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2018 COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference | Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines | La Jolla, CA | November 14-16, 2018


Vern Davis, Penn State University

Speaker Sessions:

Who is Going to Build the Future? The Conversation Continues (Approved for 1.25 AIA LU)

Speaker Bio:

Industrial Engineering graduate and Penn State alum, Vernon L. Davis, now works for his alma mater as the Contractor Liaison for the Office of Physical Plant, Design & Construction Division. As the Diverse Business Enterprise Program leader, he has turned his passion for diversity toward the construction industry. Since taking the position, Vernon has instituted a variety of initiatives aimed to increase participation for diverse businesses through the procurement of goods and services related to construction. With passion and commitment, he has been able to establish relationships and strengthen the economic development and viability of diverse businesses in the region. His goal is to build a network of diverse businesses to service the 24 PSU Campuses across the commonwealth. Vernon also impacts the broader University community through his service on the Finance & Business Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Priority Team and Office of Physical Plant Diversity Team.