Gainesville, Fla.— The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has elected Carole Bionda, vice president of legal and personnel, NOVA Group, Napa, Calif., as its 2010 board of trustees’ chairperson. Bionda will succeed Rick Graves, senior vice president of operations of Fluor Enterprises Inc., Dallas. Ivan Crossland, CEO, Crossland Construction, will serve as the 2010 NCCER vice chairman.

NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from contributing contractors, owners, and NCCER partnering associations. All trustees are recognized for their expertise in construction or construction-related issues and serve a one- to three-year term.

Additional 2010 board of trustees members include:  Alan Burton, Cianbro Corp; Keith Byrom, Precision Resources; Wayne Crew, Construction Industry Institute; Jim Elmer, James W. Elmer Construction Co.; Tim Ely, Beacon Electric Co.; John Gaylor, Gaylor, Inc.; Vincent Giardina, LeGlue & Company; Darrell Hargrave, KBR Services; Dr. Ray Issa, University of Florida M.E.

Rinker School; Andy Jones, Shell Downstream Inc.; Tim Lawrence, SkillsUSA; Carl McColey, DuPont; David Mielke, M.W. Mielke; Bob Parker, Repcon Strickland; Chip Reid, Current Builders; Gerry Sprentall, Intel; Lowell Wiles, Jacobs; and Jonathan Yarbrough, ExxonMobil.