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Building Innovation 2016 Conference & Expo Program

Keynote Speakers

Monday, January 11

President Emeritus of Virginia Tech
Charles W. Steger, PhD, FAIA

Charles W. Steger, PhD, FAIAEducators from across the continent will attend the Workshop on Building Science Education in North America to explore the state of building science education in North America and collaborate on improving educational training and curriculum development. During this one-day workshop, co-hosted by the Institute and ASTM, experts in education from universities in Canada and the United States will present a critical view of graduate-level curriculum. For his keynote address, Charles W. Steger, PhD, FAIA, President Emeritus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (otherwise known as Virginia Tech) and Member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors, will talk about the value of including building science as part of the higher education curriculum, as well as the importance of highlighting the application of related standards to the industry’s future professionals. Dr. Steger will bring his unique, multi-faceted perspective as an educator, architect and university president to the workshop discussion

Tuesday, January 12

Chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences
James "Tim" Ryan, CBO

Sponsored by Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.

James The Institute’s various councils and committees will hold their individual annual board and leadership meetings, as well as come together for a joint meeting to expand opportunities for innovation and coordination. James "Tim” T. Ryan, CBO, Chairman of the Institute's Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer of the International Association of Building Officials and Code Administrator for the city of Overland Park, Kansas, will give the keynote during the day’s luncheon. Chairman Ryan has worked for Overland Park for the past three decades, and has helped guide the city, ranked sixth in Money magazine’s 2006 "Top 10 Best Places to Live in America,” through periods of substantial growth.  He will highlight the importance of leadership and community engagement to achieve resilience goals and highlight ways his jurisdiction has addressed mitigation to reduce the impact of natural disasters such as tornadoes and floods. He also will talk about ways the Institute is working collaboratively to promote high-performance buildings and improve community resilience.

Wednesday, January 13

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the White House National Security Council
Alice C. Hill

 

Alice C. HillAs the leader of the team responsible for developing resilience policy, including resilience to the impacts of climate change, Judge Alice Hill’s unique perspective on implementing resilience initiatives in the United States and abroad will build on the event’s theme of Achieving a Resilient Future. Judge Hill led the development of Presidential Executive Orders directing the incorporation of climate resilience considerations into international development; increased coordination of federal efforts in the Arctic; and the establishment of a national flood risk management standard. Prior to joining the National Security Council, she served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that position, Hill provided advice and counsel on broad public policy issues directly impacting the nation’s security.

Thursday, January 14

Architect of the Capitol
Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP

Sponsored by DLT Solutions

Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED APThe Institute will host its annual FEDCon® event, which provides an open forum for federal agency representatives to speak about their respective programs, challenges and opportunities. This year the event is scheduled as a keynote breakfast. As the keynote speaker, the Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol and Vice Chair of the Institute’s Board, will share his insights into the work currently underway to revitalize the U.S. Capitol and discuss how the various renovation projects will make the edifice more resilient and sustainable for future generations. The U.S. Capitol currently is undergoing significant renovation work, including restoration of the Capitol dome and rotunda interior; repairs to masonry walls of the Olmsted Terrace; and preservation of the Grant Memorial located in Union Square by the reflecting pool on the west side of the Capitol grounds. In addition, the Cannon House Office Building, the oldest Congressional office building, is undergoing a multi-year renewal project that includes a comprehensive systems upgrade.­­­

Session Speakers

Session Key Code
AHIF = Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure Forum, Monday
WBSE = Workshop on Building Science Education in N.A., Monday    
ILA = Industry Leadership & Advocacy Symposium, Wednesday
FPS = Facility Performance & Sustainability Symposium, Wednesday
IRT = Information Resources & Technology Symposium, Thursday
SDP = Security & Disaster Preparedness Symposium, Thursday
Plenary = Plenary Symposium, Friday

Sondra AlbertSondra Albert
Chief Economist of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust 
Sondra Albert performs research and analysis of economic data and provides forecasts of current economic trends to assist the HIT in its portfolio management work.  She also has been instrumental in calculating the economic impacts of the HIT’s investments over the last 30 years. Albert has over fifteen years of experience in the field. Before joining the HIT in 2004, she worked at the Institute of International Finance in its Latin American Research group and prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she worked at Citigroup in its Economic and Market Analysis group. Albert holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Master’s degrees in Economics from New York University and George Washington University. She is also ABD and has a Master’s of Philosophy in Economics from George Washington University. FPS

Rolf AlexisRolf Alexis
Senior Capital Analyst, General Motors
Rolf Alexis is a lead analyst in the Global Facilities organization of General Motors and has developed maintenance systems and strategies to optimize fixed capital investments in the company worldwide.  He has a background in manufacturing and environmental engineering and as a teacher of lean manufacturing. Alexis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University; and certification in Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing from the University of Michigan. ILA

David Allison, FAIA
Distinguished Professor, Clemson University
AHIF

Frank Aucremanne
Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic
AHIF

William BahnflethWilliam P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE
Professor of Architectural Engineering and Director, Indoor Environment Center, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. William Bahnfleth holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State in 1994, he was Senior Consultant for ZBA, Inc., and previous to that, Principal Investigator at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. Bahnfletch teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in HVAC fundamentals and design and conducts research on energy efficient building systems and indoor environmental quality. He is the recipient of an ASHRAE Exceptional Service award and served as Society President in 2013-2014. WBSE

Debra BallenDebra Ballen
General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Insurance Institute for Building and Home Safety
Debra Ballen joined IBHS in 2008 as the general counsel and senior vice president of public policy. In this capacity, she is responsible for all of IBHS’ legal matters and oversees a number of important public policy initiatives, including building codes, adaptation, community resilience and economic incentives for mitigation. She is a frequent speaker about the broad benefits of mitigation and has testified before Congress and state legislatures on these matters. Ballen graduated with a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She also has received the CPCU designation. FPS

