Congress Spotlight: The National Owner Panel

Congress Spotlight: The National Owner Panel

It’s almost time for the 25th LCI Congress! Today we’re highlighting the always-popular National Owner Panel, taking place Wednesday, October 25, at 9:45 a.m., shortly after our Opening Keynote address.

For owner attendees, the panel is a great opportunity to engage on shared challenges and acquire highly relevant insights. For other attendees, the panel presents the perfect chance to gain knowledge to inform your bids and your work for your clients.

What to expect

The panel will feature a discussion between three influential leaders in their industries. They’ll share the owner perspective on eliminating waste from the design and construction process to improve project delivery, as well as context on their programs, backgrounds, and challenges.

You’ll learn more about their experiences in areas including:

  • Creating a Collaborative Culture to Deliver the Program
  • Respect for People
  • Elimination of Waste
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Sharing Lessons Across the Program

Introducing our panelists

Learn more about our panelists before you arrive at Congress — and get ready to hear from them in person!

Darin Daskarolis, PE, Senior Director, Global Data Center Engineering, Design and Construction Program, Meta

In Darin’s role at Meta, he leads efforts to scale its infrastructure to support its billions of daily users and developers. During his 12 years at Meta (formerly Facebook), he formed a global capital construction program with a production throughput of over $10B/year. Prior to Meta, he held various leadership positions in the fields of commercial construction, data center development, and engineering design.

Jennifer Keller, Director of Project Management, Johnson & Johnson’s Engineering and Property Services Organization

Jennifer leads the delivery of large value capital projects and strategies in her role at Johnson & Johnson. Since 2008, she has partnered on projects to reimagine, optimize, and modernize laboratory, office, and production environments for various business units, and has been a leader in the piloting of Lean planning and delivery methodologies. Jennifer currently leads a Project Delivery initiative to pilot and broaden target value design and delivery practices across the global J&J portfolio. She is active in the LCI Community of Practice for Owners and Manufacturers.

Geoffrey Neumayr, SE, Chief Resiliency & Sustainability Officer, San Francisco International Airport

Geoff now serves as the Chief Resiliency & Sustainability Officer, and is the former Chief Development Officer, for the San Francisco International Airport. He has been responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all the airport’s major capital projects for the past 13 years. Geoff has established a reputation within the industry as a leader in the collaborative delivery philosophy of delivering projects with exceptional outcomes. He is a past Chair for the Design Build Institute of America’s National Board of Directors and is Co-Chair for its Progressive Design Build Committee.


Victor Sanvido, Senior VP, Southland Industries

Victor, the discussion’s moderator, is responsible for delivering engineering-led, integrated Lean project delivery services to end-users in Southland’s target markets. Formerly a professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University, he has written over 100 publications and remains an active leader of several industry organizations.

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