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Jessica Besonen elected to DBIA-UMR Executive Committee

January 2017, by

Jessica Besonen, Shingobee Project ManagerShingobee Project Manager Jessica Besonen has been elected to the Executive Committee of Design-Build Institute of America, Upper Midwest Region (DBIA-UMR), as its President. She presided over their initial breakfast meeting of the year, on January 18, which featured a presentation by the City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Port Authority.

As a Project Manager at Shingobee Builders, Jessica has experience in many different markets including office, industrial, restaurant, gas stations, day care, and grocery stores. She has experience in both design-build and bid-build projects, which helps her to better convey the benefits of design-build throughout the upper Midwest. She has been an active member of DBIA-UMR for over three years where she has served on the DBIA National Young Professionals Board and chaired the Awards Committee and the Young Professionals Committee.

DBIA-UMRThe Upper Midwest Region of DBIA was founded in 2003 to provide design-build education, networking, information, and advocacy to its members in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Design-Build Institute of America is an association of owners, architects, engineers, and contractors in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects.