Speakers

  • Mark Douglas

    LCPtracker, CEO

    Mark Douglas is the principal owner of LCPtracker, Inc., a privately held company and leading software solution.

  • Dr. Giovanna Brasfield

    Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Flatiron Construction

    Dr. Giovanna Brasfield has over 18 years of experience in the California market in the fields of diversity & inclusion, leadership, public information distribution, outreach, and political involvement.  With her experience, Dr. Brasfield currently is the Southern California District Outreach and Diversity Manager for Hensel Phelps Construction.

  • Jimmy Christianson

    Vice President of Government Relations for AGC of America

    Jimmy Christianson leads the Associated General Contractors of America’s government relations efforts in Washington D.C., both on Capitol Hill and at the federal regulatory and construction owner agencies.

  • Timothy Helm

    Wage and Hour Labor Consultant

    Timothy Helm currently works as a Wage and Hour Labor Consultant and is recognized as a leading expert in all matters pertaining to the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act and other federal labor laws and executive orders regarding labor compliance.

  • Eric Rood

    Acting Chief Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Apprenticeship Standards

    Governor Jerry Brown appointed Eric Rood as Chief of the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) by Governor Jerry Brown in August 2018.  Eric was the Chief of Public Works for the California Labor Commissioner and served in various roles for the Labor Commissioner and State Board of Equalization.

  • Deborah Wilder

    President of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring Inc. (CCMI)

    Deborah Wilder is the President of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring Inc. (CCMI), a nationally recognized prevailing wage compliance consulting company. Deborah is licensed to practice law in both California and Oregon and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Julie Villao

    President and CEO of Intelligent Partnerships, Inc.

    Julie Villao is the President and CEO of Intelligent Partnerships, Inc. a firm focused on client improvement through strategic planning, Labor NavigationTM and Diversity DesignTM, Compliance Through ValidationTM in the public and private sectors of business.

  • Joshua Arce

    Director of Workforce Development for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development

    Joshua Arce serves as the Director of Workforce Development for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), following his appointment by Mayor London N. Breed in August 2018. Prior to his appointment, Josh led the office’s CityBuild division, a landmark construction training program that continues to place hundreds of residents into jobs.

  • Daniel Torres

    Strategic Partnership Specialist of Flintridge Center

    As the Strategic Partnership Specialist, Daniel plays an integral role in implementing and expanding Flintridge Center’s mission and vision. He is the point person on developing strategic partnerships with contractors, government agencies and Building and Construction Trades Councils.

  • Veronica Soto

    Program Director of Emerald Cities Collaborative

    Veronica Soto possesses over 20 years experience developing economic and workforce development programs that promote economic inclusion based on high standards of equity, open competition and transparency.

  • Nhubinh Nguyen

    Labor Analytics and Compliance Manager

    Nhubinh Nguyen has over 13 years of labor compliance experience on multi-billion dollar construction programs for school/community college districts, universities, and transportation authorities. Ms. Nguyen led the implementation of LCPtracker at BuildLACCD and developed BuildLACCD’s current labor compliance monitoring procedures.

  • Michael D. Bryant

    Director of the Civil Rights Division for Texas Department of Transportation

    At TxDOT, Bryant has worked on a variety of matters related to the Civil Rights Division, HUB and DBE issues, comprehensive development agreements, intellectual property and the agency’s information technology outsourcing with NTT Data.

  • Kristen Smith

    Director of Employee and Subcontractor Relations, Associated General Contractors of Texas

    Kristen Ogden Smith is the director of employee and subcontractor relations for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Texas Highway, Heavy, Utilities and Industrial Branch.

  • Angela Berry Roberson

    Director of Diversity Contract Compliance for Ferrovial Agroman US Construction Companies

    Angela Berry Roberson has over 20 years of experience in Civil Rights and Diversity Policy and Program Management services in the Transportation industry. Angela is the Director of Diversity Contract Compliance for Ferrovial Agroman US Construction Companies. (FAUSCC) comprised of Ferrovial Agroman US and Webber construction companies.

  • Adam Strong

    Prevailing Wage Compliance Specialist for the Michigan Department of Transportation

    Adam Strong currently functions as the prevailing wage compliance specialist for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Throughout his 13+ year career at MDOT he’s held various positions in Pavement Management, Geotechnical Services, and Construction Contract work groups. In his current position as the prevailing wage specialist, he works collaboratively with MDOT staff, local agencies, consultants, industry, and various federal agencies to provide the guidance necessary to deliver road projects.

  • Jennifer Ashton

    Founder and CEO of Construction Compliance Solutions

    Jennifer Ashton is the Founder and CEO of Construction Compliance Solutions. CCS works with financers, developers, and contractors to ensure fulfillment of compliance goals.

  • Ruby Sephton-Villegas

    Sr. Project Accountant, Webcor Builders

    Ruby Sephton-Villegas is a Sr. Project Accountant for Webcor Builders working out of the UC Merced 2020 project. Ruby has been working in the construction industry for 18 years under a few large General Contractors.

  • Chris Caron

    Director of Diversity Contracting – Kiewit Construction, Omaha, Nebraska

    Chris Caron, Director of Diversity Contracting – Kiewit Construction, Omaha, Nebraska, manages the operations compliance program for Kiewit and works closely with the Infrastructure and Power operations teams to address regulatory and policy risks.

  • James Reed

    Compliance Supervisor of Kiewit Construction

    James Reed, Compliance Supervisor – Kiewit Construction, Omaha, NE manages the prevailing wage program for Kiewit and works closely with the infrastructure operations to ensure compliancy. He brings over 20 years of experience and has worked in multiple different areas of the construction industry.

  • Lorraine D’Angelo

    Founder and President of LDA Compliance Consulting Inc

    Lorraine is the Founder and President of LDA Compliance Consulting Inc. which promotes principled contracting in the construction industry. LDACC provides consulting services focused on all aspects of contractor compliance, monitoring and reporting.

  • Leslie Stout-Tabackman

    Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Ms. Stout-Tabackman regularly counsels and represents clients with matters before the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division, including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues and prevailing wage and benefits issues arising under the Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).

  • April Medlin

    Project Accountant Manager, Balfour Beatty California Division

    April Medlin has worked for Balfour Beatty since 2006. In her current position as the Project Accountant Manager for the California Division, she hires, supports, trains and coaches the nearly 30 Project Accountants in the division. Additionally, she provides numerous other finance and operation support services to the division and sometimes nationally.

  • Betony Jones

    Founder of Inclusive Economics

    Betony Jones is the founder of Inclusive Economics, a research and advisory firm dedicated to providing sound data analysis and strategic insights to organizations working to improve economic justice. Her expertise focuses on how to improve job quality, job access, and a just transition in the face of global change.

  • Nat Peniston

    Vice President of Business Development

    As Vice President of business development, Nat Peniston has twenty years of marketing and sales leadership and is responsible for strategic partnerships that accelerate The Contractors Plan’s growth.

  • Lupe Navarro

    Senior Compliance Analyst

    Senior Compliance Analyst with Swinerton Builders since August 2017. Prior to joining Swinerton Builders Ms. Navarro carries over 16 years of experience in Labor Compliance analytics, labor compliance monitoring in PLA, PSA, special funding requirements on covered projects including Aviation and Highway/Caltrans projects.

  • Charles Henkels

    Project Lead for the Launch Apprenticeship Network

    Charles Henkels serves as the Project Lead for the LAUNCH Apprenticeship Network, which is a consortium-based apprenticeship committee formed by the community colleges in Riverside and San Bernardino counties that supports the expansion of apprenticeship opportunities by developing skills-focused career entry programs with industry partners.

  • K.T. Harrington

    Project Lead for the Launch Apprenticeship Network

    K.T. Harrington is the Sales & Marketing Director for B2Gnow. With his passion for Diversity & Inclusion, K.T. has been instrumental in assisting many organizations utilize software to eliminate inefficiencies, manual processes and duplicity of effort.

  • Janece Ray

    Contract/Federal Compliance

    15 Years City of Chandler Capital Projects/Construction.
    With 12 years in federal compliance environment.
    Oversee all Federal Compliance components for a Federal Funded contract to include Contract Documents, Labor Compliance, DBE, Title VI,

  • Elizabeth Watson

    Area Manager in the Paychex Strategic Account Division

    A lifelong supporter of entrepreneurship, Elizabeth Watson was raised in a household run by two business owners. She’s passionate about helping businesses navigate the unique challenges they face, and joined Paychex in 2005 as a vehicle to help business owners find the freedom to succeed. She is currently serves as an Area Manager in the Paychex Strategic Account Division, supporting new and existing National partnerships.

Interested in speaking at Ignite 2019? Contact mshin@lcptracker.com