2013 Small Business Conference Presentations

Tuesday, Nov. 19

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
  • Speaker: Mr. Tim Roberts, Cherokee Nation Technologies

Avoiding Design-Build Project Disasters

  • Moderator: Mrs. Jeanne LeBron, F.SAME, Altus Architectual Studios
  • Speaker: Mr. Richard Shelton, Royce Construction Services
  • Speaker: Ms. Vanessa Shaw-Jennings, USACE HQ

Department of Veterans Affairs & General Services Administration Business Opportunity Briefings

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

"Diversify your Portfolio with the Nation’s Infrastructure Projects" Roundtable Discussion

  • Moderator: Ms. Jackie Hacker, HDR, Inc.
  • Speaker: Maj. Gen. John Peabody, USA, USACE
  • Speaker: Ms. Linda Morrison, Dawson & Associates/FedMark Solutions LLC
  • Speaker: Mr. Rex Ostrander, USACE
  • Speaker: Mr. Darrel Huckabay, P.E., MGE Engineering, Inc.
  • Speaker: Mr. Charlie Hess, Chigago 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
  • Speaker: Col. Nicholas Desport, USAF (Ret), Society of American Military Engineers
  • Speaker: Dr. Gita Murthy, RORE, Inc.

Plenary Session: SBA Regulatory Update (no presentation)

  • Speaker: Lt. Col. James (Tony) Price, James A. Price Enterprises LLC
  • Speaker: Mr. John Shoraka, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Wednesday, November 20

Opening Army Plenary Session

  • Moderator: Dr. Robert Wolff, SAME
  • Speaker: Ms. Tracey Pinson, Office of the Secretary of the Army
  • Speaker: Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, USA, USACE
  • Speaker: Mrs. Jackie Robinson-Burnette, USACE HQ
  • Speaker: 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
  • Speaker: Mr. Wim Massie, NAVFAC Midwest
  • Speaker: Ms. Veneece McNeley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Headquarters
  • Speaker: Ms. Mary Urey, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA/SB)

USACE North Atlantic & South Atlantic Divisions Business Opportunity Briefings

  • Moderator: Col. Anthony Leketa, USA (Ret.), Parsons
  • Speaker: Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, USA, USACE North Atlantic Division
  • Speaker: 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, USA (Ret.), Weston Solutions, Inc.
  • Speaker: Brig. Gen. Peter DeLuca, USA, USACE Mississippi Valley Division
  • Speaker: 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
  • Speaker: Brig. Gen. David Turner, USA, USACE South Pacific Division
  • Speaker: Brig. Gen. John Kem, P.E., USA, USACE Northwestern Division

Thursday, November 21

Air Force Small Business Opportunity Briefing     

  • Moderator: Col. John Mogge, USAF (Ret), CH2MHILL
  • Speaker: 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
  • Speaker: Capt. Rodney Worden, P.E. USN, NAVFAC Midwest
  • Speaker: Cdr. Dude Underwood, P.E., USN, ROICC Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
  • Speaker: Mr. Sam Hoelscher, Clark Construction Group
  • Speaker: 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
  • Speaker: Mr. James Schabarum, CPCU, AFSB, CAVIGNAC & ASSOCIATES
  • Speaker: 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 Muraski, Jr. USA, USACE Southwestern Division

USACE Centers Business Opportunity Briefings

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

USACE TransAtlantic & Pacific Ocean Divisions Business Opportunity Briefings     

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


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