Alicia, a principal at Plante Moran Cresa, leads the firm’s program management service line, overseeing the 50+ person team made up of program managers, project cost accountants, and PMIS system administrators in delivering work for our clients in the corporate, public, senior living, and healthcare sectors. She is responsible for process and procedures, risk, staff development, and business metrics.
With more than 30 years of diverse design and construction experience, her comprehensive expertise in project feasibility, programming, design management, preconstruction planning, and construction project oversight is invaluable to clients nationwide.
Before accepting her current role as director of program management, she led the corporate program management team, where she acted as the project director for Olympia Development of Michigan’s Little Caesars Arena and other large engagements.
Alicia’s career began in residential construction, custom designing homes and working as a trim carpenter. She then moved on to Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Starting as a field representative, Alicia quickly gained the expertise that led to a promotion to project manager, an advancement that helped expand her expertise to include medical, industrial, and commercial projects.
From there, Alicia joined General Motors’ Worldwide Facilities – Capital Projects Group as the lead project manager for the Southeast Michigan Plan at the Milford Proving Grounds. Over the course of five years, she oversaw more than $230 million worth of work on testing facilities, offices, and test roads. After transitioning to project planning, Alicia led the master site planning for expansions and contractions at GM’s combined engineering and manufacturing campuses worldwide.
Alicia earned a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering with an emphasis in construction management from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in management from Walsh College. She is a LEED accredited professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), as well as a board member of CREW Detroit (Commercial Real Estate Women).