FPC Speakers

Ronald AndersonRonald C. Anderson, CPMM, MBA, MPMBuilding & Project Manager

Mr. Anderson has served as the proud Building and Project Manager for Proviso Township High School District 209 for over one decade. Passionate about creating 21st-century schools that are well designed to meet the needs of diverse learners Ron has served as a Board Member for Bellwood School District 88. Mr. Anderson’s passion for computers and technology lead him toward pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University. With a love for education and learning, he has obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Keller Graduate School of Management and also possesses a Master’s in Project Management (MPM). He holds a plethora of certifications including but not limited to… Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM), Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS), Certified Health and Life Safety Building Inspector, (IASBO) Facilities Operations Certificate, Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor (CPI), and Certified Local Education Agency Designated Agent (LEA). Mr. Anderson is a very active member of several organizations. Currently, he is an active member of the West 40 Facilities Managers Group, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), Planning & Construction Professional Development Committee, Association for Facility Engineers (AFE), National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
Jordan Berman-CutlerJordan Berman-CutlerSen. Energy Efficiency Program Manager

Jordan has 15+ years of energy and government experience.  He previously worked for Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, Illinois Office of the Governor; MPP from University of Chicago.
Barry BolekBarry BolekRetired CSBO

Barry retired from Township High School District #113 after 14 years as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities, Operations and Transportation.  Barry also served many roles in his 33 years as an educator including Teacher, Dean of Students, Director of Technology and Assistant Principal as well as coaching 5 different athletic teams over 20 years.  Barry currently works with IASBO with their professional development team serving the needs of others in the area of Business services for school districts.
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Studio-GC Architecture + BIM

Pat’s professional experience and personal interest in the educational field have provided him with the unique ability to recognize the needs and concerns of K-12 students, faculty, administrators and parents, and translate those needs into successful design solutions. Throughout Pat’s 27-year career, he has concentrated his efforts on the planning and design of educational facilities. Pat’s leadership is informed by partnerships that broaden thinking and create new ideas to enhance the student environment. This includes sustainable ways to support student learning with capital infrastructure projects. Complex renovation projects are his forte; with an emphasis on green technologies, such as geothermal, solar and LED lighting. Pat has worked closely with SEDAC, DECO, ComEd, Energy Star and Illinois Geothermal Alliance to help secure resources and funding to help Illinois School Districts. This has allowed districts to achieve energy efficient solutions that save operational expenses.
Ryan DoyleRyan DoyleArea Assistant Vice President 
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Ryan Doyle has worked with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for over nine years, and works solely in the Public Sector.  As Area Assistant Vice President, Ryan works with multiple public school districts, municipalities, public charter school and private schools across the nation.

Ryan and his team specialize in developing and implementing customized insurance solutions exclusive for his clients.  These insurance solutions include traditional insurance programs, national group purchasing programs, insurance cooperatives/pools and protected self-insurance.  These arrangements provide his clients significant coverage enhancements and control over their insurance programs long term. 

Ryan has strong relationships with a wide array of public section insurance carriers.  He has also built a strong network of school board members and business managers through his career and IASBO membership.  Ryan has been a member of IASBO for five years, and has an Insurance and Risk Management degree from Illinois State University. 
Ken GarciaKen GarciaK-12 Practice Lead
Single Path

Ken has 15 years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in the design and deployment of advanced technologies for education, IT strategy and project management. He is currently the K-12 practice lead at Single Path focused on helping numerous schools transform their environments to improve student learning by maximizing the resources and talent within a school through creativity, professional development and leadership.
Photo Not FoundRobert GillinghamSales/Project Manager
Innovative Modular Solutions, Inc.

Rob works to build relationships with school districts, municipalities and businesses in Illinois and surrounding states to provide temporary and permanent space solutions. Before joining the IMS team, Rob was an entrepreneur for over 30 years where he sold products and services and managed large consulting and service operations. Rob is a USAF Veteran and received over 200 hours of formal military technical and leadership training while supporting the AWACS E-A Surveillance aircraft for TAC Command. Rob holds an Associate Degree in Engineering Technologies and Business Administration from Community College of the Air Force and Rose State College. He resides in Montgomery, Illinois with his wife and has three grown children and two granddaughters.
Sean GordonSean Gordon, CPMM, CPSDir./Buildings & Grounds
Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 93

