NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University Board of Trustees elected Blair Lavoie ’84 to a five-year term as a new trustee.
Lavoie, of Boulder, Colorado, will join the Technology and Facilities committees. He is the president and CEO of MWH, a global project delivery company focused on water and energy. He directs the global construction operations of nearly 2,200 employees, including MWH Constructors and Slayden in the United States, MWH Treatment in the United Kingdom, special projects in Israel, and the Manufactured Equipment, Products and Solutions fabrication plant in Ireland.
He is married to Barbara; their son, Benjamin, is Norwich Class of 2020. Lavoie’s brother is Normand N. Lavoie, Norwich Class of 1984; his nephew, Normand, is Norwich Class of 2010.
Blair and Barbara Lavoie are Two-Star generals and Annual members in the Partridge Society with nine years of consecutive giving to the university.
Lavoie has overseen more than $5 billion of general construction and alternative delivery projects in locations worldwide, driving operational excellence and customized solutions.
Blair Lavoie brings 32 years of engineering and construction experience on a broad range of municipal, industrial and federal projects, with a focus on water. He has overseen more than $5 billion of general construction and alternative delivery projects in locations worldwide, driving operational excellence and customized solutions. During his career, Lavoie has served in a variety of project development and operational management roles for large design and construction organizations, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of the water and wastewater industry’s pulse and direction.
Lavoie has been instrumental in shaping the construction industry’s adoption of alternative delivery methods such as progressive design-build and construction management at-risk. He has prepared and presented numerous publications on topics including quality management, partnering, construction management case studies, alternative project delivery and claims avoidance and resolutions.
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