2015 Transition Workshop and Job Fair

CEP-Embassy Suites BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD
CEP-Embassy Suites BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD

Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Dr.
Linthicum, MD 21090

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Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Dr.
Linthicum, MD 21090
410-850-0747 - See more at: http://www.same.org/index.php/component/content/article/1043#sthash.4csl0ip6.dpuf

The SAME 2015 Transition Workshop and Job Fair connects members of the uniformed services who are transitioning from public service in 2015 with SAME Sustaining Member companies and federal agencies looking for talent to pursue their federal programs and projects. The event is open to Transitioning Military, and Veterans seeking employment in the A/E/C industry as well as unemployed veterans and SAME members.

Schedule of Events

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Thursday, January 29
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of positions in the A/E/C Industry
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Resume and Interview Tips and Strategies
11:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Company Introductions (2-3 minutes each)
12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Panel on Recent Transition Experiences
2:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Company Recruitment Suites Open
Friday, January 30
8:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Company Recruitment Suites Open
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Company Recruitment Suites Open (Optional)


Participant Registration
Employer Registration
Participating Companies

Registration is complimentary for transitioning Military and Veterans seeking employment in the A/E/C Industry.  Registration for non-veterans is $100.

Job seekers will be asked to send a resume prior to the workshop. Resumes will be shared with recruiting companies prior to the workshop for their review and to schedule meetings and interviews.

Job Seeker Registration Fees:

Transitioning Military and NCOs:     FREE
Unemployed Veterans and Unemployed SAME Members:     FREE
Private Industry:     $100
Non-Members/Non-Veterans:     $100

Job Fair Recruitment Suites:

SAME welcomes any company looking to hire Veterans or other professionals in the A/E/C industry.  If you are interested in purchasing a recruitment suite please contact Stephanie Satterfield, SAME Marketing Sales Manager, at 703-549-3800 ext. 144 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Company representatives do not need to be SAME Sustaining Member Representatives but will need to register. All suite purchases include:

  • Two-room hotel suite in which interviews may be conducted during the hours recruitment suites are open as listed in the agenda (sleeping room portion may be used for overnight accommodations);
  • Company profile in the conference program;
  • Access to job seeker resumes prior to the event;
  • Opportunity to introduce the company to the group of job seekers; and
  • Two recruiter registration.

Additional registrations for company representatives are available at an additional cost.

Recruitment Suites

Business Size

SAME Sustaining Member


Small Business



Medium Business



Large Business – Single Suite



Large Business – Double Suite



Public Sector



Government Agencies/ Military $0 $0


Additional company recruiter registrations

Small Business $100
Medium Business $125
Large Business $150

Hotel Information
Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Dr
Linthicum, MD 21090

SAME has reserved a block of rooms at the government per diem rate, currently $101. This includes complimentary breakfast and manager's reception daily, and wireless internet in the guest room. This special room rate is available until January 14th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

To book online: Embassy Suites Hilton
To book by phone: 1-800-HILTONS
Group Name: SAME Transition Workshop & Job Fair
Group Code: SAM
The Embassy Suites BWI is 1.5 miles to BWI Airport and 10 miles to Baltimore Inner Harbor. Complimentary airport transfers and shuttle service are provided within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Onsite parking is complimentary.

Col. Dave Anderson, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), is Executive Vice President, Public Institutions, Jones Lang LaSalle. He is responsible for the development and execution of infrastructure privatization and integrated facilities management business, and provides strategic advice on public sector projects. Col. Anderson transitioned from the Army in fall 2012 after more than 26 years in engineering, construction management, environmental restoration, Congressional affairs and real estate. As Commander of the USACE Baltimore District he led successful execution of one of the nation’s largest construction programs in support of BRAC 2005, completing 23 projects worth $4.2 billion, on time and within budget. Col. Anderson also oversaw execution of the Army’s Enhanced Use Lease program and has extensive experience in Congressional Affairs, having served as the Army’s principal liaison to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on all matters related to construction and real estate. He later served as the personal legislative assistant to the Secretary of the Army and the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff.

Rear Adm. Mike Giorgione, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), currently works full-time in the company that he founded in 2011, LeadingLeaders, a leadership development and executive coaching firm that specializes in impact leadership. Adm. Giorgione retired from the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps in 2010 after having served in a variety of assignments around the world in his 29-year Navy career.  His command assignments included Commander, NAVFAC Pacific; Commanding Officer, NAVFAC Southwest; Commanding Officer, Public Works Center San Diego; and Commanding Officer, Camp David, Md.  While leading NAVFAC Pacific, he led a restructuring of the command to support the $10 billion Guam Buildup Program, a long-term development initiative that promotes sustainable economic development on Guam using the expansion of military facilities as a catalyst. After retirement from the Navy, Adm. Giorgione worked four years in private industry, including as a Director of Federal Services for Geosyntec Consultants.

