About ADC

Board of Directors

2012 – 2013 Board of Directors

Bob Murdock
Director, Office of Military Affairs
City of San Antonio
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
Phone: (210) 207-6566
E-Mail: robert.murdock@sanantonio.gov

Mr. Murdock joined the city of San Antonio in March 2007 as the new director of the Office of Military Transformation, since renamed the Office of Military Affairs. The office works with the military to sustain and enhance mission readiness, develop and institutionalize relations to strengthen a Community-Military Partnership and provide an official formalized point of contact for the military on issues of common concern. In July 2001, he retired from the Air Force as a brigadier general following a 31-year career. In his last posting, he was assigned to Kelly AFB, Texas, initially as the vice commander and then command¬er of the San Antonio Air Logistics Center. As the base prepared for closure and realignment, Mr. Murdock oversaw the engine and aircraft workload transitions to other Air Force logistics centers. The transition included material management and depot repair facilities, equipment, people and processes, as well as the realignment of selected base support activities to Lackland AFB, Texas. His early career included experience as a C-130 and C-5 pilot and aircraft commander. Later, Mr. Murdock served as a C-5 squadron operations officer and commander, air base group deputy commander, deputy inspector general at U.S. European Command, airlift wing vice commander, and commander of the Air Force Inspection Agency.

Vice President
Mike Cooper
Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission
1913 W. Durham Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74011
Phone: (918) 230-7754
E-Mail: mc2913@att.com

Michael Cooper currently serves as Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, a position he has held since 2003. He is Principal owner of Cooper Public Strategies a Broken Arrow, OK company he founded in 2006. In 1995-1999 Mr. Cooper served as Mayor, for the City of Enid, Oklahoma, the proud home of Vance AFB. He also served a two year term for the U.S. Air Force Association, as the Texas/ Oklahoma, Region President.

Mr. Cooper had an over 40 year career with AT&T serving in a wide variety of assignments including, Government Relations / External Affairs and Network Operations. He has served as Chairman of the Vance Development Authority and Military Liaison for the City of Enid, Oklahoma.  Since 2012 he has served as Vice-President, Association of Defense Communities.

Michelle Beekman
Vice President
Matrix Design Group, Inc.
1601 Blake Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO  80202
Phone: (303) 572-0200
E-Mail: michelle_beekman@matrixdesigngroup.com

Ms. Beekman is the Director of Environ­mental Services and a Vice President of Matrix Environmental Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Matrix Design Group, Inc. A registered professional geologist with more than 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting field.  Ms. Beekman has extensive experience in contaminated property redevelop­ment, including due diligence, cost modeling, evaluation of environmental opportunities and constraints, voluntary cleanup plans and consent order negoti­ation, investigations and remediation of hazardous materials and munitions and explosives of concern (MEC), insurance placement, contractor management, regulatory interactions, and project closeout. She is an expert in designing and implementing environmental pro­grams at closed or closing military bases and airports. She is knowledgeable in environmental regulations including CERCLA, RCRA, and voluntary cleanup programs, and has experience in com­munity relations activities for public and private sector clients.

Immediate Past President
John Armbrust
Executive Director
Governor’s Military Council
501 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 776-8829
E-Mail: john@manhattan.org

John Armbrust retired as an Air Force Colonel in 1993.  Upon his retirement he returned to his home state of Kansas where he served as a Bank Officer, Chamber of Commerce Executive and in his current position as Executive Director of the Governor’s Military Council.  He has served on the ADC Board of Directors since 2007, and currently serves as the Immediate President of ADC.

Pete Ceribelli
Chief Executive Officer
Apex Companies, LLC
15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: (301) 417-0200
E-Mail: pceribelli@apexcos.com

Mr. Ceribelli joined Apex in 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer. His responsibilities include setting the direction and strategic vision of the Company including driving the day to day operations of the business. Prior to joining Apex, Mr. Ceribelli spent almost 30 years with Weston Solutions, Inc. where he advanced from an entry-level position to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ceribelli was a champion and lead developer of this proven approach that aligns and integrates critical stakeholder groups around a strategic vision while mitigating risk and potential impacts due to conflicting interests and schedule constraints. Focused on creating mutually-beneficial partnerships and within the private and public sectors, Mr. Ceribelli has helped a wide range of industrial, federal government and state and local entities transform investments into returns and risks into results. Over his 30 year career Mr. Ceribelli has held leadership positions in all aspects of the environmental consulting and engineering business including client development, operations management and new business startup and development. Mr. Ceribelli earned his B. S. in Business Administration from West Chester University in 1987, is a member of ULI. In his free time, Pete enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Bill Cork
Executive Director/CEO
TexAmericas Center
107 Chapel Lane
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 223-9841
E-Mail: bill.cork@texamericascenter.com

Bill Cork is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of TexAmericas Center where he has overall responsibility for the economic redevelopment of a 12,000 acre industrial complex in the heart of Bowie County, TX. TexAmericas Center is home to over a dozen commercial tenants and land owners as well as components of Red River Army Depot mission. The complex is a mixed use development including residential, golf course, commercial and industrial development. Mr. Cork also has responsibility for the water, sewer and industrial waste water treatment systems that serve a 52 square mile area and all of the Red River Army Depot and TexAmericas Center property.
Bill is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and obtained both his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jeff Giangiuli
Vice President, Business Development
CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
6354 Walker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: (703) 797-8635
E-Mail: jeffrey.giangiuli@calibresys.com

Mr. Giangiuli is a Corporate Vice president with CALIBRE Systems, Inc. of Alexandria, VA.  He is a nationally recognized engineering and management consultant with expertise in Risk Management, Environmental Cleanup, Property Transfer, and Performance-Based Contracting.  Mr. Giangiuli has also been instrumental in the development and implementation of strategies to accelerate the deactivation and decommissioning of former Defense and Energy facilities, which have saved the taxpayers millions of dollars in life-cycle costs.  Prior to joining CALIBRE, Mr. Giangiuli was Principal and co-founder of Strategic Management Initiatives, Inc. (SMI), a small business management consulting firm, providing strategic management and engineering analyses of the problems facing Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Government in their management of complex technologies and processes.  Mr. Giangiuli currently supports the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy with the development and implementation of environmental cleanup and property disposal strategies for legacy facilities.

Bob Hallenbeck
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
XL Insurance, Inc.
505 Eagleview Boulevard
Exton, PA 19341-1119
Phone: (610) 968-2541
E-Mail:  bob.hallenbeck@xlgroup.com

Bob Hallenbeck is Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for XL Insurance – Environmental. He joined the Company in 1994 and has served in a variety of Sales and Business Development functions.  As the leader of the Sales and Marketing unit, Bob’s responsibilities include the planning and execution of XL Environmental’s sales strategies and marketing campaigns, the development of strategic alliances with other insurance carriers, and the development and closure of large real estate and corporate transactional opportunities.  Bob is the leader of XL’s Environmental Transaction Team, dedicated resources from the company’s management, underwriting, risk control and claims management units, focused on the development and successful placement of insurance products.  Bob has previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a regional multi-state trade association, was Director of Government Affairs for Smith Kline Corporation, served as a consultant to three state legislatures, and engaged in the private practice of law.

Fred Meurer (ex-officio)
Independent Consultant
580 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3760
E-Mail: meurer@meurermuni.com 

In July of 1991, the Monterey city council appointed Fred Meurer to the position of city manager. Since his appointment, Mr. Meurer has been actively involved in fostering working relationships between business and residential districts and with City Hall. He has overseen the re-development of the City’s residential neighborhoods and business districts. Mr. Meurer has successful diversified Monterey’s economy which has allowed him to finance the City’s program for developing “preventative” programs in policing, fire protection, community services, recreation, public works and other public services. Mr. Meurer is also actively involved in developing cooperative relationships between the City and the federal Department of Defense (DoD) activities in Monterey in an effort to further increase DoD mission effectiveness while reducing their operating costs. His goal is to provide the same high quality municipal services to DoD activities and personnel as the City provides to its civilian neighborhoods, while saving the City money by spreading its overhead over a large base. These intergovernmental partnerships have helped broaden the economic base of the city.

Deborah Olson
Executive Director
City of Riverbank
Local Redevelopment Authority
5300 Claus Road
Modesto, CA 95357
Phone: (209) 863-9316
E-Mail: dolson@riverbanklra.org

Debbie Olson is the Executive Director of the City of Riverbank Local Redevelopment Authority, the agency responsible for the reuse and redevelopment of the Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant, a 2005-BRAC facility.  As such, her duties include administration and oversight of the economic development, the strategic and the financial planning of the transitioning 175-acre industrial facility located in the Central Valley of California.  She has been with the City since 2007.  Over the past 20 years, Ms. Olson’s professional career has allowed her to work with policy makers at every level of government and with all segments of higher education. Prior to her current appointment, she worked for the California League of Cities as a Public Affairs Manager, responsible for communication and advocacy on public policy matters involving local government concerns. In this position she worked closely with 73 cities in the Central Valley, the California legislature and state agencies on key initiatives and issues of importance to local governments and resulting in numerous positive results for all California communities. Earlier career positions include communication strategy, policy development and advocacy work for the Governor of California, Senator John McCain, Congressman Tom Campbell and numerous private and non-profit organizations.

Dan Penrose
Program Manager
South Sound Military & Communities Partnership
600 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-5072
Phone: (253) 983-7772
E-Mail: DPenrose@cityoflakewood.us

Dan Penrose has nearly 20 years experience in state and municipal government and is recognized for his ability to apply creative but practical solutions to complex problems.  As the Program Manager for the South Sound Military & Communities Partnership, adjacent to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, Mr. Penrose serves as the primary point of contact to facilitate collaboration between JBLM, community leaders and elected officials.  He is responsible for the development and guidance for all aspects of the SSMCP’s activities and programs and has managed contracts worth more than $6 million. Prior to leading the SSMCP he served as a Senior Planner with the City of Lakewood and worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from school construction and master planned developments to wetland banking, transportation demand management plans and NEPA analysis. He received a Bachelors in Politics with distinction from Occidental College and a Masters in Urban Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Craig Quigley
Executive Director
Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: (757) 644-6324
E-Mail: cquigley@HRMFFA.org

Craig Quigley serves as the Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, a public-private partnership dedicated to attracting, retaining and growing federal facilities in the region.  A career naval officer, Mr. Quigley served 27 years on active duty, achieving the rank of rear admiral and serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) at the Pentagon. Upon retiring from the Navy, Mr. Quigley accepted a position as Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, leading a 30-person communications team across eight states for a $3.5B operating company. Following Lockheed Martin, Mr. Quigley returned to federal government service as the Director of Communication for U.S. Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads, Virginia during a time of great transition in that organization. Mr. Quigley is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD and has served as president of his class. A native of Winthrop, Iowa, he is an active public speaker, and believes in the value of mentoring juniors and developing teamwork to accomplish difficult objectives. He has been listed in “Who’s Who in American High Schools” and “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities,” and was selected as an “Outstanding Young Man of America” in 1980. He serves as a member of the Communications Committee of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the Board of the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation. Mr. Quigley assumed his current duties in September 2010.

Tom Swoyer
Infinity Development Partners
142 Chula Vista, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: (210) 364-8306
E-Mail: swoyert@idpenergy.com

Thomas Swoyer is the President and Managing Partner of Infinity Development Partners, a development company focused on energy and real estate development.  Mr. Swoyer has been a member of ADC since 2001 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2008 and is the Board liaison to the Conference Committee.  Over the past ten years, Mr. Swoyer has assembled and led teams that have been awarded a variety of Enhanced Use Lease projects with the Army, Air Force and Navy.  His experience includes real estate development, finance and operational execution through various mechanisms including enhanced use leasing, early transfer and other property disposal / redevelopment authorities.  Mr. Swoyer is an advocate for military families and service members through Cinco de Guyos a charitable organization, based in San Antonio, TX which works to bring service members and their families home for the holidays before deployments.

Michael Ward
Vice President, Government Affairs
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
225 Church Street
Huntsville, AL  35801
Phone: (256) 535-2000
E-Mail: mward@hsvchamber.org

Michael Ward is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. In his current position, Mr. Ward is an advocate for policies and legislation at the local, state and national levels of government that support the economic prosperity of the Huntsville/Madison County region.  These efforts include extensive interaction with local federal activities managing over $50 billion in annual budgets.  He has been involved with ADC since 2001.

Legal Counsel
George R. Schlossberg, Esq.
Kutak Rock LLP
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-4303
Phone: (202) 828-2418
E-Mail: george.schlossberg@kutakrock.com

George Schlossberg is a partner of Kutak Rock. Mr. Schlossberg practices in the firm’s National Real Estate Practice Group, focused on military base closure matters and the construction and financing of new government facilities. Mr. Schlossberg currently serves as general counsel to the Association of Defense Communities. He previously served as senior counsel in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where his responsibilities included counseling the secretary and his staff regarding base closures, real property, defense installations, leasing and private financing. Mr. Schlossberg also has served as counsel to several federal offices, DoD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, the President’s Adjustment Committee, the President’s Commission on Alternative Utilization of Military Facilities and the DoD Bureau of Prisons Assistance Council.

OEA Liaison
Tara Butler
Project Manager
Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 520
Arlington, VA  22202
Phone: (703) 697-2074
E-Mail: tara.butler@wso.whs.mil

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