Executive Committee

Ryan S. Lean

Ryan S. Lean,

BCxA President, PE, LEED AP, CCP, WELL AP Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles

In addition to his current role on the BCxA International Board, Ryan has previously served as President of the Building Commissioning Certification Board, the organization responsible for establishing certification of professional commissioning providers, as well as Vice President and Membership Chair of the Northeast Chapter of the BCxA. Ryan leads JB&B’s Commissioning Department, providing building commissioning and related services for commercial, mission-critical, educational, laboratory, healthcare, and LEED green buildings. Ryan leverages his extensive experience in the mechanical design of large-scale central plants to manage all new construction and existing building commissioning projects at JB&B, including day-to-day activities at the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards projects. Ryan views the field of building commissioning and related services as one meant to foster relationships with owners and operators and to guide them through the challenges of transitioning to a new facility, whether it’s a commercial, mission-critical, educational, laboratory, healthcare, cultural, or financial institution. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Dan Forino

Dan Forino,

BCxA Immediate Past President, PE, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP Manager of Integrated Facility Management, Facilities & Operations, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dan joined the BCxA International Board of Directors in 2016 and has served as Treasurer (2017-18), President Elect (2019), President (2020) and soon to be Immediate Past President (2021).  He recently served as the Director of Engineering for Horizon Engineering Associates, with oversight of their NYC Headquarters and served as the Commissioning Program Manager for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B. Dan currently oversees the Integrated Facility Management division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of 10 national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Dan continually supports the BCxA as the Chairperson for the Owners Committee, host of Some Good Commissioning, co-host of the BCxA Untitled Podcast and vlog alongside IBOD member Ryan Lean, and various media and presentations during his IBOD tenure. Dan is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and SUNY Stony Brook University, where he attained his Master of Business Administration. 

John Runkle

John Runkle,

BCxA President-Elect, PE Vice President, Intertek – Architectural Testing, Inc.

John currently serves as President-Elect of the International Board. He is BCxA liaison to IIBEC and assisted with Exam Writing for the Certification of Building Enclosure Professionals. He is a former ATSM liaison for Building Enclosure Commissioning. He actively participates in the BCxA as a presenter for different chapters and teaches multiple Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) courses each year. He serves on the Education, Advocacy, Leadership, and International Committees. He has been active in the initial step for the formation of a new international BCxA chapter.


John is Vice President of Building Sciences Solutions for Architectural Testing, Inc., an Intertek company. He brings over 20 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant and enclosure commissioning provider and has been integral to the development of the practice area of building enclosure commissioning domestically and internationally. He has assisted in the development of new testing standards and techniques for the building enclosure. He manages offices throughout North America and staff in the Middle East and China. Mr. Runkle has worked on new construction and retrofit projects for commercial, industrial, and residential structures in most of the 50 states and several countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Jesse Sycuro

Jesse Sycuro,

BCxA Treasurer, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Operations Director, National Technical Services, McKinstry

Jesse Sycuro has served as Director-at-Large, Conference Committee Chair, co-author of the Ongoing Commissioning Best Practices, and now as the BCxA IBOD Treasurer. Jesse is the Operations Director for McKinstry’s National Technical Services team, leading asset management, building commissioning, and energy efficiency projects across country. Having commissioned new and existing buildings, managed smart building solutions for ongoing commissioning solutions, and having led maintenance and operations teams, Jesse leverages his experience to work with clients to find innovative solutions that maximize the efficiency of the built environment while reducing lifecycle costs. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, with experience managing nuclear power plant maintenance and operations.

Directors at Large

Kari Donovan

Kari Donovan,

PE, CxA President, Precis Commissioning, Inc.

Kari has served on the board of National Capital Chapter for the last 3 years as an officer and Immediate Past President. She is the President of Precis Commissioning, Inc. (PrecisCx), a Commissioning and Qualification Services firm focused in pharmaceutical/biotech, R&D, healthcare industries. Kari’s passion for building teams with owners, design professionals, and contractors affords her the ability to consider all stakeholder concerns throughout project delivery. She is dedicated to establishing a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and support, where the highest standards of excellence are defined by their work. PrecisCx was #25 of 100 of the fastest growing, independently owned companies in the 2018 Philly 100.

Kari holds a B AE and M AE from Penn State where she has been a guest lecturer. She is a licensed PE, a CxA, and is OSHA 30 trained.

Outside the building industry, Kari volunteers as Envoy and Certification Committee Chair for WBEC East and as a WBENC Forum Team Representative She was named a WBENC Star for 2020. Kari also volunteers with Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology and two German Shepherd rescues.

PrecisCx is a WBENC certified Women’s Business Enterprise and Woman Owned Small Business.

Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley,

PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Partner, AKF Group LLC

Michael is highly respected for his comprehensive industry knowledge and his impressive technical expertise. He has built many long-term relationships of trust with clients who appreciate that he takes ownership of all aspects of a project to bring it to a successful conclusion. Having worked as a service supervisor on process cooling for chilled water plants, he understands how to troubleshoot equipment servicing issues, and his experience with a design/build contractor informed his understanding of the construction process. Mike is also an excellent mentor for young engineers and he has shared his expertise on the topic of Acceptance Procedures at professional industry events.

