Distinguished Constructor Awards Panel

Glenn Bukoski is Vice President of Engineering Services for the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MichiganTA) . Glenn previously served the state of Michigan for 30 years in various professional capacities at the Michigan Department of Transportation, retiring in 2002. A registered Professional Engineer, Glenn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.

Robert L. Filka serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBA), a statewide trade association representing the residential building industry. Bob has 30 years of government and policy experience in both Washington, D.C. and Lansing.  He  served as a policy advisor to Governor John Engler and was appointed by him  as President of the Michigan Strategic Fund.  He later became part of the original executive leadership group that created the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  Bob is active in numerous organizations and has served as Chair of the Habitat for Humanity of Michigan Board of Directors and the Michigan Virtual University among others.

Kevin Koehler is president of the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), a trade association of over 4,000 commercial contracting, subcontracting and supply firms. He is on the Board of Directors of CAM-COMP and the Construction Federal Credit Union. He currently serves as the past President of the International Builders Exchange Executives. Kevin earned an AAS in communications from Henry Ford Community College and a B.S. with a major in journalism from Wayne State University.

Suzanne K. Miller, R.A., LEED AP (BD+C), is a Professor and Program Coordinator for the Construction Technology and Management Programs at Ferris State University. Suzanne teaches courses in construction graphics, plans and specifications, quantity estimating, advanced computer techniques in construction, building information technology, structural design, and construction professional methods. She worked in the Michigan architecture and construction industries in the Detroit and Lansing areas for 10 years prior to joining Ferris State University. She has a BFA in Industrial Design, BS in Architecture, M.Arch, and MSE in Construction Engineering Management, all from the University of Michigan.

Michael Smith serves as Vice President of the Associated General Contractors of Michigan (AGC) and serves the industry out of the AGC Detroit Regional Office. He is a director or trustee for several construction focused labor-management groups and serves on the board of numerous community and charitable organizations in the Detroit area. Michael has an executive MBA awarded by the Advanced Management program at Michigan State University.

Lee Templin, P.E., is a Ferris State University Associate Professor and registered Professional Engineer. He teaches or has taught courses in construction scheduling, computer techniques in construction, construction administration, field engineering, and construction estimating. He worked in the Michigan construction industry for 11 years in the Detroit and Flint areas with firms specializing in industrial, commercial and institutional construction. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction) and M.S. in Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), both from the University of Michigan.

Jeff Wiggins, is the State Director of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Michigan, a statewide trade association representing construction firms specializing in the commercial and industrial sectors that employ 25,000 skilled Michigan workers. A graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Chris previously worked in the Michigan Legislature. He served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor in the office of the Majority Floor Leader, Legislative Assistant to the Speaker Pro Tempore, and as Special Assistant the State Attorney General.