Alicia is a principal at Plante Moran Realpoint (PMR), formerly Plante Moran Cresa, and brings over 30 years of diverse design and construction experience to her clients. She specializes in large and/or complex project feasibility, programming, design management, preconstruction planning, and construction project oversight. Her comprehensive expertise has always proved to be invaluable to her clients nationwide.
Alicia is returning to program management full-time after leading PMR’s program management team through unprecedented growth, from 20 to more than 50 staff that include project managers, project accountants, and PMIS system administration who deliver work for all sectors. She was responsible for process and procedures, risk, staff development, and business metrics. Prior to this appointment, she was the project director of the Little Caesars Arena, leading the onsite owner’s team that oversaw the design, construction, and coordination of tenants for this large District Detroit project, a progressive new sports and entertainment development.
Alicia joined PMR in 2008, where she managed projects in corporate, industrial, government, and senior living sectors before eventually leading the corporate project management team. Prior to PMR, Alicia was with 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’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 her promotion to project manager, an advancement that helped expand her expertise to include medical, industrial, and commercial projects.
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).