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James Rispoli
Professor of Practice, North Carolina State University Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures
Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management


Vice Chair
Dr. Carmelo Melendez
Office of Facilities Management & Professional Development
Department of Energy


Mr. William Albro
The Civil Engineer, Director
Installations and Mission Support
Air National Guard Readiness Center

Mr. Robert Baer
Asset and Logistics Manager
Science and Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Ms. Nancy Bechtol
Facilities Engineering and Operations
Smithsonian Institution

Mr. F. Anthony Clifford
Chief Engineer
Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations
National Institutes of Health

Mr. Raymond P. Cooke
Acting Director,
Division of Facilities Planning and Construction,
Indian Health Service

Mr. Andrew Duran
Associate Director
Office of Real Property Programs
Department of Commerce

Mr. Lance Feiner
Business Analysis and Investment Planning
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

LTG Michael Ferriter
Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
U.S. Department of the Army

Ms. Stella Fiotes
Executive Director
Office of Construction and Facilities Management
Department of Veterans Affairs

Ms. Anna Franz
Director, Planning and Project Management
Office of the Architect of the Capitol

Mr. Michael Germinario
Facilities Management and Engineering
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Mr. Gary Hart
Office of Environmental Health and Engineering
Indian Health Service

Mr. Stacey K. Hirata
Installation Support Community
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dr. William Holley
Office of Design and Construction
Public Buildings Service
General Services Administration

Mr. Eugene Hubbard
Office of Information & Resource Management
National Science Foundation

CAPT James Keith Ingalsbe
Office of Civil Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Steven lselin
Executive Director
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
U.S. Department of the Navy

Mr. Frank King
Branch Chief
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Lt Col Dwayne McCullion
Deputy Chief
Environmental Branch
U.S. Air Force

Mr. Bradley Provancha
Deputy Director
Washington Headquarters Services
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. David Retland
Acquisition, Technology and Facilities
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Mr. Scott Robinson
Facilities Engineering and Real Property Division
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Mr. Jefferson Underwood
Office of Infrastructure & Capital Planning
National Nuclear Security Administration
Department of Energy

Mr. Alexander Willman
Office of Facility Management
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
U.S. Department of State

Mr. John Yates
Senior Advisor
Office of Safety, Security and Infrastructure
Office of Science
Department of Energy




RADM Peter W. Marshall has more than 40 years of experience in design, construction, and facilities management. During his 32-year career for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Admiral Marshall provided program leadership, control, and coordination for the numerous, simultaneous, geographically dispersed tasks, as well as overall accountability for performance. He successfully directed the full scope of engineering services, such as infrastructure planning, program management, field and contingency engineering, facilities management and business unit reorganization, as required for military facilities worldwide. He held six different commands throughout his career and had five tours of duty in the Naval Construction Force, The Seabees.

Since his Navy retirement in 2000, Admiral Marshall has served as a corporate officer for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Burns and Roe Services and Dewberry, advising on large-scale government infrastructure efforts.

Adm. Marshall serves as a Panel Member for the National Academy of Public Administration and the National Research Council. Efforts have covered Department of Energy Infrastructure support and Review of the New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Program. He is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure in the Constructed Environment and is the current Chair of the Federal Facilities Council. He is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers and the National Academy of Public Administration.

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Nancy Bechtol is the Smithsonian’s Director of the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO). OFEO, with a staff of 1900, is responsible for Institution’s facilities planning, programming, real estate, architectural history and preservation; engineering, design, construction, and cost estimating; maintenance, operations, and horticulture; security, safety, health, and environmental management. With 12 million square feet of space, the Institution’s 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo are lo-cated in Washington, DC, six states throughout the country, Panama and Chile.

Prior to her role as the Director of OFEO, Ms. Bechtol was the Director of the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR) at the Smithsonian Institution from 2001 – June 2012. She managed all facilities management needs within the 19 museums and 9 research centers and the National Zoo in Washington, DC and New York, utilizing an in-house workforce of over 850 and an operating budget of $100 million. She was also responsible for managing the exhibition quality gardens that surround the museums.

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Stella S. Fiotes was named Executive Director for the Office of Construction and Facilities Management at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in January 2013. In this capacity, she is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all major construction projects greater than $10 million. In addition, as CFM's Executive Director, she acquires real property for use by VA elements through the purchase of land and buildings, as well as long-term lease acquisitions. Through the construction and real property programs, the Office of Construction and Facilities Management delivers to Veterans, high quality buildings, additions, large scale renovations, and structural enhancements. Ms. Fiotes also manages the crucial areas of facility sustainability, seismic corrections, physical security, and historic preservation of VA’s facilities.

Her team plans, designs, constructs, and leases facilities for the Veterans Health Administration, our nation's largest integrated health care system, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Replacement plant value of VA facilities exceeds $87 billion, with new construction and major improvements approaching $1 billion per year.

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Mr. Hirata, is the Chief, Installation Support Division, is responsible for developing and implementing US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) installation support policy, criteria, standards, and guidance for Real Property Maintenance Activities (RPMA) that include: management, planning, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities world-wide amounting to $3.7 billion in 2012. He also serves as the Senior Executive responsible for coordinating USACE’s activities in support of the Army Energy Strategy and is the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officer for the Public Works Sector, Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP).

