Advisory Group

The Advisory Group's core responsibility is to provide guidance to the Board of Trustees on strategic CTBUH issues. In addition, the group is expected to help grow the Council, increase membership, represent and promote the Council externally at the highest levels, and lead specific projects, such as research projects, working groups, and publications.

The Advisory Group is expected to be made up of approximately 20 individuals, representing the myriad disciplines and geographies within the CTBUH member network - building owners/developers, urban planners, contractors, architects, engineers, material suppliers, etc. An Advisory Group Chair provides leadership for the Group. Group members serve two-year terms, which are renewable at the discretion of the Advisory Group Chair of Trustees.

Angela Chang
Advisory Group

Angela Chang

President, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Taipei, China

Don Davies
Advisory Group

Don Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Seattle, United States

JC Gerardy
Advisory Group

JC Gerardy

Head of Export, ArcelorMittal

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Jerry Jackson
Advisory Group

Jerry Jackson

Vice President – Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Dassault Systèmes

Boston, United States

Michael Palmer
Advisory Group

Michael Palmer

Managing Principal, Perkins & Will

Chicago, United States

De Ming (Derry) Yu
Advisory Group

De Ming (Derry) Yu

Assistant Project Director - Construction, Suncity Group Holdings

Hong Kong, China

James Zheng
Advisory Group

James Zheng

President & Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners

Chicago, United States

20 October 2018

Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East Conference to further hone the core mission of the group and its role in the success of the Council.

6 January 2014

CTBUH Advisory Group Member Takes Up Presidency of SFPE

CTBUH Advisory Group member Carl F. Baldassarra, PE, FSFPE takes the office as President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2014.

Member Qualifications

  • Members must have a high profile in the industry, with an established track record of contributing to the inception, design, research, construction, occupation, or operation of the built environment.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standing in the industry.
  • Represent a company or institution recognized as a leader in the tall building industry which is a CTBUH organizational member in good standing, preferably at the Supporting Contributor level. (Note: exceptions on membership level may be made for non-profit, academic, or government institutions.)
  • Serve in a role that will help grow the Council and sponsor programs to serve members, and have a track record of strong engagement with the Council.
  • Ensure a balanced representation within the Group of both disciplines and geographic regions, reflecting the international mission and diversity of the Council.

Member Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic guidance to the Board of Trustees on CTBUH matters, including inputting to regular (two-weekly) strategic questions from Headquarters.
  • Create and submit an annual Leader Plan outlining specific initiatives to undertake over the course of the year.
  • Initiate, drive, and contribute to relevant Council initiatives, including conferences, awards, research projects, committees, programming, and publications.
  • Evaluate CTBUH Assemblies & Committees activities relevant to designated seat’s discipline, where relevant, ensuring suitable representation and output quality.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Council and promote its mission and goals, including representing the Council at regional events.
  • Attend the annual CTBUH Leaders meeting (held in conjunction with the CTBUH International Conference in the Fall – subsidized registration is provided), as well as interim Group teleconferences. Missing more than one meeting consecutively results in expulsion from the group.
  • Act as a “CTBUH Ambassador” within your firm to encourage the involvement of a wider group of colleagues in CTBUH activities and initiatives, especially younger professionals.
  • Ensure the fiscal success of the Council’s programs by recruiting major sponsors and at least five new, high-level members a year.
  • Commit 25+ hours per year as a CTBUH Advisory Group member (not including event attendance).
  • Maintain regular email and phone communication (once every three weeks) with CTBUH staff to provide progress updates on activities and initiatives.

Member Benefits

  • Lead the growth and direction of the Council at the highest levels; create programs that educate and benefit the industry at large.
  • Reinforce yourself as a Leader in the tall building industry globally, and an expert within your discipline.
  • Recognition as a CTBUH Leader, the Council’s highest-level volunteers, receiving access to the exclusive Leader network.
  • Enjoy a privileged profile – as well as subsidized registration – at the CTBUH annual conference and regional events.
  • Receive enhanced “designated individual” CTBUH member benefits (e.g. access to advanced website data tools, join the CTBUH expert panel; join the CTBUH speaker bureau, etc.).
  • Be promoted internationally, via: a “people page” on the CTBUH website; “Meet the CTBUH” section of the CTBUH Journal; video and podcast interviews; a member of the CTBUH awards jury; etc.
  • Become a point of contact for new business.
  • Receive support from CTBUH staff on activities and initiatives.
  • Help improve the industry, and our future on this planet!