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In a lengthy career in construction project management, John Cursio has proven himself with exceptional attention to detail, strong leadership skills, and a breadth of knowledge in various phases of project planning, management, and performance. Central to his experience in the private- and public-sectors is two years of service at the Toronto Transit Commission, where he was responsible for developing and managing a $1.4 billion program to construct four facilities for the city’s new Light Rail Rapid Transit Lines. At this position, John Cursio was active in negotiations for acquiring real estate from private- and public-sector owners through eminent domain. Mr. Cursio brought together and coordinated a team of design consultants, project engineers, support staff, and professionals from several other disciplines. As with many other capital projects in his career, Mr. Cursio was responsible for ensuring that this program came in on schedule and within budget.After graduating from George Brown College and The University of Western Ontario, John Cursio’s career began at Heron Homes as a Site Supervisor, where he worked in many phases of residential construction from code compliance to supervising tradesmen to moving families into the finished homes. In the mid-1980s, John Cursio moved into the public sector with service at Ontario’s Ministry of Government Services as a Coordinator and Project Supervisor for regional repair programs. He continued in the public sector as Program Manager for the Management Board Secretariat, supervising employees while administering minor capital projects and regional repair programs. Private- and public-sector experience overlapped for John Cursio at the Ontario Realty Corporation (ORC); in his 13 years at the ORC, Mr. Cursio advanced to the post of Vice President. His duties included oversight of millions of dollars in major capital projects, including representing the ORC in negotiations with industry groups and the province’s government.Most recently, John Cursio filled the position of Manager of Operations at Terco Construction, Ltd., where he was responsible for the Requests for Proposal that made the company a vendor of record for local public-sector institutions. As Manager of Operations, Mr. Cursio assisted in cost analysis, supervision of construction, and preparation of project documentation and scheduling.