2013 Small Business Conference Presentations

Tuesday

Army Contracting Command-Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Mr. J. Joseph Tyler, P.E., Versar, Inc.
Speaker: Ms. Alice Williams, Army Contracting Command, OSBP

Overcoming Critical Accounting Challenges Despite Your $10 Back-Office Budget
Moderator: Mr. Richard Oliver, Esq., McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP 
Speakers: Mr. Tim Roberts, Cherokee Nation Technologies

Avoiding Design-Build Project Disasters
Moderator: Mrs. Jeanne LeBron, F. SAME, Altus Architectural Studios
Speakers:
• Mr. Richard Shelton, Royce Construction Services
• Ms. Venessa Shaw-Jennings, USACE HQ

Department of Veterans Affairs & General Services Administration Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, USA (Ret.), LEO A DALY
Speakers:
• Mr. Robert Capers, Jr., Department of Veterans Affairs, Construction and Facilities Management
• Mr. Cy Houston, US General Services Administration

"Diversify your Portfolio with the Nation's Infrastructure Projects" Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Ms. Jackie Hacker, HDR, Inc.
Speakers:
• Maj. Gen. John Peabody, USA, USACE
• Ms. Linda Morrison, Dawson & Associates/FedMark Solutions LLC
• Mr. Rex Ostrander, USACE
• Mr. Darrel Huckabay, P.E., MGE Engineering, Inc.
• Mr. Charlie Hess, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I)

How Can I Benefit from the Small Business Conference?
Moderator: Ms. Jayla Pine, Baer Engineering & Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Speaker:
• Mrs. Ann McLeod, SAME
• Col. Nicholas Desport, USAF (Ret.), Society of American Military Engineers
• Dr. Gita Murthy, RORE, Inc.

Plenary Session: SBA Regulatory Update (no presentation)
Speakers:
• Lt. Col. James (Tony) Price, James A. Price Enterprises LLC
• Mr. John Shoraka, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Wednesday

Opening Army Plenary Session
Moderator: Dr. Robert Wolff, SAMA
Speaker:
• Ms. Tracey Pinson, Office of the Secretary of the Army
• Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, USA, USACE
• Mrs. Jackie Robinson-Burnette, USACE HQ
• Mr. Stuart Hazlett, SES, US Army Corps of Engineering

NAVFAC and U.S. Air Force Plenary Session
Moderator: Rear Adm. Gary Engle, USN (Ret.), URS Corporation
Speakers:
• Mr. Wim Massie, NAVFAC Midwest
• Ms. Veneece McNeley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Headquarters
• Ms. Mary Urey, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA/SB)

USACE North Atlantic & South Atlantic Divisions Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Col. Anthony Leketa, Parsons
Speakers:
• Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, USACE North Atlantic Division
• Brig. Gen. Ed Jackson, USA, USACE South Atlantic Division

USACE Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes and Ohio Valley Divisions Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Col. Timothy Sanford, Weston Solutions, Inc.
Speakers:
• Brig. Gen. Peter DeLuca, USA, USACE Mississippi Valley Division
• Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham, USA, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

USACE Northwestern & South Pacific Divisions Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Brig. Gen. Peter Madsen, USA (Ret.), CH2M Hill
Speakers:
• Brig. Gen. David Turner, USA, USACE South Pacific Division
• Brig. Gen. John Kem, P.E., USA, USACE Northwestern Division 

Thursday

Air Force Small Business Opportunity Briefing
Moderator: Col. John Mogge, USAF (Ret.), CH2MHILL
Speakers: Mr. Joe Sciabica, AFCEC

Safety Success at Camp Pendleton Hospital
Moderator: Ms. Amy D'Alonzo-Basehoar, Terranear PMC, LLC
Speaker:
• Mr. Richard Wright, USACE HQ
• Capt. Rodney Worden, P.E. USN, NAVFAC Midwest
• Cdr. Dude Underwood, P.E., USN, ROICC Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
• Mr. Sam Hoelscher, Clark Construction Group
• Mr. Fred Wilton, Clark Construction Group

NAVFAC Small Business Opportunity Briefing
Moderator: Capt. William Bersson, USN (Ret.), HCR Construction, Inc.
Speaker: Capt. Rodney Worden, P.E. USN, NAVFAC Midwest

Triangulating Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management for Successful Projects
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Wallace, WT Resources, LLC
Speakers:
• Mr. James Schabarum, CPCU, AFSB, CAVIGNAC & Associates
• Ms. Sandee Rugg, CAVIGNAC & Associates

Dispute, Claim, Request for Adjustment (REA), or Request for Information (RFI)? Which Comes First and What Can I Recover?
Moderator: Ms. Mercedes Enrique, Custom Mechanical Systems, Corp.
Speaker: Mr. Caroll Winslow, P.E., Custom Mechanical Systems, Corp.

USACE Southwestern Division Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer P. Fogg, CPF F. SAME, ASSET Group, Inc.
Speaker: Col. Richard Mraski, Jr. USA, USACE Southwestern Division

USACE Centers Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Col. John Rivenburgh, USA (Ret.), Leidos
Speakers:
• Col. Robert Ruch, USA, US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville
• Col. Jeff Eckstein, US Army Engineering Research and Development Center
• Mr. Richard Herrmann, U.S. Army Geospatial Center

USACE TransAtlantic & Pacific Ocean Divisions Business Opportunity Briefings
Moderator: Capt. Bill Grip, USN (Ret.), Gilbane
Speakers:
• Brig. Gen. Richard Stevens, USACE Pacific Ocean Division
• Col. Vincent Quarles, USA, USACE TransAtlantic Afghanistan South District