PRE-EVENT BOARD MEETING

Sunday April 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

CONFERENCE OPENING

Sunday April 3, 2015 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM   CONFERENCE OPENING
   
    HIGH TEA AT THE HISTORIC WILLARD HOTEL
   
   

Our opening tea focuses on you and your success. You will have an opportunity to share one key accomplishment or life changing moment in an interactive experience designed to help you shape your plan for the coming year.

This special High Tea is open to all attendees and is sponsored by: Wealth Preservation Solutions for Women
     
    KEYNOTE REMARKS
   
   

Your Next Year of Success
Our keynote speaker, Kevin Ellman, CFP and CEO, Wealth Preservation Solutions for Women, will help guide you with best practices and strategies to achieve financial success, both personally and professionally.

Kevin Ellman, CFP and CEO
Wealth Preservation Solutions for Women

     
6:45 PM   Following tea, dinners are scheduled in a Dine-Around format. Join the group you want to meet.

PROGRAM DAY 1

Monday, April 4, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

 

8:00 AM   NETWORKING BREAKFAST
   
9:00 AM   WELCOME AND CONFERENCE GOALS
   
    KEYNOTE REMARKS
   
   

Denise Turner Roth, Administrator
U.S. General Services Administration

   
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM   WOMEN BUILD AMERICA’S NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE
   

Setting a New Agenda for Women in Construction

   

Leading women executives and policy-makers will come together to discuss their concerns, needs, challenges and opportunities. Join a national conversation designed to break new ground and transform the national construction industry across all markets.

   
    MODERATOR
   
    Carra Wallace, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the NYC Comptroller
   
    PANELISTS
   
    Magalie D. Austin, Esq., Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer
NYC Department of Design and Construction
     
    Caryn A. Boisen, President, Women Construction Owners &  Executives and Partner, Larson • King, LLP
     
    Deborah Bradley, President
Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services Inc.and Women Builders Council, Inc.
     
    Ida B. Brooker, President
Construction Consulting NorthWest
     
    Teri Coaxum, Regional Advocate for NY, NJ, PR, & USVI
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
     
    Y. Lisa Colon Heron, Esq., Partner
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
     
    Cosema E. Crawford , P.E., Senior Vice President, Rail/Transit Global Practice Leader
Louis Berger
     
    Lee Cunningham, CEO
BT Metals
     
    Lorraine D’Angelo , Esq., CCEP, LPEC, Founder and President
LDA Compliance Consulting, Inc.
     
    Mary D. Gibert, Public Buildings Service Regional Commissioner for the National Capital Region
U.S. General Services Administration
     
    Stacy Guercia, President
Triton Builders, Inc.
     
    Carla Hunter Ramsey, Global Sr. Director Supplier Diversity & Sustainability.
National Grid
     
    Shari C. Hyman, President and COO      
Battery Park City Authority
     
    Theresa Kern, President
MA Rebar Services, Inc.
     
    Megan Kitchner, Owner       
Atlantic TNG, LLC
     
    Zoe Markwick, Commercial Director 
Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc.
     
    Penny McDonald-Eades, Managing Director
Tri-State Painting Co., Inc.
     
    Colette Nelson, Chief Advocacy Officer
American Subcontractors Association, Inc.
     
    Michele O’Connor, Principal
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc
     
    Loryn P. Riggiola, Partner
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
     
    Gloria Shealey, President
The Daniele Company and Past National President, National Association of Minority Contractors
     
    Laura Stipanowich, Associate
Smith, Currie & Hancock
     
    Karen Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Diversity Inclusion and Community
Turner Construction
     
    Elizabeth Velez, President and Chief Contract Administrator
The Velez Organization
     
   
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM   LUNCHEON
     
    KEYNOTE REMARKS
   
    Value Driven Leadership
    Join us as Skanska’s Chief Sustainability Officer Beth Heider explores a new paradigm to create value driven leadership across diverse business units, cultures and profit structures. She will share how Skanska’s values express who the company is, how it behaves and what it believes in. On the foundation of these values, Skanska collaborates with its clients and customers to deliver projects that shape communities in positive ways.
     
