SAME Regional Roundtable

July 29th, 2015
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 North Royal St.
Mobile AL 36602

SAME will spearhead a timely, interactive discussion of Challenges and Issues facing industry, with a focus on Developing Solutions.

At the Roundtable, you’ll meet face-to-face with industry leaders, discuss changes taking place in industry, discover challenges on the horizon and, most importantly, be a part of a team that is focused on finding solutions.

Leaders from all segments of the A/E/C industry—private and public—are encouraged to take part in the discussion and resulting solutions.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Registration
3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m.       Roundtable Discussion  
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Mobile Post Officer Installation
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Networking Reception

Online Registration will be open through July 29th. If you have any questions please contact Marc Bialek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Sponsored by SAME and co-hosted by the SAME Mobile Post

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

  • Platinum Sponsorship - $2,500
    10 minute speaking opportunity during the roundtable discussion and Logo on event signage
  • Gold Reception Sponsorship - $1,000
    Logo on signage for the reception and extra drink tickets
  • Silver Sponsorship - $500 (for Small Businesses Only)
    Logo on signage at event



SAME has reserved a block of rooms for U$169.00 per night. This includes free high speed internet. Book your room by July 5, 2015.

To book online: The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa








2014 JETC Presentations

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

STEM and Mentoring Programs
Moderator: Marc Bialek, Director of Membership & Post Operations, SAME HQ
• Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), VP, Corporate Director of Federal Programs, LEO A DALY
• Heather Wishart-Smith, P.E., F.SAME, Vice President, Jacobs
• Corey Weaver, EIT, Structural Engineer, USACE Huntington District
• Carrie Ann Williams, CPSM, Marketing Director, ARGO Systems LLC

First-Time Attendee and New Member Orientation
• Marc Bialek, Director of Membership & Post Operations, SAME HQ
• Ann McLeod, CEM, CAE, Director of Meetings & Expositions, SAME HQ

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2013 SAME Urbahn Medal Recipient Lecture
Moderator: David Packard, RA, PMP, Program Manager, USACE Northwestern Division
Charles Enos, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, EYP Architecture & Engineering PC
Edmond Gauvreau, AIA, Chief, Planning Branch, Installation Support Community, HQ USACE
JJ Tang, AIA, Principal, Federal Programs, HDR

BUILDER Implementation by DOD Military Departments
Moderator: Robert Van Vonderen, P.E., Deputy, Range/Base Civil Engineer, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron
• Lance Marrano, Sustainment Management System Program Manager, ERDC-CERL
• Bil Hawkins, P.E., PMP, Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure Assessment Program, AFCEC
• Stacey Hirata, P.E., SES, Chief, Installation Support Division, HQ USACE

Contracting in the AOR: Lessons Learned from Government Perspective (no slides)
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, USA, Deputy Commanding General, Military and International Operations, HQ USACE
• Julie Anderson, Regional Contracting Chief, USACE Northwestern Division
• Col. Daniel Grey, P.E., USA (Ret.), President, American International Contractors Inc.
• Col. Richard Heitkamp, Deputy Commander, USACE Transatlantic Division
• Brig. Gen. Stephen Leisenring, USA, Deputy Director of Contracting, HQ USACE
• Joe Sciabica, SES, Director, AFCEC

Microgrids and Energy Security
Moderator: Capt. Michael Blount, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Vice President, Federal Division, Balfour Beatty Construction
• The Honorable William C. “Bill” Anderson, Esq., Director, Strategy and Business Development, Eaton Corp.
• Kevin Whitt, P.E., Utilities and Energy Product Line Manager, NAVFAC Atlantic

PFASs – Emerging Contaminants
Moderator: Melissa Helton, PG, Senior Project Manager, AMEC E&I
• Hud Heaton, P.E., Program Manager, MMRP, AMEC E&I
• Shalene Thomas, Associate Assessor, AMEC E&I
• Robert Delaney, DSMOA Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
• Harry Behzadi, Vice President, Operations, Accutest

Response to National Disasters
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, USA (Ret.), Director, Water Resources & Coastal Resiliency, Dewberry
• William Anderson, Director, TISP
• Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA
• Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E., SES, Director, Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, HQ USACE
• Col. Paul Owen, P.E., USA, Commander, USACE New York District

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Succeed in Today’s Challenging Federal Marketplace
Moderator: Gita Murthy, Ph.D., CEO, RORE Inc.
• Pamela Mazza, Managing Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC
• Clarence McAllister, P.E., CEO, Fortis Networks
• Elizabeth Myers, Deputy for Small Business, USACE Jacksonville District
• Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Senior Program Manager, Tetra Tech Inc.
• Mary Urey, Director, Small Business Programs, AFICA

Current Practices with Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Contracts
Moderator: Capt. Scott Hurst, P.E., CEC, USN, Executive Officer, NAVFAC Southeast
• Renee Comfort, Chief of Contracts, NAVFAC Southeast
• Paige Brosch, Chief of Execution Branch, Directorate of Contracting, USACE Savannah District
• Lt. Col. Richard Marsh, USAF, Commander, 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron
• Jennifer P. Fogg, CPF, F.SAME, CEO, ASSET Group Inc.

DOD Facility Design & Construction Strategic Focus and Direction
Moderator: JJ Tang, AIA, Principal, Federal Programs, HDR
• Scott Wick, AIA, LEED AP, PMP, Chief Architect, HQ USACE
• Gene Mesick, RA, Chief, Technical Services Division, AFCEC
• Raymond Rodriguez, NCARB+GGP, LEED AP, Technical Discipline Coordinator, NAVFAC Southeast

Joint Engineer Doctrine
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, P.E., USA, USACE Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers
• BG Anthony Funkhouser, Commandant, U.S. Army Engineer School
• Rear Adm. (sel.) Louis Cariello, P.E., CEC, USN, Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
• Col. David DeMartino, P.E., USAF, Director of Staff, AFCEC
• Col. Allan Webster, USA, USCENTCOM, J4 Engineer

Low Level Radiological Contamination
Moderator: Alan Solow, CEO, Cabrera Services Inc.
• Nicki Fatherly, FUSRAP Program Manager, HQ USACE
• William Lorenz, PE, Senior Program Manager, Cabrera Services, Inc.
• Steve Rima, Vice President, Radiological Services, AMEC E&I
• Mark Duff, Environmental Remediation Manager, Paducah Project Manager, LATA Kentucky

Toward Energy and Water Sustainability - Technology and Industry Trends
Moderator: Glen DeWillie, P.E., Vice President, Division General Manager, HydroGeoLogic Inc.
• James Galvin, Ph.D., Program Manager, ESTCP, DOD
• Rick Galloway, Senior Vice President, Atkins

Building Information Management
Moderator: Leo Fernandez, BIM Manager, Pond & Company
• Scott Wick, AIA, LEED AP, PMP, Chief Architect, HQ USACE
• David Gutierrez, AIA, Architect, Capital Improvements, NAVFAC HQ
• Gene Mesick, RA, Chief, Technical Services Division, AFCEC

Commissioning: Industry and DOD Approaches and Impacts
Moderator: Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Farnsworth Group Inc.
• Ian McIntosh, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Wisconsin
• Dennis Milsten, P.E., Associate Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, CFM Central Office
• Stan Yekalis, PE, LEED AP, CPMP, Mechanical Engineering Coordinator, NAVFAC Southeast
• Tom Jamieson, Mechanical Engineer, HQ USACE
• Col. David DeMartino, P.E., USAF, Director of Staff, AFCEC

Contracting in the AOR: Lessons Learned from Industry Perspective
Moderator: Col. William Haight III, P.E., USA (Ret.), Senior Program Manager, The Louis Berger Group
• Col. Daniel Grey, P.E., USA (Ret.), President, American International Contractors Inc.
• Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), President, Kubic Engineer Group
• Charles Mouzannar, P.E., Executive Vice President, AMEC

Developing Engineers and the Value of Credentialing
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Senior Vice President, Defense Sector, Atkins
• Lt. Col. Neal Wright, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Vice President, Dewberry
• William Hasbrook Jr., DBIA, MEMS, Excecutive Vice President and Managing Director, OHL Texas
• J. Zachary Bedford, President, MacDonald-Bedford LLC
• Laureen Borochaner, P.E., Chief of Engineering, USACE Jacksonville District
• Vice Adm. Michael Loose, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Senior Vice President, Parsons


Installation Energy Reduction Initiatives: Service Panel
Moderator: Ralph Kaneshiro, P.E., CEM, Director of Navy Programs, Aerostar SES LLC
• David Bek, P.E., Director, Energy Directorate, AFCEC
• Capt. John Kliem, P.E., CEC, USN, Director, Base Operating Support Programs, CNIC
• Kristine Kingery, EIT, Director, Army Sustainability Policy, ODASA (E&S)
• David Williams, Program Manager, Energy, HQ USACE 

Sustainability UFC Updates
Moderator: Paula Loomis, AIA, F.SAME, Sustainability Program Manager, HQ USACE
Speaker: Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Director, Sustainable Design Services, Woolpert Inc.