Coker BartonCoker Barton
Senior Vice President / National Healthcare Director, Hoar Construction
Coker is responsible for long-term strategic planning for the healthcare division including assessing and developing new markets, coordinating regional efforts and enhancing relationships with healthcare clients. With over 25 years in the healthcare construction industry, Coker seeks to understand clients’ goals, objectives and business needs and to build partnering relationships with them. His considerable healthcare background includes all medical facility types and delivery methodologies. This experience coupled with his client-centered approach and understanding of the healthcare industry allows him to assist clients in achieving reasonable solutions for their business objectives. AHIF

Dennis Bausman, PhD
Construction Science and Management, Clemson University
AHIF

John Becker
Director, Facilities Division, Defense Health Agency
AHIF

Cindy Beckham
Executive Director, Mercy
AHIF

Scott Bernstein
President, Center for Neighborhood Technology              
SDP

Neil BlaisNeil Blais
President & CEO, Blais & Associates, Chair, Multihazard Mitigation Council
In 2010, Neil Blais agreed to chair the National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council. His interest and involvement in the emergency management industry developed following the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. Blais consulted to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Management helping the state with recovery efforts, which included recovery efforts for wildfires, winter storms and flooding. Subsequently he worked with several communities assisting with their recovery and mitigation efforts to increase resilience against future disasters. Through these efforts, Blais is acknowledged as a national expert on hazard mitigation and sustainable community development. FPS, SDP

Shayda Z. Bradley
Executive Director, Indiana University Health
AHIF

Jerry P. Brashear
The Brashear Group
SDP

Eric BurkEric T. Burk
Preconstruction Director, National Healthcare Group, Balfour Beatty Construction
Eric Burk successfully managed and participated in the collaborative design and preconstruction efforts of multiple high-profile healthcare construction projects with significant complexity and a collective value in excess of $3.5B. Several of these projects included the governmental oversight of Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), the Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), and the British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority (BC PHSA).  He is currently working on collaborative team efforts for the new patient tower project at Penn Medicine and new bed and surgery tower for CHI Franciscan Heath’s system near Seattle, WA. Burk’s current focus is providing near real-time construction cost modeling in the earliest stages of design. AHIF

Kevin Bush
Resilience Team Lead, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
FPS

William R. Calhoun, Jr.
Clark Construction
AHIF

Tim ChipmanTim Chipman
President, Constructivity, LLC 
Tim Chipman produces software at Constructivity, a company specializing in digital delivery of building information. He has been directly involved in the expansion and maintenance of worldwide software standards used in the building industry, including Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and related efforts in North America and Europe. Chipman co-founded Premise Systems in 1998, a building automation software company acquired by Motorola/Google, and has a Construction Engineering degree from Iowa State University. IRT

Doug Christensen
President, Christensen Facilities Group
ILA

Chip CogswellChip Cogswell
Managing Principal, Cogswell, LLC
Chip Cogswell is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has spent over 26 years in the healthcare project management and construction industry. He spent 11 years with WR Adams Company, a leading healthcare program management firm as a Senior Vice President. Following that, Cogswell became a Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle, leading their national healthcare practice for an additional 11 years. In 2011, he joined Turner Construction Company as their national healthcare director. In 2014 he formed Cogswell, LLC, structured to provide high value to assist clients deliver complex projects. AHIF

Ryan ColkerRyan Colker
Director, Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, National Institute of Building Sciences
Ryan Colker brings over 14 years’ experience in public policy, industry outreach and engagement, and interdisciplinary problem-solving to the Institute. He also has proven expertise in energy, sustainability, resilience and codes and standards. Prior to joining the Institute, Colker served as Manager of Government Affairs for ASHRAE and Director of Programs at the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts with honors in Environmental Policy from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University. FPS

Peter DawsonPeter Dawson
Senior Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital
Peter Dawson has executive leadership responsibility for Facility Planning & Design, Project Management, Facilities Operations, and Security Services. He is a licensed architect in Texas, a NCARB certificate holder and is a Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects, the Houston Chapter AIA and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Health. Dawson also serves on the Boards of the Houston AGC Construction Careers Collaborative and the Texas Medical Center Thermal Energy Cooperative (TECO). He participates on several Texas Medical Center committees involving facility planning & construction. AHIF

Mike Dieterich
Sustainability Manager, McKissack & McKissack (Sustainability Consultant)
Plenary

Patrick Duke
CBRE Healthcare
AHIF

Kip EdwardsKip C. Edwards
Vice President, Development and Construction, Banner Health
Kip Edwards is responsible for the development, design and construction of all facilities for the Banner Health system. “More than just a facilities guy,” he is a leader who is committed to working with people and emphasizes enabling staff to evolve their practice. Prior to joining Banner Health, Edwards’ education as a civil engineer led to a long career with Kaiser Permanente (KP) in a variety of roles that included VP of National Facilities Services and VP/General Manager of KP Consulting and Business Services. AHIF

Mohammed EttouneyMohammed Ettouney, PhD, PE, F.AEI
President, Mohammed Ettouney, LLC
Dr. Mohammed Ettouney has over 46 years of practical, research (over 400 publications, including 18 books) and teaching experience in several fields, including risk and resilience management (he coined the ‘resilience management’ expression in 2013), seismic behavior, vibration, structural health, blast and progressive collapse. He has numerous awards and honors including AEI fellow, NIBS Honors award (2014), NJ inventors Hall of Fame (theory of progressive collapse), Life Time Achievement (NY MET Section) and Distinguished ASCE member. He is currently finalizing three civil infrastructure-related books on Risk Management (2016), Multihazards Engineering (2016) and Resilience Management (2017), all published by CRC Press. ILA

James Finlay
Finlay Consulting
FPS

Adam S. Fouse
Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company (Contractor)
Plenary

Brian GarbeckiBrian Garbecki
Vice President, Director of Healthcare, Gilbane Building Company
Brian Garbecki has more than 25 years in the healthcare sector as an engineer, builder and facilities professional. Over the past 10 years, he has lead Gilbane’s healthcare center of excellence working in partnership with healthcare clients and project teams, assisting in developing and implementing high-level strategic facility plans involving cost studies for long term capital needs. Prior to joining Gilbane, Garbecki was the Director of Facilities Planning for a major Massachusetts health care system and a Professional Engineer designing healthcare facilities. He brings a unique perspective in the area of development and implementation of strategic facility plans. AHIF

Teddy Gebremichael, CCM, LEED AP
Program Director, McKissack & McKissack (Owner's Project Manager)
Plenary

Sam Gioldasis
Walker Engineering
AHIF

Rebekah Gladson, FAIA               
rggroup global
AHIF

Carlos GonzalesCarlos Gonzales              
Vice President, Clark Construction Group
Carlos Gonzalez has been involved in the construction industry for 20 years. He has bachelor's and master’s degrees in engineering, as well as a master’s degree in business administration. Gonzalez has served as a project manager and supervisor on multiple healthcare projects, including a 450-million square foot facility for the Navy. He notes that healthcare offers the most diverse challenges and building systems and complex technology in the construction industry and brings all the challenges that you could face in a building. “You can check all the boxes.” AHIF

Henry GreenHenry L. Green, Hon. AIA
President, National Institute of Building Sciences
Henry Green is President of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Prior to this appointment, he served as Executive Director of the Bureau of Construction Codes in the Michigan Department of Labor for more than 19 years. Green was a founding member of the International Code Council Board of Directors, completing a term as President in 2006. He served on the Institute’s Board of Directors for 8 years, completing a term as Chairman in 2003. Green was on the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) Board of Directors for ten years, serving as President in 1997. He received awards from the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFFA), the Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan, BOCA International, the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition and the International Code Council, and was named an Honorary Architect by the American Institute of Architects. In 2005, the United States House of Representatives recognized Green for his work as “…a tireless advocate for building safety and enforcement of codes.” WBSE, Plenary

Walter GrondzikWalter Grondzik, PE
Professor of Architecture, Ball State University, ASHRAE Fellow, Past President of the Society of Building Science Educators
Walter Grondzik is an architectural engineer and a licensed professional engineer. His interests include high-performance building design and all areas of building environmental control systems and their effects on buildings and occupants. Grondzik is author of Principles of Building Commissioning and co-author of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings and The Green Studio Handbook. Grondzik is a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, an ASHRAE Fellow, past-president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), past-president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and is currently president of the board of the Passive House Institute US. WBSE

John Hadden
Loss Mitigation Coordinator, State Farm Insurance Companies
John Hadden began his career with State Farm in 1991.  His current responsibilities include managing the loss mitigation efforts for the South Central Market Area (which includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri) homeowners book of business and spearheading the Impact Resistant Roofing Program. He is also involved in coordinating property risk surveys, as well as developing and implementing risk management, customer retention and loss prevention analysis techniques. In his previous capacity as a claim associate, Hadden supervised, trained and settled homeowner catastrophe losses during Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Rita; the North Ridge Earthquake; and numerous hailstorms, tornadoes, fires and floods.  FPS

D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA
Professor of Architecture, Texas A&M University
AHIF

Doug HarperDoug Harper, PE
Senior Program Manager, Gilbane
Doug Harper earned a civil engineering degree from Virginia Military Institute and joined the Air Force where he served for 22 years in the Air Force Health Facilities program. The Air Force sent him to N.C. State where he earned dual master’s degrees in construction management and business administration. Harper worked on the planning of the Walter Reed project and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. His last major Air Force project was the recapitalization of the San Antonio Military Health System. He joined Gilbane in 2015. AHIF

Richard M. Harris
FKP Architects
AHIF

Carl HeddeCarl Hedde, CPCU
Senior Vice President and Head of Risk Accumulation, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. and Member, National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors
Carl Hedde manages the Risk Accumulation Department, which includes the catastrophe management, risk accumulation and geo research functions providing oversight of corporate accumulation issues; including the use of Catastrophe Risk Models, Client Catastrophe Risk Consulting Services and portfolio management and optimization. Additionally, Hedde manages a group of scientists that provide seismological and meteorological expertise and research capabilities to Munich Re America and its’ clients. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York-Albany. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IIBHS) and is a founding Board Member of the International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM). SDP

Brian HolmesBrian Holmes
Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development and Deployment, Texas Health Resources
Brian Holmes is a 22-year veteran of Texas Health Resources (THR), having joined the organization as part of Presbyterian Healthcare Resources in 1993. Holmes’ responsibilities include facilities development and capital project management for all THR-owned and partnership hospitals. He also leads the System Facility Engineering function, as well as the Real Estate Operations for THR’s portfolio of medical office buildings. Prior to joining THR, Holmes served as an officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.  He is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. AHIF

Joseph J. Honick
President, GMA International LTD, and Founder and President, International Commercial Tenants Association
Joseph Honick is president, GMA International Ltd, headquartered in Bainbridge Island, WA, a consulting firm providing services in government relations, communications and other areas to business, government and industry for over 35 years. Honick is also the founder and president of the International Commercial Tenants Association and a former senior vice president and a life director of the National Association of Home Builders. His work has taken him frequently abroad, with special emphasis both as a consultant for American clients and as an invited lecturer, mostly to China and Japan.  In China, for NAHB, he produced and chaired the landmark “World Focus on China Housing” which formed the basis for significant continuing relations. For NIBS, Honick chaired committees related to foreign investment in American real estate and modular housing. He is also a frequently published author on international, political and business matters and is a longtime member of the National Press Club of Washington, D.C. FPS

Michael HookerMichael E. Hooker
Executive Director, Onondaga Water Authority, Onondaga, New York
Michael Hooker has been actively engaged in the water industry since 1980, currently serving as the Executive Director of the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA), a position he has held since October of 1993. Prior to joining OCWA, Hooker held management positions with Hardin County Water District No.1, Radcliff, Kentucky; Garden State Water Company, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; and New Jersey American Water, Lakewood, New Jersey.  He currently is a member of the Water Sector Coordinating Council, representing of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and will be joining the AWWA Board in June of 2016, representing New York as the Section’s Director. Hooker earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management for Montclair State College and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. SDP

Pat Huelman
Professor, Building Testing, Diagnostics and Building Science, University of Minnesota
WBSE

George HuffGeorge B. Huff, Jr.
Director of Consulting, Continuity Project LLC, and Disaster Resilience Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
George Huff is the founder of  The Continuity Project, LLC, which provides custom-designed business continuity management solutions for organizations of all types. He is a Disaster Resilience Fellow for Business Continuity, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce; a member of the  Board of Directors for the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board; an ANSI-approved Delegate for the  U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Technical Committee 292 Security and Resilience, and ISO Technical Committee 267 Facilities Management; a Special Advisor on the Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness for the American Bar Association; and a former Attorney-Advisor on Space and Facilities for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. FPS

Lisa IuloLisa D. Iulo, RA, LEED AP              
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Lisa Iulo is an Associate Professor of Architecture and holds a courtesy appointment in Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research and practice relates to residential green building practices and affordable housing, energy efficiency and strategies for the implementation of renewable energy at the building and community scale. Iulo is co-investigator on an NSF Decision Frameworks for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings (RSB) grant. She serves as a faculty advisor to Penn State’s DOE Race-to-Zero competition team (2014-present).  Previously, Iulo was co-faculty advisor to Penn State teams participating in the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Decathlon in 2007 and 2009. WBSE

Kerry Joels
President, Total Learning Research Institute
ILA

Walter JonesWalter B. Jones, Jr., BArch, MArch
Senior Vice President of Campus Transformation, MetroHealth System
Walter Jones worked in standard architectural offices for several years prior to engaging in healthcare design, but has been involved this specialization for the last 25. His role as vice president is multifaceted. At the most basic level, he is the senior leader of facility management, as well as construction management. Jones’ main focus now is to shepherd the major campus transformation for MetroHealth, where retaining many of the old facilities is untenable. AHIF

Chris Kay
Jacobs Project Management
AHIF

Randy Keiser
Turner Construction
AHIF

Miles Keogh
Director of Grants and Research, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
SDP

Thomas KinmanThomas E. Kinman, PE
Vice President, Facilities, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Since joining Cincinnati Children’s in 1982, Thomas Kinman has held progressively more responsible positions, first within plant and clinical engineering and later with planning, design and construction. In 1992, he assumed administrative responsibility for other support service functions, including housekeeping, purchasing, materials management and dietary services. Later, Kinman assumed responsibility for real estate, security, parking, grounds and transportation. Since 1992, he has been the executive responsible for new construction and renovation projects totaling over $800 million. Kinman has chaired the hospital’s Environment of Care Committee since 2002. He has been a member of ASHE since 1983 and ASHRAE since 1980. Kinman holds a BA degree from Thomas More College with a major in Physics, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. AHIF

Sue KlawansSue Klawans
Director of Operational Excellence and Planning, Gilbane Building Company
Sue Klawans is a long-time leader of client satisfaction initiatives. She has a wide range of responsibilities with a direct focus on improving value to clients through a Lean approach including collaboration, efficiency and continuous improvement. Klawans serves as a champion for business process and technical training efforts, helps ensure a ‘one-company’ execution of planning efforts and other initiatives, oversees and supports client satisfaction efforts, directs the customer service team for Gilbane’s online and mobile project management applications, and works closely with the Company’s internal peer groups to advance Lean operations. Klawans is a past member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Director. ILA, IRT

Gregory KnoopGregory S. Knoop, AIA, LEED-AP              
Principal, OKKS Studios
Gregory Knoop joined Oudens Knoop Knoop + Sachs Architects (now OKKS Studios) in 1995 where he has developed expertise in medical planning, master planning, security design, programming, site planning, historic renovations and environmentally sustainable design. He became an owner of the firm in 2003 and a managing principal in 2005. Knoop is responsible for overseeing a majority of the firm’s work with federal and local government agencies, including the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State, and the Montgomery County Department of General Services. He also manages the firm’s international portfolio. Knoop is a past member of the U.S. Department of State Overseas Building Operations Industry Advisory Panel. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University with University Honors.  ILA

Bryan Koon
Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
SDP

Ann KosmalA.R. Ann Kosmal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, PDC
Architect, Convener - GSA Climate Adaptation and Resilience Team, U.S. General Services Administration
Twenty plus years of diverse architectural experience from Walt Disney Imagineering and the Culver City colony with Eric Owen Moss have tuned Ann Kosmal’s insights to outcome delivery. She has specialized knowledge in adaptive management and climate ready design. Kosmal is the Convener of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Agency Climate Adaptation and Resiliency team. The team develops and implements GSA’s climate change risk management plan and is a winner of the White House Green Gov Climate Champion Award. She uses her strengths as an integrator and technical resource to hone agency processes toward a climate ready enterprise. ILA

John Kouletsis
Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
AHIF

Jeffrey LandJeffrey Land
Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Dignity Health
Jeffrey Land’s career has focused on running portfolios and addressing asset-related challenges in large organizations. Over the past 20 years, he has focused on healthcare, particularly with regard to not-for-profits. He is particularly drawn to the spiritual message of his institution and is motivated in his work by the belief that he can influence people’s behavior and outcomes through the built environment. AHIF

Shawn Lawson
Operations Engineering Manager, FM Global
SDP

Stephen LeeStephen R. Lee, AIA, LEED AP
Professor and Head of the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Stephen Lee was re-appointed in July 2014 to a second five-year term as Head of the School of Architecture and is an active faculty member in the B.Arch, MSSD and DPP programs. He was the faculty adviser for the SoA’s three Solar Decathlon teams and his teaching activities have resulted in the integration of undergraduate and graduate courses related to design, environment, materials, structures and construction. Design Intelligence magazine selected Lee as one of the “30 Most Inspiring Educators” in 2015 and he was recently appointed as a Science Ambassador for the National Academies of Science & Engineering. Lee’s scholarly and practice activities focus on issues of systems integration, material innovation, renewable energy and the integrated design process for high-performance commercial and residential architecture. WBSE

Dan Lemieux, AIA, NCARB
Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
WBSE

Joe Lstiburek, PhD, PE
Founder and Principal, Building Science Corporation, Adjunct Professor of Building Science, University of Toronto
WBSE

Casey MartinCasey Martin, AIA, AICP              
Program Manager, Jacobs Engineering
Casey Martin has over 20 years of building industry experience and is currently engaged in the Asset Management Strategies practice at Jacobs Engineering where she consults with  federal and private institutions. Martin provides full lifecycle perspectives throughout the project development stages that considers important long-term views, such as total cost of ownership, reliability centered maintenance practices, operation strategies, and processes and policies, to align asset management with business and mission objectives. As an historic architect with extensive career experience managing multi-disciplinary teams and meeting the criteria established by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, Martin has performed numerous archival recordation documents to preserve the legacy and heritage of our nation’s cultural and historic assets, as well as Section 106 compliance under the National Historic Preservation Act to mitigate the adverse effects of disposing of historic structures for federal agencies. IRT

Robert F. McCoole
Senior Vice President, Ascension Health
AHIF

Nancy McNabbNancy McNabb
Manager, Codes & Standards, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nancy McNabb’s responsibilities in NIST’s Engineering Laboratory (EL) are focused on community resilience and include developing, implementing and maintaining strategic partnerships; strong working relationships with national and international standards and codes development organizations; and providing advice on actions required to strengthen the impact of EL results on U.S. and international codes and standards. Before joining NIST, McNabb was the Director, Government Affairs for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) at their Government Affairs Office. Prior, McNabb was a service coordinator and staff architect for Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) International. She was assistant director for code development and code interpretation for the New York State Department of State and a visiting assistant professor of structures at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture in Urbana/Champaign. FPS

Kevin MickeyKevin Mickey
Director, Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center, and Adjunct Associate Faculty, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Kevin Mickey teaches graduate courses in the application of GIS for emergency management and public safety. He has also been a lead instructor since 2003 for the FEMA Emergency Management Institute where he has designed and managed development of over two dozen courses in flood, earthquake and hurricane risk assessment, disaster operations and data management. Mickey has over 25 years of consulting experience. For the past decade, he has been focused on the creation of geospatial tools and workflows for managing flood risk, conducting risk assessments and developing mitigation plans for multiple communities. He currently serves as Secretary of the Multihazard Mitigation Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Direction. SDP

Rachel MinneryRachel Minnery, FAIA   
Director, Built Environment Policy, American Institute of Architects
Rachel Minnery is an architect with over 15 years of design and management experience on building and planning projects focused on environmentally and socially responsible design. She spearheads the community resilience program, disaster assistance and building codes policy at the AIA.  Minnery advocates for community design activism and has led groups of volunteer architects to disaster-stricken places—particularly Mississippi and Haiti—responding to floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Recently, Ball State University honored her with an Outstanding Alumni Award. ILA

Spencer MooreSpencer Moore
Vice President for Operations and Facilities Management, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Spencer Moore has experience in Texas’s architecture, engineering and construction industry for more than 20 years. He currently serves as vice president of Facilities Management and chief facilities officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Moore oversees more than 15 million square feet of clinical, research and administrative space and nearly 1,400 employees who provide safety, property management, logistical and support services and capital development services. He holds a master’s of business administration from The University of Houston Bauer College of Business and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in construction management from Texas A&M University. AIHF

Scott NelsonScott Nelson, AIA, ACHA
Director, Design & Construction, Advocate Health Care
Scott Nelson has spent his entire professional career in the planning, design and construction of healthcare facilities. During these 29 years, he has sat on both sides of the architect-client table. Nelson has served as principal for national/international architectural firms, providing the highest-level planning expertise to healthcare clients. He currently serves on the client side and directs all planning and design efforts for the Midwest’s largest integrated-delivery healthcare system, which also boasts the country’s largest accountable care organization (ACO). With over $2 billion in capital construction, Nelson’s team is responsible for managing forward-focused projects for 12 hospitals and 250 additional care sites. He has played a key role in designing and implementing a new project delivery method that has proven more cost- and time-efficient while delivering a higher-cost savings over the building’s projected life cycle.  AHIF

Sean O'Donnell, AIA, LEED AP
Principal-in-Charge, Perkins Eastman (Project Architect)
Plenary

Richard Onken
Leo A Daly
AHIF

Kimon OnumaKimon Onuma, FAIA
President, Onuma Systems
Kimon Onuma, having practiced architecture for three decades, is known for his innovative approach to building informed environments, ecosystems and cities. Incorporating BIM in his practice more than two decades ago, Onuma demonstrated BIM benefits on a large scale U.S. government project in 1994. He is currently working with the Department of Defense Military Health System and Department of Veterans Affairs on a series of strategic planning, programming and facility management projects with a focus on agile, lean and implementable big ideas for all aspects of the life-cycle. He is president of Onuma, Inc. IRT

Donald OrndoffDonald H. Orndoff
Senior Vice President, National Facilities Services, Kaiser Permanente
Don Orndoff is senior vice president of National Facilities Services at Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, with an annual operating revenue of more than $50 billion. He leads National Facilities Services (NFS), a national organization of nearly 3,000 people, who provide products and services to support the complete facilities management life-cycle. Organized into five collaborative business lines, NFS supports Kaiser Permanente’s business strategies with facilities planning and design, construction acquisition, real estate acquisition, facilities operations, and clinical technology. AHIF

Aris PapadopoulisAris Papadopoulis
CEO (Retired), Titan Cement
Aris Papadopoulos retired with 35 years of experience in the construction and energy industries. He presently chairs the board of ST Equipment & Technology, which provides water conservation solutions for minerals processing worldwide. In 2015, Papadopoulis founded the non-profit Resilience Action Fund, aiming to advance transparency, awareness and education for greater disaster resilience in the built environment. He authored the eBook: ‘Resilience – The Ultimate Sustainability: Lessons from Failing to Develop a Stronger and Safer Built Environment’ (www.buildingresilient.com). He earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard University. In 2015 he was appointed Distinguished Expert in Resilience at Florida International University’s (FIU) Extreme Events Institute, where he advises on urban resilience research and educational programs. FPS

Bob PaynBob Payn
Director, Information Technology, National Institute of Building Sciences             
Bob Payn is the Director of Information Technology at the National Institute of Building Sciences, where he works with the Institute’s councils, as well as government agencies, in developing and implementing data management strategies. He has more than 20 years of experience with information systems and website production, particularly with design and construction data. He specializes in open-source technologies and is a designer and programmer. Payn currently is the website developer and manager for the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® and the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Mississippi. IRT

Keith PorterKeith A. Porter, PhD
Research Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder and Principal, SPA Risk LLC
Dr. Keith Porter specializes in societal risk from natural disasters, seismic vulnerability of buildings and second generation performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE-2). Notable works include the Mitigation Saves 4:1 benefit-cost ratio study, FEMA P-58 Guidelines for PBEE-2, USGS’s ShakeOut, ARkStorm, Tsunami Scenario and HayWired scenarios, the Global Earthquake Model’s vulnerability methodologies and the Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety study, which informed San Francisco’s soft-story retrofit ordinance. Porter is a licensed Professional Engineer and author of 150 scholarly and professional works. FPS

David PrushaDavid Prusha
Principal, Healthcare Group, HKS Architects
David Prusha has been involved in the planning, design and construction of healthcare projects throughout the U.S. over his 28-year tenure with the firm.  He spent much of his career leading projects in the for-profit healthcare arena. Prusha is currently the Healthcare Practice Leader and directs those philosophies of design and construction toward project development and implementation for non-profit healthcare companies. He believes the integration of sound practical design with innovative construction practices can positively affect owner budgets, patient outcomes and speed to market, ultimately translating to quality lower cost healthcare. AHIF

Judy Quasney
National Institutes of Health
AHIF

Bruce RaberBruce Raber
Vice President, Practice Leader for Health + Wellness, Stantec
Bruce Raber has over 35 years of experience in design, management, and production of complex buildings both in Canada and England. He has been named as one of the top 25 most influential people in healthcare design in North America. Raber is involved in a number of current projects which are exploring innovation from varying perspectives including sustainability, research based design to create emerging 'best practice' solutions, to alternate project delivery models including design build and public private partnerships. AHIF

Brooks RainwaterBrooks D. Rainwater
Center Director, City Solutions & Applied Research, National League of Cities
Brooks Rainwater oversees National League of Cities' research, research partnerships and community engagement efforts to strengthen the capacity of municipal leaders to create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure and a sustainable environment. Rainwater's areas of expertise include economic development, urban innovation, and sustainability. SDP

Chris Ramseyer               
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
SDP

Samuel RashkinSamuel Rashkin
Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy              
Samuel Rashkin’s primary role is leading deployment of proven innovations for new and existing high-performance homes. In his prior position, he managed the growth of ENERGY STAR for Homes from its inception in 1996 to more than 8,000 builder partners, over one million labeled homes and over 25 percent market penetration nationwide. Rashkin has been recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award and has authored a book, titled “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It”. WBSE

Georg ReichardGeorg Reichard, PhD
Associate Professor of Building Construction, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Virginia Tech
Dr. Georg Reichard is a principal faculty in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, where he is teaching in the areas of building systems integration and building sciences. As researcher, Reichard focuses currently on building performance, energy efficiency in buildings, retrofitting solutions, systems integration, integrated control strategies and smart building materials – using modeling and simulation assessment techniques to improve our buildings, their systems and operational processes. WBSE

Linda ReillyLinda Reilly
Acting Director of the Office of Financial Assistance, and Chief, 504 Loan Program, U.S. Small Business Administration
Linda Reilly oversees a $30 billion national loan portfolio.  She has more than 30 years’ experience in economic development finance at the federal, state and local levels and has worked with loan programs, infrastructure projects, economic impact studies, bond issues, revitalization projects and small business incubators. Reilly has worked with economic development offices and lenders across the U.S.  She plans develop and implement strategies for outreach activities in connection with the promotion and continued development of the Agency’s 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs. Reilly represents SBA at interagency meetings with other Federal agencies and national trade associations, including but not limited to NADCO, NAGGL, ABA, National Realtors Association, and IEDC. FPS

Stephanie Rico
Senior Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
SDP

Ann Roberson
Director, South Carolina Safe Homes
FPS

Maureen RoskoskiMaureen Roskoski
Corporate Sustainability Officer and Senior Professional, Facility Engineering Associates
Maureen Roskoski has worked with existing facilities on building certification, energy management and sustainable facility management during her 20 years of practice. She has taken several clients through the LEED for Existing Building certification process and brings experience with competency models, job task analyses, and workforce development. Roskoski has worked with commercial and federal facilities on energy audits, sustainability and workforce development planning including developing a competency model for the commercial energy workforce for Department of Energy. She brings experience with competency models, job task analyses, and workforce development. ILA

Darrell RoundsDarrell X. Rounds, FMA, CEM
Manager, Maintenance and Industrial Cleaning, General Motors            
With nearly 20 years of experience in facilities management, Darrell Rounds leads the Facilities Maintenance activity for the Global Facilities organization at General Motors (GM). He and his team of engineers are responsible for prioritizing facilities asset sustainment initiatives, problem solving and disseminating facilities maintenance best practices across GM’s vast portfolio. ILA

Victor Sanvido
Southland Industries
AHIF

Philip SchneiderPhilip J. Schneider, AIA
Director, Multihazard Mitigation Council, National Institute of Building Sciences               
Philip Schneider fosters an ongoing consensus-based process of updating and maintaining the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures and promotes initiatives for a community resilience index and Version 2.0 of the Mitigation Saves report. Previously, Schneider directed the development of FEMA’s HAZUS and served as FEMA's consultant for assessing HAZUS. He is a registered architect in Virginia and Maryland. FPS

R. Clay Seckman
SSR Engineers
AHIF

Raj B. Setty, PE, LEED AP, CxA
President & Principal, Setty & Associates (Mechanical Engineer)
Plenary

Mardelle Shepley, FAIA              
Professor of Architecture, Cornell University
AHIF

Susan Lange Smite
Senior Vice President, Marsh USA
FPS

Ryan E. Smith
Associate Professor and Director, Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah and Chair, Off-Site Construction Council
Ryan Smith focuses his research on construction productivity through industrialized construction methods. He is author of Prefab Architecture (Wiley, 2011) and Building Systems (Routledge, 2012) and is published in magazines and journals widely. Smith speaks internationally on off-site prefabrication and industrialized construction and is a fellow of the Centre for Offsite Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, Modular Building Institute, and winner of the ENR 40 under 40 award. ILA

