Program of Events

Tuesday, Aug. 7


(Last Updated July 30, 2012)

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Registration / ADC Marketplace Open – Serra Grand Ballroom I

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM ADC Annual Membership Meeting – Bonsai I & II
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast – Serra Grand Ballroom I


Pre-registration is required for all Mobile Workshops.  See the registration desk for information on mobile workshop availability.

Public-Public Partnership in Action: Monterey and the Presidio (Shared Services, Part 2)

This mobile workshop will complement the pre-conference session on shared services and provide a first-hand look at community-military partnerships and shared services between the City of Monterey and the U.S. Army.

The tour will first stop at the offices and workshops of the city of Monterey to brief attendants on the city’s business and maintenance model, with a stop at the service desk to show how the city processes 19,000 work orders annually, and to explain the work and asset management system, including cost reporting and dashboard technology.

Then, attendees will enjoy a full-access tour of the Presidio, during which the mission of the school and examples of the successful partnership will be detailed.

Separate registration required; Additional fee event. Workshop attendees will meet in the Portola Hotel and Spa front lobby at 8:00 AM.


  • Hans Uslar, Interim Deputy City Manager, Plans and Public Works, City of Monterey, CA

Solving Environmental Challenges at Fort Ord

This mobile workshop will highlight the innovative and challenging environmental
remediation process at the former Fort Ord and how the LRA, the private
sector and the Army have worked together to solve one of the largest environmental
contamination issues in the country.

Separate registration required; Additional fee event. Workshop attendees will meet in the Portola Hotel and Spa front lobby at 8:00 AM.


  • Michael A. Houlemard, Jr., Executive Officer, Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Monterey, CA
  • Kristie Reimer, Associate Vice President, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Marina, CA


Mapping the Change Ahead: A Defense Communities Town Hall – Serra Grand Ballroom II

ADC is proud to be joined by several of the nation’s leading experts on defense policy, federal budgeting and congressional process, for a unique look at the big issues impacting defense communities and installations. From sequestration to presidential elections and everything in between, this lively discussion will give the Washington perspectives of seasoned insiders. Come with your questions, and be a part of this popular town hall event.


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


  • Dr. James Jay Carafano, Deputy Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
  • Stan Collender, Columnist, Capital Gains and Games; National Director of Financial Communications, Qorvis Communications, Washington, DC
  • Rochelle Dornatt, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), Washington, DC
  • Dr. Larry Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break – Serra Grand Ballroom I

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Installation Leadership Forum – De Anza II

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?


  • Michael Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission,
    Enid, OK


  • Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation
    Management, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • Kathleen Ferguson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations,
    U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
  • David Clifton, Deputy Director, Marine Corps Facilities Division,
    and Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command, Washington, DC
  • Rear Admiral Dixon Smith, Commander, Navy Region Southwest, Washington, DC

Mapping the Change: Two In-Depth Perspectives – De Anza III

Participants at this session will have a chance to talk more in-depth with two of the leading Washington policy analysts addressing the  general session town hall earlier in the morning. Representing organizations that are generally on opposite ends of the political spectrum, the speakers have unique perspectives on our nation’s defense and fiscal policy and how it relates to local and state economic development. This session will provide even greater opportunity for interaction with these highly esteemed experts.


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


  • Dr. James Jay Carafano, Deputy Director, The Kathryn and Shelby
    Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and Director, Douglas
    and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation,
    Washington, DC
  • Dr. Larry Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington,

Re-Envisioning the Post-Military Landscape – Bonsai I & II

How can non-designers harness community driven design to enhance the impact and successful implementation of base redevelopment projects? Architecture for Humanity launched [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS, a global challenge to architects and planners to work in collaboration with local stakeholders in developing solutions to re-envision decommissioned or abandoned military bases. The response was overwhelming, representing 71 countries with more than 65 sites from the U.S. alone. This session explores best practices from the entries in an interactive discussion forum that aims to arrive at solutions to a common thread of challenging questions. The session will also look at ways architects and planners can facilitate a community vision through innovative design that has the potential to become a powerful catalyst for base re-development. Participants will leave the discussion energized with a new toolkit of creative ideas and fresh insight on how to most effectively engage the design community in their projects.