Sean has 15 years experience in commercial HVAC, three years as a building engineer at District 87 and has spent the last five years at CCSD93. He is the current chair of the Illinois ASBO Maintenance & Operations PDC, holds both CPMM and CPS certifications and has completed the Illinois ASBO Facility Management Designation Program.
Mary GorrMary Gorr, Ed. D.Principal of Westbrook School for Young Learners
Mt. Prospect District 57
Mary has been the principal of Westbrook School for Young Learners in Mt. Prospect School District 57 for the past seven years. Prior to that, she taught in Glenview School District 34. 
No Photo FoundNicholas Graal, AIA, LEED AP BD+CSenior Staff Architect
TRIA Architecture, Inc.

Nicholas (Nick) is a senior project manager at Tria Architecture. He has over 13 years of public and private architectural experience, a majority of which being in the educational market sector. Nick received his Bachelor of the Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been a Licensed Architect in Illinois since 2012. As a resident of Orland Park, Nick also serves as a Community Representative on the Building and Finance Committee at Consolidated High School District 230.
Keith HammelmanKeith HammelmanVice President
Cannon Design

As a firm-wide leader of K12 engineering, Keith brings 18 years of experience to CannonDesign. He is passionate about creating innovative engineering solutions for education clients and is a member of the Planning and Construction PDC. Keith received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Photo Not FoundRic King, CPAAsst. Supt./Business Services 
Schaumburg CCSD 54

Ric has worked for Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54 since 1995.  He served as controller from 1995 until 2011 when he also became the Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations and the Facility Director. He has 10 years of auditing experience.
Steve KosmickiSteve Kosmicki, CPMMDir./Buildings & Grounds
River Trails SD 26

Steve Kosmicki is the Director of Buildings and Grounds at River Trails School District 26.  He has been with the district since 1979.  Steve is an Illinois State Licensed Stationary Engineer and holds CPMM certification and has also completed the Facilities Management Designation through IASBO.
Photo Not FoundBob Livingston, RS, LEHPManager
Ramboll Environ

Mr. Livingston has over 25 years of experience providing environmental project management and industrial hygiene services to commercial, industrial, construction, institutional and governmental clients, with a focus on asbestos-related and indoor environmental quality projects. He has developed project specifications for asbestos abatement and mold remediation for office buildings, schools, hotels and industrial and food processing facilities. He has supervised hundreds of asbestos abatement projects and several demolition/abatement projects. He has inspected buildings for asbestos-containing materials, mold contamination, water infiltration, and other hazardous materials, such as lead-based paint, CFC’s, PCB’s, and mercury.
Anthony LopezAnthony LopezProgram Manager
energySMART/Nicor Gas

Anthony has been with Nicor Gas for 4.5 years. He started his career in Energy Efficiency as a Sr. Marketing and Outreach Representative, promoting Energy Efficiency offerings at a wide array of events in the Nicor Gas service territory. Anthony transitioned to Nicor Gas’ Customer Development Department as an Account Executive, where he worked for 3.5 years with Nicor Gas’ largest commercial and industrial customers, while specializing in Natural Gas Vehicle projects. Anthony is a Program Manager with energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, where he manages Business Programs including the Public Sector.
Dan MortensenDan MortensenDir./Facilities
Aptakisic-Tripp SD 102

Dan has been in Facilities Management for the past 7 years.  Prior to coming to the school district, Dan served as a Facility Director for the United Stated Navy for 3 years and spent 18 years in commercial construction as a project manager/superintendent. He has completed the CPMM Certification along with the Facilities Management Designation Program and the Facilities Operations Program.  He is also a member of the IASBO Planning and Construction Professional Development Committee. 
Collin NoeCollin NoeAccount Executive
Schneider Electric

Collin Noe is an Account Executive for Schneider Electric in Chicago, and has worked in a sales and sales consultant role around the energy management industry for ten years.  Collin leads a team of professionals who are driven to improve the educational experience by designing and controlling the classroom environment in a way that promotes top performance and energy efficiency.  
Adam ParisiAdam ParisiAsst. Supt./Finance & Operations
Mt. Prospect SD 57

Adam is completing his 2nd year in this position and his 6th year as a CSBO. Previously, Adam has been active in the DuPage Illinois ASBO regional serving as President, Vice-President/President-Elect and Treasurer as well as the Golf Committee Co-Chairperson.  Also, Adam has severed on both the Human Resources and Planning and Construction Professional Development Committees.
Jim PetrakosJim Petrakos, AIA, LEED APPrincipal Architect
TRIA Architecture, Inc.