George SmithGeorge A. “Skip” Smith
Vice President, Catholic Health Services
Skip Smith has over 27 years of experience in healthcare facility management and has been with Catholic Health Initiatives since 2001. He is responsible for the development and ongoing leadership of the CHI’s Physical Asset Services group (PAS). PAS is made up of service organizations supporting Clinical Engineering, Architectural Services, Facility Management, Environmental Services and Physical Security/Emergency Management Programs.  He received his degree from The Ohio State University, is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager and has earned the designation of Senior from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).  Smith was the 2011 ASHE President. AHIF

Maria Solis
California State University, Sacramento 
SDP

Karyn Sper
Green Initiative Program Manager, Fannie Mae               
FPS

Kurt StahlKurt Stahl
Senior Vice President - Healthcare, Hunt Construction Group
Kurt Stahl started his construction career in the security detention industry in the early 90s, working on projects that involved heavy prefabrication. However, in the late 90’s he found his true passion – healthcare construction – when he worked on a design-build project for the Veterans Administration.  By 2008 Stahl’s focus was solely on healthcare construction as he led the preconstruction efforts of the first integrated design-build project for the Army Corps of Engineers, San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He started the preconstruction services at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in early 2011 as SAMMC was nearing completion. Stahl has an open book approach, an eye for planning and a commitment to the healthcare industry. AHIF

Jason SteinbockJason Steinbock
Principal, The Weidt Group
Jason Steinbock has over 15 years of experience providing comparative analysis services for high-performance buildings. A professional engineer, he is also a member of the LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). IRT

 

George SterlingGeorge Sterling               
Healthcare Business Development Director, Trane Global Healthcare Practice
George Sterling has been engaged in the healthcare/critical environment markets since 1984.  He has held several positions during his past 27 years in sales, marketing, business development and general management with Wyeth Laboratories, Labconco Corporation, Siemens Industry and most recently the Trane Global Healthcare Practice. Sterling has been in his current role with Trane since June 2010 and is responsible for Customer Satisfaction, Market Growth and Expansion of Offerings to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.  He is challenged to develop and implement healthcare strategies while leveraging the expertise of the Trane Global Healthcare Practice Team to support the healthcare market in the Southwest geography. AHIF

Susan K. Stokes               
Marketing Manager for Integrated Building Services, IBS Green
Susan Stokes specializes in strategic planning for the sustainable communities and resilient business operations, including the mitigation of environmental risk via the integration of clean and efficient energy systems and the development of Microgrids. Stokes is also a licensed commercial property casualty insurance broker who specializes in clean energy accounts. She created and headed up the Marsh & McClellan Renewable Energy Initiative in the Americas where she assisted Marsh offices throughout the Americas in the coordination of Risk Management and Insurance Programs for wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels and other alternative energy accounts. Stokes provided for a large German wind energy company to enter the U.S. FPS

John Straube, PhD, PE
Associate Professor of Building Science, Joint Appointment Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
WBSE

Geoffrey Stricker
Edgemoor Infrastructure
AHIF

Paul StrohmPaul Strohm, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Director, HOK Architects
Paul Strohm manages HOK’s global healthcare practice and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Business Executive Committee. He is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects and a member of Healthcare Design’s editorial advisory board. In 2015, Healthcare Design magazine named Strohm the top architect in its annual HCD 10. In 2013, he earned a Distinguished Alumni Award from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. With over three decades of expertise, Strohm’s extensive body of work includes a number of benchmark projects throughout the United States that have influenced the delivery of healthcare services. AHIF

Dana E. Swenson
Senior Vice President, UMass Memorial Healthcare
AHIF

Michael TardifMichael Tardif
Principal, Managing Partner, Building Informatics Group, LLC
Prior to founding Building Informatics in 2013, Michael Tardif served for 5 years as Director of Technology Services for Grunley Construction, where he led the strategic implementation of BIM for this $300 million company. He served as the Director of the Center for Technology and Practice Management of the AIA, 1998 - 2004, and later as the agcXML Project Manager. Tardif’s experience also includes over 12 years in architecture practice. He studied civil and mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and architecture at Boston Architectural College (BAC). Tardif is the co-author, with Dana (Deke) Smith, FAIA, of Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide. He currently chairs the buildingSMART alliance COBie Task Group. IRT

Scott TezakE. Scott Tezak
Security Practice Lead, TRC
Scott Tezak has over 24 years of experience in the fields of security, structural hardening and risk management. He has led multi-hazard risk assessments and security assessment teams for general use buildings, colleges and universities, transportation systems, convention centers, critical and essential facilities and other infrastructure around the country. Clients for these assessments included DHS/FEMA, the Departments of State and Treasury and the General Services Administration; port, transit and utility entities; and state and local governments. Tezak has been involved in the preparation of the DHS Risk Management Series publications BIPS 06 Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings, the Integrated Rapid Visual Screening Tool (IRVS) with ISC module, and he is an instructor at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute for this course. IRT

Edward ThomasEdward A. Thomas, Esq.               
President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
Attorney Edward Thomas was elected as a Life Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Foundation and the Council of the State and Local Government Section of the ABA. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Committee of the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado and is an Instructor at the Harvard University School of Executive Education. Thomas is a frequent lecturer and has authored dozens of publications and articles on various Disaster Risk Reduction related issues. SDP

Phil TobeyPhil Tobey
Senior Vice President, Smith Group
Phil Tobey directed the health design practice for many years at Smith Group, a 900-person architectural/engineering firm with 11 offices where 30-35% of the firm’s activities are focused on healthcare. He is currently focusing on strategic planning and mentoring. Tobey has a BArch from Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a member of the board for 20 years. A graduate with an MArch from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he served as an officer in the Air Force while engaged in healthcare projects for the U.S. Surgeon General. Tobey has served on panels on healthcare design for the U.S. Department of Defense. AHIF

