Our Speakers

 
 
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Andrea Champine

ANDREA CHAMPINE has 24 year's experience in the affordable housing industry-15 of which she spent working for a privately owned management company and 9 years for a city housing agency in the State of Michigan. For many years she was Director of Compliance for HUD, LIHTC, USDA - RD515, HOME, Housing Choice Voucher and PHA Programs. In addition to this title, she held the role of Fair Housing Of..[more]

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Carl Stephani

Mr. Carl Stephani has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's in Regional Planning from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He served as a Project Officer's interne in the United Nations Development Programme in New York City; as a volunteer in community development it the United States..[more]

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Daniel P. Dalton

DANIEL P. DALTON, the founding member of Dalton & Tomich PLC in Detroit, Michigan, concentrates his practice on litigating land use and zoning disputes on behalf of religious organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Dalton has been highly rated, was recognized as a top land use lawyer in the U.S. in 2011, and was named one of the top 25 attorneys in Michigan in 2010...[more]

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Debbie Hixon

Debbie Hixon is the president and Owner of Hixon Training & Consulting, LLC with over 25 years in the Affordable Housing Industry. Hixon travels country-wide to present training on HUD topics.

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Eileen M. Englert

Ms. Englert is an accomplished and results-oriented professional with more than twenty-two years of experience in various aspects of general contracting, construction management and owner’s representation in the construction field. Ms. Englert has developed specialized skills in procurement, contract administration, cost control, job cost analysis, project controls and engineering, s..[more]

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Emily Federico

Emily Federico is an Associate Director in the Fairfield, CT office of Navigant Consulting, Inc.  Ms. Federico’s experience includes the preparation and analysis of various schedule delay, acceleration, loss of productivity and cost overruns claims.  Tasks performed included Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development and detailed analyses, damage analyses, and issues analysis based on cont..[more]

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Hank Vanderbeek

Hank Vanderbeek is an expert in REAC inspections, REAC appeals, REAC repair work, and home and commercial inspections. He has conducted inspections on thousands of residential and commercial properties for HUD (as a former Certified Inspector), insurance companies, banks, and home buyers. Mr. Vanderbeek is currently owner and manager of a commercial and residential property ins..[more]

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James G. Zack Jr.

James G. Zack Jr. is the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management for Fluor Corporation, a $24 billion/year EPC with offices and proj..[more]

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Jay Palmos

Jay Palmos has over 20+ year's experience in the construction industry. The first 10-years in project management teams on three mega projects: a nuclear facility, an R&D iron ore refinery and a major civil waterway, and for the second 10+ years as a consulting expert.

Jay is licensed to practice law in the US and Australia, and has lectured on construction claims in Australia, the U..[more]

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John Byrne

John Byrne is a Director in the Construction Practice of Navigant Consulting and is a registered professional engineer with over 30 years of diverse construction, engineering, and dispute resolution experience. Mr. Byrne developed solid project management skills by directly managing large complex construction projects. He has been retained to perform project assessments, contract management, ri..[more]