MONDAY, March 20, 2017
GENERAL SESSIONConference Begins!
Eric Dean, General President, Iron Workers; Labor Co-Chair, IMPACT
William Brown, Chairman, Ben Hur Construction Co.; Management Co-Chair, IMPACT
Kevin Hilton, Chief Executive Officer, IMPACT
Wassef Kamal, CEO, EagleLens Photography
Jean-Mario Moril, CFO, EagleLens Photography
Zero is Possible: How National Steel City Achieved Zero
Dennis Randall, Senior Vice President, National Steel City, LLC
Moderator: Jiggs Higgs, Administrator of the Pension Department, Iron Workers
Rich Jordan, Business Manager, Iron Workers Local 17 (Cleveland, Ohio)
Ron Piksa, General Secretary, Iron Workers; At-Large Trustee, IMPACT
Lee Worley, Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training, Iron Workers
(1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
Breakout 2: “Even Steven” – The Fight for Fair Contracting and Compliance
Moderator: Chris Burger, Wage Compliance Administrator, IMPACT
Speakers: Christopher Alund, Director - Bureau of Public Works, New York State Department of Labor
Rebecca Clark, Regional Enforcement Coordinator, Government Contracts, U.S. Department of Labor/Wage and Hour Division
Cinthya Guerra, Senior Investigator Advisor Western Region, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
Danielle Harshman, Director of Marketing, Iron Workers Local 3 (Pittsburgh)
Matthew Szollosi, Executive Director, ACT Ohio
Breakout 4: Business Managers – Those Who Want to Grow Must Attend!
Speakers: Larry Brown, President, Iron Workers District Council of Southeastern States
Reis James, Industrial Analyst, Iron Workers District Council of Southeastern States
Speaker: Mike Stotz, President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation
(3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Breakout 6: What’s a Public-Private Partnership and Why is it Important to Me?
Chris Heinz, Principal, Grossman Heinz
Alex Baghdassarian, Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Breakout 8: Expanding Your Scope – One Contractor’s Journey
Speaker: Kevin Koester, President, Apex Steel, Inc.
Speaker: John Hartnett, Director Structural and Off Shore Segments, ESAB Welding & Cutting
Speaker: Steve Rank, Executive Director of Safety & Health, Iron Workers
Speaker: John O'Brien, President & CEO, Skidmore Wilhelm
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
Chris Buckman, Vice President of Corporate Construction, BMWC Constructors, Inc.
James Benham, JBKnowledge
Moderator: Cindy Menches, Director of Contractor Training & Development, IMPACT
Speakers: Jodi Ellis, President/CEO, Superior Steel Erectors
Monte Ellis, Field Operations Manager, Superior Steel Erectors
Mission Possible - An Owners Panel Focused on Safety, Productivity and the IWs
Moderator: Thomas Brinsko, President, BIC Alliance
Speakers: Jim Griffin, Board Chairman, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
Sharon Hulgan, Acrylates Production Director, The Dow Chemical Company
Safety, Diversity and the IWs: Perspective vs. Reality
Moderator: Vicki O'Leary, District Representative / U.S. Safety Coordinator, Iron Workers
Speakers: Lauren Sugerman, National Policy Director, Chicago Women In Trades
Blue Coble, Ironworker, Iron Workers Local 75 (Phoenix)
Ambra Melendez, Ironworker, Iron Workers Local 361 (Brooklyn)
Sally Perez, Ironworker, Iron Workers Local 63 (Chicago)
Are You Winning the Bid or Just Bidding?
Speaker: Pete Adams, Director of Operations, BHI Energy
IMPACT Advertising & Marketing - Resources to Make Yourself Known
Ironworker Safety Directors Making a Difference
Moderator: Steve Rank, Executive Director of Safety & Health, Iron Workers
Speakers: Paul Benson, Safety Director, Harmon, Inc.
Rick Johnson, Director of Apprenticeship & Training, Iron Workers Local 27 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Mark Keith, Safety Director, Harris Davis Rebar
Dave Otey, Regional Safety Manager, Rebar International, Inc.
Jason Puckett, Safety Director, Patriot Erectors, Inc.
2016 IMPACT Project of the Year Award Winners
(1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
Speaker: Ron Piksa, General Secretary, Iron Workers
David Beard, President, Iron Workers District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity
Donald Cotchen, Vice President, Industrial Information Resources, Inc.
T.K. Frahm, Project Manager II, Butler Manufacturing
Sandi McCracken, Senior Manager FA-MB-MBA Programs, International Accreditation Service
Daniel Walker, Senior Technical Engineer, Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Speaker: John Bielak, Executive Director of the Shop Department, Iron Workers
Victor Cornelier, President, TSI / Exterior Wall Systems
Speakers: Timothy Speno, President and CEO, E2E Summit
Speaker: Cindy Quiroz, Director, Business Strategy and Development, IMPACT
Speaker: Lee Worley, Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training, Iron Workers
Breakout 7: How Will Lean Practices Give Me a Competitive Advantage?
Speaker: David MacNeel, Principal & Lean Coach, On Point Lean Consulting, LLC
Speaker: Jim Kegebein, President, Kegebein Consulting