Carrie Chard is the Assistant Director of the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her primary role is to promote and provide outreach, marketing and promotion for the Masters in Real Estate Development program. The Colvin Institute hosts four major events per year: The Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards, The Colvin Fall Lecture Series, The Colvin Case Study Challenge and the Colvin Capstone Competitions.
Previously, Carrie was the Senior Director for Professional Development & Credentialing at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) for over 7 years. While at AGC, she played the lead role in launching the CM-BIM assessment-based credential, the first credential in Building Information Modeling. Additionally, she managed an annual national student competition in construction management that brought together 21 regional teams to compete in commercial, heavy civil, and design build construction. Partnering with AIA and USGBC, Chard produced 25 educational programs and lectures each year and successfully applied, received and renewed Authorized Provider status from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Carrie has over 15 years of association experience managing events and professional development in various industries including construction, real estate, retail and public education. She received her BA in liberal arts from the California University of Pennsylvania. She is an active in her community and supports many local charities, including the Annapolis Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving Annapolis’ architectural legacy.