1 Project Management Symposium 2013 PMI Montgomery County Chapter Location: University at Shady Grove Board Members: Charlie Geis, PMP Position President Vice President, Communications Vice President, Treasury and Finance Vice President, Education/Certification Vice President, Membership Vice President, Programs Vice President, Special Projects Officer Charlie Geis, PMP Andrew Mccann, PMP Laura Barnard, PMP Peggy Stroncek, PMP Gene Egry, PMP Scott Chen, PMP and Kassa Seyoum, PMP Joi Grieg, PMP I - Presentations Risks in Project/Program Management A Case Study Kenneth J. O Connell, Ph.D., P.E. President, O Connell & Lawrence, Inc Dr. O Connell is co- founder and president of O Connell & Lawrence, Inc., a firm that specializes in providing civil engineering, surveying, construction consulting, project management, scheduling, claims analysis and preparation, construction inspection and constructability reviews. He is a registered professional engineer and registered professional land surveyor with expertise in civil engineering, commercial construction and highway and heavy/civil construction. In addition to numerous assignments on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors, he has been the principal- in- charge of several assignments for public agencies. His hands- on construction experience includes a wide range of commercial, transportation, and heavy/civil projects. Dr. O Connell has broad experience in the construction industry as a consultant, designer, project manager, and teacher. He is a court and board recognized expert in engineering, surveying and construction. He has performed many claims analyses on commercial, highway, and heavy/civil projects in Maryland, and other states such as Delaware, Virginia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. He has served as the testifying expert witness in construction litigation involving the Departments of Transportation for Virginia, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Dr. O Connell has performed analyses on many projects involving large quantities of earthwork including highways, landfills and dams. Dr. O Connell has also performed numerous analyses of commercial projects involving complex structural steel
2 systems, reinforced concrete, and post- tensioned concrete systems. His specific knowledge of contractor s means and methods, materials, building codes, and structural systems is enhanced by his extensive construction experience as a project manager. Dr. O Connell s academic background includes both research and teaching of civil engineering and construction engineering and management. He currently teaches as an adjunct at the University of Maryland and The Catholic University of America. EDUCATION Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management, University of Maryland, 1991 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, 1982 B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, 1981 Academic & Research Program at UMD & role of academic institutions in advancement of the PM profession John H. Cable, R.A., PMP Executive Director, Project Management Center for Excellence John Cable is a licensed architect and general contractor with over 35 years experience. His activities have included planning, design, and construction of buildings; building energy conservation research; management consulting; and teaching. In 1980 he was cited by Engineering News- Record as one who served in the best interests of the building industry. And, in 1992 he was selected by Remodeling Magazine as one of the 50 best remodeling contractors in the United States. In 2012 he was awarded PMI s 2012 Distinguished Contribution Award for his leadership of the Global Accreditation Center. Since joining the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in the fall of 1999, John initiated the graduate program in project management, an undergraduate minor, and the Center for Excellence in Project Management. He teaches courses in Project Management Fundamentals, and Managing Projects in a Dynamic Environment and is widely sought after for his seminars and workshops on a variety of Project Management topics. John is also chairman of the Project Management Institute s Global Accreditation Center Board of Directors, a member of the Federal Government s Project Management Working Group, and a member of the Science & Engineering Council of NASA s Center for Program/Project Management Research. John is also a founding member of the International Project Management Educational Union along with Peking University and 6 other universities worldwide. In 2004 he coauthored a report for the National Academy of Sciences Federal Facilities Council on Key Performance Indicators for Federal Facilities Portfolios. Prior to joining the University, Mr. Cable was a Research Fellow in the Logistics Management Institute s Facilities and Engineering Management group where he managed a variety of lead assignments analyzing facility design and construction practices, conducting benchmarking and business process re- engineering studies, assessing the use of information technology in the management of design and construction, managed business and program planning assignments, and training/assisting clients in becoming certified in compliance with ISO9000 Quality Management Standards. Prior to LMI, John created and managed a design/build firm specializing in renovation and new construction of residential, commercial and retail properties and directed energy conservation research in buildings for the U.S. Department of Energy.
