D. Keith Dodson

Partner

Dodson, KeithKeith Dodson leads Westney’s Independent Value Assurance, Due Diligence, and Risk Analysis practices.  He joined the company in 2003 with 35 years of international engineering and construction experience.  This includes 25 years in executive roles such as CEO of MW Kellogg Ltd., Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader at Stone & Webster, President of Brown and Root Engineering & Construction International, and Senior Vice President for a major international energy company.

Keith served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Construction Industry Institute (CII), North America’s leading research institution for the engineering and construction industry.  He also was elected to the Board of Directors of the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC), as well as to the prestigious National Academy of Construction (NACE).  A Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Keith holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and was Chairman of UT’s Engineering Advisory Board.  He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Rice University.

Richard E. Westney

Founding Partner

Dick Westney has been internationally recognized for decades as an authority on project risk management, strategic planning, and performance management for large projects.  Author of 5 books on project and risk management, he has served as visiting faculty at institutions such as Texas A&M and Stanford Universities, the University of Texas, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Moscow School of Management.  He is also a popular presenter at major industry conferences such as the Offshore Technology Conference, and the Engineering & Construction Contracting Association.  He was recently inducted into the National Academy of Construction.

Dick founded Westney Consulting Group in 1978, after managing major international projects for Exxon.  A Fellow and Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International), he is one of only 7 AACE members worldwide who also received that organization’s highest honor, the Award of Merit.  Dick currently serves on the Leaders’ Council of the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) and also on the program committee for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).  A licensed professional engineer in Texas, he is a graduate of the City College of New York (Mechanical Engineering), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Management Science), and Harvard Business School.

Robert E. Donaho

Senior Principal

DonahoBob Donaho is a leader in implementation of Independent Value Assurance for both major capital projects and owner capital project organizations and systems. He joined Westney in 2012 after over 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry. His experience includes senior executive roles with Dow Chemical as Global Director of Design Engineering, Director of Capital Project Execution and President of Dow Engineering Company. He also served as FEED Project Director of one of the world’s largest megaprojects – a $20BN integrated petrochemical facility in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Bob is best known for his expertise in project development, project planning, and engineering execution, as well as for innovation in capital project organizational and systems development and implementation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) and is a founding member of FIATECH. He is a licensed professional engineer and a graduate of Duke University (Civil Engineering), University of Houston (MBA) and the Advanced Management Program at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Justin C. Dahl

Principal

Justin is responsible for the firm’s consulting operations and overall service delivery.  His experience includes leading several large organizations through transformative change in upstream oil & gas, refining, and chemicals.  As a consultant for McKinsey & Company, he led engagements that spanned capital projects, turnarounds, maintenance, procurement, and operations.  He focused not only on leading change, but also in developing lasting capabilities within each organization.  Justin also has several years of experience in capital project front-end development and execution, on both small and large projects, with The Dow Chemical Company.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.