    Elizabeth J. Heider FAIA LEED AP BD+C ENV SP, Chief Sustainability Officer.
Skanska USA
Former Chair, US Green Building Council
   
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   SWEET NETWORKING
    The Crystal Room, Private Dining Room
Sponsored by: LDA Compliance Consulting Inc.

Enjoy another opportunity to network with colleagues and taste a special dessert sampling from the Willard.
   
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM   SESSIONS
   
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  

Get The Work

    There are billions of dollars of new work across the country. How do women business owners and women construction executives increase their competitive edge for their firms to participate in these projects?

This special session features several of the country’s top project executives. Lean in to a discussion of how to get the work. The conversation will address bidding opportunities, collaboration options, capacity issues and compliance requirements. This session will change the game for your 2016 business plan and beyond.
   
    MODERATOR
   
    Lorraine D’Angelo , Esq., CCEP, LPEC, Founder and President
LDA Compliance Consulting, Inc.
   
    PANELISTS
   
   

Magalie D. Austin, Esq., Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer
NYC Department of Design and Construction

Zenaida Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Business & Diversity Initiatives
Department of Diversity and Civil Rights
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Karen Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Diversity Inclusion and Community
Turner Construction

Barbara Wagner, Senior Vice President
Clark Construction Group, LLC

Lourdes Zapata, Executive Director, Division of Minority & Women's Business Development
Empire State Development

   
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM   The New Economy and Your Business Plan
    Several of the country’s leading economists provide you with insights and intelligence likely to help you better map your business plan for 2016 and beyond.
     
    MODERATOR
   
    Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist
The Associated General Contractors of America
   
    PANELISTS
   
    Alison Premo Black, Senior Vice President, Policy; Chief Economist; Deputy Managing Director, Contractors Division
American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Robert A. Murray, Chief Economist and Vice President 
Dodge Data & Analytics

   
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   Public Private Partnerships: The Next Generation of US Development
    Public Private Partnerships (P3s) are a creative development tool that can produce new jobs, upgrade infrastructure, build hospitals and schools and create new business opportunities. P3s are gaining traction and adoption across the country. Learn more about how to participate and plan for your business growth.
   
    MODERATOR
   
    Carol J. Patterson, Esq., Senior Partner
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
     
    PANELISTS
   
   

Ali Chaudhry, Assistant Counsel
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Stephanie Dawson, Acting Chief Operating Officer  
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Shari C. Hyman, President and COO          
Battery Park City Authority

Michael Likosky, Principal, Infrastructure
32 Advisors

Zoe Markwick, Commercial Director 
Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc.

Catherine Singer, Director, Deal Advisory – Infrastructure Advisory
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

   
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM   CELEBRATING AMERICA'S BUILDERS
     
    AWARDS RECEPTION
   
    WCOE's Diversity Champion Award presented to
Shari C. Hyman, President and COO   
Battery Park City Authority
     
    Award Presenter: Deborah Bradley, President, Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services Inc. and Women Builders Council, Inc.
   
    WCOE's Women Business Influencer Award presented to
Megan Kitchner, Owner    
Atlantic TNG, LLC
     
    Award Presenter: Y. Lisa Colon Heron, Esq., Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
   
    WCOE's Women's Champion Award presented to
Rabiah Sutton, Bold Thinker (CEO), FWD think, LLC and Managing Director, DC Chapter of eWomenNetwork
     
    Award Presenter: Karen Barbour, President, The Barbour Group, LLC
   
    WCOE's Change Agent Award presented to
Carra Wallace, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the NYC Comptroller
     
    Award Presenter: Ida B. Brooker, President, Construction Consulting NorthWest
   
    WCOE's Infrastructure Innovation Award presented to
Stephanie Dawson, Acting Chief Operating Officer  
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
     
    Award Presenter: Zoe Markwick, Commercial Director, Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc.
   
