Program

Registration opens at 11am, networking is encouraged from 11am-12pm.  The program will run from 12-4pm, with the AZBEX, AGC, APWA, AzTA Joint Mixer taking place on site from 4-6pm.  Registration to the Networking Happy Hour is included in your Full Conference ticket

Tentative Program Topics Include

11am – Networking & Buffet Lunch

12pm – Opening Remarks – Senator  Steve FarleyAssistant Minority Leader, District 9 – Tucson

12:10 – Public Funding for Capital Projects – K-12 & City of Mesa:

Panelist A: Bill Jabjiniak, City of Mesa, Economic Development Director
Panelist B: Michael LaVallee, Stifel, Managing Director
Moderator: Mark Davenport, SPS + Architects, LLP, AIA, CEFPI, LEED AP, BD+C, Partner

12:55 – Opportunities in Publicly Funded Healthcare – Susan Doria, MIHS, Vice President, Strategic Planning

1:15 – Opportunities with Maricopa County Facilities Management Department – Arno Leskinen, Maricopa CountyDivision Manager, Capital Facilities Division, Facilities Management Department

1:45 – Upcoming Opportunities at Sky Harbor – Kyle Kotchou, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Deputy Director of Design and Construction Services

1:55 – Break

2:15 – Opportunities in Water Infrastructure – Brenda Burman, SRP, Director of Water Strategy 

2:35 – Upcoming Opportunities in the City of Tucson – Victoria Cortinas, City of Tucson, Contract Administrator

2:55 – Upcoming Opportunities in Pima County – Matt Sage, Pima County, Contracts Officer 

3:15 – How Public Owners Determine what Federally Funded Projects use APDM Contracts:
Panelist A: Tom Deitering, FHWA, Project Delivery Team Leader
Panelist B: Wulf Grote, Valley Metro, Director of Planning and Development 
Panelist C: Dallas Hammit, ADOT, State Engineer, Deputy Director for Transportation
Panelist D: Ray Dovalina, City of Phoenix, Street Transportation Director
Moderator:  Wylie Bearup, ASU, Professor of Practice/Executive Director

4:00 – Closing Remarks – David Martin, AGC of Arizona, President

4:00 – AZBEX, AGC, APWA, AzTA Joint Mixer