Construction Industry Advisory Committee Member
Manager of Business Development
Don Wrieth joined Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. in 1975. Prior to joining Kiewit, Wrieth worked as a civil engineering technician and land surveyor for B. H. Backlund and Associates and Kirkham Michael Associates. While working at both of these firms, he attended Omaha University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha part-time, finally getting degrees in Architectural Design Technology and Construction Engineering Technology.
Wrieth started his career at Kiewit in the Mining District working in both Omaha and Rosebud Coal Sales in Hanna, Wyo. In 1985, Wrieth was moved to the Kiewit’s Fiber Optic District as a foreman installing long line fiber optic cable from Kansas City, Mo., to Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas. In 1986, Don transferred to Savannah, Ga., to take over management of the Kiewit acquisition of Continental Mineral Sales. In 1988, he moved back to Omaha to work in the Corporate Business Development department. In 1990, Wrieth was promoted to corporate marketing manager assisting all Kiewit regional offices with the development of their marketing materials and proposal preparation. In 1998, he joined Kiewit Building Group – Nebraska Area to identify new work opportunities and manage the area offices' proposal development efforts.
During his time with Kiewit Building Group, Wrieth has served as a board member for the Associated General Contractors of America – Nebraska Building Chapter and is currently the past president of this organization. Other volunteer boards that Wrieth is currently or has served on include: Omaha Exchange Club, Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation, Associated General Contractors of America – Nebraska Building Chapter, and the United Way of the Midlands - Youth Volunteer Corp.
Prior to joining The Durham School Industry Advisory Council, Don served on the university’s Construction Systems Advisory Council.