SIGN UP TODAY: Distinguished Industry Leader Speaker Series, Feb 26

Hosted by USC’s AEC Construction Alumni Group, the Distinguished Industry Leader Speaker Series will be held on February 26, 2019.

USC AEC Construction Alumni Group


Distinguished Industry Leader Speaker Series

February 26, 2019

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Leadership from the front lines

Doug Mouton will share how his experiences during Hurricane Katrina and while serving in Afghanistan shaped his leadership style at Microsoft as General Manager of Data Center Execution.

Meet the Speaker

Doug Mouton, Speaker

As the General Manager of Data Center Execution at Microsoft, Doug Mouton is responsible for design and construction for all Microsoft cloud capacity. Leading nearly 350 global professionals, vendors and outsourced staff responsible for developing design and execution solutions that will support the business requirements while remaining competitive in the market. This includes Microsoft builds, leases and hybrid delivery models. Mouton’s team is also responsible for the execution of retrofit projects within existing data centers.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2014, Mouton worked as Group Vice President for JACOBS, Buildings and Infrastructure Program Management Construction Management worldwide. There, he led a team of nearly 1,000 employees working on over 100 concurrent large-scale building and infrastructure projects around the world.

Additionally, Mouton spent more than 33 years in the Army National Guard giving him a diverse leadership background including serving periods of active duty for Desert Storm, the Global War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina and other domestic events; commanding units from platoon (30+) to brigade size (3,000+).

Phil Stassi, Moderator

Phil served as a senior executive in the engineering and field service industry over the course of a forty-year career. He launched his career with Jacobs Engineering Group directly from school culminating in President, Buildings and Infrastructure business unit in Jacobs. Phil participated in the company’s growth from a privately held company of less than 1000 people to the largest publicly held engineering and construction company listed in the New York Stock Exchange. The company now numbers over 70,000 professionals and operates in over 250 offices on all continents.

After retiring from Jacobs, the CEO and Chairman of Jacobs asked Phil to stay on consulting personally with him as Advisor to the CEO. Since that time Phil designed and has orchestrated the implementation of the first Executive Indoctrination Program in the company, taking new executives through the culture and primary operating protocol for the company. Since retirement, Phil has also served on the Gryphon Executive Advisory Board, assisting in the investment and optimization of engineering and construction-based businesses. He also serves on the four Boards of engineering, construction and start-up technology companies.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We need your help to make this event a success! Please consider supporting this third event in our Distinguished Industry Speaker Series with a $250 sponsorship. Your generous sponsorship enables us to bring these events to campus at reduced rates for students.

All sponsors will have their company logo on the event announcements and receive two complementary industry tickets to the event.

Limited Sponsorships Available! Click Here for Details.

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Published on December 20th, 2018

Last updated on April 8th, 2021