Col. Doug Hammer, USAF (Ret.), is a Senior Lead Engineer within the Booz Allen Hamilton’s Facilities and Infrastructure group, supporting Defense clients with executive-level, strategic consulting services.  He currently serves as the Transformation Technical Lead for Booz Allen’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center team.  Prior to joining Booz Allen, Col. Hammer served for 26 years in the U.S. Air Force in a series of progressively senior positions.  He transitioned to the private sector in summer 2014. His final assignment in the Air Force was Deputy Director, Installations & Mission Support, Headquarters Air Mobility Command where he led a 250-person staff providing civil engineering, contracting and security forces support for a 70,000-person command at 12 installations and 13 en route locations.  Among his many other diverse assignments include Commander, 86th Civil Engineer Group, Executive Officer to The Air Force Civil Engineer, and Commander of the Joint Civic Action Team Detachment within U.S. Pacific Command.

Richard H. Houghton, CFM, USAF (Ret.), is the Installation Manager-Hill AFB for City Light & Power Inc.  He leads the contractor team providing power distribution and system upgrades under Hill’s 50-year Electrical Utility Privatization Contract.  Col. Houghton manages the CLP-Hill administrative office staff, field operations and project management teams; performs cost estimating for capital improvements; and schedules upgrades to the installation’s electrical distribution system. He recently completed a 26-year career as an Air Force Civil Engineer Officer.  He is a Graduated Major Command Civil Engineer (Air Force Global Strike Command), Mission Support Group Commander (Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland) and three-time civil engineer squadron commander, domestically and overseas.  In his final assignment as MAJCOM engineer, he oversaw planning, programming, policy and financial oversight for Air Force Global Strike Command’s civil engineering programs including: fire protection; explosive ordnance disposal; emergency management operations; military construction; housing; energy; manpower and training; technical support; and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization.

Tech Sgt. Dustin L Humbert, SAME, USAF (Ret.), is now the Assistant Director of Facilities and Projects at the University of Maryland, where he supports Campus Recreation Services with business development and construction management. Tech Sgt. Humbert has dedicated over 15 years to the engineering for national defense in support of numerous deployments while serving in the U.S. Air Force.  Additionally, he was assigned as a construction manager at Andrews AFB, Md., and during his Air Force career he led numerous programs and projects. He transitioned to the private sector in May 2014.

Lt. Cdr. Peter W. Maldini, P.E., USCG (Ret.), is the Waterfront Facility Business Manager for Infrastructure Engineers. Inc., having joined the firm in April 2014 after serving 20 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. His primary responsibility in his new position is to further develop and grow the waterfront portfolio and capability within the firm, which is a small business of just over 100 employees.  Additional responsibilities include management of a U.S. Coast Guard IDIQ contract, along with business development within the federal sector and public sector, specifically Maryland State Transportation, Port Authorities and private clients.  During his career with the Coast Guard, Lt. Cdr. Maldini’s had assignments on both coasts and in Puerto Rico, as a Construction Project Manager, Facilities Engineering, HQ Staff, Housing Privatization Program Manager, Regional Program Manager and his final assignment as the Lead Civil Engineer, responsible for developing facility requirements, project development and project execution for new Cutter acquisitions.   

Col. John Medeiros, USAF (Ret.), is Principal Director and Owner of Eupraxis LLC and a Ph.D. candidate at the Virginia Tech School for Policy and International Affairs.  While in the Air Force and deployed in Iraq in 2006, Col. Medeiros directed $2.3 billion in water, wastewater and water-resource reconstruction, as well as ministerial governance and capacity development for water-related programs.  After his deployment, he served on the JCS Global War on Terrorism Strategic Dialogue Group where he collaborated on the President’s Iraq Security Plan. Col Medeiros served in various installation, major command, and headquarters positions, and commanded units at multiple levels.  He retired as the Associate Air Force Civil Engineer in 2008 and began his doctoral studies in Infrastructure and Homeland Security in 2012. He expects to graduate in 2015.

Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), is Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group, where he is responsible for the development and execution of strategic plans and leads the vertical integration of broad reaching federal and military practices. He also provides strategic consulting, including business plans and sales strategy development.  Prior to joining Matrix, Col. Nodjomian served for nearly 24 years in the U.S. Air Force in a series of progressively demanding positions. He transitioned to the private sector in fall 2012. His final assignment was Installation Commander for Eglin AFB, Fla., where he oversaw more than 6,000 personnel in providing all base operational support, infrastructure and services support for DOD’s largest installation. Among his other diverse career assignments include Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment & Logistics, and Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group.

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