conducting approximately twelve regional and national seminars each year.
In 1996, Chuck established Shinn Consulting to better serve the management and organizational needs of the home building industry. Shinn Consulting provides consulting services in general management, production, purchasing and estimating, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, technology, human resources and corporate strategy. It also provides in-house training programs, workshops, industry-specific research and analysis, and valuations and succession planning. Through Shinn Consulting, Chuck also facilitates a number of builder groups created for the pursuit of management excellence.
In 2005, Builder Partnerships was created to address the many issues and barriers to effective communication between builders and manufacturers and help create win-win relationships. Through networking, research, and education Chuck’s goal for Builder Partnerships is to promote communication, stronger relationships benefiting builder and manufacturer, positive direct interaction and ultimately greater profits for all.
Mark LaLiberte, President of Construction Instruction Inc.
The planning committee for the popular OK Building Summit & Expo is excited to announce that Mark LaLiberte will be returning to Oklahoma. He will be the featured speaker for the first day of the two-day Summit, which is scheduled for September 27-28, 2017.
"Mark was our first speaker when we started the summit, which at that time was called the OK Green Building Summit," said David Blackburn, committee chairman and vice-president of OSHBA. "We welcome Mark LaLiberte back to Oklahoma as we strive to fulfill our mission of keeping our builders at the top of their game," Blackburn continued.
Below is a short video featuring the work of Mark LaLiberte: