CREATING VALUE BY RETHINKING WHAT WE DO

Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2017 | San Antonio, TX

Our installations are changing.  It’s an evolution we see, but don’t always control.  Budget pressures are forcing every installation to do more with less and there is no relief in sight. Outside the fence, traditional development and new threats are making joint planning more essential than ever.  Whether it’s confronting sea level rise or water scarcity, environmental adaptation is a reality for many bases and communities. Security is an issue every base faces, but today that doesn’t just mean keeping people outside the fence.  New cyber threats have us rethinking every potential vulnerability. While these big challenges are significant, one of our most important roles is creating great places for our service members and families to live. From high quality schools to child care and MWR programs, our communities and installations must focus on the evolving needs of our military families. All of these issues impact how we will confront the security threats facing our nation.

By rethinking what we do and how we do it, we can build solutions that are valuable for everyone—we are innovative. Innovation is alive on our military installations and in our defense communities, and it is making a difference. Forward-thinking military leaders, communities and the private sector are collaborating in ways never thought possible.  And this is just the start.

Welcome to Installation Innovation 2017

If you have a connection to a military installation and believe innovation matters, Installation Innovation Forum 2017 is your event.  Explore new concepts, interact with top leaders, share your own ideas and be part of the nation’s largest gathering focused on continuing innovation of our military installations

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**Special Air Force Pre-Conference Event Added – The Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) Program will host a seminar on the, 27 February, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, just prior to the opening Installation Innovation Forum General Session. This special pre-conference event will highlight how Air Force Installations and communities are mutually benefiting from partnerships to meet community needs and mission requirements in the face of declining resources. Military and community leaders will share their successes, challenges, and best practices in taking these partnerships from working ideas to implemented agreements. This seminar is open to all Installation Innovation Forum attendees at no extra cost. To RSVP, simply click the Air Force Community Partnership Seminar box when you register for the Installation Innovation Forum

FEATURED SPEAKERS

PROGRAM

Monday, February 27


Registration Opens

ROOM: 

  • Regency Foyer
Air Force Community Partnership National Seminar – SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

The AFCP National Seminar will highlight how Air Force Installations and communities are mutually benefiting from partnerships to meet community needs and mission requirements. Military and community leaders will share their successes, challenges and best practices in taking these partnerships from working ideas to implemented agreements. This seminar is free and open to all Installation Innovation Forum attendees and other interested parties. To learn more about the Air Force Community Partnership Seminar contact Yvonne Fernandez at: fernandez_yvonne@bah.com.

ROOM: 

  • Rio Grande Ballroom

HOST:

  • Teran Judd, Director, Air Force Community Partnership and Encroachment Program

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  •   Lt Col Christopher Miller, Partnership Broker, SAF/IEI (Moderator)
  • Chuck Butchee, Installation Management Flight Chief, 97th Civil Engineering Squadron, Altus AFB, OK
  • Brian Yates, Vice President, Military Affairs, Abilene Chamber of Commerce, TX
  • Judge Stephen Floyd, Judge for Tom Green County, TX
  • Lt Col Matthew Brennan, Commander, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, JB Charleston, SC
  • Col Thomas Shank, Commander, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, TX
  • Col Susan Riordan-Smith, Commander, 23d Mission Support Group, Moody AFB, GA
  • Vincent King, Jr, Community Partnership Program Manager, 88th Air Base Wing Plans and Programs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Welcome/ “The Innovators”

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

WELCOME:

  • Joe Krier, Council Member, District 9, San Antonio
  • Bill Perry, Vice President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX
  • Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, Commander, 502 Air Base Wing, JB San Antonio, TX

The Innovators

What does installation innovation look like today? What does it take to be successful? This is the goal of ADC’s Innovators Initiative — a new research endeavor to highlight the diversity of collaboration taking place across the country. We are happy to feature six innovators sharing their stories and have a chance to dive deeper into their projects. This opening discussion will look at crosscutting issues impacting collaboration and what it takes to succeed.

MODERATOR:

  • Tim Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Defense Communities

SPEAKERS:

  • Ian Dowdy, Director, Sun Corridor Legacy Program, Sonoran
  • Tim Franklin, Vice President and COO, New Jersey Innovation Institute
  • Cindy Greb, Executive Director, Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development
  • Marcus Lingenfelter, Senior Vice President, State & Federal Programs, National Math + Science Initiative
  • Kay Rasmussen, Associate Director Economic Development Council& Manager Defense Support Initiatives Committee, Okaloosa County, Fla.
  • Diane Rath, Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments

Networking Break

Sponsored by:

TIP-Strategies

Innovative Case Studies (Round 1)
Protecting the Chesapeake, Sustaining the Atlantic Test Ranges

A collaboration under the Sentinel Landscapes program bringing together a diverse set of federal, state and local stakeholders with the goal of maintaining access to the Navy’s Atlantic Test Ranges, a special use airspace of 1.5 million acres that straddles the Chesapeake Bay and supports Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Donna Sasscer, Manager, Agriculture and Seafood Division, St. Mary’s Dept. of Economic Development, Md.

SPEAKERS:

  • Russell Byrd, Community Planning Liaison Officer, NAS Patuxent River, Md.
  • Cindy Greb, Executive Director, Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development
Providing Water Resiliency

The North West Florida Panhandle Economic Development Tri-County Community Partnership Initiative worked with hand in hand with the Eglin AFB Community Partnership Program to successfully develop a water treatment partnership.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center 

MODERATOR:

  • Kay Rasmussen, Associate Director Economic Development Council& Manager Defense Support Initiatives Committee, Okaloosa County, Fla.

 SPEAKERS:

  • Jeff Fanto, Community Planner. 96th Civil Engineer Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
  • Gordon Fornell, Vice Chair, Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, Fla.
  • Mark Wise, Deputy Director, Okaloosa County Water and Sewar
 New Jersey MarketShift

Using a grant from DoD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, leaders in New Jersey are leveraging their military installations, missions and defense industry to drive economic development.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

MODERATOR:

  • Tim Franklin, Vice President and COO, New Jersey Innovation Institute

SPEAKERS:

  • Nancy Franklin, Principal, Franklin Solutions Consulting; co-Program Director, New Jersey Market Shift
  • Todd Tangert, Director and Associate iLab Lead, Defense and Homeland Security, New Jersey Innovation Institute
  • Michael Vanter Sluis, Director, Innovation Services, New Jersey Innovation Institute; co-Program Director for New Jersey Market Shift

Networking Break

Sponsored by:

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Innovative Case Studies (Round 2)
At the Head of the Class

Joint Base Charleston collaborated with the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) and The Boeing Company to bring NMSI’s DoD-sponsored College Readiness Program for Military Families to multiple school districts educating dependents of their active-duty families. After just one year of implementation, the very first high school realized a 156 percent increase in successful qualifying examinations for rigorous Advanced Placement math and science courses.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Marcus Lingenfelter, Senior Vice President, State & Federal Programs, National Math + Science Initiative

PANELISTS:

  • Charlie Farrell, Executive Director, South Carolina Military Base Task Force
  • Col. Richard Mathews, Commander 628th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Charleston
  • Nanette Pigg, School Support Specialist, IMCOM G-9, Family and MWR Programs
  • Bert Postell, Principal, Fort Dorchester High School, Dorchester County School District 2
Opening the Flood Gates

Water surety has become a key focus for installation leaders, and forward thinking communities are looking at ways to partner with their bases to address critical water infrastructure. This session will explore how the San Antonio community, the state of Texas and Joint Base San Antonio came together to address a series of water challenges.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Diane Rath, Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments

SPEAKERS:

  • Donovan Burton, Vice President, San Antonio Water System
  • Keith Graf, Executive Director, Texas Military Preparedness Commission
  • Rod Oxford, Community Partnership Manager, JBSA
  • Tim Trevino, Senior Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments
 Mapping Out Success 

As new development and technologies create installation encroachment challenges, many are realizing that addressing these issues without a complete state or regional wide plan is quickly becoming ineffective. The panel will explore how one state began to proactively and holistically address their encroachment issues. Hear from experts at the Sonoran Institute as they explain how they were able to identify future encroachment areas in Arizona and develop innovative land use solutions

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

SPEAKERS:

  • Ian Dowdy, Director, Sun Corridor Legacy Program, Sonoran Institute
  • Mike Quigley, Arizona State Director, The Wilderness Society

Networking Break

Sponsored by:

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Installation Leadership Roundtable (General Session)

Hear from the senior leadership responsible for managing their services’ installation portfolios. They’ll discuss current challenges and opportunities and their thoughts on the future of installation management.

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

WELCOME/INTRODUCTION

  • Bill Parry, Vice President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, Tex.

MODERATOR:

  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group

SPEAKERS:

  • Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Maj. Gen.  John J. Broadmeadow, Commander, Marine Corps Installation Command
  • Joe Ludovici, Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command
  • Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy, Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
Army Leadership Town Hall

Join senior Army installation leadership for this interactive town hall. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions and provide feedback on Army installation initiatives.

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

FACILITATORS:

  • Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, US Army
  • Gen. Daniel Mitchell, Deputy Commanding General for Support, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army
  • Randy Robinson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment

Networking Reception

ROOM:

  • Garden Terrace

Sponsored by:

AACOG

 

Tuesday, February 28


Registration Open

ROOM:

  • Regency Foyer

Breakfast

ROOM:

  • Regency Foyer
State Advisors Council Breakfast Meeting (Invite Only)

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Mike Coleman, Military Relations Liaison, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Frank Sullivan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission
Concurrent Sessions
Advancing Partnerships

In this special workshop, attendees will hear from each of the services’ partnership leads, base commanders and community leaders on how communities can work with their installations to get deals done and projects off the ground.

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

FACILITATORS:

  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships
  • Teran Judd, Director, Air Force Community Partnership and Encroachment Program
  • Tom Ruffini. Director, Government & External Affairs, Marine Corps Installations Command
  • Diane Tucker, Director of Basing and BRAC, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (EI&E)

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Col. David Benson, Commander, 7th Bomber Wing, Dyess AFB, TX
  • Gray Bridwell, Chairman, Abilene Military Affairs Committee
  • Col. Brett Funck, Garrison Commander, Fort Bragg, NC
Embracing Innovative Analytical Tools for Improved Infrastructure 

A recent DoD report rated 32 percent of its facilities worldwide in “poor” or “failing” condition and with proposed budget cuts for facility sustainment meaning many facilities are and will continue to be operating well beyond their intended service life. A new era of advanced analytics, machine learning and visualized decision-making has taken shape over the past decade, revolutionizing many industries. This session will explore how DOD could realize great benefits from innovative technology solutions such as drones, augmented and virtual reality, BIM models and integrated data management platforms.

 ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Glady Singh, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

SPEAKERS:

  • Matt Coleman, Vice President, Business Development, Precision Hawk
  • Rick Galloway, Senior Vice President, Atkins Global
  • Jennifer Rupnow, Business Consulting Manager, Autodesk
  • Mike Wikan, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Networking Break

The Future of Installation Support—A Multi-Service Vision of What Comes Next (General Session)

Fiscal realities are challenging all military services to rethink many facets of installation support.  Innovative approaches underway include evaluating: which support activities have the most impact on mission readiness; ways to reduce the facility, infrastructure, and services footprint organically; methods to analyze defense community capacity for providing services valued by military installations; and initiatives to reduce the costs of operating and maintaining installations.

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

MODERATOR:

  • Kathleen Ferguson, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Todd Calhoun, Executive Director, Marine Corps Installations Command
  • Maj. Gen. Theodore Harrison III, Director of Operations, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Joseph D. Ludovici, Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command
  • Edwin H. Oshiba, Deputy Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions
Military-Community Partnership Success Stories – Looking at Quick Wins You Can Use Today

 Hear from community and installation leaders as they examine their own unique P4 projects and the requirement for a successful partnership.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Charles Lubeshkoff, Program Manager, Marstel-Day

SPEAKERS:

  • Col. Greg Athey, Garrison Commander, Fort Polk, La.
  • Kent Morrison, Executive Director, MCLB, Albany, Ga.
  • Mike Reese, Executive Director, Fort Polk Progress
  • Col. Susan Riordan-Smith, Commander, 23rd Mission Support Group, Moody AFB, Ga.
  • Bill Slaughter, Chairman, Lowndes County Commission, Ga.
  • Col. David Shoemaker, Vice Commander, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  • Brent Stoddard, Director of Public Works, Glendale, Ariz.
Where and How to Begin Reinvestment in Our Defense Infrastructure

With the new administration announcing its intent to invest more money into defense, we must begin to look at how and where that money should be spent to ensure our installations remain effective power-projection platforms.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Seth Kirshenberg, Managing Partner, Kutak Rock LLP

SPEAKERS:

  • Timothy Bridges, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
  • Paul Cramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships
  • Lucian Niemeyer, President, The Niemeyer Group

Working Lunch – Grab, Go and Network!