Russell Feery

Russell Feery,

CxA Arizona/Nevada Branch Manager, Mission Critical Director, Engineering Economics, Inc.

Before joining the International Board, Russell was on the board of the Southwest Chapter of the BCA for 8 years serving as an officer including President. He is the leader of the AZ/NV branch offices and Mission Critical Director for the company. He also drives Commissioning Process Management services nationwide, supporting construction teams with test preparation before third-party commissioning. One of Russell’s strengths is commissioning exceptionally complex facilities, like data centers, clean rooms, laboratories, and hospitals. Russell’s career started as a controls contractor and through the years progressed to a Branch Manager role with a Fortune 100 Controls, Service and Equipment Company. He has led over 110 projects since becoming a Commissioning provider in 2009. His peers consider him an expert in controls, system integration, and commissioning process management. Russell believes that commissioning is ever-evolving and relentlessly pursues new methods and technologies. He maintains that commissioning is most effective when the construction team prepares for the process. Based on coming up through the trades he has a knack for connecting with CM’s and ensuring that all work together as a team to resolve system issues before commissioning, facilitating a smooth process.

Lyn Gomes

Lyn Gomes,

CCP, PE, LEED AP Senior Commissioning/MEP Coordinator, DPR Construction

Before joining the International Board, Lyn was on the board of the California BCA. She has been on the board of the BCA Annual Conference since 2015.  Outside of the BCA, Lyn is a commissioning coordinator at DPR Construction. She is co-chair for the new IES standard on sequences of operation for lighting control systems and teaches classes on lighting control systems and will chair the upcoming revision to DG-29, the Commissioning Process Applied to Lighting and Control Systems. She also teaches classes on lighting control systems at the Pacific Energy Center and LightFair. In her spare time, she is on the advisory board of Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program for girls, who awarded her “role model of the year” in 2009.

Craig Hatch

Craig Hatch,

C.E.T., C.E.M. CCP President, CFMS Alberta Limited

Craig has over 25 years working in the construction industry between Eastern and Western Canada. His experience includes formwork design, structural drafting and over 19 years of as a commissioning authority including project management and administration. His work has been in many different sectors including commercial, institutional, recreational and healthcare.

In his 19 years at CFMS, Craig has moved from being a project manager at CFMS Consulting in Toronto to the president and general manager of CFMS Alberta, responsible for the day to day operations of this rapidly expanding company. Craig has refined his managerial, technical, and communication skills through the successful completion of many projects with a value exceeding $100 million. From the design phase, through the first year of operation, Craig has participated in and led the commissioning process through all aspects of the construction process. His strong work ethic is enhanced by his partnership approach and he continually strives to be a team player with the common goal of a successfully commissioned, well operated project.

Candice Rogers

Candice Rogers,

MBA, CCP, CxA, LEED AP BD+C President, Paladin, Inc.

Candice Rogers is President of Paladin, Inc. a commissioning firm in Lexington, Kentucky.  Her passion is simple: helping building owners achieve their project goals.  In the Building Commissioning Association, she found a group of professionals from all areas of the industry that share her passion.  Her association areas of interest are marketing and outreach efforts as well as strategic planning.

For the Building Commissioning Association, Candice has previously served on the International Board of Directors, IBOD Executive Committee, and Marketing Committee (Chair ’09-’12).  She is a Certified Commissioning Professional and a LEED AP BD+C.  Candice has a dual degree in Marketing and Management and a MBA with a focus on International Business. 

She has been privileged to develop commissioning and design standards for the University of Louisville, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Kentucky Community and Technical College System. 

Jonathan Vaughan

Jonathan Vaughan,

CCP, CEM, LEED AP Principal/Commissioning Director, Page

Jonathan understands that any building – old or new – is only as successful and efficient as the performance of its systems. His interest in sustainability and energy efficiency began when he was conducting energy retrofits for buildings, and he has channeled this experience and his passion into a successful career as a leader in building commissioning. The first Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) in Houston, Jonathan is an accomplished leader and team builder. In a little over a decade, he has grown Page’s commissioning team and practice to one of the top 15 commissioning providers in the country. His expertise includes energy services, temperature controls, and existing building commissioning services for improved client comfort, equipment performance, and energy savings. In addition to his CCP credential, Jonathan is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is currently Treasurer of the Texas Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association and has also served in the past on the International Board of Directors for the Building Commissioning Association as a Regional Representative.

Geremy Wolff

Geremy Wolff,

Regional Director – PNW Technical Services, McKinstry

Mr. Wolff’s commissioning experience began in 1998 after graduating with a mechanical engineering degree working for McKinstry, a facility solution company that performs commissioning, consulting services, service and maintenance, energy services, and design/build MEDP services. He was initially trained to perform Test Adjust and Balance (TAB) work on large new construction projects. After a short period he moved into control system verification and eventually leadership of the onsite project commissioning team and process. This included several projects where an extended operations transition solution was provided ranging from 3–9 months’ onsite post-occupancy during which systems were fine-tuned, operating and maintenance procedures were written and enhanced training was provided to the facility operations staff. His projects ranged in size from tenant improvements to multi-million-dollar projects such as Century Link Field, data centers, hospitals, biotech research facilities, and large campus expansions for both public and private clients. The exposure to these unique and diverse projects enabled him to cultivate an extensive background in design, construction, commissioning, and building operations.

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