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by Marvin Gelhausen | Jul 08, 2020
2016-LivingoodJohn C. Livegood, Esq. CCP CFCC PSP FAACE

The AACE International community was saddened to learn of the June 26 death of John C. Livengood, who had served as AACE President for the 2016-2017 term. John died at Washington, DC.

John had been a member of AACE since 2001.  He became a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) in 2014, a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) in 2007, and a Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) in 2005. He has also been an active member of AACE’s Claims & Dispute Resolution Technical Subcommittee.  John has been a frequent author/presenter at AACE’s Conference & Expos and at many other industry events. He has been an author or contributor to a number of AACE’s Recommended Practices (RPs). John was elected and served AACE’s Board of Directors as Director-Region 2 (2010-2012), Vice President-Finance (2012-2014), President-Elect (2015-2016), AACE International President (2016-2017), and Past President (2017-2018).  He was a Senior Managing Director at Ankura. John was previously recognized by AACE as the Outstanding Technical Subcommittee Chair (2008; 2010) and as a Fellow (2015).  John was being honored this year at the virtual Conference & Expo with the O. T. Zimmerman Founder’s Award.

His family released the following obituary:

With deep sorrow, family, friends and colleagues say goodbye to John C. Livengood, who died of the Powassan virus on June 26, 2020. He was 68. John grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, and divided his time between Washington, DC and a country house next to the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey. A proud alumnus of Pingry School, he received an architecture degree from Syracuse University and a law degree from Catholic University. John was the beloved husband of Caren Yglesias for 42 years, and proud father of Magenta, Hugh (married to Arielle), and Ian (married to Katie) and their sons, Henry and James.


John served as Senior Managing Director at Ankura and was a leader in the field of forensic construction schedule delay analysis. His service to the profession included contributing to the work of AACE International for the past two decades, as well as the ABA Forum on Construction Law, UK Society of Construction Law, and the International Bar Association.


Among his favorite activities, John coached and managed many youth soccer teams, and was particularly proud of the girls select soccer league he started. John also loved to travel and saw most of the world, although he never made it to a safari in Kenya, a trip planned for the fall.


In addition to his wife and children, John is survived by his sister, Becky, and his brother, Ford, their spouses Walter and Geri, and their children Charlotte, Walt, Rebecca and Jim, and their spouses Rich, Liz, Nate and Sara. He was the cherished son of the late Reverend Hugh and Winifred Livengood.


John’s life will be celebrated on June 26, 2021 at Culver Lake, a place near to his heart.


An “In-Memoriam” tribute to John will be published by AACE in the August Source magazine.

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