Presenters Bios



The Conference will feature 16 sessions with 16 CPE credits over the two days. You can look forward to the amenities listed below the schedule.

Date Time Presenter Topic CPE
12-Sep 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
12-Sep 8:00 – 8:15 am Brian Felix CCA Opening remarks from the NACA Chairman
12-Sep 8:20 – 9:10 am Jake Ortego CCA/CCP & Valerie Rogers Smith CCA Cost Escalation 1
12-Sep 9:15 – 10:05 am Steve Strohman CCA & Bob Hardy CCA/CCP What’s Wrong with Today’s GMP? 1
12-Sep 10:05 -10:20 am Break
12-Sep 10:25 -11:15 am Brian Perlberg JD / John Sier JD CCP / Tina Haubert CCA ConsensusDocs Update & a review of the definition of costs and possible modifications to address the information needed for a meaningful audit. 1
12-Sep 11:20 – 12:10 pm Rich Townsend CCA

What Every Owner Needs to Know When Using CMAR and Design-Build Cost Plus Fee Contracts – How to Maximize Value Received

12-Sep 12:10 – 1:00 pm Lunch
12-Sep 1:00 – 1:50 pm Patrick Reiser CCA Change Orders Reviews 1
12-Sep 1:55 – 2:45 pm Adam Rouse CCA & John Wisz CCA Auditor vs. Contractor:  The Dynamics of Auditing Contractors on behalf of Owners 1
12-Sep 2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
12-Sep 3:00 – 3:50 pm John Wisz CCA The FINAL ACCOUNTING:  What is it?  What does it look like? 1
12-Sep 3:55 – 4:45 pm Keith Hosmer CCA Case studies from audits of distribution centers for major retailers. 1
12-Sep 5:30 -7:30 pm All attendees to celebrate NACA’s 15’th Anniversary Reception – O’Malley’s Pub
13-Sep 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
13-Sep 8:00 – 8:50 am Paul Pettit CCA Cost Plus Contracts: Friend or Foe 1
13-Sep 8:55 – 9:45 am Marvin Johnson CCA Poor project management delivery and the adverse impact to the construction audit and controls process. 1
13-Sep 9:45 -10:00 am Break
13-Sep 10:00 -10:50 am Vinson Chapman CCA Captive Insurance Companies: What they are, how they operate, what construction auditors need to know. 1
13-Sep 10:55 – 11:45 pm Ed Travers CCA/Ken Brzozowski CCA Create a Culture & Environment Suitable for a Successful Construction Project and Audit:

“Audit is NOT the new four-letter word”

13-Sep 11:50 – 12:45 pm Lunch
13-Sep 12:45 – 1:35 pm Richard Vermeulen CCA CPA, / Chrisopher Cropley CPA The Role of the Integrity Monitor in Detecting and Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse on Publicly Funded Projects 1
13-Sep 1:40 – 2:30 pm Ben Evans CCA When Third-Parties are not Really Third-Parties 1
13-Sep 2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
13-Sep 2:45 – 3:35 pm Panel – John Sier, Jake Ortego,, Ben Evens. Ken Brzozowski  Discussion on AI and construction audit. 1
13-Sep 3:40 – 4:30 pm Panel General Q & A session 1
13-Sep 4:30 Brian Felix CCA Conference Wrap
Total CPE Available 16
  • State of the art facilities for your comfort and opportunities to mingle.
  • All Day Beverage Service – Freshly brewed gourmet regular and decaffeinated coffees, premium hot teas, and a large selection of bottled juices, waters, and sodas
  • Enhanced Continental Breakfast – Start with a specialty hot breakfast item like eggs, and including an assortment of bakery fresh pastries, bagels, and muffins, along with fresh whole fruit, yogurt and cereal.
  • Deluxe Mid-Morning Break – Energizing snacks, such as whole fruit, assorted breakfast bars, and yogurt parfaits
  • Themed Buffet Lunch – Delicious menus prepared daily, and perfectly paired with two scrumptious dessert choices!
  • Deluxe Afternoon Break – Energizing mid-afternoon snacks, such as whole fruit, candy shop candies, assorted chips and crackers, and one fresh specialty item