3 Project Management Symposium 2013 What the Dog Saw Ron Taylor MBA, PMP Founder, Ron Taylor Group Ron Taylor is an internationally known leader, lecturer, author, and consultant, and is the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. He is Past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute, the largest PMI Chapter in the world, with over 10,000 members. During Ron s tenure as President, the Chapter was named PMI Chapter of the Year and Ron became the only person in the 34- year history of the Chapter to be named Leader of the Year of the 500,000- person Project Management Institute. Mr. Taylor began his career as a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky, where he was nominated Teacher of the Year. After moving to the U.S. Census Bureau, he managed several multimillion- dollar projects and led the Bureau's Project Management Board of Directors. He has been a featured speaker at several conferences and symposia and for a wide variety of groups, including the National Press Club, The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the CIA, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Center for Advanced Studies in Munich, the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, George Mason University and the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Mr. Taylor is Adjunct Professor in the MBA Program at Virginia Tech, Adjunct Professor of Management in the Executive MBA Program at George Mason University, and co author of 77 Deadly Sins of Project Management. He has been quoted in several books and periodicals devoted to project management and leadership, and is a frequent guest on radio programs. His latest book, Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense is available on Amazon.com. In addition to the U.S., his work has been published in India, Sweden, Canada and Great Britain. He is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau. Mr. Taylor has an MBA from the University of Kentucky and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP ) certification from the Project Management Institute. Additional information can be found at: or at his website: The PMI- RMP and the New World of PMBOK 5 Carl Pritchard Principal and Founder, Pritchard Management Associates Carl Pritchard is a consultant, lecturer, author and the all- around "fun guy" of project management. Mr. Pritchard was the lead chapter author of the Risk Management section of the PMBOK (Program Management Body of Knowledge) Fourth edition and has written seven project management books, including his latest, The Risk Management Memory Jogger, with Karen Tate. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including PMI...Montgomery County Chapter, where he is a certified Project Management Professional, Risk Management
4 Professional, and also holds an Earned Value Professional credential. He sits on the board of Directors for ProjectConnections.com and is the U.S. Correspondent for Project Manager Today, one of the UK s leading project management journals. Agile Project Management Narayan Prasad, PMP, PMI- ACP Sr. Project Manager, ICF International Narayan Prasad is a Sr. Project Manager at ICF International. He has over 20 years of extensive experience spanning program management, product development, software and systems engineering, full life- cycle systems development, implementation and integration. He has directed professional services organizations and Program Management Offices (PMOs), and managed teams around the world. His thought leadership experience spans both public and private sectors in the areas of Agile program management, knowledge management, IT management/operations, and human capital solutions. Cory McConnell, MS, PMP Senior Associate, ICF International Cory McConnell has been leading IT project and KM program tasks since He specializes in using technology to help organizations collaborate more effectively and in using Agile management methodologies to build effective teams. He has focused specifically on using Microsoft SharePoint to help federal, corporate, and nonprofit organizations develop communities of practice and virtual workspaces. He has an M.S. in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University, and he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI- ACP).
5 Effective Presentations Lisa Hammer & David Newman - Leadership Techniques LLC Leadership Techniques, LLC, offers customizable leadership and project management seminars targeted to specific audiences. David B. Newman, PMP, and Lisa Hammer, PMP are the principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC. Mr. Newman has a diversified background in engineering and product development. With a Master s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, he is a certified trainer for leadership seminars and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Ms. Hammer began her career as a classroom teacher and then transitioned into project and program management. Her executive career includes the management of several multi- million dollar programs, highlighted by proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness. II - Panel Discussions: Project Front- End Strategy Andrew McCann - Moderator Panel: Peggy Thompson, Steven Shapiro, Laura Barnard, Richard Cheng Andrew McCann, PMP VP Communications, PMI- MC Chapter Andrew McCann is the VP of Communications for the Montgomery County PMI chapter. He works for URS in the civil federal consulting space providing process management guidance to clients. He holds certifications as a PMP from PMI, an ITIL Expert, and is a certified trainer. He graduated with an MS degree from Johns Hopkins University in Information and Telecommunications Systems. He is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, an avid golfer and gardener, and serves on the board of directors of the Salute Military Golf Association, an organization dedicated to the recovery of Wounded Warriors through the rehabilitative aspects of the game of golf.
6 Laura E. Barnard, PMP VP, Enterprise Transformation Group, Freddie Mac Laura Barnard is Vice President of the Enterprise Transformation Group for Freddie Mac. The division is charged with leading Freddie Mac s strategic business transformation efforts so that it will thrive in a competitive marketplace post- conservatorship. Prior to Freddie Mac, she was Vice President of the Enterprise Program Management Office for T. Rowe Price. During her time there, she built the Investments Program Management Office from the ground up and subsequently merged that organization with two other PMOs and other shared services functions to build one Enterprise PMO responsible for building portfolio and program management capability, as well as driving many of the enterprise- wide strategic change efforts for the firm. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Ms. Barnard served on the executive management team for an organization that provides association management services to nonprofit organizations, establishing their PMO accountable for all professional services engagements for the firm. She has spent much of her career building strategic transformation organizations, primarily in the financial services industry. She has participated in major organizational change efforts, including T. Rowe Price s Retirement Plan Services strategic business transformation and Fannie Mae s industry leading work with electronic mortgages and its restatement program. She has a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech and serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations Goodwill Industries of the Greater Chesapeake, Inc. in Baltimore and the Montgomery County, Maryland chapter of the Project Management Institute. Peggy Thompson Program Manager, URS Peggy Thompson is the URS Program Manager for the baseline chemical demilitarization sites at Umatilla, OR, Anniston, AL and Pine Bluff, AR. In this capacity, she provides oversight to the URS team as we progress through closure, assesses overall schedule risk and provides assessment and analysis of potential risk mitigation measures. A key focus is to assist in maximizing the transition of experienced chemical demilitarization employees from our baseline sites to our Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) facilities. She has extensive experience on the chemical demilitarization program. She started her career in 1983 as a project engineer with the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System program. Prior to joining URS in 2008, she held positions with increasing responsibility on the chemical demilitarization program including branch chief for the Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization National Environmental Policy Act program from , Safety task manager and
7 ultimately Vice President and Engineering Manager under the Science Applications International Corporation Program and Integration Support contract from 1992 to 2003, and Vice President and Operations Manager for the Parsons Chemical Demil Division during operations of the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility from In addition, she previously served as the Program Manager for the URS efforts at the ACWA sites. Her specific expertise includes: project management; risk management, facility design; equipment design and fabrication, operations support, quantitative risk assessment, environmental analysis, development of test plans and procedures, plant startup assessments, facility closure planning and evaluation of cost reduction initiatives. Peggy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Steven Shapiro, ME, LLM, JD Project Manager, The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company As an engineer and lawyer, Steven Shapiro has a distinct experience in the interplay of construction and design as well as project development. At The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, Mr. Shapiro is a project manager and serves on the company s national historic preservation group and its national LEED group. He has served as construction manager and superintendent of hotel, commercial office, and embassy projects. Before construction management, Mr. Shapiro formerly practiced law, representing national and regional development entities. He served as lead counsel in the acquisition, financing, construction, and leasing of properties including retail, commercial office centers, and multi- family projects. In addition to development entities, he represented equity funds, commercial lenders, and mezzanine investors. At the University of Maryland, Mr. Shapiro teaches Real Estate Development for the Contractor in the School of Engineering and Construction Management for the Professional Developer in the School of Architecture. He also teaches construction law and contract drafting at the American University school of law. Mr. Shapiro is the author of Maryland Real Estate Laws Annotated (West), and the author of Maryland Business Laws Annotated (West). In addition, he is the author of articles published in scholarly journals and has been invited to panel presentations on topics relating to design, construction, and sustainable development at national venues such as the International Council of Shopping Centers, Carnegie- Mellon University, and the University of Florida. Mr. Shapiro earned an undergraduate business administration degree from Georgetown University in 1984, a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987, and a Masters of Law degree from Georgetown Law Center in In 2004, he received a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland. Richard Cheng, PMP, CSM, CSP, CSPO Principal Consultant, Excella Consulting Richard Cheng is Principal Consultant at Excella Consulting, in which he provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. He coaches, mentors, and trains clients in understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella s Agile Center of Excellence. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Mr. Cheng has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified
8 Project Management Symposium 2013 Practitioner (PMI- ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Richard is a founder and on the executive committee of the Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT), a task force supporting agility in the DoD. MedImmune, InfoSys Public Services, DED & DGS: Meet the drivers of local job growth Steve Silverman Moderator Panel: Jarrod Borkat, VJ Bala, Greg Ossont Steven A. Silverman, JD Director, Department of Economic Development Steven A. Silverman was appointed by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett as Director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development in April Just prior to his appointment, he served as Director for Aging, Healthcare and Special Projects in the Office of Maryland Attorney General. From January 2007 through July 2008, he also served in the Office of Maryland Attorney General as Staff Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division before being named Chief, Consumer Protection Division in April He served as a member of the Montgomery County Council for two consecutive terms between 1998 and 2006, serving as its president twice and as Chair, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Member, Health and Human Services Committee. Mr. Silverman received a B.A. from the American University (School of Government and Politics) and a J.D. from George Washington School of Law. He served as a co- chair of the Silver Spring Redevelopment Steering Committee (1998) which was instrumental in the revitalization of Downtown Silver Spring. He also served as chairman of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce and as Attorney and Partner, Silverman and Schild from 1981 through He has served on the Board of Directors of several area organizations, including American ORT, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Non- Profit Village and Washington Area Housing Trust Fund. He has also been recognized for his professional and community service by numerous professional and community based organizations, including Family Learning Solutions, League of Korean Americans of Maryland, Mobile Medical Care, Montgomery Coalition for the Homeless, Rebuilding Together and Washington Council of Agencies. He lives in Silver Spring with his wife Sheila and three children, Sage, Kaden and Lane. His son Jordy attends the University of Maryland. Jarrod Borkat, MBA Senior Director, External Partnerships & Collaborations Jarrod Borkat is a 15- year veteran in the biopharmaceutical industry. He joined MedImmune in 2010, where he currently serves as Senior Director, External Partnerships & Collaborations. In this role he is responsible for establishing and overseeing broad scale collaborations with universities, non- profit organizations and government entities, across all the therapeutic areas relevant to MedImmune. Prior to this role, Mr. Borkat built and led the Portfolio Strategy & Management function for MedImmune, helping to ensure that MedImmune brings the most promising products to patients. Before joining MedImmune, Mr. Borkat worked at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)
9 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for 11 years, rising through the ranks in the commercial organization. During his time at BI, he spent two years in Germany at their corporate headquarters, leading the global marketing strategy for their CNS franchise. His last position prior to leaving BI was Director of U.S. Marketing, HIV. Mr. Borkat won multiple awards throughout his career, including being recognized as an industry Top 25 Direct- to- Consumer Marketer of the Year in In addition to his professional accomplishments, he serves on several Boards within his community, including the Kentlands Board of Trustees. He also has several personal interests, including skiing, traveling and running. In fact, he has completed a marathon on all 7 continents with his father, making them the first father/son duo to have accomplished this challenging endeavor. In an effort to instill his passion for a healthy lifestyle in younger generations, Jarrod also volunteers as an Assistant Coach for the City of Gaithersburg Youth Sports Program. Mr. Borkat holds a B.S in Biology from the University of Georgia and an MBA, with concentrations in finance and marketing. VJ Bala, MBA, MS Head of