His installation support experience includes more than thirty-six years as a customer and stakeholder. As a Director of Public Works and Logistics at two different installations, he focused on real property maintenance activities; fire, safety, and emergency services; vehicle maintenance and repair; and installation transportation services. As a Director of Community Activities, he was responsible for Soldier and Family Readiness services, and Morale, Welfare, and Recreational (MWR) programs.

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Dr. William Holley is the Chief Engineer at the Office of Design and Construction for the Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration. Dr. Holley joined GSA in 2006. For over 30 years he has managed facilities programs for federal agencies to include: NASA, the Pentagon Renovation Program, the Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Navy.

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Gene Hubbard reported to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in January, 2012, as the Director, Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM) and Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO). As Director, OIRM, Gene is responsible for NSF’s Information Technology, Human Resources, and Administrative Services (including facilities) programs. As CHCO, Gene oversees the morale and labor relations for NSF’s 1500 employees.

Mr. Hubbard has over 30 years of experience in public works, facilities, and real property management. Prior to joining NSF, Gene served at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Headquarters as the Assistant Commander for Asset Management. From September 2006 to November 2007, Mr. Hubbard was the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mr. Hubbard entered the Senior Executive Service in February 2002, when he was selected as the Director of Facilities Engineering and Real Property at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Mr. Hubbard served over 20 years in the U.S. Navy, primarily in the Civil Engineer Corps (CEC).

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Mr. Carmelo Melendez is the Director Office of Asset Management for the Department of Energy. Mr. Melendez is the Agency’s Property Executive, Senior Real Property Officer (SRPO), Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) for Real Estate and Office Director for Asset Management within the Office of Management. His portfolio covers Real Estate, Facility & Infrastructure, and Personal/Industrial Property Management and Policy. In this position, he is responsible for policy, guidance, and oversight of DOE’s Real & Personal Property Management practices with emphasis in program management and life-cycle cost management of the Department's $150B combined property portfolio. He is a career member of the Senior Executive Service, Vice Chairman of the National Academies’ Federal Facilities Council, and permanent member of the Office of Management & Budget’s (OMB) Federal Real Property Council.

Mr. Melendez retired as a Commander in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps and has served in numerous positions in the Departments of Defense, Energy and State where he has held specializations in Acquisition Management, Civil Affairs, Construction Management, Expeditionary Engineering, Facilities Engineering, and Financial Management. He holds the following degrees: BS in Mechanical Engineering from UPR, MBA in Financial Management from SNHU, MEng in Civil Engineering from UF, EngD in Engineering Management from GWU, and completed the DoD Executive Education Advance Management Program from UNC/NSC. His recognitions include: National Society of Professional Engineer’s Top Ten Federal Engineer of the Year, Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Military Engineer of the Year, Department of State’s Superior & Meritorious Honor Medals, Department of the Navy’s Superior & Meritorious Civilian Service Medals, Department of Energy’s Superior Service Award, and several Navy/Marine Corps military decorations.


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Mr. Alexander Willman is the Branch Chief, Maintenance Management Program, Maintenance Support Division, Office of Facility Management, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), U. S. Department of State where he is responsible for managing staff charged with the efficient allocation of $100 million in sustainment funding to 270 embassies and consulates. In this position, he also identifies improvements to the operation of the facility management section at embassies and directs the production of budget estimates for future building operating expenses at planned New Embassy Compounds and Consulates. He directs the electronic procedure to define and document real property maintenance, repair and improvement activities and directs the development of annual facility condition indexes for all U.S. Government-owned to enable OBO and post management to decide on funding priorities.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Willman was an Energy Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Corporation where he managed the development for EPA of the first Energy Star© Label for Buildings website and led a $9M multi-year contract for the Federal Energy Management Program of the U. S. Department of Energy. As the Director of Engineering and Indoor Air Programs at the National Energy Management Institute he was responsible for technical due diligence and energy monitoring for nation-wide energy savings performance contracts. He was a technical contributor to widely-distributed EPA publication, “Building Air Quality”, endorsed by the Building Owners and Managers Association, International.

Mr. Willman holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His military honors include the Vietnam Service Medal; he served as Lieutenant (j.g.) in the U. S. Naval Reserve. 

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Mr. Jefferson Underwood has more than 20 years of construction project management, facility management, environmental, safety, and health oversight, and nuclear weapons program management experience supporting all NNSA sites within the nuclear weapons complex, responsible for the full range of Headquarters business, including resolution of nuclear safety questions, production planning and safety analysis, weapon system development, facility maintenance, decommissioning and demolition of facilities, project planning and requirements definition, planning, programming, budgeting and execution, performance metric development, and evaluation of contractor activities. For two years he represented the Department of Energy on the staff of the Nuclear Weapons Council, an interagency decision-making body chartered by statute to provide high level guidance to the nuclear weapons program.

The mission of his current position, the Office of Infrastructure and Capital Planning, is to develop and maintain an enterprise level infrastructure management baseline that includes new construction, recapitalization, and maintenance; manage NNSA’s corporate infrastructure functions; provide program direction and management support to facility professionals across the enterprise; provide real estate support to the NNSA complex; and manage assigned program elements.

His military service includes nuclear submarines, mutual defense activities with the United Kingdom, procurement administration, research and development of underground nuclear effects test beds and studies of the response of deeply buried structures to nuclear weapons.

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