Board of Directors

USMCA - Board of Directors - Elmer Rhodes

Elmer Rhodes

Elmer Rhodes, President of Cross Rhodes Reprographics, has been in the design construction printing industry for over 30 years serving Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana.  As a pioneer to the Reprographic network, he has helped hundreds of clients to adopt Document Management best practices that has saved his clients time and money.

USMCA - Board of Directors - Navjot Bajwa

Navjot Bajwa

Navjot Bajwa is President and CEO of Ocean Mist Inc., which specializes in hauling construction materials, demolition and excavation throughout the Chicagoland area. Navjot holds a First Class Bachelor Degree in Arts from GUND University. After graduation, she received her Commercial Pilot License and Flight Instructor rating from the Government of India Civil Aviation Department.  In 1996 she became the first Indian Women Pilot Instructor in charge of a Flying Academy.

In 2013, Navjot received the Minority Contractor of the Year award from U.S. Suburban Minority Contractors Association and in 2014 she received honorable mention as Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Recently Ocean Mist was recognized by Mayor Emanuel as an example of a fast growing business in the Chicago area at the DPS Construction Summit. In addition, Navjot was selected by Golden Sachs and Bloomberg LP to coach high growth companies in the U.S.

USMCA - Board of Directors - Mark Cannon

Mark Cannon

Mark Cannon is President of M. Cannon Roofing, LLC for nearly twelve years and holds thirty years professional experience in construction services, roofing supplies and construction management. Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross and in 2012, M. Cannon Roofing, LLC was selected as Minority Contractor of the year by the Chicago Board of Education. Mark has served for four years as a National Board Member of the United States Minority Contractors Association.

USMCA - Board of Directors - Kenneth M. Webb, Sr.

Kenneth M. Webb, Sr.

Kenneth M. Webb Sr. is a retired 32-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Co-founder, and President of Fact Finders Group, Inc., He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a helicopter crew chief. In most of his Law Enforcement career, he has served in specialized units, which include (Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, and the Patrol Division). He is a licensed Private Detective and Private Security Contractor in the State of Illinois and Indiana.

USMCA - Board of Directors - Michael Houston

Michael Houston

Michael A. Houston, CCM, LEED, AP BD & C is Vice President of Institutional Operations at Ardmore Associates. Michael has more than 20 years of experience in construction management and leads Ardmore's Institutional and Buildings Group. This challenging role allows him to concentrate his passion on managing the firm's vertical projects-public buildings, educational facilities, commercial properties and hospitals and clinics. In his management position he provides operational leadership and relationship development among industry peers and clients.