The following speakers will participate in ULI Indiana’s members-only Insights for Insiders program taking place May 29.
Deb Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP
CORE Planning Strategies
Through her innovative business, community involvement and mentoring efforts, Debra Kunce, FAIA, helps people and organizations succeed and positions them for the future. Deb’s firm, CORE Planning Strategies, helps organizations develop and drive strategies that increase efficiencies, achieve ideal capital improvements, and transform communities. From driving projects that allow nonprofit organizations to increase their programming to planning transformational redevelopment efforts that advance cities and towns, Deb feels most accomplished helping others.
In addition to impacting communities through her business, Deb works to improve communities and her industry through service. Much of her nonprofit involvement includes organizations and institutions serving Indiana women and youth. A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects—a designation held by just 3% of its members—Deb is a leader in multiple associations in the design and construction industry. A driven and inspiring leader, Deb also mentors fellow women business owners and up-and-coming professionals. She regularly shares her expertise through presentations and publications, consistently working to take her business, community and industry to a higher level.
Chris Boardman, AIA, LEED AP Principal / Director of Design Operations RATIO
Chris Boardman is the Director of Design for RATIO, an international design firm known for its thoughtful approach to problem solving. The challenges we face as organizations, cities, and societies are becoming increasingly complex & interconnected and Chris believes that thoughtful design has the power to lead us to better outcomes. To do that he advocates and empowers RATIO’s design teams to think about the whole system not just the individual parts, engage with more voices not always like our own, and be bold enough to stretch our imagination beyond what we believe is possible. Chris leads a series of interdisciplinary Practice Areas within RATIO that focus on advancing the firm’s design delivery processes, discovering and developing new knowledge, integrating new technologies that advance both efficiencies and effectiveness, and fostering a more empathic & equitable culture within the studio and in RATIO’s approach to the firm’s work.
For more than 20 years, Chris has brought this same thoughtful approach to working with clients in higher-education, workplace, & community-based projects throughout the Midwest and Mountain Regions. Notable work includes the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at Purdue University, KAR Global Headquarters, and an $85M facility for the number one aerospace engineering program in the country at the University of Colorado. He also served on the board of the Central Indiana Land Trust and chaired the committee on Greening the Crossroads, a vision for a reconnected natural infrastructure for Central Indiana.
Vice President of Business Development
F.A. Wilhelm Construction
As vice president of business development for Wilhelm, Doug Gebhardt leads the strategic development and implementation of Wilhelm’s business development outreach. His team’s responsibilities include developing strategic relationships, identifying and strategically evaluating new business opportunities, providing solutions to clients’ construction needs and transitioning opportunities into new business partnerships. With more than two decades of experience as a client-focused leader and management professional in the construction industry, Doug believes in the strength of collaborative partnerships, and strives to promote an engaging environment where ideas are generated and acted upon.
Doug is active in the community through the Two Rule Foundation, Indiana Sports Corporation, Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House and coaching various youth sports. Doug holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from The College of William & Mary.