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New World Built on Resiliency, Sustainability and Equity

Carlton Eley, Regional Equity Initiative Manager, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
Carlton is a former civil servant whose career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spanned twenty years. Carlton has been an effective change-agent over the span of his career. He re-energized the American Planning Association’s focus on social equity, and he expanded the socialization boundaries of the U.S. EPA to accommodate equitable development as a place-based solution. Carlton was interviewed by sociologist Jill Lindsey Harrison for the book From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Government Agencies. In 2003, Carlton participated in the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy, and he was on assignment with the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.
Susan Jennings, Executive Director, Arthur Morgan Institute for Community (AMICS)
Susan led Community Solutions in the 2017 purchase of Agraria, a 128-acre farm on the outskirts of Yellow Springs which is being developed into a Center for Regenerative Practice. She serves on the Board of the Greater Dayton Conservation Fund, and on the national Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching on behalf of Central State University. She also facilitates a Community Climate Resilience class for the University of Dayton’s lifelong learning institute. She previously served as the founding Director of UMass Dartmouth’s Office of Campus and Community Sustainability.

Benjamin McCall, Executive Director, Hanley Sustainability Institute Professor of Physics and Chemistry
Ben is the inaugural Executive Director of the Hanley Sustainability Institute. His work at HSI includes improving the sustainability of campus operations (in collaboration with Facilities Management), advancing sustainability education (in collaboration with the Sustainability Program), promoting sustainability research and scholarship, and engaging the broader Dayton community in conversations about sustainability and resilience planning.
Lamees Mubaslat AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Dayton Regional Green Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Montgomery County (moderator)
An architect with B.S. in Architecture from the University of Jordan. Designed, directed, and administered over 100 capital improvement projects for Montgomery County office of Administrative Services.

Since 2011, Lamees has directed and positioned DRG (a Montgomery County initiative) to become the reginal resource for environmental sustainability and energy conservation. Established and launched a successful Green Business Certification program with more than 800 participants to date to promote greener government, businesses, and personal practices throughout Montgomery County and the Dayton region.

Smart Technologies Defined

Justin Cohen, Innovation Architect, Cisco Innovation Labs
A professional in the design and implementation of information technology and high availability solutions. Extensive experience in Voice/Data communications and security. Demonstrated excellence in ground up infrastructure design and implementation. Currently specializing in the Internet of Things, Connected Buildings and Real Estate, Connected Factory. IoT and Industrial Platforms. Advanced next generation technology, Innovation programs and systems design
Michael Jankowski, PE, RCDD, CTS, Senior Technology Engineer HEAPY (moderator)
Michael has 10 years experience as a designer in the ICT field with projects in the healthcare, K-12, Higher Education, commercial and government markets. Projects often included networked HVAC and smart lighting systems designed in conjunction with the Mechanical and Electrical designers for the project to create a more tightly integrated and efficient system. Designs ranged from hotel lighting and temperature controls integrated with a whole room networked control panel, to a networked HVAC control system for a K-12 school.

Owners Panel: People, Resiliency, Performance
(Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW, PDH, (Pending GBCI CE))

Alex Burke, Energy Procurement & Environmental Sustainability Advisor, Cardinal Health
Alex is an Ohio native who currently helps solves private sector sustainability and energy procurement issues with Cardinal Health. His graduate research at Ohio University explored the decision making process of energy procurement through a triple bottom line lens and enabled him to develop a small research solar PV installation on campus. After graduating he came to Columbus and worked on sustainability data software solutions with JadeTrack. He lives in Dublin, Ohio and when he is not pursuing sustainable energy solutions he enjoys reading, gardening and music.
Meghan Riesterer CEM, CDSM, LEED AP, Assistant Vice President Campus Energy & Sustainability, Oberlin College
Meghan’s expertise in reliable, resilient, and sustainable energy systems coupled with her passion for inspiring and building sustainable organizations and strategic relationships make her well-suited to develop innovative, high-impact resource conservation, procurement, and sustainable investment strategies for Oberlin College where she leads the Office of Environmental Sustainability. She is responsible for development of the sustainable energy and utility campus infrastructure as well as implementing organizational strategic visions for carbon reduction and fostering collaborative partnerships and organizational engagement. Prior to Oberlin College, Meghan was the Director of Sustainability at the Medical Center Company, a district energy company serving thermal utilities and electricity to a hospital and university among other customers.

