Maureen McDonough, who is the President of MAM Strategic Advisory Group, holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1988.  Maureen McDonough has extensive experience as a strategic advisor on multi-billion dollar capital improvement programs. She is considered an expert in project delivery with a focus on organization design, procurement, authoring and negotiation of contracts, risk management and dispute resolution.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION, Boston, MA 2017
EVP and Chief Risk Officer
Strategic leader providing expertise in the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management to facilitate the alignment of functions and operations and effectively integrate strategic objectives and core business processes.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA 2006 – 2017
Senior Director of Administration Strategies
Strategic leader providing expertise in Organization Design, Project Delivery, Risk Management, Contracts and Procurement, Negotiations and Dispute Resolution for Allston Development Group (ADG) and Harvard Planning and Project Management (HPPM). Responsible for creating the Harvard way of delivering capital project and authoring standard agreements.

MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY, Boston, MA 1995 – 2006
Assistant Director, Capital Programs Department
Strategic leader providing expertise in Project Delivery, Risk Management, Contracts and Procurement, Negotiations and Dispute Resolution resulting in the development of project management policies and contracting procedures utilized on the successful delivery of capital projects in excess of $1.5B.

CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE, Cambridge, MA 1994 – 1995
Claims/ Risk Manager
Strategic Leader in the Program Management Practice providing comprehensive risk management and claims management services, both internally and to CDM clients.

MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY, Boston, MA 1988 – 1994
Claims/Risk Manager-Boston Harbor Project
Senior leader in the Program Management Division responsible for the development and implementation of the Risk Management Program including a strategic approach to project insurance and the Claims Management Program including dispute resolution procedures.

EDUCATION
Juris Doctorate, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
Admitted to the MA Bar in December 1988
CMAA’s New England Person of the Year in 2017
Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service in 2003
Founder and Advisor (2006), WELL (Women’s Exchange for Leadership and Living)
Advisory Committee, MBC Women’s Network
Member, Wentworth MSCM Industry Advisory Board
Member, Building Renovations Committee, Canton, MA
Former Board Member, BIMForum, Associated General Contractors
Former Board Member, MA Association of General Contractors