  • T. Luke Young, Program Manager, Architecture for Humanity, Boston, MA


  • Brent Bucknum, Architect, Hyphae Design Laboratory, San Francisco, CA
  • Dulcie E. Horwitz, Principal Architect, Horwitz Architecture + Design, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Rick Lincicome, Executive Vice President, AECO – Architecture Practice, Washington, DC
  • Michael Oguro, Lead Designer, Lead Design Inc., Diamond Bar, CA

Financing Privatization Projects: Capital Markets Considerations - De Anza I

How do we raise private funds for military energy, housing and other transactions? As the military services continue to look toward the capital markets (private financing) to finance energy, housing, barracks and other needs, the successes and lessons learned from these operating projects will impact the interest of future investors. An expert panel will discuss the current market, what investors are identifying as key issues and how the past impacts the future. Although the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) is a successful example of public-private partnerships between the government and the private sector, financing projects is more difficult now than four years ago. The panel will explore these issues, provide insight into the current market and make recommendations to finance these transactions.


  • Seth D. Kirshenberg, Managing Partner, Kutak Rock, LLP, Washington, DC


  • Andrew Chintz, Director, National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation,
    Armonk, NY
  • Robert Helwig, Deputy Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Facilities, Energy, and Privatization Directorate, Washington, DC
  • Chetan Marfatia, Director, Guggenheim Partners, LLC, New York, NY
  • Anita Molino, President, Bostonia, Boston, MA
12:oo PM – 1:00 PM State Advisors Meeting – Colton III

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


  • Col. Rocky McPherson, USMC (ret.)- Director, Military and Defense
    Programs, Enterprise Florida / Florida Defense Support Task Force, Tallahassee, FL
  • Paul Sawyer, Director of Federal Programs, Louisiana Economic
    Development, Baton Rouge, LA


Grab a box lunch in the De Anza foyer and head to a session or network with colleagues.

The Value of DOD Installation Energy Management Control Systems
(EMCS) and Command Centers for Improved Operations and Increased Energy
Efficiency –
De Anza I

DOD Installation Energy Managers are using technology in many ways to improve the reliability and efficiency of mission support energy and Net Zero initiatives. Through the innovative application of EMCS and other systems, energy managers and engineers are able to command and optimize critical energy-consuming assets resulting in significant energy reductions and improved operations. In this session, front-line professionals will share success stories and best practices applicable to installations throughout DoD.


  • Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Department of the Army, Washington, DC


  • Mark Duszynski, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Federal Systems, Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI


  • Todd Dirmeyer, Army Energy Manager, Fort Hunter Liggett, Monterey, CA
  • Gary Morrissett, Marine Corps Energy Manager, U.S. Marine Corps Base Twenty Nine Palms, Twenty Nine Palms, CA

Infrastructure Finance Districts: The California Case Study – Bonsai I & II

In February 2012, 400 redevelopment agencies throughout the State of California were abolished. Redevelopment agencies were established under 1945 law and were empowered to use a portion of property tax money (tax increment) in partnership with developers to encourage development in blighted areas. This equated to billions of dollars per year in tax revenues – a portion of which were allocated to support redevelopment on former military installations.

Without this fiscal tool, a number of local reuse authorities (LRAs) found themselves with base reuse plans that were upside down and unfinanceable. In response, a group of LRAs are promoting the amendment of State law to provide an easier process to create Infrastructure Financing Districts (IFDs) and allowing a percentage of tax increment generated in an IFD to be used to fund public infrastructure improvements.

This session will provide conference attendees with more detailed information concerning IFDs, their applicability and potential benefits to BRAC sites. Grab a box lunch and join our panel for an informative session that will include in a lively Q&A discussion.


  • Kristie Reimer, Associate Vice President, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Marina, CA


  • Robert M. Haight, Jr., Partner, Goodwin Procter, Los Angeles, CA
  • Suheil Totah, Executive Vice President, Lennar Urban Development, San Francisco, CA
  • Michael Wright, Director, Community Reuse Planning, City of Concord, CA

Encroachment: Issues and Resolutions – De Anza II

A panel discussion focused on the Air Force’s Encroachment Management Program (AFEM) from the Headquarters Air Force, Major Command, Installation and Community Perspectives, the session will use case studies and examples to describe encroachment and sustainment challenges facing AF installations across the country. It will focus on the importance of community engagement, partnerships and collaborative compatible planning and development.


  • Jennifer L. Graham, Vice President and Senior Program Manager, Air Force Program Marstel-Day, LLC Fredericksburg, VA


  • Don Chase, Community Planner, March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, CA
  • Michael Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, Enid, OK
  • Lynn Engelman, AICUZ Program Manager, Office of the Civil Engineer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Installation, Logistics and Mission Support, Washington, DC
  • Col. Michael J. McCully Director, Installations and Mission Support, HQ Air Force Reserve Command Robbins AFB, GA, Former Mission Support Group Commander, Homestead AFB, Macon, GA
  • Lynne Neumann, Command Program Manager, HQ Air Force Space Commander, Peterson AFB, CO
  • Steve Sample, Chief, Operations Sustainment, Ranges and Airspace Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Washington, DC
  • Steve Zander, Director, Air Force Encroachment Management Program Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations and Logistics, Washington, DC

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BRAC: Using Lessons Learned to Address the Resource
Challenges of Today –

How can we use the lessons learned and best practices that emerged from past BRAC to address the daunting challenges of shrinking budgets, rapidly evolving missions and force structures, economic development and environmental responsibility today?

This four-hour workshop is a unique opportunity for ADC participants to focus on the key takeaways of the past 23 years, share in the evolution of the body of knowledge and brainstorm its application to the challenges of today. Workshop participants will hear from the leaders of past BRAC as they frame the issues and share their experiences. Then, through a series of interactive table-top exercises, participants will dissect the literature and share their own experiences to arrive at a common understanding of what worked and how it might be adapted to today’s problems, regardless of any possible sequester, future BRAC or other major event. Communities and states that have experienced mission growth and those with active installations are encouraged to attend.

Workshop pre-registrants will receive preparatory materials, including a digest of lessons learned and best practices assembled by subject matter experts culled from more than 100 reports written by the Congressional Budget Office, Government Accountability Office, the BRAC Commissions, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services, academia and think tanks in the past 20 years. They will also receive copies of the workshop After Action Report, which will be presented at an ADC event this fall.

You must be pre-registered for this session to attend.


  • Jimmy Anderson, Director, Navy BRAC Program Management Office,
    Charleston, SC
  • John Armbrust, Executive Director, Kansas Governor’s Military
    Council, Manhattan, KS
  • Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation
    Management, U.S. Army Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation
    Management (OACSIM), Washington, DC
  • Jim Holland, Deputy for Installation Policy, Office of the Assistant
    Secretary of the Air Force for Installation, Environment and Logistics,
    Washington, DC
  • Greg Taylor, Executive Director, Fort Bragg Regional Alliance,


Green Redevelopment Workshop: The Latest and Greatest in Sustainable
Practices and Implementation –
De Anza III

This hands-on workshop, facilitated and supported by industry experts,
will address four specific areas of sustainability. Using the recently
adopted Willow Grove reuse plan as a template and working model, the workshop
will explore renewable energy, green demolition, sustainable infrastructure
and green remediation programs and practices as part of a “live fire”
exercise. Workshop participants will learn the most recent innovations
and practical applications in sustainable development and will apply their
newly found skills to their community’s redevelopment programs. The workshop
will utilize the examples of site resources, opportunities and constraints
to explore options and issues and develop ranking criteria and recommendations
for implementation of best practices in each of these sustainability areas.

This interactive session will utilize a mixture of presentations and
discussion tables to encourage a lively dialogue among participants. Discussions
and recommendations at the sustainability topic tables will be captured
and provided to all participants after the lab in a Sustainability Findings


  • Deepak Bjowani, Senior Technical Manager, Weston Solutions: Sustainable Infrastructure, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Dan Ingold, Senior Technical Director, Weston Solutions: Renewable Energy, Concord, NH
  • Mark Kleiner, PE, Vice President, Weston Solutions: Green Remediation, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Eric Stahl, PE, LEED AP, FSAME, Weston Solutions: Green Demolition, Bloomsburg, PA


Preparing for Defense Adjustments: Implications and Strategies for
Communities –
Bonsai I & II

The pending DoD budget cuts are expected to reverberate in both traditional
defense communities/states, as well as many other localities with significant
defense industry presence. This large-scale adjustment in defense spending
last occurred in the 1990s, and if there is one overarching lesson from
that era, it is that defense transitions are challenging and required varied
approaches. This session will explore community experiences with downsizing
in the past and how communities today are preparing for the pending adjustment.
Finally, panelists will discuss strategies for communities to consider
when developing their plans.


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


  • Dennis Coleman, President and CEO, St. Louis County Economic Council,
    St. Louis, MO
  • Erik Pages, President, EntreWorks Consulting, Arlington, VA

Energy and Synergy: How the MacDill AFB Collaboration Took Flight
De Anza I

In 2010, leaders at MacDill Air Force Base recognized they needed to
improve their energy management plan and make enhancements that would
support the overall Air Force energy goals. With several different unreliable
and non-communicating systems, only 25% of the base’s energy usage was
metered, and more than 50% of command/utility bills relied on estimates.
The Base Civil Engineer took a long-term view toward solving this problem
and engaged the private-sector to put a holistic energy management program
in place, which has significantly improved the energy performance at MacDill.
At this panel discussion, you will hear from the government and private
sector collaborators who formulated this centralized energy management
program. Discussion topics include Data Management, Contractor Accountability,
Process Improvement and Energy Initiatives.


  • Scott Reppert, Managing Director, Government Services Group, CBRE,
    Washington, DC


  • Doug Bushing, Global Energy Director, CBRE, Washington, DC
  • Rick Hofstetter, PowerLogic Specialist, Schneider Electric, San
    Francisco, CA
  • Kevin Kushman, CEO, Blue Pillar, Indianapolis, IN

Life without Cost Cap Insurance: Alternative Approaches to Managing
Environmental Risk –
Bonsai III

With the recent constriction of the Environmental Cost Cap Insurance
market, LRAs are looking for new risk management solutions to address
potential cost overruns experienced during their remediation projects.
This panel will explore the current state of the insurance market as well
as the potential for regulatory change, the use of contractual assumption
and the application of alternative environmental insurance products to
meet this challenge.


  • Brian McBride, National Placement Leader, Willis Environmental,
    Atlanta, GA


  • Bob Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President, XL Insurance – Environmental,
    Exton, PA
  • Gordon Hart, Partner, Paul Hastings, San Francisco, CA

What Our Communities Have Done to Assist in Sustaining Our Bases’
Military Missions –
De Anza II

With the potential for another round of BRAC, it is very important that
defense communities with active military bases in their backyards partner
with their military installations to work together and promote compatibility
planning to prevent encroachment that may put the military mission
at risk. This session focuses on what several communities are doing as
partners with their military bases to achieve compatibility planning.


  • Celeste Werner, AICP Vice President, Matrix Design Group, Inc., Phoenix,


  • Joe Briggs, County Commission, Cascade County, MT
  • Glenn Jones, Community Partnership Liaison Officer, Naval Air
    Station Kingsville, TX
  • Ken Little, Military Sustainability Partnership Coordinator, Okaloosa
    County, Okaloosa, FL
  • Mike Hrapla, Vice President, Matrix Design Group, Inc., Crofton, MD

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Networking Break – De Anza Foyer


State of Real Estate Development - Bonsai III

This interactive discussion session will provide attendees with a look
at the status of the real estate market in active or redeveloping defense
communities from the perspective of developers.


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


  • Steve Colon, President, Hawaii Division, Hunt Development Group,
    Honolulu, HI
  • Suheil Totah, Executive Vice President, Lennar Urban Development,
    San Francisco, CA

Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI) Update - DeAnza II

Sixty Department of Defense locations across the U.S. have active partnerships with state or local governments or private conservation organizations to protect against encroachment that would restrict the DoD mission. The Department of Defense Readiness and Environment Protection Initiative (REPI) provides guidance and funding for these partnerships. An essential part of the partnership is active participation by the local community, landowners and conservation organizations, including cost-share for private land protection. There are many state, local and also federal land protection programs that have complementary purposes to REPI, and whose funds can be combined for the REPI cost-share. This panel will focus on agricultural easements, and particular efforts the Association of Defense Communities and its members have been leading to increase the ability of USDA Farm Bill programs to work together with DoD. The panel will include an update from the Office of the Secretary of Defense on the current state of the REPI program and future developments and a case study from the Land Conservancy for San Luis Obispo, which is purchasing agricultural easements near Camp San Luis Obispo to protect working lands, local water resources, endangered species and the important National Guard mission.


  • Kristie Reimer, Associate Vice President, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Marina, CA


  • Michael Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, Enid, OK
  • Nancy Natoli, REPI Program Coordinator, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment, Arlington,VA

Navigating the Security Clearance Process: A Collaborative Partnership - Bonsai I & II

How important is a security clearance for the future of the U.S. workforce? Do you understand the process, and more importantly, would you qualify for a clearance? By holding outreach forums, Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) developed programs and initiatives to address workforce needs identified by Fort George G. Meade and its tenants. Through partnerships, FMA has connected the inside mission needs with business resources, community support, education and workforce collaboration outside the gate to meet the growing demand for a clearable and cleared workforce.


  • Julie Woepke, Assistant Director, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, Baltimore, MD


  • Penny Cantwell, Chair of the Ft. Meade Alliance Education Committee, Hanover, MD
  • Tim O’Ferrall, CEO, The O’Ferrall Group, Elkridge, MD

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