We are once again offering professional development training of DBE, ACDBE and UCP certifying professionals as a “pre-conference” activity. This training will be held Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- Day 1 will focus on certification and will include Financial/Tax Analysis for DBE/ACDBE Certifiers
- Day 2 will focus on Administering DBE/ACDBE Programs
Classes will be presented by M. Denise Bailey and Lavon Chancy JD, CPA of Milligan & Company, LLC.
When registering you may choose to register ONLY for the pre-conference training or select it as an a la carte item in the “Conference Extras” section of your full conference registration. For more information please call 215.496.9100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Friday, June 16|
*Includes verification of Business Size and Personal Net Worth, based on review of corporate structures (e.g. sole proprietorship, LLC, partnerships, and S Corp), Business/Personal tax documents and Financial Statements/Balance Sheets.
|Saturday, June 17|
|2:00 pm – 3:15 pm||Concurrent Workshops
Workshop I – Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 Requirements for Airports, Salon A
Moderator: Michael Freilich, Director, National External Operations Program, FAA
Panelists: Marcus England, Team Lead, National Airports Civil Rights Policy and Compliance, FAA
Workshop II – The Magic of Bonding for Contractors, Salon B
Moderator: Joanne Brooks, Vice President & Counsel, The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
Panelists: Angela Roberson, Director of Diversity and Contract Compliance, Ferrovial Agroman
Workshop III – The Magic of Writing Winning Concessionaire Proposals, Salon C
Moderator: Tonja Pastorelle, Pastorelle Marketing Group, Inc.
Panelists: Francis Wilmore, ASL Architects
|3:30 pm – 4:45 pm||Concurrent Workshops
Workshop IV – FAA: Common Certification Misunderstandings and Mistakes, Appeals and Q & A, Salon A
Moderator: Gene Roth, National Team Lead, DBE/ACDBE Compliance Program, FAA
Panelists: Marc Pentino, Lead Equal Opportunity Specialist, Departmental Office of Civil Rights (DOCR), USDOT
Workshop V – Take-offs and Landings – Wealth Destination: Understanding Financial and Tax Strategies for Business Owners, Salon C
Presenters: Reginald C. Thompson, Thompson Wealth Advisors
Workshop VI – Social Equity: Economic Development, Partnerships and Planning, Salon C
Moderator: Holli Harrington, Director of Supplier Diversity, Indianapolis Airport Authority
Panelists: Gabriele Mack, Vice President, Economic Inclusion & Supplier Development, Jacobs
Workshop VII – Houston, we have a problem: Protecting Your Business and Managing Cyber Security Risks in the Digital Age, Salon F
Moderator: Michael Stephens, General Counsel & Vice President of Information Technology, Tampa International Airport
Panelists: Terry Speigner, President/CEO, NGEN
|2:30 pm – 3:45 pm||Concurrent Workshops
Workshop I – FAA: Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Assistance for DBEs and ACDBEs, Salon A
Moderator: Dolores Leyva, Compliance Specialist, DBE/ACDBE Compliance Program, FAA
Panelists: Tony Arps, Gulf Region Director, USDOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)
Workshop II – Public Private Partnerships (P3): The Magic in Innovative Project Delivery Systems, Salon B
Moderator: Dwight Pullen, Senior Vice President and National Aviation Director, Skanska
Panelists: Kaven Swan, Principal, HOK
Workshop III – The Magic of Money: Taking Flight with Access to Capital, Salon C
Moderator: JT Goldstein, CFO, AMAC
Panelists: Roger Worrell, CFO, SSP America Inc.
Workshop IV – Disappearing Act: Making Letters of Credit Disappear in lieu of Concessionaire Bonds, an Airport Lease Guarantee Alternative, Salon F
Moderator: Charlene Reynolds, President/CEO, Creative Insurance Concepts
Panelists: Nancy Zbozny, Financial Products Underwriter (Commercial Surety), Great American Insurance Group
|4:00 pm – 5:15 pm||
Workshop V – Joint Venture Monitoring Requirements
Moderator: Ron Evans, Deputy Procurement Director for Outreach/DBELO, Wayne County Airport Authority
Panelists: Robin Gibson, Executive Assistant, Property Management/Business Development, Philadelphia International Airport
Workshop VI – The Disaster Recovery: Expecting the Unexpected: The Magic of Planning Ahead for When Disaster Strikes – What Clients Wish They Knew from the Beginning, Salon F
Presenters: Keely Thibodeaux, Landmark Consulting, LLC