J.A. Tiberti Family Lecture Series

Tiberti Lecture Being given

The J. A. Tiberti Family Lecture was begun in 2011 through a generous contribution from members of the Tiberti family to the KU Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Topics focus on ethics, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and issues for the education, personal growth and professional development benefit of students.

The 2023 Tiberti Lecture will be given by Anthony (Tony) Thompson, Chairman/CEO of Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME). The talk title is "Sustainable Leadership" and will be in Slawson Hall Room G192. It will start at 2:30 p.m. with refreshments after the talk.

Anthony (Tony) Thompson is the Chairman/CEO of Kwame Building Group, Inc., the first African American Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) corporation in Missouri, which he founded in 1991. Headquartered in St. Louis, KWAME is a construction management/program management firm that serves as an independent agent to the client/owner. KWAME provides exceptional project management, scheduling, estimating, contract/claims administration, document controls and many other services. Thompson received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas, in architectural engineering and environmental design. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering/construction management from Washington University and has a master of business administration from Webster University. He has worked as a project engineer for Anheuser-Busch Companies, a mechanical engineer for Monsanto Chemical Company and a construction engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Career achievements include distinguished alumni awards from KU, Webster University and Washington University; two-time inclusion on the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Leaders; and being named the 2021 St. Louis American Person of the Year


To watch the lecture, click here

Previous Lectures


Associate dean for workforce development and associate professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida.

View Denise Simmons Bio

Risk Engineer with Zurich Resilience Solutions and a Past-President of the American Society of Civil Engineers

View Robin Kemper's Bio.

Executive Vice President and the Executive Managing Director of the Americas Region for Black & Veatch's Water Business 

View Mike Orth's  Bio 

Principal, Vice President and Director of KCMO Operations Henderson Engineers

View Julie Pierce's Bio

Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region Manager, Parsons Transportation Group

View  Ronaldo Nicholson's Bio

Chairman of the Board, Stanley Consultants

View Gregs Thomopulos's Bio

American Society of Civil Engineers, PRES. (2014)

View Randall Over's Bio

Vice Admiral, Retired, P.E.

View Mike Loose's Bio

Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region Manager, Parsons Transportation Group

View Craig Martin's Bio

Retired President, Tiberti Construction

View Tito Tiberti's Bio


Chairman Emeritus of Montgomery Watson Inc

View Murli Tolaney's Bio