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DOD and Federal Agency Program Briefings Schedule

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Monday, March 25, 2013

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. DOD Registration
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Time Track A Track B
7:15 a.m. - 8:00a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Moderator: SAME President Anthony F. “Tony” Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.), Parsons

DOD and Federal Agency Executive Panel
Maj. Gen. Todd  J. Semonite, P.E., USA, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General,  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, USAF, The Civil Engineer, HQ U.S. Air Force (USAF)

Rear Adm. Katherine L. Gregory, P.E., CEC, USN, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and Chief of Civil Engineers

Dorothy Robyn, Ph.D., Public Buildings Service Commissioner, U.S. General Services
Administration (GSA)

Glenn D. Haggstrom, SES, Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Air Force Design & Construction
Moderator: Col. Bill Corson, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Jacobs

  • Joe Sciabica, SES, Director, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
  • Robert Gill, P.E., Chief, Facility
    Management Division, HQ USAF,
    DCS/Logistics, Installations & Mission

USACE Civil Works Programs
Moderator: David Anderson, Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, USA, Deputy
    Commanding General for Civil and
    Emergency Operations, HQ USACE


11:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.

Army Design & Construction Programs
Moderator: Col. Pete Mueller, P.E., USA (Ret.), Parsons

  • Maj. Gen. Kendall P. “Ken” Cox, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, HQ USACE
  • Lloyd C. Caldwell, P.E., SES, Director of Military Programs, HQ USACE


Army, Navy & AF Environmental Programs
Moderator: Jack Norris, AECOM, Chair, SAME Environmental Committee

  • Michael J. Kelly, Chief, Clean Up and Compliance Divisions, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installations, HQ Department of the Army
  • Rob Sadorra, P.E., Director, Environmental Restoration Division, NAVFAC
  • Kenneth J. Caligiuri, AICP, CEP, REM,   Chief, Environmental Branch, HQ  USAF
12:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon
Remarks and Presentation of QL+ Donation by SAME President Anthony F. “Tony” Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.), Parsons

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Navy Design & Construction Programs
Moderator: Vice Adm. Michael Loose, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Parsons


  • Joseph E. Gott, P.E., SES, Chief Engineer and Director of Capital Improvements, HQ NAVFAC


AAFES, GSA and VA Programs
Moderator: Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, EIT, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), LEO A DALY Inc.

  • Charles Matta, RA,  AIA, Director, Strategic Programs & Resources, GSA
  • Dennis Milsten, Associate Executive Director, Office of Construction & Facilities Management, VA
  • Col. Billy Tollison, USA, Command Engineer, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m

Short Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

USACE Centers
Moderator: Col. John Rivenburgh, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), SAIC

  • Col. Robert J. Ruch, USA, Commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville
  • Joseph F. Fontanella, Ph.D., SES, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center and Army Geospatial Information Officer, USACE
  • Steven V. Cary, P.E., Deputy Director, Research and Development, USACE

Cyber Infrastructure
Moderator: Col. Ron Torgerson, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Chair, SAME Cyber Infrastructure Task Force

  • Mark M. Duszynski, Vice President, Federal Systems, Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Jeffrey Marqusee, Ph.D., Executive Director, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, DOD
  • Mark A. Correll, P.E., SES, Deputy Air Force Civil Engineer, HQ USAF
4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception