Chapter Board Members

Morris Aldridge

Morris Aldridge

President

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Morris Aldridge stands at the front of the replacement and renovation projects for one of the largest school districts in Washington State as Executive Director of Planning and Construction for Tacoma Public Schools.

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is the main school district for Tacoma, Washington. Composed of 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools and 4 early learning centers. TPS serves more than 30,000 students in preschool through grade 12 and over 5,000 employees, making them one of the largest employers in the greater Tacoma area.

Morris has spent the last 3 years piloting new projects and implementing innovative school design ideas for TPS. He is currently overseeing Washington State’s first K-12 public school design-build project.

Embracing the core values of innovation, integrity and growth, Morris consistently ranks among top visionaries in educational programs and projects.

Throughout his 30-year tenure, Morris has been a lighthouse in the learning environment serving as teacher, principal and assistant superintendent of public schools in Texas. Morris holds a Masters in Education from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.  Morris Aldridge is also a valued speaker in facilities planning, capital projects and construction bond projects.

Garrett Buckingham

Garrett Buckingham

Vice President

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Director of Design and Construction with a demonstrated history of working in higher education & critical patient care medical hospital systems. Skilled in Design & Construction Management, Lean Construction, Business Process Design, Team Building, Project Estimation, Sustainable Design. Strong leader with experience guiding teams through a wide variety of project delivery methods in the public sector including progressive design build. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Arts focused in Architectural Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from University of Washington

Stacy Shewell

Stacy Shewell

Treasurer

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Stacy has over a decade in the construction industry, she has her master’s degree in architecture, and Associate DBIA certification.

Chapter Committee Members

Shannon Gustine

Shannon Gustine

Program Committee Chair

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Shannon Gustine has 22 years of construction experience and a portfolio valued at $2.1 billion including significant design-build experience. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and Oregon State University, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering degrees. As the Director of Operations for Hensel Phelps in the Pacific Northwest she is responsible for the successful delivery of all projects within Washington. In her free time Shannon enjoys spending time with her twin girls and playing beach volleyball.
Marco Navlet

Marco Navlet

Programs Co-Chair

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Marco has 29 years’ experience in the mechanical design and build industry, the last 26 years at McKinstry Company, a national consulting, construction, energy and facility services firm based in Seattle. He has well-rounded work experience through his progression of responsibilities in Purchasing, Construction Management, Estimating, Preconstruction, Sales and Account Executive roles. As McKinstry’s Business Development Manager for the Western Washington Region he leads the Company’s market analysis, strategic positioning, and oversees account executives strategic account planning.  Marco is a respected design build leader in the commercial, institutional and industrial markets and has built networks in the Developer, Architectural, Engineering and General Contracting communities. He currently serves on the board of directors for NAIOP, the Design-Build Institute of America and has held chair positions for the Mechanical Contractors Association for over 14 years.