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Tilghman, Richard H

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Richard H. Tilghman is Senior Vice President of Pepper Construction Group, President of Pepper Environmental Technologies, Inc. and Secretary of Pepper Construction Group and The Pepper Companies, Inc.


Mr. Tilghman received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1971, and earned his Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in 1973.  He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.


Mr. Tilghman has performed duties from project management to project executive for Pepper since joining the company in 1977.  He served as officer-in-charge on several of Pepper’s major projects including the Chicago Hilton and Towers Renovation, the Federal Reserve Bank Renovation, the construction of the Canal Center and the renovation of the Palmer House Hilton.  His current responsibilities include corporate strategy and business development.


Mr. Tilghman is currently an adjunct professor and has taught courses in “Construction Management,” “Construction Estimating,” and “The Business Strategy of Construction” in the Master of Project Management Program (MPM) at Northwestern University since 1991.


Mr. Tilghman is involved with many industry and charitable organizations including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and served as the Chairman of the ICSC Center Build Conference in 2001.  He is also a member of the International Association of Corporation Real Estate Executives (CoreNet Global), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).


Mr. Tilghman is a member of the Board of Advisors for Junior Achievement of Chicago and Catholic Charities of Chicago.


He can be reached at (312) 266-4700.


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