CMAA Southern Nevada Chapter Board of Directors

Michael Dunning

Chapter President 2021-2022

Michael Dunning, Ph.D., P.E.

Michael applied the Civil Engineering education to the construction industry for a contractor for 9 years overseas in refinery and process unit construction, stateside contractor for an earth filled dam, freeway and infrastructure projects, construction manager consultant including 21 years Clark County Agency oversight of the construction materials in the Clark County region.

Michael joined Clark County Department of Public Works, Construction Management Division, as supervisor of the Material Quality Assurance Section. In this role, he was involved with the implementation of new specification criteria and independent assurance for the Contractor Quality Control program on new construction contracts, material source and production inspections in the Clark County Region, as well as research and development of new testing processes and quality control/assurance specifications. Michael researched materials that would increase the pavement life and more effective test methods in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Michael is presently an associate for NCE in Asphaltic Materials including pavement mix and section designs.

Mauricio Cardenas

Vice President

Mauricio Cardenas, P.E.

Mauricio Cardenas is a registered Professional Engineer in Nevada and has nearly two decades of experience in the engineering and construction industry both in private and public entities. His experience includes project administration, construction management, consultant management, inter-local agency coordination, cost and schedule evaluation, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, biddability and constructability review, field inspection of a wide range of CIP projects related to transportation, flood control, utilities, parks, buildings and similar including elements such as: cast-in-place box girder bridges, MSE walls, retaining walls, roadway embankment and base aggregates, flexible and rigid pavement surfaces, local and regional drainage facilities, as well as potable water and sewer utility infrastructure systems, high-mast lights and traffic signals installation, and traffic control. He is proficient in several software packages for construction management, cost estimating and scheduling. Mauricio loves spending time with his family attending concerts and movie theaters, playing/watching sports, snowboarding, and traveling.

Jed Wheeler

Secretary / Treasurer

Jed Wheeler 

Jed Wheeler has more than 18 years of experience in field and project management on heavy-highway construction projects. He has managed many complex, multi-phased infrastructure projects and has more than eight years of experience in alternative project delivery methods (APDM) including CMAR and Design-Build. He graduated from University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Outside of CMAA, Jed is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) where he chairs the Southern Nevada board. Jed enjoys many activities including, golf, basketball, wakeboarding, surfing, hunting, camping and restoring old trucks. 

Past Chapter Presidents

Perry Bertuzzi – 2018-2021

Cynthia Moore – 2016-2018

Michael Langen – 2014-2016

Kevin Love -2011-2014

Fintan Gaffney

David Alexander

Ray Brady

Adrian Clark

Jim Morris