Date and Time: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Biography: Patricia Carper is Vice President of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Patty is a graduate of the University of Delaware, Newark, DE (Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1985). Upon graduation, Patty joined Whiting-Turner as a Project Engineer and has worked on a wide variety of projects including corporate headquarters, clean rooms, malls and university buildings. An early advocate for sustainable construction, Mrs. Carper is a LEED Accredited Profession (LEED AP BD+C) and has completed numerous LEED certified buildings. Mrs. Carper is the Industry Excellence Coordinator for Performing & Visual Arts and has completed projects such as the Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV, the UMBC Performing Arts & Humanities Building, Catonsville, MD and the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard. She is the on-site project executive for MGM National Harbor – a fast track, $1.3B development in Oxon Hill, MD, that opened in December 2016. Patty developed and implemented the diversity inclusion plan that resulted in the MGM project meeting or exceeding the diversity goals set by the County and the Community Benefits Agreement. Patty is a mentor and speaker for Women in Construction in Washington, DC and recently was honored to serve on a panel entitled “Boots on the Ground” highlighting women on the front lines of large scale construction projects. Patty served on the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities for three years and has recently been appointed to the Board of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.