Vice Chairman Bill Calhoun Earns National Honors
BETHESDA, Md. - Bill Calhoun, Vice Chairman of Clark Construction Group, was recently recognized by two organizations for his professional achievements and dedication to his industry and community.
In October, the National Academy of Construction (NAC) elected Bill as a member of its 2017 class. The NAC chose this year’s 28 inductees from among 300 industry leaders as a celebration of their career achievements and contributions to the engineering and construction industry. The NAC, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders who have who have made outstanding contributions to the design and engineering industry. In addition to being a personal honor, election to the Academy allows members to volunteer their expertise to a variety of organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, for the betterment of the industry as a whole.
Earlier this month, Bill also received the Glenn L. Martin Medal from the A. James Clark School of Engineering in recognition of his achievements and service to the Clark School. The Glenn L. Martin Medal honors individuals who have contributed to the mission and ideals of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, which is named for Clark Construction’s own eponymous founder.
At Clark, Bill is responsible for driving the company’s strategic direction, including the acquisition of new work and identifying new and emerging markets. He began his career with Clark in 1983, and has over three decades of industry experience. He has provided leadership on numerous award-winning projects, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency New Campus East, Brooke Army Medical Center, Verizon Center (now Capital One Arena), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Measurement Laboratory. Bill serves on the Board of Visitors for the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of So Others Might Eat. He is a National Peer in both the General Services Administration’s and the Veterans Administration’s Construction Excellence Peer Review Program and has served on the Board of Directors for the Construction Industry Roundtable. He’s a member of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Advisory Board and the School’s Construction Advisory Board.