2022 EXPO PROGRAM

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (7am - 12pm)

                             * Virtual Event to take place on the AccelEvents Platform

EXPO Time:

7am – 8am – EXPO Opens – Exhibit tables open, structured and casual networking available

Stage Programming:

8am – Welcome Remarks – Tina Samartinean, Administrator, Employee & Business Development, ADOT

8:05am – VIP Remarks – John S. Halikowski, Director, ADOT

8:10am – Owners Panel

  • Greg Byres, State Engineer and Deputy Director, ADOT
  • Markus Coleman, Light Rail Administrator, City of Phoenix Transit
  • Candace Huff, Deputy Aviation Director, Sky Harbor
  • Kini Knudson, Director, City of Phoenix Streets Transportation
  • Jessica Mefford-Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Valley Metro
  • Darron Rolle, Vice President – Human Resources, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. – MODERATOR

8:55am – IIJA Update – Katy Proctor, Director of Government Relations and Rules, ADOT

9:10am – Panel of Prime Contractors

  • Mike Abraham, President, J. Banicki Construction Inc.
  • Scott Jones, Regional Alternative Delivery Manager, Ames Construction Inc.
  • Martin Ramirez, Vice President, FNF Construction 
  • Brian Reitmeyer, Chief Estimator, Granite Construction Co. 
  • Amanda McGennis, Senior Vice President, Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors – MODERATOR

9:55am – Closing Remarks – Francesca Martin, Small Business & Workforce Development Officer, ADOT

EXPO Time:

10am – 12pm – EXPO Reopens – Exhibit tables open, structured and casual networking available

Workshop Schedule (Optional):

7:30am – Successfully Executing a Post-Bid/Proposal Debrief 

  • Jenny Bixby, Vice President of Business Development, AECOM
  • Danielle Intorf, Business Development Representative, Sundt
  • Cassandra Johnson, DBE/SBE Certified Construction Management/Federal Compliance Consultant, CLJ Consulting – FACILITATOR

10:30am – Top Mistakes in Written Proposals and how to Avoid Them – Barbara Shuck, President, Everest Marketing

11:00am – Access to Capital – Funding, Financing and Resources for Small Businesses – Allan Himmelstein, Chapter Chairman, SCORE Greater Phoenix

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