The speaker for
the 2009 Emeralds is Robert Rayborn, of Turner Construction. The LEED
Accredited Professional is currently the Project Director for Turner’s role at
the new Orlando Events Center, a $380 million, 875,000 square foot, 20,000 seat
events center for the Orlando Magic NBA franchise. When his work is completed there, Rayborn will take over as Project Director
for the Turner/HNTB Design-Build role on the new San Francisco 49ers Stadium.
Twenty (20) of Rayborn’s 30-year career
in the construction industry has been directly involved with the design and
construction of sports facilities.
During that time span, he has worked on 4 MLB, 2 NBA, 2 NFL, and 2 NHL
stadiums and arenas, in addition to the more than 6 minor league and collegiate
sports facilities. That includes
oversight of Huntington Park, the new home of the Columbus Clippers.