In celebration of 50 years as a University, Auburn University Montgomery selected 50 of its most outstanding alumni to honor at AUM’s 2017 Commencement Services. Among the honorees, Atlanta-based DRB Consulting, LLC.’s Chief Executive Officer, Donald R. Boyken, was recognized as one of its top 50 alumni during its first 50 years.
Boyken, a former Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association president, was chosen by a committee of AUM administrators, faculty & staff to be honored for having a distinguished career in the construction industry and continued support of AUM. The Top 50 at Fifty include educators, business people, public servants, and high-ranking military leaders.
Boyken is a firm believer in returning to the community his expertise and time. He has also served as the Master of Ceremonies for the public announcement of Imagine. Invest. Inspire. A Campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery. Mr. and Mrs. Boyken have made significant financial contributions to the University and have also been recognized for their generosity by naming the Wellness Center Men’s Locker Room in their name; The Donald R. Boyken Family Men’s Locker Room.
Boyken is currently on the advisory board for the School of Construction at Virginia Tech and President of Dunwoody Springs Office Centre Association, Inc. His past board experience includes chairman of Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, member of the advisory board for the city of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, planning commissioner for the city of Sandy Springs, and the board of trustees for a private-college preparatory school in North Georgia, several national professional associations, and local civic associations. He is also board certified as an arbitrator and nediator for construction disputes. He has been recognized with the distinction of Fellow by the Royal Institution of Charter Surveyors and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.
The first stop in his career was in 1974, when he moved to Montgomery. He began work as an estimator scheduler for Blount Brothers Corporation, an international construction company. His roommate was pursuing a master’s degree at Auburn University at Montgomery, and Boyken decided to attend and earn his MBA.