Throughout Meghan’s career she has sharply reduced carbon and created sustainable decision-making platforms and organizational efficiencies through a holistic systems thinking approach. She is a Certified Energy Manager®, Certified Demand-Side Management Professional, and LEED® Accredited Professional. She earned her Master in City Planning degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Ann Walston, System Director, Facility Management, OhioHealth
Ann started her corporate real estate career as a project manager with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2003, she moved to Jones Lang LaSalle, a $6 billion real estate and facilities management firm. During her tenure at JLL, she held a variety of project management, property management and facilities related roles spanning the globe, eventually settling back in Ohio where she managed an 8 million square-foot national portfolio for a Fortune 50 company. In March 2017, Ann joined OhioHealth, a $4+ billion, not for profit health care provider based in Columbus, Ohio which serves healthcare needs in 47 counties throughout the state. As the Senior Director of Facilities Management, Ann manages the facilities and property management operations for a portfolio of over 9 million square feet, consisting of 12 hospitals and over 200 properties. In this role, Ann focuses her 200+ OhioHealth team members in supporting OhioHealth’s mission to improve the health of those we serve. Ann is responsible for all maintenance and operations across the system, including the energy management program. She chairs OhioHealth’s Utilities Task Force, a multidisciplinary system-based group whose goal is to create the most efficient and effective utility program for OhioHealth Ann is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and earned her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ann is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Ryan Hoffman, PE, CEM, BEAP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Building Optimization Practice Director, HEAPY (moderator)
It’s HEAPY’s corporate mission to build a more resilient and sustainable society that guides Ryan’s approach to improving the outcome of our project work. As Director of the HEAPY Building Optimization Practice, Ryan’s breadth of experience provides a strong foundation for leadership in offering creative and forward-thinking concepts to influence HEAPY’s projects. Corporate clients ranging from REITs, to healthcare organizations, to numerous Fortune 100 organizations, represent a large base of those Ryan has inspired over his 13 years at HEAPY.

Impact of Climate Change & Urbanization on Future Building Performance
(Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW, GBCI LEED Specific (BD+C, O+M), PDH)

Bentley Fellow/Director, Building Performance Research, Bentley Systems, Inc.

Dru is Bentley Fellow and Director, Building Performance Research focusing on building performance, BIM, sustainability, resilience, and smart cities. Prior to being elevated to Bentley Fellow in 2014, he led development of Bentley’s suite of building performance software for four years. Before joining Bentley in 2010, Dr. Crawley developed and managed EnergyPlus and the USDOE’s Commercial Buildings Initiative (now Better Buildings Initiative and Alliances) promoting creation of net-zero-energy buildings.

With more than 40 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and consulting companies. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool, a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tennessee, and is a registered architect.
Evan Nutt, CEM, LEED Green Associate, Account Executive, ElitAire, Inc. (moderator)
Evan has over 10 years of experience in the HVAC industry, as well as a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Dayton. ASHRAE Region V recently recognized Evan’s dedication to the Dayton ASHRAE Chapter with the Chapter Service Award.

Redefining Buildings for 2021 and Beyond
(Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW, PDH, (Pending GBCI CE)

John K. Scott, Managing Director REMS Florida, Colliers International
John is a member of Colliers International Executive Leadership team in Florida. As the MD John has direct responsibility and oversite of the Florida Real Estate Management Services (REMS) department, where he directs a portfolio of over 285 retail, office and industrial properties totaling more than 32 million square feet. He leads a team of over 110 professional and support personnel specializing in real estate management services. John is a member of BOMA and chairs the Colliers International Sustainability and Resiliency Practice Group.
Joseph Ferdelman, PE, HFDP, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Strategy Officer (moderator)
With over 30 years of HEAPY leadership in project Design and Management, Joe Ferdelman serves in the new position of Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Joe is our lead in assuring the alignment of our Vision, Mission and Core Values, which involve providing a superior client experience through a collaborative process focused on customer engagement and delivered with a sense of pride and company spirit.

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