   

WCOE’s Building Innovation Award presented to
Dr. Feniosky A. Peña-Mora, Commissioner
NYC Department of Design and Construction

    Award Presenter: Husam Ahmad, Chairman and CEO, HAKS
   
    WCOE’s National Transportation Diversity Award presented to
Michael J. Garner, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     
    Award Presenter: Warren Whitlock, Associate Administrator, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration

PROGRAM DAY 2

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 8:00AM – 12:00PM

 


8:00 AM - 9:15 AM   NETWORKING BREAKFAST
   
    Legislative Briefing | 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
    SPEAKERS
     
   

Lee Cunningham, CEO
BT Metals

   
    Margery Newman, Partner  
Deutsch, Levy & Engel, Chtd.
   
    Health & Wellness Update | 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Learn the six foundation principles of health – These are six things everyone must have in order to build a foundation for health and wellness.
   
    KEYNOTE REMARKS
     
   

Nick Tojaga, Owner
NT Corporate Wellness

   
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   A New Action Agenda for Women in the Construction Industry
    Lean-in to an intimate and candid conversation designed to develop a new action agenda for women in the construction industry.  Building upon the discussion of the prior day’s roundtable, WCOE, along with other partners, will take the lead on building a plan for 2016 and beyond.
   
    MODERATOR
     
    Danette Beck, Senior Vice President
West Zone Construction Practice Leader, Marsh USA
     
    PANELISTS
     
    Caryn Boisen, President
Women Construction Owners &  Executives and Partner, Larson King, LLP
     
    Deborah Bradley, President
Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services Inc.and Women Builders Council
     
    Susan Burton, Founder/CEO
Empires Consulting Group
     
    Lee Cunningham, CEO          
BT Metals
     
    Hedy Leuterio Thomas, PE, President/CEO   
Leuterio Thomas, LLC
     
    Penny McDonald-Eades, Managing Director
Tri-State Painting Co., Inc.
     
    Gloria Shealey, President
The Daniele Company
     
    Janet Winkelman, President  
Wink Fasteners, Inc.
     
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM   NETWORKING BREAK
   
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM   The Next Generation of Women Builders
    With reports that the construction industry is aging out, young professionals are vitally important to the growth and sustainability of the construction industry in the United States. What does the future hold for the next generation of women builders? Join an intimate discussion with the industry’s key players on how to inspire young women to pursue careers in the building industry, while supporting women already in the field to strive and reach leadership roles and positions within their companies.
   
    MODERATOR
     
    Brennan Gilbane Koch, Client Relations Manager
Gilbane Building Company
     
    PANELISTS
     
    Rose Abousaid, Project Manager      
Gilbane Building Company
     
    Sharon Y. Ames, Senior Vice President - South Mid-Atlantic Region
HAKS
     
    Lisa Deane, President
Federal Contractors Inc.
     
    Aimee Fogarty, CHC, LEED AP, Vice President of Business Development
Skanska
     
    Stacy Guercia, President
Triton Builders, Inc.
     
   

Penny McDonald-Eades, Managing Director
Tri-State Painting Co., Inc.


     
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Building a Personal Business Plan for Growth
    Chief Excitement Officer, Jim Coleman, President & CEO, Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, and Chief Opportunities Officer, Renée Sacks, Ph.D., President & CEO, Sacks Communications, provide their insights and intelligence on how to grow and present your business.
     
    MODERATOR
     
    Krista Gobins, Senior Vice President
Sacks Communications
     
    PANELISTS
     
   

James Coleman, President & CEO
Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation

     
    Renée Sacks, Ph.D., President & CEO
Sacks Communications
   
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM   LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
   
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM   OPTIONAL CAPITOL HILL VISITS
    Select visits to national legislators and agency executives complement and complete the conference program.

When you register, please note that you wish to participate in scheduled Capitol Hill visits and please identify which legislators and/or government agencies you would like to meet with. We will work to accommodate your requests.

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