Marketing, Infosys Public Services, Inc. VJ Bala is the chief marketer for Infosys Public Services, a U.S. based subsidiary of Infosys, focused on Healthcare and Public Sector. He is responsible for building and positioning the brand, commercializing solutions, and executing programs to drive innovation, differentiation, and growth. He directs strategies for content, sales enablement, integrated communications & campaigns (digital, media, analyst, events), client advocacy, employer branding, industry orgs, alliances. He also oversees corporate citizenship programs. He is a member of the Management Council and reports to the President & CEO. Mr. Bala has 20 years management experience in Strategy, Marketing, Product Management and Business Consulting at Fortune 100 to start- up companies. He has built or turned around marketing organizations for small ($100M+) to large ($1B+) companies and divisions, delivering market impact within 1 year. Previously at Infosys, he was Global Marketing Head for Engineering Services and Enterprise Mobility units, where he strengthened the Infosys brand by re- defining the positioning, engaging key clients and influencers, and launching solutions to showcase innovation with alliance partners. As Global Marketing Head for Manufacturing unit since inception, he built a global team and led programs to establish the Infosys brand and contribute to the unit s growth to 20% of company revenues facilitating client forums, expanding the influencer network, releasing new thought leadership and research, and executing campaigns in strategic segments. He led the launch of one of Infosys first software products for Supply Chain Visibility, bolstering perception as innovator. Prior to Infosys, during 8 years at IBM, he led market insights and strategy for 3 corporate initiatives including Innovation That Matters, developed strategic plans to commercialize technology solutions, and built the IBM brand in Life Sciences. As a management consultant, he led strategy and operations engagements for High Tech and Government clients. He started his career at Johnson Controls, a Tier- 1 Automotive supplier, deploying digital product lifecycle initiatives and pioneering web collaboration. Mr. Bala has an MBA from the University of Michigan (Ross), MS in Engineering from the Ohio State University, and BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology. He serves as Infosys liaison to the Tauber Institute s Industry Advisory Board at the University of Michigan and as a member of the CEB Marketing Leadership Council, Argyle Executive Forum for CMOs, and CMO Council. Mr. Bala has won recognition for leadership, market insight, marketing management, outstanding achievement, and customer satisfaction. He has been featured in publications including CRM Magazine, Government Technology, Canadian Healthcare Technology. He lives in the Washington DC area with his family.
10 Greg Ossont, MS Deputy Director, Department of General Services Greg Ossont is the Deputy Director for Planning and Development in Montgomery County's Department of General Services. The Department of General Services (DGS) plays a critical role in planning and land use development for Montgomery County and oversees the implementation of key initiatives such as the Great Seneca Science Corridor/Life Science Center, the County's Smart Growth Initiative and the White Oak Science Gateway program. Prior to joining Montgomery County in 2011, Greg held the position of Planning Director for the City of Gaithersburg, MD and was involved in several green field and redevelopment projects including the Crown Farm, the Kentlands Commercial District and the Olde Towne Gaithersburg revitalization effort. Greg holds a MS in Management from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and America Planning Association and has held various roles at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Workplace Strategies Scott Chen - Moderator Panel: Dottie Li, Cynthia Maison, Michael Salgaller Scott Chen, PhD MBA PMP VP Programs, PMI- MC Chapter Scott Chen is a volunteer Board Member and VP of Programs for the Project Management Institute Montgomery County, MD Chapter. He also is a Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in which he manages and administers scientific peer review of research grant applications and contract proposals. He also serves on program, review, and career development coordinating committees at the NIH, e.g., NIH Staff Training in Extramural Programs, NIDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, NIH Scientific Program and Review Interest Group, and the NIH Review Users Group. Prior to joining NIDA, he was a Research Fellow at the National Institute on Alcohol Use and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla. He graduated with a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of California- Irvine, PhD in applied biopsychology from the University of New Orleans, and most recently an MBA from the University of Maryland- College Park. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Contract Officer's Representative. He currently is learning how to be a better teacher, reader, and PMP from his twin boys going through their terrific twos.
11 Dottie Li Managing Director, Co- Founder, TransPacific Communications Dottie Li is Managing Director and Co- Founder of TransPacific Communications, based in Washington, D.C. She designs and provides media training and cross- cultural communication coaching. She is a frequent keynote speaker and trainer at various federal agencies, corporations and conferences. She has conducted numerous seminars, workshops and presentations on the importance of effective communication. Born and raised in China, Ms. Li was a newspaper reporter before moving to the US in the late 1980s. Her background here includes five years as a producer at C- SPAN. She later became a corporate spokesperson for Inova Health Systems. She has also worked as a public relations executive and as a communications director for several large non- profit organizations. In the late 90s, she handled White House media advance assignments, traveling domestically and overseas for the president, the first lady and the vice president. Ms. Li currently serves as a Commissioner on Maryland Governor s Commission on Asian American Affairs, a position appointed by Governor Martin O Malley. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation. She also lectures at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School Business. She was awarded the "Best Cross- Cultural Communicator of the Year" from the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association in May, Ms. Li is a graduate of the University of Mobile in Alabama and of Hefei University in her native China. Cynthia Maison, PMP President, Owner, Maison Consulting, LLC Cynthia Maison, PMP, is an IT management consultant and owner of Maison Consulting, LLC. Ms. Maison has 18 years of technical consulting experience in the federal and state government. Her experience includes designing, developing, and managing multimillion dollar programs for Department of Justice, Department of Energy, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She mentors managers and teams to get new projects started, get projects back on track, and ensures projects and processes are more efficient and effective. Ms. Maison also serves as a capture manager and proposal manager for multi- million dollar proposal efforts. She leads the strategy discussions, proposal management, and preparation for oral presentations. She has received a rating of Exceptional from DOJ on the Government CPARS report, formal recognition from DOE for strong leadership and successful management, "2012 Key Associate of the Year" Award for "Quality of Work" from AOC Key Solutions, CEO Award for Leadership from PPC, and Circle of Excellence Award from AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. Ms. Maison has a B.S. in Mathematics from George Mason University.
12 Michael Salgaller, PhD Vice President, The Conafay Group Dr. Michael Salgaller has over 20 years of business, scientific, and investment experience in various life science sectors. He provides technical and strategic expertise to The Conafay Group. Prior to joining The Conafay Group, he was a key member of the business development team for the healthcare practice at SAIC, a Fortune- 500 government contractor. He helped lead and deepen relationships with the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as foundations and patient advocacy groups. Before SAIC, he was a long- time industry executive who has held various positions in biotechnology and professional service firms including interim President of Biologics Consulting Firm, a boutique regulatory affairs consulting firm. He was on the investment team of Toucan Capital, a $120M early- stage venture firm dedicated to the life sciences. Before that, as Vice President of Clinical and Research Affairs at Northwest Biotherapeutics, he led the development of two cancer treatments currently in late- stage clinical trials. He began his career as a Senior Staff Scientist at the National Cancer Institute. He is an author of over 100 articles, presentations, and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He is the author of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship. For several years, he has served on the selection committee for Maryland s Incubator Company of the Year Awards, as well the Maryland Biotechnology Center Grant Awards. He was elected to the Sigma Xi Research Honorary, as well as the Pi Delta Epsilon Journalism Honorary. Dr. Salgaller received his PhD in Pathology from The Ohio State University.
13 Project Cost Benchmarking & Modeling David Dise - Moderator Panel: Ernest Lunsford, Melanie Hennigan, Rick Morrison, Aditya Bapat, Kassa Seyoum David E. Dise, CPPO Director, Department of General Services, Montgomery County, MD David Dise has worked in the public sector for over 30 years. He currently serves as director of the Department of General Services for Montgomery County, Maryland, directing procurement, facilities management, fleet maintenance and operations, real estate, and capital project design and construction services for all county departments. Prior to this he served as Director of Montgomery County s Office of Procurement, deputy director of Purchasing and Supply Management for Fairfax County, Virginia and served as chief procurement officer and chief of engineering technical resources for Fairfax Water, one of the nation s largest public water utilities. He has successfully developed and directed a wide range of intergovernmental functions, created and lead departments in engineering and procurement disciplines and is experienced in achieving success through leadership by overcoming institutional obstacles, managing change, and motivating professionals. Mr. Dise has been active in the American Public Works Association (APWA), the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP), the Institute for Supply- chain Management (ISM), and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (NECCC), serving on the board of directors for VAGP, NIGP and NECCC, as well as serving on various APWA committees. In addition, he has chaired regional intergovernmental councils and committees. Mr. Dise has published and contributed to research papers in public policy, and developed and conducted seminars on management, professional development, and public- private partnerships. Ernest G. Lunsford, Jr., P.E. Chief, Division of Building Design and Construction, Department of General Services, Montgomery County, MD Mr. Lunsford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has extensive Federal experience having directed major facility acquisition programs at both the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. At NIH, he was responsible for the design and construction of the Silvia O. Conte Building, the William H. Natcher Center and the program to achieve accreditation for its intramural animal facilities. At FDA, he was responsible for the FDA Consolidation Project at White Oak in Silver Spring, Maryland, which included biomedical research laboratories, multi- building office complexes, and special purpose support facilities. At Montgomery County, he is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the county s public buildings. These include fire stations, police stations, libraries, recreation centers, civic buildings, service depots, health clinics, parking garages and
14 correctional facilities. Current major projects include the Silver Spring Library, Dennis Avenue Health Clinic, Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center and the Criminal Justice Complex. Melanie Hennigan, MA Partner, Grimm + Parker Architects Melanie Hennigan is a Partner with Grimm + Parker Architects, an award winning regional design firm. She brings over 20 years of architectural leadership experience designing award- winning public projects. Her designs incorporate sustainability and natural day- lighting principles, resulting in light filled, cheerful, healthy environments in which to learn, play, and live. Melanie s award- winning designs have been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally by the AIA, NHBA, NSBA, CEFPI, librarians, educators, school boards, and facilities planners. She was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland to the Architectural Review Board reviewing all State- Funded projects. Melanie is a Past- President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the AIA. Rick Morrison Principal, Grimm + Parker Architects Rick Morrison has 35 years of Architectural experience, and has spent 30 of those years with Grimm + Parker Architects, an award winning regional design firm. He specializes in the design and construction of public buildings, recently completing the Charles E Miller Library in Howard County and the White Oak Rec Center in Montgomery County. He leads a studio and is committed to bringing high value design to public sector clients. Rick is dedicated to sustainable principles and is an advocate for sustainable and high performance design. Aditya Bapat, MS Project Manager, Forella Group, LLC Aditya Bapat is a cost engineering project team leader with the Forella Group, a construction management consulting firm in Fairfax, VA. He earned a Masters of Construction Science and Management Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, with a focus on preconstruction applications of building information modeling. He holds also a five- year Professional Degree in Architecture from Pune University located in Nasik, near Mumbai, India. Mr. Bapat has become an expert on the new BIM methods that can be used to better manage project cost and schedule outcomes. He has worked on projects commissioned by private owners, public agencies, design professionals, attorneys, lenders and others and provided cost management services on substantial public, institutional, commercial, transportation and residential construction projects.
15 Kassa Seyoum, MS, PMP Manager III, Department of General Services, Division of Building Design and Construction Kassa Seyoum is Manager III, Department of General Services, Division of Building Design and Construction. He is a Board Member and VP of Programs for the Project Management Institute Montgomery County, MD Chapter. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He has extensive experience in managing big and complex capital projects from cradle to grave delivering specified scope and quality on schedule and within budget. He is highly skilled and experienced in strategic planning, facilities management, capacity planning, and capital budgeting, scheduling, cost estimation, qualitative and quantitative risk management, fiscal monitoring and control, contract administration. He has over 15 years of experience in human resources management, supervising technical and support staff. References: Evaluation of Cathodic Protection Criteria for the Rehabilitation of Bridge Decks; Dynamic Comprehensive Strategic Planning: Integrated Land Development, Public Facility Capacity Planning, and Capital Budgeting Decision Analysis Framework: