Leadership

PSA Management Team

Patrick Aliu

Founder, President and CEO

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
University of Oklahoma

Master of Business Administration
Nova Southeastern University

Lecturer – Dept. of Mathematics
AGC Continuing Education Program

Mr. Aliu has more than 25 years’ experience in planning, architecture, construction management and program management in educational, airports, hospitals, industrial, justice facility projects and commercial residential/mixed-use development project management.

Before establishing PSA, Patrick went through the ranks as a planner, project architect, project manager, and project director. Previously, with other firms, he has served as general manager where his responsibilities included business development, contract negotiation/execution, fee negotiation, joint venture negotiation, project management and personnel hiring at all levels.

Patrick has an active and committed role in many organizations such as the Construction Specification Institute, Associated General Contractors, Dallas Regional Chamber, African American Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Chamber of Commerce and others.

Chris Hassall R.I.B.A.

Director of Projects

Bachelor of Architecture
London University

Professional Architect
Royal Institute of British Architects

Mr. Hassall has been a registered architect for over 45 years. He has many years of experience with commercial interiors, program and construction management, design/build, including buyouts and sub-contract negotiations, multi-project programs and a management process specialist. Before coming to work for PSA, he founded three companies with offices in Spain, Florida and the Middle East. His varied career has spanned three continents and nearly every type of architectural and construction project.

Honors and Awards:
Awarded Diploma of Merit at the World Congress of Architect in Varna, Bulgaria in world-wide competition for Leisure Complex

Publications:
Presented on two occasions to the Department of Education’s Task Force Committee for the State of Florida
American Schools and Universities – School Design Awards
Published Various Articles and White Papers

John Goodbody, MBA

Director of Security, Technology & Systems Integration

BS Computer Science
MBA, Finance
National University, San Diego, CA

Mr. Goodbody supports PSA in Transportation Project and Program Management. His management and systems integration skills are resulted from a consistent thirst for knowledge, formal education, and over 25 years’ experience designing and managing mega projects. His portfolio includes military and industrial projects and grew to include mega projects at seaports, airports and country borders.

John brings his technical and management skills to PSA clients and to the PSA team. In addition to his formal Computer Science, Business Management and Finance education, he has also become a subject matter expert in low voltage systems and in construction and process management. While previously employed at SAIC and Leidos, two multi-billion-dollar defense firms, John was taught and then regularly employed Systems Engineering processes. These skills directly translate into systems integration at any scale, and to management of complex projects or programs.

Erwin Haynes

System Implementation and Operations Director

BA International Relations
Texas A&M University

Mr. Haynes is a senior consultant based in Orlando, Florida. After serving in the US Navy as an officer in surface units and special warfare, Erwin started a career in Information Technology System Integration across multiple industries, including ship construction, technology services and construction.

Erwin’s 40+ years’ experience includes large scale international program management, some examples are Deutsche Bank-Germany, Al Maktoum Airport-Dubai Airports, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste-Mexico.

Through his large-scale systems implementation experience, Erwin has gained expertise in business process re-engineering, and is enthusiastic taking on corporate level business issues, and working with teams to solve them.

Certifications/Licenses
• FCC Amateur “General Class” Radio Operator License
• USN Certified Marine Steam Turbine Plant Engineer
• USN Certified Boilerwater/Feedwater Testing
• USN Certified Fuel and Lube Oil Testing
• USN Certified Officer of the Deck (Fleet)
• USN Certified Assault Boat Coxswain

Chuong Dang

Program / Project Control Manager

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
Southern University A&M

Mr. Dang has over 18 years’ experience in engineering and construction, with more than 10 years devoted to Project Controls Management and CPM Project Scheduling.

Chuong has overseen multiple construction projects, ranging from mid-to-complex, and has been a key component to ensuring timely delivery for several projects with a combined construction value of over $5B per project. Projects under his supervision spread across the market from government contracts to private sector-based projects and from energy projects to construction projects.

Chuong shows a deep passion on how to manage a project within a program from start to finish. His involvement with the management team includes but are not limited to accounting, procurement, BIM, scheduling, QA/AC, safety and final close-out processes. He has also been involved in various CIP projects including but not limited to airports, roads/bridges, educational facilities, and water treatment/sewage plants.

Mohammed Elway, PhD

Infrastructure & Environmental Director

Florida Professional Engineer #43847

Ph.D. Civil & environmental Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Elway is a renowned professional engineer with over 30 years of solid diversified technical and managerial experience. He has worked with some of the world’s top-ranked engineering and construction firms on the design, construction, design-build, CM, EPCC and O&M ranging from small to mega infrastructures and facilities projects for public, private and military clients in the USA and overseas. The projects include airports, rapid transit and LRT, highways and bridges, military facilities, seaports and marine works, water and wastewater plants and networks, stormwater drainage, residential and commercial land developments, convention centers, theme parks, lake restoration and dredging, earthen dams, mining waste disposal facilities, environmental audits, domestic landfills, groundwater modeling, etc. In addition to all his experience, Dr. Elway is also a PMP trainer.

Donald L. Corthell

Senior Construction Manager

Bachelor of Arts, Management
American Public University

Mr. Corthell is a seasoned Owner’s Representative specializing in airport construction. He has worked as a tradesman, is a small business owner, a licensed building contractor, and possesses a long suit for leadership qualities which lead to transformational change. Although Mr. Corthell possesses the hard skills and experience required to perform any type of construction concerning airports, it is perhaps his soft-skills and exceptional leadership capabilities that truly sets him apart; building and managing teams of people is his calling.

Current responsibilities as the Co-Construction Manager on Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal Complex valued at approximately $2.5B, which consists of a new landside terminal, central energy plant, rental car facility, parking garage, ground equipment facility, airside terminal with 24 new gates, ramp and airfield extension of taxiways. This work is closely coordinated with the existing operations as well as Virgin Trains USA which is providing a train switchyard and connection to the existing Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF) that was completed in 2018. Previous airport work includes the ITF, Automated People Mover, baggage handling, airside reconstruction including the addition of new gates, Customs and Border Protection fit out, operations facilities, airfield and heavy civil including roads, bridges and waterways/box culverts.

AZ Thomas

Business Operations & Marketing Manager

Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Communication & Leadership
Rollins College

 

As Business Operations & Marketing Manager, Ms. Thomas is focused on building strong relationships with employees, clients, and industry partners throughout the nation. AZ brings more than a decade of operations and marketing experience to her role, having held a variety of positions including Vice President of Operations. Since joining PSA in 2018, AZ has worked throughout the firm to develop new solutions and processes to enhance the overall day-to-day operations and experience.