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Dwayne Shmel joined the City of Springfield as director of Building Development Services (BDS), Jan. 11, 2021.
Shmel has 25 years of national retail design, development and construction experience and came to Springfield from Bentonville, Arkansas, where he served as senior manager of architecture and design for Walmart Inc. since 2012. Prior to Walmart, Shmel served in several roles for Best Buy Company, Inc., including manager of development, project development manager and architectural manager from 1998 until 2012.
Shmel earned his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma and his associate degree in business administration from Cecil Community College. In addition to being a licensed architect, he is a certified building official, a certified building inspector and plans examiner, and is certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards.