Program of Events

Tuesday, Feb. 28

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.

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