Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pre-Summit Workshop Registration*

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pre-Summit Morning Workshops

Frank Stasiowski Has 2020 Vision: Trends Shaping the Future of Your A/E/C Practice
Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA
Founder and CEO | PSMJ Resources, Inc.  

Growth Planning Workshop for WBE/DBE/MBE Principals: Proven Practices for Solving Unique Challenges and Leveraging New Opportunities
Karen Compton
Principal | A3K Consulting
  

Profitability Workshop: Find and Fix Where You’re Leaking Money
Brian Flynn
Senior Consultants | PSMJ Resources, Inc.
  

*Separate registration fee applies

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Summit Afternoon Workshops

Value Pricing Workshop: Forge Inseparable Client Bonds and Drive Higher Profits
Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA
Founder and CEO | PSMJ Resources, Inc.  

A/E/C Technology Level Up: Approaching New Tech Adoption (AI, VR, 3D Printing, and more) to Deliver a Competitive Advantage and ROI
Brian Burnett
Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc. and a  Panel of Tech Experts
  

When Disaster Struck New Orleans: Your Insider’s Tour of Katrina Impact Sites
Bill Hinsley
Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc. 
 

*Separate registration fee applies

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception and Trivia Night

Open to all A/E/C THRIVE 2019 attendees
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Earn Your Shower- Optional Group Workout

No prior registration required. Meet in hotel lobby.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote: Let the Good Times Roll? A/E/C Economic Conditions Update and Market Forecast

David Burstein, P.E.
Director and Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc.  

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

TRACK 1: STRATEGY & GROWTH

Always Risky: Managing Quality Control and Liability Even In Boom Times

Speaker Pending
  

TRACK 2: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Building Financial Metrics into the DNA of Your Firm

Dave Maddaluna
CFO | DELTA V Forensic Engineering 
 

TRACK 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT

Developing From the Inside - Out: How Leaders Come Alive and Thrive

Kamie Loeser
Principal Planner, Shareholder, Board Member | NorthStar Engineering 
 

TRACK 4: MARKETING & BD

CX Value Checkup: Feed Your Project Pipeline By Retooling Your Client Experience Program

Tim Schroeder, President | Sally Obernolte, Shareholder
Neumann Monson 

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

TRACK 1: STRATEGY & GROWTH

Leverage Design-Based Innovation to Deliver High-Value Customer-Focused Solutions

Bill Knowles
CEO | ideawrks 
 

TRACK 2: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Maximize Your Return on the Federal R&D Tax Credit

Corporate Tax Advisors  

TRACK 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT

People & Processes: Achieve Remarkable Results by Rethinking Employee Engagement

Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FPC Director of Workforce Advisory Services & Valerie Higgins - Director of A/E/C Advisory Services
Stambaugh Ness 
 

TRACK 4: MARKETING & BD

Top 10 Strategies for Winning More Business in A/E/C

Andy Yeomans
Director of Business Development | SAGlobal 
 

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and PSMJ Award Presentations

Through the presentation of Circle of Excellence, Platinum and Premier Awards, A/E/C THRIVE has long recognized firms turning in top financial performance numbers. For 2019, we are excited to announce two new awards: A/E/C Employer of Choice Award for the firm demonstrating superior excellence in employee engagement, and the A/E/C Building a Better World Award, for the firms showing commitment to community engagement.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

TRACK 1: STRATEGY & GROWTH

Smart City Win-Win: Lead Clients to the Best Solutions for Them—And Your Firm

Joe Viscuso
Senior Vice President | Pennoni 
 

TRACK 2: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Got the Nerve? Understanding the Importance of Having an Organizational Nervous System (ONS)

Pam Ingram
Change and Adoption Wrangler | Clearview 
 

TRACK 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT

Your Culture is Your Brand - Leveraging Great Employees to Attract Great Customers

Richard Deason
COO | Atlantic Coast Consulting 
 

TRACK 4: MARKETING & BD

Activate a Promoter: Empower Your Biggest Fans and Win More Business

Ryan Suydam
Chief Experience Officer | Client Savvy 
 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Hot Topics Roundtable Discussions

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Keynote Address: Inside Secrets for Attracting, Retaining, and Empowering Future Leaders

Tim Griffin
Executive Vice President | RMF Engineering and author of Lattes, Puppies, and Unlimited Vacation: Attracting, Retaining, and Empowering Millennial Design Firm Professionals  

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Evening Networking Reception

Friday, October 4th, 2019
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Earn Your Shower - Optional Group Workout

No prior registration required. Meet in hotel lobby.
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks and Observations from Day 1

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Address: Water the Bamboo: Unleash Your Team's Potential and Achieve Phenomenal Results

Greg Bell
Author/Business Consultant  

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

TRACK 1: STRATEGY & GROWTH

Six Steps to Sustainable Success

Jenifer Navard
Principal/Director of Finance | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple 
 

TRACK 2: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

We’re Worth WHAT? Your A/E/C Firm Valuation Reality Check

Dion Kenney
Senior M&A Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc. 
 

TRACK 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT

Panel Discussion: What REALLY Drives—and Retains—Your Millennial A/E/C Employees

Moderator: Tim Griffin
Executive Vice President | RMF Engineering 
 

TRACK 4: MARKETING & BD

Using Relationship Data to Understand How and Why You Win Projects

Monica Moore
Professional Services Consultant | Cosential 
 

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

TRACK 1: STRATEGY & GROWTH

Case Study: How T. Baker Smith Made Employee-Focused Strategic Planning Pay Off

Kenneth Wm. Smith, PE, PLS
CEO | T. Baker Smith 
 

TRACK 2: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Your Accounting Department is a Profit Center: Tax Incentives for the AEC Industry

Jason Villere, Director | Kevin Sullivan, Partner
Brayn Consulting 
 

TRACK 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT

Overcoming Today’s Most Pressing Compensation Challenges

Jay McRae
Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc. 
 

TRACK 4: MARKETING & BD

Don’t Fix Your Business Development Process—Blow It Up

Ken Tichacek
Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc. 
 

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

TRACK 1: STRATEGY & GROWTH

Getting to the Right Work-Life Blend: How Healthy and Happy A/E/C Principals Balance Competing Demands

Bill Hinsley
Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc. 
 

TRACK 2: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Case Study: Our Ownership Transition Story

Ian Denny
CFO | Retail Design Collaborative and Studio One Eleven 
 

TRACK 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT

Become the Leader that People Want to Follow

Jeff Roman
Partner, Engineering Practice Leader | Little Diversified Architectural Consulting 
 

TRACK 4: MARKETING & BD

Engage Clients and Win More Business with Better Sales Calls

Wally Hise, P.E.
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development | HDR 
 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Keynote Address: What Can Your A/E/C Firm Learn from the NBA?

Ron Johnson
Major General, U.S. Army (ret.), Professor/Georgia Tech, and former VP of Referee Operations, National Basketball Association  

3:30 PM - 6:00PM

One-on-One Consulting Sessions

By appointment only; must be scheduled in advance. Please visit the One-On-One Consultations table near Registration for further information.

*Topics and agenda subject to change
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