SAME 2014 Hawaii Engineer Training Workshop

Tuesday, October 7
Contingency Engineering Opening Session

Welcome and SAME National Update:
Col. Nicholas L. Desport, RA, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret), Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs, SAME

  • Army Engineer Roles. Col. Blace Albert, P.E., USA, Commander, 130th Engineer Brigade
  • Seabee Roles and Responsibilities. Capt. Dean Tufts, P.E., CEC, USN, Commander, NAVFAC Hawaii
  • Role of RED HORSE and Prime Beef Teams. Col. Mickey Addison, USAF, Deputy Director and Command Engineer, Logistics, Installations & Mission Support, Pacific Air Forces A7 
Contractors on the Battlefield
Moderator: Col. William “Bill” Haight III, P.E., USA (Ret.), The Louis Berger Group
  • Col. Edward “Ed” Kertis, USA (Ret.), Program Director, DAWSON
  • Rob Biedermann, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Construction Management, Versar
  • Rear Adm. Charles “Chuck” Kubic, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), President, Kubic Engineer Group

Moderator: Capt. William “Will” Boudra, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Forest City Military Communities, Hawaii
  • David Miano, Director, Force Strategy, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command
  • Shujie Chang, P.E., Director, Technology Experimentation Center, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Rich Gorman, Vice President, AECOM
Moderator: Col. Edward “Ed” Kertis, USA (Ret.), DAWSON
  • Col. William “Bill” Haight III, P.E., USA (Ret.), VP, Contingency Construction, The Louis Berger Group
  • Wes Lane, Southeast Region Director, DAWSON
  • Greg Clum, Senior Vice President, Black & Veatch
Moderator: Col. Michael Geer, USAF, Director, Installation & Mission Support, HQ 7th Air Force
Warrior Briefs: Four 15-minute briefings by Junior Officers and Senior NCOs

Wednesday, October 15
Installation Management Opening Session
Moderator: Col. John Cawthorne, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Michael Baker International
  • Capt. Joe Grealish, P.E., CEC, USN, Chief, Engineering Division, U.S. Pacific Command J44
  • James Ligh, P.E., Chief, Business Management Division, USACE Pacific Ocean Division
  • Col. Mickey Addison, USAF, Deputy Director and Command Engineer, Logistics, Installations & Mission Support, Pacific Air Forces A7
Moderator: Capt. Mike Williamson, P.E., CEC, USN, NAVFAC Pacific
  • Ron Cox, Vice President, Power Supply, Hawaiian Electric Company Inc.
  • Col. Ross Roley, USAF (Ret.), Senior Military Analyst, Energy Office, U.S. Pacific Command
  • John Bothof, P.E., SPIDERS Program Senior Engineer, Burns & McDonnell
  • Forrest Terrell, P.E., Director, Total Energy Solutions, Black & Veatch
  • Richard “Dick” Corolewski, P.E., Business Unit Director, POWER Engineers
Moderator: Richard Stump, AIA, Stanley Consultants Inc.
  • Brian Polis, CSHP, General Manager, Lawson & Assoc.
  • Carole Fried, Corporate Director, Health and Safety, Gilbane
  • Majella Stevenson, P.E., Facilities & Installations Department Head, Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii
  • Lt. Col. Thomas Asbery, USA, Deputy Division Commander, USACE Pacific Ocean Division
  • Issam Khalaf, Region Manager, Program & Construction Management, Jacobs
Moderator: Col. Jerry Matsuda, P.E., USAF (Ret.), AECOM
  • Col. Scott Warner, USAF, Chief, Pacific Division, Facility Engineering Directorate, AFCEC 
  • Brad Jeanneret, Vice President, Pacific District Manager, Hensel Phelps
  • Steve Cayetano, P.E., Deputy Chief, Programs & Project Management Division, USACE Honolulu District
  • Tom McCabe, P.E., CEO, Environet Inc.
  • Joe Uno, President, J. Uno & Assoc.
Moderator: Brian Lindstrom, P.E., Burns & McDonnell
  • Rod McLaughlin, Project Development Director, dck worldwide
  • George Benda, Chairman & CEO, Chelsea Group Ltd.
  • Capt. John Hickey, P.E., CEM, LEED AP, USCG (Ret.), Principal, Jacobs
  • Capt. James Zwiefel, PMP, USAF, F-22 Construction Program Manager, Hawaii Air National Guard
  • Barry Jim On, P.E., LEED AP, CxA, President, InSynergy Engineering Inc.
  • William Nutting, P.E., RA, Energy & Utilities Program Manager, Marine Corps Base Hawaii


