Group Leadership

Jeff Drake

Vice Chair
Brad Viernow

AEM Staff Contact

Sara Feuling
Senior Director, Construction | 414-298-4149

John Somers
Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector | 414-298-4172



Determine the overall direction for AEM’s CE Sector related to digitization and drive awareness and adoption of technology within the industry.

2023 Priorities

  • Technology Adoption:
    • Engage with AEM’s Futures Council to review disruptive future technologies and provide input on actionable recommendations for the Future of Building white paper.
  • Advocacy and Infrastructure Legislation:
    • Engage with AEM’s Advocacy Team to provide input on the role of technology in infrastructure investment and provide information to support a document to educate regulators and lawmakers.
  • Sustainability Initiatives:
    • Engage with AEM’s Sustainability Council to identify how technology can help the industry make progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and review potential sustainability metrics.
  • Workforce Solutions:
    • Engage with AEM's Workforce Development Committee to positively impact the perception of the industry and bring awareness to the benefits of technology in attracting and retaining talent.


  • Committee leadership consists of a Chair and Vice Chair(s) elected by the committee to serve a two-year term.


  • Approximately 20 representatives from member companies that represent and are engaged in the technology space.
  • Representatives can include AEM Board Directors, CE Sector Board Directors and member executives and/or technology experts.
  • Participants will represent a cross-section within the CE sector of the AEM membership to encourage positive interaction and different perspectives.
  • There are no term limits.


  • Quarterly conference calls/virtual meetings, with at least one face-to-face meeting each year.