Leanne TobiasLeanne Tobias
Managing Principal, Malachite, Chair, Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
Leanne Tobias has over 20 years of experience in the commercial property industry spanning real estate pension fund investment, sustainability, energy efficiency, property development and retrofit, and responsible property investment. She is Chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) where she led the collaboration on the Institute’s new study on incentivizing resilience strategies for the built environment. At Malachite, Tobias advises the U.S. government on the energy-efficient retrofit of its 1.9 billion square foot portfolio and led the energy audit and LEED certification of over 2 million square feet of privately-owned commercial space. She sits on the national finance advisory board of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is the author of Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy-Efficient, the Urban Land Institute’s authoritative textbook on green office renovation around the world.  Tobias holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Master’s of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University. FPS

Guy TomberlinGuy Tomberlin, CBO
Past President, International Code Council, Chief of the Residential Branch, Fairfax County, Virginia
Guy Tomberlin has been a code official with Fairfax County, Virginia's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services since 1985.  He has served in many capacities including inspector, supervisor, and code specialist and currently is the Branch Chief of Residential Inspections/Plan Review. Tomberlin serves numerous professional organizations in many capacities and is currently the Immediate Past President on the ICC Board of Directors. He develops and delivers training programs within Virginia and across the country addressing both commercial and residential topics. His service goal in all his roles is to enhance public safety through the use of the model codes.  SDP

Thomas VonierThomas Vonier, FAIA, RIBA
President-Elect of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Founding President of AIA Continental Europe, and Secretary General of the International Union of Architects (UIA)
Thomas Vonier, FAIA, RIBA, is the AIA’s 2016 President-elect and works from Paris and Washington, D.C., for organizations with worldwide industrial holdings. Board-certified in security planning and operations as well as a licensed architect, he led groundbreaking work on embassy security for the U.S. State Department. Vonier is a founder of the AIA’s European chapter and was the first president of the AIA International Region. As Secretary General of the International Union of Architects (UIA), he has made architecture’s global voice and role stronger. His peers elevated Tom to the AIA College of Fellows.  He studied at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. WBSE

Ujjval K. Vyas, PhD
Principal, Alberti Group
WBSE

Barbara Wagner
Senior Vice President, Clark Construction Group
Barbara Wagner has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry working for Clark. She has extensive experience in design/build, healthcare and sustainable markets. Wagner serves on the National Board and is the past Chair of the National Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and serves as President Emeritus of DBIA’s Western Pacific Region. She is a graduate of Catholic University, earning a B.S. in Architecture and holds a Masters in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Maryland. Her professional licenses and accreditations include a contractor and engineer’s license in the state of California, DBIA designation and LEED accreditation. AHIF

Martin WeilandMartin J. Weiland, PE
Facilities Standards Program Manager, U.S. General Services Administration
Martin Weiland manages GSA's PBS-P100, Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service. The P100 standard provides a comprehensive set of performance and prescriptive requirements for all projects.  Since 2014, the P100 has shifted focus to a measureable multi-tiered performance standard. As a licensed mechanical engineer, Weiland’s career has spanned a broad array of building performance-related areas, including HVAC and plumbing design; Building Automation System design, installation, and programming; construction project management; building operation and maintenance; government relations and grant seeking for an HVAC association; and building energy improvement advocacy and oversight. ILA

Michael Weiss
Working Buildings, LLC
AHIF

Jim WhittakerJames P. Whittaker, PE, CFM
President/CEO, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.
Jim Whittaker has both bachelor and master’s degrees in engineering and is a registered professional engineer. He is credentialed through IFMA as a certified facility manager (CFM) and is an FM instructor with IFMA and George Mason University. Whittaker is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).  He is currently Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).  In 2011 he was also appointed to and currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE).  Whittaker is also currently Chair and head of the U.S. delegation of the ANSI US/TAG for the ISO TC/267 FM Standards and Convenor for ISO 41000 FM management system standard. IRT

Brent Willson
HKS Architects
AHIF

Donald E. Wojtkowski, PE, FASHE
Executive Director Design/Construction, Saint Louis University Campus Renewal Project, SSM Health
Donald Wojtkowski is a Registered Professional Engineer and graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla. He has been inducted into the University's Academy for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers and has served as a past President and Board member of the Academy. Wojtkowski is past National President of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association  and is a Fellow member of the Society. He has managed healthcare-related design, construction, facilities management and real estate initiatives for over 40 years. ASHE has recognized his expertise with the society’s inaugural "Excellence in Facilities Management" award in 2009. AHIF

Brent WoodworthBrent Woodworth
President/CEO, Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation
Brent Woodworth consults with business leaders, elected officials and heads of state in the development and implementation of improved risk identification, disaster management, community partnerships and global humanitarian relief services. He retired from IBM after 32 years, where he founded and managed “The Crisis Response Team,” and was involved in the concept creation, initial design and roll-out of the Sahana international partnership emergency management system. Certified in disaster recovery, business continuity, incident management, disaster communications, search and rescue, and emergency medical services, Woodworth worked with nongovernmental organizations and international relief agencies, including the World Health Organization; United Nations (U.N.) World Food Programme, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees; World Bank; World Vision; International Red Cross; and U.S. Agency for International Development. SDP

Stephen WooldridgeStephen C. Wooldridge
Vice President, Integrated Real Estate & Facilities, MedStar Health
Prior to joining MedStar Health, Stephen Wooldridge worked for 23 years in military health. His role at MedStar Health is to “provide leadership for an emerging system,” which includes the full cycle of capital projects activities, including: developing standards for capital requirements, strategic planning, operations, real estate transactions and acquisitions, and project management and delivery. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and master and doctoral degrees in construction and management. AHIF

Roy E. Wright
Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Roy Wright leads FEMA’s risk management, risk reduction and flood insurance programs. He directs the National Flood Insurance Program, the mitigation programs under FEMA's Stafford Act authorities, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program and the National Dam Safety Program.  Wright is also responsible for the delivery of environmental and historic preservation technical assistance and compliance across all FEMA programs. He chairs the inter-agency Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) that coordinates mitigation and resilience efforts across the Federal Government in consultation with State, local, Tribal, and Territorial governments as well as the private sector.  SDP

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