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William Sunquist, CSI Named CSI Chair

Posted: Mon, Jul 01, 2024

The Construction Specifications Institute will be elevating William Floyd Sunquist, CSI, to Chair of the CSI Board of Directors as of July 1, 2024. The Knoxville Chapter has a soft spot for William who joined CSI in 2004 upon the encouragement of Jim Odle. At the time, William had called upon Jim as a product representative with General Shale. William asked Jim for advice on how to get his products specified in the Knoxville area, and Jim encouraged him to join CSI and get involved with the chapter.   William quickly followed Jim’s lead and became actively involved in our chapter. He rose to Knoxville Chapter President in 2008. 

His career took him to Chattanooga in 2010, where he continued to stay involved in CSI, serving in numerous positions in the chapter. By 2011 he was serving at the Gulf States Region in most of the executive committee positions. In 2019 he was elected as GSR Director to the Institute and in addition chaired the Membership Connection, Nominating and the Investment Oversight Committees. His excellent potential for leadership was recognized by his peers at the Institute level. 

In 2020 the Chattanooga Chapter nominated William and he was elevated to Fellowship. After his term as Director, the Nominating Committee placed William on the slate for Institute Secretary and then Chair-Elect, both elections that he won.

Another passion of William’s is his love for public libraries. He has been a board member and fundraiser for the Chattanooga Public Library and is part of the Friends of Tennessee Libraries. He sits on numerous other boards including UT Chattanooga’s Interior Design School Advisory Board.

A number of people from Knoxville journeyed to Chattanooga to their chapter’s awards banquet where William was celebrated for his next role in CSI. See the EVENTS section below to view that celebration.

Congratulations William! You have the vision for building CSI through the people of CSI, who know all about design and construction. Let’s get started!

Chattanooga Awards & New CSI Chair Celebration

Posted: Thu, Jun 20 2024

The Knoxville Chapter was invited to join the Chattanooga CSI Chapter as they celebrated the 2023-24 accomplishments in the Chattanooga Chapter and the ascension of William Sunquist to Chair of the Construction Specifications Institute. William had served the Knoxville Chapter as President during 2008-2009, so we were happy to join the celebration. Nine Knoxville representatives were able to head to Chattanooga and enjoyed an evening with our Chattanooga colleagues at the Five Wits Brewing Company, as Kenny Tyler, Chattanooga President, led the awards ceremony. Our own Gary Bergeron received a Technical Award for his excellent technical articles published in the ChattaData.



  • 33 years ago Deborah Brooks
  • 7 years ago Juan Rodriguez
  • 2 years ago Andy Salley
  • 2 years ago Michael Houle

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