As one of the Co-Founders of Tria Architecture, James (Jim) is the Managing Principal and oversees the Business Development aspects of the firm. Jim has over twenty years of public and private architectural experience managing projects.  As an active member of IASBO, he also serves on the IASBO Service Associate Advisory Committee (SAAC).  Jim is a resident of Lockport, Illinois where he currently serves as the Alderman in Ward 1.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture/Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Brian RominskiBrian Rominski, CPSDir./Buildings & Grounds
Prospect Heights SD 23

Brian Rominski is the Director of Building & Grounds for Prospect Heights School District 23.   He has been working in the K-12 educational market for over 15 years in multiple capacities, providing services and leadership in school design, construction project management,  facility condition assessments, asbestos management, IAQ issues, and all things environmental related to schools.
Photo Not FoundRob Rottersman, MS, CIHSenior Manager
Ramboll Environ

Rob Rottersman, MS, CIH has over 18 years of experience in industrial hygiene, with emphasis on chemical and biological exposure evaluation and analysis. Rob's experience ranges across a variety of sectors, including oil refining, hospital and healthcare, manufacturing, commercial and flavor and fragrances. He has provided litigation support on matters related to aerosol exposure and mold and microbial growth in protective environments in hospitals.
Photo Not FoundAngela SmithAsst. Supt./Operations
Aurora West SD 129

Angela Smith is the Chief School Business Official and Assistant Superintendent for Operations for the West Aurora School District.  She is responsible for finance, purchasing, transportation, technology, construction, food service and all other operations functions for the district.  She has worked for the district since June of 2014.  Prior to her time in West Aurora, she was the Assistant Superintendent for Finance for the Plainfield School District and the Director of Business Services for the Oswego School District #308.  Mrs. Smith also spent seven years as a Board of Education Member.  Mrs. Smith has a B.S. in Finance from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from Columbia College and has completed her coursework and  is currently working on her dissertation through Aurora University.
Gary StanleyGary Stanley, RSBSK-12 Specialist
DLA Architects, Ltd.

With over 37 years of School Facility Management experience, Gary continues to bring professional development to all types/levels of facilities groups.  He is very active in mentoring, networking and researching those things which involve facilities management.  Gary was a director of Physical Plant and Director of Buildings and Grounds for 33 Years.

Professional Development includes Chair / Facilities Management Designation Program (8), and Chair for the Maintenance and Operation Committee (9). He received the Lighthouse Award in 2012 for his improvements to these programs. Gary also provides Life Safety Surveys for Cook County / State of Illinois. Active member in IASBO and WASBO, USGBC and has helped start multiple facility regional networking groups.

He currently brings architectural services (working at DLA Architects) to those needing those much needed services. He has been an advocate for Long Range Facility Plans over the past 30 years, and has written on the subjects of Energy Savings and Facility Management. 
Paul TimmPaul Timm, PSPVice President
Facility Engineering Associates

Paul is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), the author of School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). He is a member of ASIS Internationals School Safety & Security Council and the IASBO's Risk Management PDC.
Photo Not FoundVien-Phong TrinhAssociate Principal
ARCON Associates, Inc.

As an Associate Principal, V.P. Trinh serves as the direct point-of-contact for his clients. He manages architectural design teams from project beginning to end. He is involved  in  Design  Development,  Construction  Documents, Specification Writing, Bidding, Construction Management and Close-out for New Construction, Additions and Remodeling. V.P. Trinh is also responsible for compiling data, preparing estimates, and overseeing the preparation of 3-dimensional models for numerous school district projects, as well as general business operations.
Dave WilmsDave Wilms Renewable Energy Consultant
Advance Renewables

Dave Wilms has been inspiring others to “Think Globally” and “Act Locally” for over 30 years. He received the “Northern Environmental Science Teacher of the Year Award” (2010) and was the “Illinois Community Educator of the Year” in 2011. In 2012, he led Adlai Stevenson High School to become the 1st and only LEED-EB Gold Certified High School in the country. Currently, he is working with SunPeak Solar and doing energy education. His goal is to help schools use renewable energy, get honest evaluations, save money, and get clean energy concepts into all parts of a school’s curriculum."