Laura Stagner, DBIA, FAIA, PMP

US General Services Administration (Retired)

Laura Stagner led the successful consolidation of project management functions into the Office of Project Delivery (OPD), evolving an organization that was responsible for capital projects into an organization that is now responsible for all projects, including capital, small and reimbursable. Under her leadership, the Office of Project Delivery has developed processes designed to better manage project risk: a national project resource board to leverage the best available talent is matched to the risk profile of the project, and a project delivery method selection tool. Laura has been an advocate for design-build within GSA, serving as an active participant in DBIA’s Federal Forums in 2016–2018 and providing guidance, as needed, to DBIA’s Federal Markets Committee.