ROOM:

  • Regency Foyer

Council Meetings

Military Families Council 

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Kate Hatten, Executive Director, Pikes Peak Care Network
  • Katie Lopez, Director of Military & Governmental Affairs, Christian County Chamber of Commerce
Defense Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure Council 

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Anita Molino, President, Bostonia Partners
  • Gerard Nolan, Senior Director, Government Energy Solutions, EDF Renewable Energy
Concurrent Sessions
Driving Economic Development Through Military-Community Partnerships 

Join this interactive discussion to learn how a community can tailor its partnership efforts to advance its economic and workforce development goals.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Sean Mikula, CEO, Power 10

SPEAKERS:

  • Bill Barron, Acting President and CEO, Knox Regional Development Alliance
  • Randy Bogle, Executive Director, San Diego Military Advisory Council
  • Maurice McDonald, Executive Vice-President of Aerospace & Defense for the DDC
  • John Nerger, Team Redstone
Installation – Community Partnerships to Prevent and Treat Traumatic Social Challenges 

This panel will explore an important installation partnership area that does not receive much public visibility. Namely, military installations partner with a range of community social service, medical, educational, and law enforcement organizations to work together to prevent, identify, report, and treat child and spouse abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual assault, and other traumatic social issues.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Beth Lachman, Senior Operations Research Analyst, The Rand Corporation

SPEAKERS:

  • Serafina De Los Santos, Executive Director, 502nd Force Support Group, Joint Base San Antonio
  • Col. Tony Nesbitt, Commander, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
  • Col. Stanley Whitten, 502nd Force Support Group and Garrison Chaplain, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
  • Margaret Young, Interim Chief of Police, Killeen Police Department
Ensuring Water Resiliency  

This session will explore the new technologies and strategies being used by communities and utilities to support the water resiliency of military installations.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

MODERATOR:

  • Kari Kubista, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

SPEAKERS:

  • Jim Cotton, Senior Vice President, American States Utilities Services and it’s Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries
  • Hector Gonzalez, El Paso Water Utilities
  • Darren Thompson, Director of Water Resources, San Antonio Water System
  • Col. Michael Hester, Commander, Fort Bliss

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions
Supporting Small Business – How Communities Can Work with Local Small Businesses to Pursue Installation Support Contract Opportunities

Navigating the federal contracting sector can be a daunting task for small businesses. This session will explore how community leaders, military contracting officers and small business owners can work together to develop the qualifications and capacity required to win installation support contracts.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Michael Ferriter, President, The Ferriter Group

SPEAKERS:

  • Scott Bollinger, Executive Vice President, Black Rifle Coffee Company
  • Brian Burns, Managing Partner, FMI Defense, LLC
  • Rob Estey, Military Channel Sales Manager, Full Sail Brewing Company
  • Angel Mendez, President/CEO, Custom Gun Rails
  • Bradley Premo, Owner, Leadslingers Spirits
Expanding and Protecting Training Space

This session will explore what the Department of Defense is doing to change its operational paradigm to ensure continued military readiness into the future using 4th and 5th generation combat capabilities. These efforts cannot be achieved by DoD efforts alone, and require extensive coordination with other federal partners and local communities. This session, therefore, will strive to clearly communicate DoD’s  needs and opportunities where our other partners can help achieve our training mission. Hear from community and state leaders as they discuss their efforts to protect and expand vital training space.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Ray Klug, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

SPEAKERS:

  • Fred Engle, Deputy Director, Training Ranges, Sea and Air Space, Office of the Assistant Secretay of Defesne for Readiness
  • Scott Landguth, Executive Director, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority
  • Andreas Mueller, Executive Director, Governor’s Military Council, CA
  • Tom Thomas, Director, Southwest Defense Alliance; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
How the Military Reserve Component is Driving Innovation

As the role of the guard and reserve has increased over the past decade so has their need to effectively manage their facilities and training space. By leveraging state, local and private sector stakeholders the military reserve component has developed unique partnerships that have allowed it to meet new demands and challenges.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

MODERATOR:

  • Matt Borron, Chief Operating Officer, ADC

SPEAKERS:

  • Col. Mandy Birch, Director, Civil-Military Training Policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Integration)
  • Jesus Figueroa, Project Manager, Installations and Mission Support, National Guard Bureau
  • Eric Gerritson, Planning and Economic Development, Alabama Army National Guard
  • Lt. Col. Dan Shank, Construction Facilities Management Officer, Ohio Air National Guard
  • Erin Thede, Director, Employer Partnerships, U.S. Army Reserve

 

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions
REPI Roundtable—A Case Study on Safeguarding Your Military Installation from Mission Constraints through Innovative Community Partnerships and Land Protection

Did you know that the State of Florida has protected over 300,000 acres near Avon Park Air Force Range, helping to sustain its military mission and economic contribution to nearby communities?  Did you know that the Department of the Interior recently established the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge around the Range to conserve the community’s natural resources and rural way of life, while also supporting defense activities?  Come to the DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program’s session to learn how the military, Federal agencies, state and local governments, and other diverse partners have come together to understand the current and long-term training requirements and encroachment concerns through the Joint Land Use Study process at Avon Park AFR, develop innovative land and funding solutions to promote compatible land uses near the installation, and work with neighboring farmers, foresters, and ranchers to protect their rural heritage in support of national defense.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Kristin Thomasgard-Spence, Program Director, Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection (REPI)

SPEAKERS:

  • David Clark, Director, Division of State Lands, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charles “Buck” McLaughlin, Director of Operations, Avon Park Air Force Range
  • Russell Morgan, Florida State Conservationist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
Community-Installation Workforce Development Partnerships: Refining MOS-Related Skills and Civilian Expertise

New missions and increased reliance on technology and high-skilled labor in both the military and the defense sector are driving communities and installations to look at new ways to build a skilled and educated civilian and military workforce.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Joe Driskill, ADC Board of Directors; Missouri Military Advocate, Missouri Department of Economic Development

SPEAKERS:

  • Dino Bonaldo II, Director, 721st Civil Engineer Squadron, Cheyenne Mountain, AFS, CO
  • Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Force
  • Andy Merritt, Chief Defense Industry Officer, Colorado Regional Business Alliance

Networking Reception

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

 

Wednesday, March 1


Registration Opens

ROOM:

  • Regency Foyer

Breakfast

ROOM:

  • Regency Foyer
OEA Town Hall

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

SPEAKER:

  • Patrick O’Brien, Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

 

Future of Installation Innovation – What’s Next? (General Session)

A panel of installation management experts will explore the big ideas that could redefine the future of defense infrastructure and the way DoD manages bases.

ROOM:

  • Regency Ballroom

MODERATOR:

  • Dr. Craig College, Senior Vice President, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

SPEAKERS:

  • Sandy Apgar, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Scott Corwin, Senior Managing Director, Future of Mobility Initiative, Deloitte Consulting
  • Michael De La Rosa, President and Chief Operating Officer, Corvias
  • Maj. Gen. Michael Smith, Deputy Chief, U.S Army Reserves
  • Jennifer Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations
Diversifying Energy Sources to Promote Installation Resiliency

As energy demands intensify and threats from natural and man-made disasters increase, installation leaders are searching for new energy sources to increase resiliency and efficiency. This expert panel will explore the alternative energy sources and technologies revolutionizing the installation sustainability and energy surety.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande West

MODERATOR:

  • Harry Kleiser, President, SIA Solutions

SPEAKERS:

  • Corina Castillo-Johnson, Deputy Chief Counsel, Secretary of the Air Force, Office of the General Counsel Installations, Energy & Environment Division
  • R. David Curfman, Assistant Commander for Public Works, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Allison Genco, Attorney Advisor, Department of the Navy Resilient Energy Program Office
  • Bob Hughes, Executive Director, Office of Energy Assurance, U.S. Air Force
  • Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy & Sustainability

Networking Break

Concurrent Session
Diversifying and Improving Defense Industry 

Private sector leaders and economic development experts discuss how a community can improve the quality and capacity of its defense sector.

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande East

MODERATOR:

  • Alex Cooke, Senior Consultant, TIP Strategies

SPEAKERS:

  • Sean Carlson, Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center
  • Rep. Kristine Reeves, Washington State House of Representatives
  • Ron Lehman, State Director of the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
State and Community Investment in Defense Infrastructure – What’s Next?

Over the past several years, states and communities have invested significant resources in on-base and off-base infrastructure and support services. Is such a model sustainable? How are the services responding? And what are the ramifications of this investment if it continues to grow grander in scope?

ROOM:

  • Rio Grande Center

MODERATOR:

  • Dean Ertwine, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Maryland Dept. of Commerce

SPEAKERS:

  • John Beatty, Executive Director, Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force
  • Keith Graf, Director, Texas Military Preparedness Commission
  • Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, Utah Defense Alliance
  • Col. Stephanie Wilson, 72nd Air Base Wing Commander, Tinker AFB, OK

 

Conference End

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