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SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) JOINT INDUSTRY DAYS AND FEDERAL AGENCY FORUM (JIDFAF) 2018

Supporting Small Businesses in Construction, A/E, Environmental and Related Trades / Services


A MUST ATTEND for businesses in Architecture/Engineering, Construction, Environmental and Related Trades.  WHY? – Education, access to the government and prime representatives, and current information about priorities and opportunities in the government market AND most important – relationship development.  If you are serious about capturing more of the government market, join us on April 9 and 10 in Northbrook, IL.

Conference Participants, Speakers & Exhibitors Include:

  • Robert Scott, Region V Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) Executive Director
  • Kurt Thiede, Chief of Staff, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Kevin J. Lovell, PMP, SAME National Board of Direction
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Department of Public Works
  • Steve Blinderman, PE, President / Chief Operations Officer, Blinderman Construction
  • Jean Marie Thiel, President, Belonger Corporation
  • Frank Grimaldi, Assistant Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
  • Chris Grimm, AEC Specifications Consulting, LLC
  • Melissa Meade, P.E., Team Leader/Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Woolpert
  • Andrew Rider, BIM Manager, Woolpert
  • David A Rose, Esq., Managing Partner, Rose Consulting Law
  • Beth White, Deputy for Small Business Programs, Rock Island District Corps of Engineers
  • Linda M. Sorn, P.E., US Army Corps of Engineers, Chief, Technical Services Division – Chicago District
  • Kelly J. Granberg, Ph.D., Environmental Engineer, Design Branch, US Army Corps of Engineers – Chicago District
  • Advantage Strategy Consulting
  • AECOM
  • Aldridge Electric
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Environmental Monitoring & Technologies
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
  • Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
  • Illinois Tollway Authority
  • Lake County Purchasing
  • Michels Corporation
  • PACE Bus
  • Rose Consulting Law Firm
  • TetraTech
  • Woolpert
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

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