Laura Stagner is the former Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Project Delivery for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the US General Services Administration. In this role, Laura led the successful consolidation of project management functions within the Office of Project Delivery, evolving an organization that was responsible for capital projects into an organization that is now responsible for all projects delivered by PBS, including capital, small, and reimbursable projects.
Under her leadership, the Office of Project Delivery developed processes designed to better manage project risk: a national project resource board to ensure that the best available talent is matched to the risk profile of the project, and a project delivery method selection tool. Laura has been an advocate for the adoption of alternative delivery methods within PBS, particularly design/build and Construction Manager at Risk.
Currently, Laura is the Principal at Stagner Consulting, LLC, a practice devoted to providing federal project delivery advisory services. She has also served on the national board of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and is currently on the national board of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). Additionally, Laura has been an appointed member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Project Delivery Knowledge Committee since 2016.