2012 Winter Forum

Program of Events

ADC 2012 Winter Forum

The New Normal:Understanding, Preparing and Moving Forward

Budget. Super Committee. Down Market. Efficiency. Restructuring. Downsizing. Economic turmoil. Elections. Deficits. BRAC. These are the challenges facing defense communities today and represent the emerging new normal for years to come. Your understanding of what is happening in DoD, DC and across the country will be critical to preparing and moving forward in this era.  To download a PDF version of the agenda click here.

To download the attendee list, click here.

Winter Forum Objectives:

  1. Understand the dynamics of the DoD budget and its implications on defense communities, including potential downsizing
  2. Explore the future of installations/basing in the “new normal”
  3. Define the “new normal” for base redevelopment communities
  4. Continue to build the relationships among DoD leaders, defense communities, and private-sector partners

Session Formats:

This year’s forum will include a variety of formats:

  • Workshops – Preconference sessions, including “bootcamps” that provide in-depth looks at key issues.
  • Town Halls – Top experts, leaders from DoD, defense communities and the private sector discuss current issues in an open and interactive setting.
  • Briefings – Leaders from the military services discuss and explain news and trends impacting defense communities and other stakeholders.
  • Strategy Sessions – Larger sessions focused on specific topics that are outcome-driven and support ADC’s federal outreach strategies.
  • Innovation Labs – Interactive sessions focused on developing solutions and generating outcomes for complex problems.
  • Discussion Sessions – Discussion-based sessions focused on very specific topics.

Agenda

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Golf Tournament at Crandon Golf Club on Key Biscayne

Back by popular demand! ADC will host its golf tournament at the Crandon Golf Club on beautiful Key Biscayne in Biscayne Bay.

Pre-registration, with an additional fee, is required.

Transportation: ADC will provide transportation to the Crandon Golf Course from the Hyatt Regency Miami. Golfers should meet in the downstairs lobby by 6:45 AM for a 7:00 AM departure. Continental breakfast will be served before departing for the tournament.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration/Information Desk Open

Promenade Lower

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

LRA Directors Council Welcome Lunch

Orchid B/C

LRA Directors are invited to an informal lunch to discuss the current issues and challenges facing base redevelopment communities. All LRA Directors and Deputies are invited.

Council Chair:

Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, ME

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

State Advisors Council Lunch

Tuttle South

ADC’s State Advisors Council is comprised of officials who oversee efforts to support defense communities and promote defense-related activities in their state. All state-level military advisors are invited.

Council Chair:

Mark Needham, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Frankfort, KY

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Pre-conference Workshops:

Public-Public Partnerships – A Bootcamp for Communities

Hibiscus A

Your community has heard about the benefits of public-public partnerships and now wants to develop a partnership with the local installation. But how do you get started? What are the steps your community needs to take? What are the nuts and bolts of developing public-public partnerships? What tools are available to your community and the local installation to make a partnership successful? Learn from several communities in various stages of developing public-public partnerships with the military services, and hear about the process they have undertaken.

Moderator:

Fred Meurer, City Manager, City of Monterey, Monterey, CA

Speakers:

Cathy Bella, Principal Assistant for Responsible Contracting, Mission Installation and Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Scott Dadson, City Manager, City of Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

Steve Hundley, Base Community Plans and Liaison Officer, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, VA

Kyle Massey, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

Robert Murdock, Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Hans Uslar, Assistant Director of Plans and Public Works, City of Monterey, Monterey, CA

Defense Energy Issues – Trends and Opportunities

Hibiscus B

This pre-conference workshop will provide an overview of several major issues currently impacting the development of energy projects on defense installations. After a brief overview of the legal authorities governing the development of energy at installations and an overview of what each of the military services is doing today, the session will discuss several key issues impacting defense energy today, including: the siting of energy projects, integration with local utilities, power purchase agreements, scoring and microgrids. The session will conclude with a forward-thinking panel on the future of energy projects at installations.

Moderator:

Tom Swoyer, President, Infinity Development Partners, San Antonio, TX

Speakers:

Michael Berger, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, Rockville, MD

Tom Graves, Senior Development Specialist, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO

Anita Molino, President, Bostonia Partners, Boston, MA

Tony Toranto, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, San Diego, CA

Robert Tritt, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta, GA

Base Redevelopment – Strategies for Attracting Investment

Orchid B/C

The plan is developed, and the property has started to transfer, but how can you work to ensure that your redevelopment will be successful in the recovering economy? This bootcamp will highlight several demand-focused strategies for attracting investment in the new normal of base redevelopment. Leaders from several communities will discuss the innovative approaches they have used to develop demand-driven redevelopment plans.

Moderator:

Linda Balcom, Senior Development Manager, Weston Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

Speakers:

Dan Bristol, Executive Director, Town of Niagara LRA, Niagara Falls, NY

Martine Combal, Walter Reed LRA Director, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC

Bill Cork, Executive Director/CEO, TexAmericas Center, New Boston, TX

Eric Jenkins, Principal, Evergreen Urban, Washington, DC

Belinda Little-Wood, Executive Director, NSA New Orleans Task Force, New Orleans, LA

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome to Miami Happy Hour

On The Riverfront

Sponsored by XL Insurance

Join your fellow attendees for an ADC-hosted happy hour open to all conference attendees along the Riverwalk, overlooking the Miami River and picturesque Brickell Key and Biscayne Bay. Stop by and enjoy the warm ocean breeze with a mojito and local foods before heading out.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration/Information Desk Open

Promenade Lower

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Promenade Lower

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Pre-Conference Workshop:

BRAC 101: An Introduction to the Process, Politics & Possibilities

Jasmine

This special pre-conference session will focus on the potential BRAC process and how previous BRAC rounds have been organized. Learn from experts about how the BRAC Commission works and how your community may be impacted.

Presenters:

Gary Dinsick, Senior Analyst and Evaluator, The Principi Group, Washington, DC

George Schlossberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening Session:

Brickell / Flagler / Monroe

Sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida

Welcome

Speakers:

John Armbrust, President, Association of Defense Communities; Executive Director, Governor’s Military Council, Manhattan, KS

Diana Gonzalez, Coordinator, Miami-Dade Defense Alliance; President, DMG Consulting Services, Inc., Miami, FL

Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Commissioner, District 12, Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners, Miami, FL

Video Message:

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Member of Congress (R-KS), Topeka, KS

Defense Communities Town Hall, Part I:

The New Normal: Budget Challenges, Efficiency Initiatives and a Future BRAC

Defense budget cuts are coming. This panel of leading experts in defense and fiscal policy will discuss the current environment in Washington, DC, and give an overview of how spending cuts will impact defense communities in the coming year.

Moderator:

Tim Ford, CEO, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, Washington, DC

Philip Grone, Principal, Findlay and Western Strategies; Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment), Washington, DC

Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense News, Washington, DC

John Tanner, Vice Chairman, Prime Policy Group; Former Member of Congress (D-TN), Washington, DC

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

Promenade Lower

Sponsored by The Principi Group, LLC

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Defense Communities Town Hall, Part II:

State of Base Redevelopment

Hibiscus A/B

Leaders from DoD, communities and the private sector will discuss the current state of base redevelopment in communities across the country and will focus on the trends, challenges and opportunities of base redevelopment.

Moderator:

Jeffrey Simon, Director, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Recovery and Investment Office, Boston, MA

Speakers:

Bill Cork, Executive Director/CEO, TexAmericas Center, New Boston, TX

Dan Goddard, Chief Executive Director, Great Plains Development Authority, Parsons, KS

Dan Schnepf, Chairman/CEO, Matrix Design Group, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

Michael Wright, Director of Concord Community Reuse Project, City Concord, Concord, CA

Installation Leadership Forum

Jasmine

ADC welcomes leaders from each of the military services to discuss installation management issues and efficiency initiatives. As DoD and defense communities face new challenges with limited resources, how will the military services find efficiencies? What are the roles of public-public and public-private initiatives? How will budget cuts impact defense communities?

Moderator:

John Armbrust, President, Association of Defense Communities; Executive Director, Governor’s Military Council, Manhattan, KS

Speakers:

CPT Steven Blaisdell, Chief of Staff for the Regional Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Washington, DC

Kathleen Ferguson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations, U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC

Lynn Landers, Director, Government and External Affairs, Marine Corps Installations Command, Washington, DC

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Winter Forum Lunch:

Veterans Employment: An Emerging Issue

Sponsored by Northwest Florida Defense Coalition

Brickell / Flagler / Monroe

As the U.S. continues to draw down from its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan and contemplate additional force reductions, the employment challenges facing military and veteran families will become more prominent and urgent throughout our nation’s defense communities. This panel will feature Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discussing the challenges faced by service men and women returning home and seeking employment, as well as initiatives and programs that are assisting veterans and communities coordinate resources for their returning heroes.

Moderator:

Robert Murdock, Vice President, Association of Defense Communities; Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Welcome:

Jim Breitenfeld, 2012 Winter Forum Miami Host Committee Member; Manager, Defense Support Initiative, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, Crestview, FL

Speakers:

Michael Houlemard, Executive Officer, Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Marina, CA

Willard Shepard, Reporter/Anchor, NBC 6, Miami, FL

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Strategy Session:

Beyond DoD and EDA: Innovative Funding Opportunities to Support Redevelopment

Hibiscus A

With declining federal, state and local resources available to assist communities with redevelopment, communities are looking for innovative funding resources. What are the ideas — big or small, cutting-edge or tried and true — for funding base redevelopment? After exploring several innovative funding sources from the panel, all attendees will have a chance to share their ideas.

Moderator:

Craig Seymour, Principal, RKG Associates, Inc., Dover, NH

Speakers:

Darlene Hawksley, Director of Real Estate, McPherson Planning Local Redevelopment Authority, Atlanta, GA

Belinda Little-Wood, Executive Director, NSA New Orleans Advisory Task Force, New Orleans, LA

James Meadows, Principal, Meadows Consulting, San Antonio, TX

Innovation Labs:

Understanding and Implementing Microgrids

Hibiscus B

Microgrids provide mechanisms for managing the emerging challenges associated with sustainable energy, environmental protection, large-scale regional power vulnerabilities mitigation and national defense. A microgrid is a small-scale version of the centralized grid with improved power quality and increased reliability, whereas the main grid is just another energy source. The Department of Defense’s microgrid-related initiatives, conceptual designs and operational installations that can provide economic, environmental, power reliability, security and power quality benefits to both the military and local communities. This panel will provide insight into microgrids and their implementation, benefit, best practices and lessons learned from current DoD microgrid projects. Particular focus will be paid to the broader positive impact of DoD microgrid projects on the surrounding communities and DoD efforts to cooperate with local stakeholders.

Moderator:

Fred Meurer, City Manager, City of Monterey, Monterey, CA

Speakers:

Bill Fry, Government Account Director, General Electric, Wilmington, NC

Mark Duszynski, Vice President Federal Systems, Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Gary Leatherman, Ph.D, ESPA Program Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC

Gary Rahl, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC

Current Trends in Military Families Initiatives

Orchid C

About 1 million veterans will return home over the next several years and will need jobs, health care, education assistance, financial aid and other services. Local communities will be on the front line to help military families in need. This session will discuss the concept of community-based collaborations among private, public and nonprofit organizations to support these families in transition.

Moderator:

Andrea Inserra, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Rockville, MD

Speakers:

Eric Rogers, Executive Director, Give an Hour, Fayetteville, NC

Hector V. Villarreal, CEO and Founder, The San Antonio Coalition for Veterans, San Antonio, TX

Maurice Wilson, Chair, San Diego Veterans Coalition Employment Task Force, San Diego, CA

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Discussion Sessions:

Trends in Mitigating Risk and Managing Liability in Base Redevelopment

Orchid A

Environmental insurance has been a key component in the BRAC world since 1977. Insurance carriers and brokers are still placing important insurance protection for BRAC sites, but there have been changes in the marketplace that will impact how communities are insured. This panel will provide an overview of changes in the marketplace and products that can assist communities.

Moderator:

Bob Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, XL Insurance, Inc., Exton, PA

Speakers:

Greg Schilz, Managing Director, Aon Environmental Services Group, San Francisco, CA

Barry Steinberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Cliff Yeckes, Senior Vice President, Willis Environmental Practice, Denver, CO

Overseas Base Closures: Prospects and Impacts

Tuttle Center/South

The Secretary of Defense recently announced that two of the Army’s four Europe-based brigade combat teams will be withdrawn. This session will address the impacts of these decisions, such as: How and when will this be implemented? How will this impact domestic installations? What are the overall budgetary impacts of this move?

Moderator:

Barry Scribner, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Washington, DC

Col. Tony Haagar, Deputy Director, Installation Management Command, Europe

Bill Wilburn, Founding Partner, William Karl Willburn P.C., Bethesda, MD

Building and Sustaining MCOs – Regional Collaboration in NW Florida

Orchid B

With seven installations, all four services, and more than 40,000 military members in a 100-mile area, the communities and military in Northwest Florida have found great benefit in working together on issues of regional importance. Hear what works in this military-centric region, and join the discussion on ways communities can improve and sustain their military partnerships.

Moderator:

Jim Breitenfeld, Manager, Defense Support Initiatives, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, Crestview, FL

Speakers:

Craig Dalton, Armed Services Vice President, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola, FL

Scarlett Phaneuf, Executive Director, Walton County Economic Development Alliance, FL

Col. Sal Nodjomian, Commander, 96 Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, FL

Kay Rasmussen, Vice President, Community and Economic Development, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, Crestview, FL

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

Promenade Lower

Sponsored by DMG Consulting Services, Inc.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Discussion Sessions:

Property Transfer Strategies

Hibiscus A

This panel of leading federal and private-sector experts will discuss ways the military services can transfer property to local communities, other public-sector entities and the private sector. Topics addressed will include economic development conveyances, public benefit conveyances, conservation conveyances, exchanges, negotiated sales and public sales.

Moderator:

Jeff Giangiuli, Senior Vice President, Business Development, CALIBRE, Alexandria, VA

Speakers:

Laura Duchnak, Deputy Director, Navy BRAC Program Management Office, San Diego, CA

David Knisely, Partner, Garrity & Knisely, Boston, MA

Tom Lederle, Branch Chief, Army BRAC Program, Burke, VA

Dan Schnepf, Chairman/CEO, Matrix Design Group, Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Stephen TerMaath, Chief, BRAC Program Management Division, Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Strategic Community Engagement in Base Redevelopment Communities

Orchid A

This small-group discussion, led by an expert in strategic community engagement, will discuss best practices for communication within base redevelopment communities. This interactive discussion will touch on a variety of communication techniques ranging from community meetings to social media. Audience members should feel free to participate in the discussion.

Speaker:

Michael Houlemard, Executive Officer, Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Marina, CA

Achieving Economic Diversification in Defense Communities

Orchid C

For many defense communities, the local installation is the largest employer in the community. Cutbacks or closure of the installation will have profound impacts throughout the region. This session will explore ways communities can work toward economic diversification so they are less dependent on the military installation.

Speakers:

Brett Doney, President, Central Montana Defense Alliance, Great Falls, MT

Paul Sawyer, Director of Federal Programs, Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Baton Rouge, LA

BRAC 133/Mark Center Lessons Learned

Tuttle Center/South

In a time of budget cuts and downsizing, efficient and effective project execution is critical to success. The 1.75 million square foot Mark Center with 6,400 DoD employees was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Headquarters Services, and its design-build contractor will share some of the lessons learned and challenges experienced during the procurement and construction of the Department of Defense’s newest office complex.

Moderator:

Jerry Dawson, Vice President, Duke Realty, Alexandria, VA

Speakers:

Joanne Hensley, Deputy Program Manager, BRAC 133 Integrated Program Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC

James Turkel, Chief, Belvoir Integration Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, MD

John Van Vliet, Vice President, Duke Realty, Alexandria, VA

Community Initiatives in Support of Returning Military Personnel

Orchid B

This panel will discuss the efforts that have been developed at the local level in Miami-Dade County to address the reintegration challenges of returning military personnel. Speakers will address employment, delivery of needed services, homelessness and navigating a sometimes complicated delivery system.

Moderator:

Diana Gonzalez, Coordinator, Miami-Dade Defense Alliance; President, DMG Consulting Services, Inc., Miami, FL

Speakers:

Gary Berman, The Anthem Project, Miami, FL

Fannie Cocalides, Director, Veteran’s Link Up, Miami, FL

Brian Reynolds, Military Outreach Coordinator, ESGR – Miami Chapter, Miami, FL

Military Community Partnerships in Florida

Hibiscus B

Florida has taken an innovative approach to retaining military bases and missions, while providing support to service members and families. This panel will provide insight to the strong partnerships that military installations in Florida have with their host communities and state organizations. Discussion will center on ways these entities work to maintain Florida’s status as the most military-friendly state, including successes in the modeling and simulation industry fostered by leveraging community, private-sector and university assets.

Moderator:

COL Rocky McPherson, USMC (ret.), Director, Military and Defense Programs, Enterprise Florida/Florida Defense Support Task Force, Tallahassee, FL

Speakers:

COL Pat Flynn, USA (ret.), Chairman, Florida Defense Alliance, St. Augustine, FL

COL Sal Nodjomian, USAF, Commander, 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, FL

CPT William Reuter, USN, Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems, NSA Orlando, FL

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Monterey ADC Annual Conference Preview Happy Hour

On The Riverfront

Join your fellow attendees for an ADC-hosted happy hour and a sneak peek at our 2012 Annual Conference to be held in beautiful Monterey, CA. Experience the unique flavor of authentic Monterey vineyard wines and California-inspired hors d’oeuvres before heading out.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration/Information Desk Open

Promenade Lower

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

LRA Directors Breakfast

Tuttle Center/South

LRA Directors are invited to reconvene at this breakfast to discuss the current issues and challenges facing base redevelopment communities. All LRA Directors and Deputies are invited to attend the breakfast.

Council Chair:

Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, ME

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Installation Issues Briefing:

Enhanced Use Leasing: Update and Opportunities

Hibiscus B

This briefing by each of the military services will provide an overview of their current EUL portfolios, how they plan to use public-private partnerships to maximize the value of DoD assets, and information on potential projects in 2012.

Moderator:

Dennis Stout, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Real Estate Advisory Services, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Brian Brown, Chief, Real Estate Transactions Division, Air Force Real Property Agency, San Antonio, TX

Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Washington, DC

Robert Meehan, Realty Specialist, EUL Program Manager, Commander, Naval Installations Command, Washington, DC

Discussion Sessions:

Guam: Update and Impacts

Hibiscus A

In the coming years, the population of Guam is expected to boom with the addition of thousands of Marines and their families. This buildup, combined with an already large defense presence, has created challenges and opportunities for this defense community. This session will discuss some of these unique challenges and how Guam’s leaders are working to ensure it is one of America’s great defense communities.

Moderator:

George Schlossberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Mark Calvo, Director, Guam’s Military Build-up, Guam

Karl Pangelinan, Administrator, Guam Economic Development Agency, Guam

Diego Mendiola, Program Coordinator III, Guam Economic Development Agency, Guam

Managing Workforce Cuts in the Face of Federal Downsizing

Orchid C

As defense communities face the prospect of potential job losses from defense downsizing, several communities have developed detailed plans to deal with the loss of a highly skilled federal workforce and all the jobs that support it. Learn from leaders in Central Florida who have created and implemented a strategy to address large job losses in the face of NASA cuts.

Moderator:

Lisa Rice, President, Brevard Workforce, Rockledge, FL

Speakers:

Pete Kaiser, President, The Kaiser Group, Rockledge, FL

Lynda Weatherman, President, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Rockledge, FL

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Strategy Sessions:

Base Redevelopment in the New Normal: Defining a Common Agenda

Orchid C

Looming cuts in the defense budget, including potential additional cuts, will impact base-closure communities. Experts on base redevelopment will discuss the current situation in Congress and facilitate a discussion with base redevelopment leaders to develop a common legislative agenda and ensure that communities are prepared.

Moderators:

Randy Ford, Director of Legislative Affairs, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Todd Herberghs, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Sean McGraw, Director of Government Relations, Weston Solutions, Inc., Washington, DC

Kristie Reimer, Associate Vice President, ARCADIS Malcolm Pirnie, Marina, CA

George Schlossberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Craig Seymour, Principal, RKG Associates, Inc., Dover, NH

Community and State Strategies in the New Normal

Hibiscus A

The policy decisions made by Congress and DoD in the coming year will have major impacts on communities and states. Our collective voice through ADC will be more important than ever. Join this interactive session for an opportunity to understand key changes to defense policy and the potential impact on communities and states, identify the top concerns of ADC members, and prioritize next steps for ADC. The recommendations developed during this session will shape ADC’s legislative agenda in 2012.

Moderator:

Tim Ford, CEO, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Speakers:

John Simmons, President/CEO, The Roosevelt Group, Washington, DC

Barry Steinberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Installation Issues Briefing:

DoD Energy Issues – Briefing on DoD/Military Service Energy Initiatives

Hibiscus B

This joint service panel will take a closer look at how each of the military services is approaching its energy portfolio, pursuing energy development both inside and outside the gates and working with the private sector and communities to meet its goals.

Moderator:

Thomas Swoyer, President, Infinity Development Partners, San Antonio, TX

Speakers:

Alan King, Director, Project Execution, Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (OASA), Installations, Energy, and Environment (IEE), Washington, DC

Rick Stacey, Chief, Air Force Facility Energy Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA), Tyndall Air Force Base, FL

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Discussion Sessions:

Preparing for the Next Phase of Your LRA

Orchid C

As DoD approaches 25 years of installation downsizing/closures, partner jurisdictions and reuse authorities must address a full range of service, development and operational financial risks, including the general, legal, contractual and organizational risks associated with unknown or partially known environmental hazard conditions, contracted removal/remediation activities and long-term stewardship of land use controlled sites. Across the board, there exists a need to provide products, options, alternative approaches and clarity to Local Reuse Authorities and partner regional communities on these potentially financially transformative issues associated with the morphing field of protection and assurance for military communities. The expert panel will outline the major categories of continuing and emerging needs for communities to model toward financial stability, employ principles of due diligence, and understand trends in environmental and remediation coverage for jurisdictions and their contractors.

Moderator:

Michael Houlemard, Executive Officer, Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Marina, CA

Speakers:

Bob Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, XL Insurance, Inc., Exton, PA

Mark Kleiner, Vice President, Weston Solutions, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL

Mike Miller, Partner, Drinker Biddle, Philadelphia, PA

Scoring of Energy Projects

Hibiscus B

This session will review Office of Management and Budget (OMB) scoring rules and how OMB measures federal spending obligations for energy projects against amounts appropriated for federal agencies. Panelists will highlight successful development and financing strategies utilizing various contracting vehicles, including energy savings performance contracts (ESPC), utility energy service contracts (UESC), enhanced use leasing (EUL), and power purchase agreements (PPA), and how OMB Circular A-11 and changes in Financial Accounting Standards Board lease accounting rules may affect future energy projects. The session will conclude with a group discussion regarding potential actions ADC could take to impact the scoring rules.

Moderator:

Kim Burke, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Sandy Hoe, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Washington, DC

Alan King, Director, Project Execution, Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (OASA), Installations, Energy and Environment (IEE), Washington, DC

Preparing Your Community for Defense Cuts and the Next BRAC

Hibiscus A

With the recent call for BRAC, defense communities across the country have begun to organize and prepare for potential base closures. All community stakeholders are eager to learn how and when BRAC may impact them. Community leaders must convey timely and accurate information in addition to organizing all interested parties. Panelists will discuss what they have done in their communities in the face of BRAC and how communities can prepare.

Moderator:

Marlane Youngblood, Executive Assistant and Strategic Planner, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Frankfort, KY

Speakers:

Frank Cristinzio, Director of Federal Affairs, McAllister & Quinn LLP, Washington, DC

Mike Hayes, Managing Director, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore, MD

John Simmons, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group, Washington, DC

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Conference Wrap-up Session

Hibiscus A

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