Since 2016, JD Long has led Facilities Planning & Management where he provides strategic direction and stewardship for facilities operations on the 169-acre Danforth Campus and select off-campus university assets. JD oversees a department of approximately 200 FTEs across multi-disciplinary departments of Capital Projects, Maintenance Operations, Utilities, Business Operations, Communications, Office of Sustainability, and Planning and Design.
Annually, JD is responsible for managing the department’s $60M operating budget, as well as allocation and oversight of $170M in annual spend for utilities, maintenance, and capital projects. In 2020, JD co-chaired the interdisciplinary implementation committee for COVID-19 pandemic response to operationalize the plan for physical space reconfiguration and upgrades to allow for in-person instruction and residential experience for the fall semester.
Early in his tenure at WashU, JD played a major role in shepherding the university’s East End Transformation, the largest capital project in recent history of the Danforth Campus. Construction was completed in two years and added five new buildings, expanded the art museum, relocated hundreds of surface parking spaces underground, and created an expansive new park at the university’s front door.
Prior to joining the university, JD worked as a project executive with Alberici from 2005-2016, and before that with McCarthy Building Companies in various roles from 1991-2005.