Andrea S. Rutledge new CMAA president and CEO

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The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) says that Andrea S. Rutledge will become the association’s president and Chief Executive Officer at its National Conference and Trade Show in Washington, DC in October.

Rutledge succeeds Bruce D’Agostino, who has led CMAA since 1999, guiding the association to a membership of more than 16,000 and a leadership position in the construction management industry.

Rutledge has spent the last 10 years as executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture.

Previously, she was managing director/alliances at the American Institute of Architects.

“This experience has made Ms. Rutledge thoroughly familiar with the design and construction industry, giving her a deep understanding of the importance of accredited education and professional certification,” CMAA chair Stephen T. Ayers said in a statement. “That she holds the CAE – Certified Association Executive – reflects both her experience in association work and her commitment to certification.

“We believe she is a strong communicator and a proven leader who will guide CMAA to even higher accomplishments in the future,” Ayers said.