Webinar: Federal Procurement Data System: Learn What Your Competitors May Know


  • Gita Murthy, CEO, RORE, Inc.


  • Melea Crouse, Assistant Director, Office of Small Business Programs at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Course Documents


Joint SAME/CMAA Educational Workshop

Developing Winning Proposals: Second Place is as Good as Last

Please join the SAME DC Post and CMAA NCC Thursday, October 23rd, for an educational workshop on developing winning proposals (earn 1.5 PDHs) followed by a luncheon program to discuss the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) building and construction program.  

Richard A. Belle, IOM, CAE will share his professional “secrets” about the proposal process and how to transform a “good” proposal into a winning proposal.  Richard will discuss key strategic issues as well as basic guidelines for each core element of your proposal. His will draw from the themes he frequently explores when helping firms increase their proposal hit rate. Learn how to brand your firm, understand your client, and know your competitors.

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the communications field including 24 years focused on the AEC industry specifically.  He is president of Belle Communications, LLC and provides proposal coaching, technical writing, technical editing, communications audits and awards coaching.  He has held senior communications positions at ACEC, DBIA, and CERF. Richard is the lead author or editor of seven industry monographs and dozens of articles, ranging from A/E/C benchmarking standards to safety opportunities using design-build. For more information please visit Belle Communications’ website:

Register Now

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
9:00 AM – Workshop Registration
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM – Workshop (1.5 PDHs)

Army Navy Club
901 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006


Joint SAME/CMAA NIH Design and Construction Program Luncheon

Following the workshop program above, the SAME DC Post and CMAA NCC will also be hosting a luncheon on October 23rd to learn about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) building and construction program.  Our esteemed speaker will be Tony Clifford, NIH Chief Engineer, Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations.

Register Now

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Networking and Luncheon Registration
12:00 pm – Luncheon Program  

Army Navy Club
901 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

Webinar: 2014 IBOW Other USG Agencies


  • John Cawthorne, Chair, International Committee, Society of American Military Engineers


  • Michael Hamilton, P.E., PMP, Associate Director of Infrastructure, Infrastructure Energy Unit, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • David Vivian, Chief, A-E Contracting Branch, A/LM/AQM/FDCD, U.S. Dept. of State, Office of Acquisition Management Facilities Design and Construction Division
  • William Lawton, Senior Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Commission

Course Materials:

Executive Committee Meeting l Aug. 19, 2014

SAME HQ at Century House, 607 Prince St., Alexandria, VA  22314

Webinar: 2014 IBOW SOUTHCOM


  • Marcelo Salles, Liaison Officer to USSOUTHCOM, Detailed as Deputy Director for Interagency & International Services Division, USACE 


  • Marcelo Salles, Liaison Officer to USSOUTHCOM, Detailed as Deputy Director for Interagency & International Services Division, USACE 
  • Rochelle Lipsitz, Senior Director for Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Richard Sinclair, Interagency and International Services & Installation Support Team Leader, South Atlantic Division, USACE
  • Will Logan, Deputy Director, International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) USACE - Institute for Water Resources (IWR)

Course Documents

SAME Board of Direction Meeting l May 20, 2014

SAME Board of Direction Meeting
Orlando, Fla.
Tuesday, May 20 l 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Webinar: 2014 IBOW PACOM


  • Richard Stump, Pacific Regional Manager, A-E Services, Stanley Consultants


  • Capt. Christopher Kurgan, Deputy Commander for Operations, NAVFAC Pacific
  • Col. David A. Kaweck, USAF, Chief, Pacific Division, Facility Engineering Directorate, AFCEE
  • Ryo Nakamoto, P.E., PMP, Chief, Military Integration Division, USACE, Pacific Ocean Division

Course Documents:

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