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At Facility Executive Live!, industry experts will present on a variety of topics that are of critical importance to facility management professionals.


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At Facility Executive Live!, industry experts will present on a variety of topics that are of critical importance to facility management professionals.

Facility Executive Live! Conference Speakers

At Facility Executive Live!, industry experts will present a variety of topics that are of critical importance to facility management professionals.

Speaker Line-up

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Ellen Bell, Manager, Midwest Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Ellen Bell manages the EDF’s Redefining Energy Efficiency Project which works with commercial office buildings and other vendor and non-profit partners in Chicago to develop new approaches that value efficiency, advanced energy management and existing and emerging technologies as a source of revenue and helps to build new markets where efficiency measures will be readily adopted.

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Kevin Borg, Director, Facilities and Project Management, UCLA Athletics

Kevin Borg is director of facilities and project management for the UCLA Athletics Department. He has worked for the university since 1982.

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Brett Bridgeland, CEM, LEED AP, Energy Engineer, Seventhwave

Bridgeland is a licensed architect and an energy engineer with Seventhwave, a nonprofit firm providing energy efficiency engineering, education, research, and program delivery.

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Jerry DiCola, CFM, SFP, FMP, Director, Facilities Operations, Horizon Pharma, Inc.

DiCola is the director, facilities operations for Horizon Pharma, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company with U.S. headquarters in Lake Forest, IL.

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Judie Cooper, CFM, Associate Director of Organizational Development, Office of Facilities Management and Reliability,...

Judie Cooper is Associate Director of Organizational Development for the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability for the Smithsonian Institution.
John Friedlander, Senior Director at Kroll.

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John S. Friedlander, Senior Director, Security Risk Management, North America, Kroll

John Friedlander is a Senior Director at Kroll, based in the New York office. He has a varied security operational and administrative background, and has directed security management operations for leading financial firms, property management organizations, and high net worth individuals for nearly 20 years.

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Tom Grimard, Associate Partner, Syska Hennessy Group

Grimard leads Syska Hennessy’s global Building Management System (BMS) and Smart Building practice area across the entire firm.

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Edward Krembuszewski, Energy Efficiency Services, Energy Efficiency Engineering Manager, ComEd

Edward Krembuszewski is Energy Efficiency Services, Energy Efficiency Engineering Manager with ComEd, an electric service provider to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois.

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Nicholas P. Lawrence, Vice President, Intelligent Building Practice, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

Having led the Technology Group at Environmental Systems Design (ESD) for many years, Lawrence is now vice president of the firm’s Intelligent Building Practice. Managing multiple projects with high levels of complexity to meet quality, schedule and budget commitments, he has expertise in budget management, resource planning, marketing, and international business.
Ralph Linne, MBA, CPM, BOC and Facilities Director.

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Ralph Linne, MBA, CPM, BOC, Director of Facilities, Hamilton County, Ohio

Ralph Linne, the 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, is Director of Facilities for Hamilton County, Ohio, a position he has held since January, 2001. Prior to this position, Linne served as Facilities Services Manager for BOCC of Cuyahoga County Ohio. He has more than 25 years of facilities management experience, as well as over 35 years of construction management experience.

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Jim Lord, Managing Director, Helbling & Associates, Inc.

Lord is a retained executive search consultant who specializes in securing executives for roles related to facilities management, construction, and real estate development.

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James (J.B.) Messer, Chief Facilities Officer, Community College of Allegheny County

James (J.B.) Messer, the 2013 Facility Executive of the Year, is chief facilities officer at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining CCAC, he was the director of Facilities Management at Oklahoma City Community College for 15 years and spent six years at the University of Oklahoma in utilities systems and power production management.

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Randall Niznick, Facility Manager, Retired US Navy Seabee

Niznick currently works for a Fortune 500 construction and building services company. He earned his B.Sc, Environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College.

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Jeannette Lenear Peruchini, Interiors Practice Leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Jeannette Lenear Peruchini, IIDA, LEED® AP, is an Associate Director and Interior Practice Leader at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago.

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Brad Shokes, Senior Vice President, Integrated Facilities Management, JLL

Brad Shokes is a Senior Vice President within the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) service line at JLL and is the Business Lead for Facilities Flex.
Robert P. Wengel Vice President of Facilities John G. Shedd Aquarium.

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Robert P. Wengel, Vice President of Facilities, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Bob Wengel, the 2012 Facility Executive of the Year, has been with Shedd Aquarium in Chicago since 1995 and is currently the Vice President of Facilities. Wengel’s responsibilities include managing the Maintenance, Operations, Environmental Services, and Safety and Security departments and the administration of 20 maintenance service contracts that include elevator, chiller and fire system testing and maintenance, roofing and tuck pointing, and landscaping services.