The BD Guild serves as the premier voice of the business development profession.
Through collaboration, education and training, the BD Guild strives to align business development and operations professionals to elevate the community by providing its members and their organizations a common platform.
Who are we?
We are Business Development and Operations professionals who agreed—the BD profession needed a platform. Not only to lend a voice to the 17 million+ people in the United States with a business development title on LinkedIn, but to offer a bridge to strengthen the entire team’s communication. We believe that together, we exponentially increase our collective potential to fulfill our singularly desired outcomes.
Our dedicated executive directors represent the interests of the BD Guild members and typically have a specified area of responsibility within the organization. As a committee, they determine strategic objectives, establish specific policies, ensure the availability of adequate financial resources, establish curriculum and secure instructors for the BD Guild Certification program, and much more.
Joseph McGovern, Co-Founder
Sue Sylvester, Co-Founder
Tammy Carr, Mortenson
Rebecca Timmer, Dibble Corp.
Jeff Fairman, City of Avondale
Wylie Bearup, Arizona State University
Matt Blanchard, UEB Builders
Mark Dillard, Alethia Enterprise Group
Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Gensler
Don Helton, Brycon Construction
Don Henninger, DH Advisors
Dean Howard, Howard Partners Public Affairs
Rebekah Morris, AZ Builder’s Exchange
Rock Rickert, Archicon
Ted Ritter, LMI360
David Van Slyke, US Bank
Mark Watson, Hensel Phelps
Sandy Werthman, AZ Business Solutions
Although the advisory board members do not have the authority to vote on corporate matters, nor bear legal responsibilities, collectively they provide invaluable strategic advice to the Executive Board. Comprised of accomplished industry experts who offer innovative knowledge and perspectives, the advisory board members are an integral part of the BD Guild’s success.
We are honored to have such a distinguished list of professionals who agreed to serve on the Executive Committee & Advisory Board. Click here for the full roster.