Alexis Leal, COO of Munilla Construction Management (MCM), is among the seven recipients who will be honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society at the 2018 Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards on Feb. 8, 2018 at the Coral Gables Country Club.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor members of the Barry community who exemplify the university’s core commitments of knowledge and truth; inclusive community; social justice; and collaborative service.
“I feel humbled and honored to be recognized by my Alma Mater and very grateful of the impact that Barry University has had in my life. I am truly blessed. “
With more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Leal oversees the overall direction of MCM's Florida Building Group with a special emphasis on pre-construction, estimating and strategic growth. He focuses on leading his team to exceed customer satisfaction by concentrating his efforts on creating exceptional levels of communication, safety and quality.
Leal started working in construction as a general laborer when he was 17. Throughout his career, he has spent tours in field operations, accounting, pre-construction, estimating, purchasing, marketing, MIS, and risk management - all while developing the well-rounded and unique skill sets that have molded him into the executive he is today.
Active in his community and professional organizations, Leal has served on the Board of Directors of the Engineering Contractors Association of South Florida and served as its President. Her also served on the Board for the South Florida Association of General Contractors. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He graduated from Barry University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
The 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are:
Donald De Lucca, ’96, Chief of Police, City of Doral
Ira J. Gonzalez, ’01, MBA ’05, Attorney at Law, Fowler White Burnett
Rev. Carol Hoffman-Guzman, MA ’91 D. Min., Ph.D., Executive Director, Miami Urban Ministries and Arts at St. Johns
Alexis Leal, ’94, COO, Munilla Construction Management
Michelle Major, ’97, Ph.D., NCSP, Clinical Director, The Caribbean Center for Child Development
Ann McNeill, MBA ’82, President, MCO Construction & Services, Inc.
Ruth Shack, ’70, President Emeritus, The Miami Foundation
Founded in 1983, MCM is a family-owned construction company headquartered in South Florida with offices in Texas and Panama. The firm specializes in general building and heavy civil construction, focusing on aviation, education, government facilities, transportation, roads and bridges, and commercial buildings. MCM provides pre-construction, design-build, design-build-finance, construction management, general contracting, and public-private partnership services. The firm is an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top-400 Contractor with more than 1,000 employees in the U.S. and Panama. MCM is an ISO 9001:2008 company and is certified as a minority-owned firm with the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, visit www.mcm-us.com.