It’s been over 14 months since we last gathered and based on your overwhelming input, we are making plans to come back together for in-person events once again. ADC is excited to announce ADC Reconnect, an in-person event that will be taking place July 20-21 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C.

We will share highlights from the discussions after they take place, but will not be offering a virtual way to participate. This will be a limited-scale event that may look a bit different from normal, but will still provide the same value as past ADC events.

View the DOD office of local defense community cooperation townhall slides here.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

James Balocki

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations

Frederico Bartels

Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting at The Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

Marcus J. Beauregard

Director, Defense-State Liaison Office

Bryan Bender

Senior National Correspondent, POLITICO

Rep. Anthony Brown

MD-4, House Armed Services Committee

Joe Bryan

Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Climate Change

Paul Cramer

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment (Installations)

LTG Jason T. Evans

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

Bishop Garrison

Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Human Capital and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jennifer Miller

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy & Environment

Patrick O’Brien

Director, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

Andrew Pahutski

Director, Foreign Investment Review

Mandy Smithberger

Director of the Center for Defense Information, Project on Government Oversightt

Jack Surash

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment

Vice Adm. Yancy Lindsey

Commander, Navy Installations Command

Participation by DOD personnel does not represent an endorsement or sponsorship by the Department of Defense.

AGENDA

DAY 1 | July 20

All sessions will take place within the Independence Ballroom. Sessions occur back-to-back within each time block.

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Joint Services Partnership Council Townhall
SPEAKERS:

Ivan G. Bolden, Chief of Army Partnerships, U.S. Army G-9 (Installations)

Teran Judd, Director, Air Force Community Partnerships and Mission Sustainment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations

Paula Monachelli, Director of Basing, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

11:00AM – 12:30PM  |  Lunch On Your Own

12:30PM – 12:45PM

Reconnect Welcome
SPEAKER:

Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs; Board President, ADC

12:45PM – 1:15PM

The Future of Navy Installations
SPEAKER:

VADM Yancy Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command

MODERATOR:

Craig Quigley, Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities

DOD Efforts to Impact Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPEAKER:

Bishop Garrison, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Human Capital and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MODERATOR:

Joe Driskill, Missouri Military Advocate & Executive Director, Missouri Military Preparedness & Enhancement Commission; ADC Board Past President

1:15PM – 1:45PM  |  Networking Break

1:45PM – 2:30PM

Defense Policy & Budget Update – DC Insiders Perspective
SPEAKERS:

Frederico Bartels, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting at The Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

Bryan Bender, Senior National Correspondent, Politico

Mandy Smithberger, Director of the Center for Defense Information, Project on Government Oversight

MODERATOR:

Matt Borron, Executive Director, ADC

DOD’s Plan to Tackle Climate Change
SPEAKER:

Joe Bryan, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Climate Change

MODERATOR:

Matt Borron, Executive Director, ADC

2:30PM – 3:00PM  |  Networking Break

3:00PM – 3:45PM

DOD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation Townhall
INTRODUCTION:

Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs; Board President, ADC

SPEAKER:

Patrick O’Brien, Director, DoD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

3:45PM – 4:15PM  |  Networking Break

4:15PM – 5:00PM

The Community Role in Advancing Climate Resilience
SPEAKERS:

James Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations, Energy and Facilities)

John Malueg, Manager of Resiliency Programs, Stantec

MODERATOR:

Matt Borron, Executive Director, ADC

The Importance of Providing Quality Military Child Education
SPEAKER:

Michael Coltrin, Assistant Deputy, Force Support and Family Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

MODERATOR:

Jerrod Wheeler, Superintendent, Knob Noster Public School District, MO; Board of Directors, ADC

5:00PM – 6:00PM  |  Evening Reception

DAY 2 | July 21

All sessions will take place within the Independence Ballroom. Sessions occur back-to-back within each time block.

8:00AM – 8:45AM  |  Networking Breakfast

8:45AM – 9:45AM

Protecting DoD Mission – New Tools & Strategies for Mitigating Encroachment
SPEAKER:

Andy Porth, Assistant Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Real Property

MODERATOR:

Susan Morris, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, Board of Directors, ADC

One Military, One Community - How Communities Can Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals?
SPEAKERS:

Rep. Anthony Brown, U.S. House of Representatives (MD-4)

Victor Angry, Neabsco District Supervisor, Prince Williams County, VA

MODERATOR:

Joe Driskill, Missouri Military Advocate & Executive Director, Missouri Military Preparedness & Enhancement Commission; ADC Board Past President

9:45AM – 10:15AM  |  Networking Breakfast

10:15AM – 11:00AM

2021 DOD Installation Policy & Budget Priorities
SPEAKER:

Paul Cramer, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations)

MODERATOR:

Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs; Board President, ADC

Army Leadership Updates
SPEAKER:

Jack Surash, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)

MODERATOR:

Scott Norton, Executive Director & CEO, TexAmericas Center; Board of Directors, ADC

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Air Force Leadership Updates
SPEAKER:

Jennifer Miller, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations, & Environment

MODERATOR:

Harry Kleiser, CEO, SIA Solutions; Board of Directors, ADC

Future of Work – Emerging Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
SPEAKERS:

Meredith Lozar, Executive Director, Programs & Events, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Stacey Shepard, Vice President, Federal & Environmental Solutions, Jacobs; Board of Directors, ADC

MODERATOR:

Matt Borron, Executive Director, ADC

11:45AM – 1:00PM  |  Lunch On Your Own

1:00PM – 1:45PM

State Strategies for Supporting Military Missions and Families
SPEAKERS:

Brian Garrett, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs

Ben Hart, Deputy Director, The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah

Rob Ator, Director of Military Affairs, Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Co-Chair, ADC State Advisors Council

Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs; Board President, ADC

MODERATOR:

Steve Bullard, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs; Co-Chair, Co-Chair, ADC State Advisors Council

1:45PM – 2:00PM  |  Networking Break

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Foreign Adversary Investment
SPEAKER:

Andrew Pahutski, Director, Foreign Investment Review, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

MODERATOR:

Sal Nodjomian, CEO, Matrix Design Group; Board of Directors, ADC

What Policies and Challenges Will Define the Army Installation of the Future and an Update of the Army’s Quality of Life Initiatives
SPEAKER:

LTG Jason Evans, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations)

MODERATOR:

Keith Klaehn, Chair, Colorado Defense Mission Task Force; Board of Directors, ADC

CLOSING:

Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs; Board President, ADC

LOCATION

ADC will host this event at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C., Marriott’s flagship hotel for high-profile events in the nation’s capital.

Delivering a quality experience at good value remains ADC’s focus, and to that end, we have secured per diem rate hotel rooms for your convenience. To take advantage of this great rate ($172/night), use the link below.

Marriott Marquis, Washington D.C.

Marriott Marquis

REGISTRATION

Online registration for ADC Reconnect is now closed. Onsite registration is available at the registration desk, located on the M4 meeting level of the Marriott Marquis.

SPONSORSHIP

Limited sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship is the best way to ensure your company can participate in this limited capacity event. Contact Matt Borron at mborron@defensecommunities.org for details.

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Questions?

Email membership@defensecommunities.org if you have questions about your organization’s membership standing and/or ability to buy tickets. Please direct all other questions to info@defensecommunities.org.