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Introducing this year’s stellar line-up of CMUG Presenters and CMiC Subject Matter Experts

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aaron morris
AARON MORRIS
Charles Pankow Builders

Aaron is responsible for the project management portion of CMiC for Pankow. He works directly with senior management to implement new applications and custom reports/logs, to train company staff, to solve system errors and to set up security.  Aaron has been with Pankow for 20+ years, previously having worked as Project Manager.  He currently  serves as Vice Chair of the CMUG Group Steering Committee. Aaron holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.

Presentations:
1. Contract Forecasting with GC Monitor
2. CMiC Automation Using Workflows
3. Opportunity Management Using ADF

Amy Edelmann
AMY EDELMANN
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Amy is the Assistant Benefits Manager at Whiting-Turner, where she is instrumental in managing employee benefits data. Since the CMiC implementation in 2015, she has been streamlining the benefit enrollment and maintenance processes for Whiting-Turner’s employees, who are located throughout the United States. Amy has worked most of her professional career at Whiting-Turner after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin and Marshall College.

Presentations:
CMiC Benefits Administration

BJ Van Orman
BJ VAN ORMAN
JE Dunn Construction

BJ is currently the Applications Director at JE Dunn Construction. This includes working on implementations, training, development and support for JE Dunn, on both the Operations and Accounting fundamentals of the CMiC system and any technology application JE Dunn uses. BJ has 16 years of experience using the full CMiC enterprise system. He has been on the Leadership Committee of the CMUG Group for 6 years and served on the Steering Committee for 3-4 years previously. He is currently on the CMUG Users Group Board. BJ holds a BS Degree in Accounting and has worked at JE Dunn Construction for 10 years.

Presentations:
1. Contract Forecasting with GC Monitor
2. Project Closeout
3. Submittals Using Bluebeam

Danny Rothe
DANNY ROTHE
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

Danny is a Senior Business Analyst at Bartlett Cocke General Contractors and has been with the company for over 11 years. His current responsibilities include CMiC process development, support and training, as well as development and support of other operations software applications and analytics programs. Danny is currently the CMUG Project Management/Projects Product Group Leader and is proficient with operations management related programs/products within CMiC. He holds a BS Degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University and an MBA from United International Business School in Brussels, Belgium.

Presentations:
1. Mobile Field Success Stories
2. Subcontractor Pre-Qualification (Bid & Procurement)

Heather Brown
HEATHER BROWN
JE Dunn Construction

Heather is currently the Application Manager at JE Dunn Construction and has utilized CMiC for 12 years. Her main responsibilities include software support, issue resolution, end user training & communication, along with testing and implementation of upgrades and new products. Heather also works closely with the development team when there is a need for new reports or bridges between CMIC and 3rd party applications. For the past 4 years, she has represented the CMiC User Group as the Director of Communications and was previously a Human Capital Product Group lead for 4 years. Heather holds an AS in Information Systems.

Presentations:
CMiC Automation Using Workflows

Jeff Metcalf
JEFF METCALF
Layton Construction

Jeff is the Director of Information systems at Layton Construction. He has been with the company since its implementation of CMIC, 16 years ago. He manages the ERP system, overseeing and directing development and implementation of new functionality along with training and instructing. He is the current chairman of the CMUG Users Group and is an adjunct professor at the BYU School of Technology in the Facilities and Construction Management Master’s program. Jeff holds a BS in accounting and an MBA.

Presentations:
Case Study: Cost Pools Allocation

Mike Crowley
MIKE CROWLEY
Shawmut Design and Construction

Mike joined Shawmut in 2004, is currently the Manager of Application Engineering and began using CMiC in 2011. Prior to joining the CMiC implementation team, Mike worked as a Senior Project Accountant. Mike holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth.

Presentations:
1. Contract Forecasting with GC Monitor
2. Transform Your Business with CMiC Reporting
3. Migration to ADF’s

Mike Dugan
MICHAEL DUGAN
Structure Tone

Mike is IT Manager at Structure Tone, responsible for CMiC as well as other operations and estimating business applications. Based at corporate headquarters in New York City, Michael has worked for Structure Tone for 11 years, starting as a superintendent and estimator. After 7 years as a subject matter expert and business analyst for the estimating department, he moved into the IT department in 2017. In addition to managing CMiC and cloud applications, like PlanGrid and Building Connected, Michael leads internal business technology groups at Structure Tone that pursue innovation and operational excellence for the organization.

Presentations:
1. CMiC Automation Using Workflows
2. CMiC E-Sign

Steve Brooks
STEVE BROOKS
DPR Construction

Steve is the CMiC System Administrator for DPR Construction. An alumni of Georgia Southern University, Steve spent 10 years developing business applications before transitioning to managing third-party ERPs, exclusively CMiC since 2001. Steve’s philosophy is simply to remove the obstacles which make ERPs challenging so that business users can focus on their jobs and readily make informed decisions.

Presentations:
ADF Query Builder

Tim Bach
TIM BACH
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Tim has been with Whiting-Turner Contracting for 13 years, where he is currently the Applications Engineer who manages the internal CMiC help desk. Prior to this role, he was in Whiting-Turner’s IT department, where he was responsible for providing technical and network support including user support for all accounting software.

Presentations:
CMiC Open Enrollment

Paul Michalski
PAUL MICHALSKI
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Paul is the Director of Administration at Whiting-Turner, based at corporate headquarters in Towson, Maryland. Paul has been with Whiting-Turner for 6 years, where he has been involved with CMIC implementations and development, with a focus on benefits, open enrollment utilizing self-service and ACA reporting. Prior to Whiting-Turner, Paul was a Regional Controller for a national construction company. He holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Presentations:
CMiC Open Enrollment

Keefe Andrews
KEEFE ANDREWS
SpawGlass

Keefe has been with SpawGlass for 12 years, starting out as a Helpdesk Technician. Currently, he works as an IT Network Manager. As part of his daily duties, Keefe supports and coordinates hardware and software requirements to implement CMiC technologies. He is currently the Infrastructure Group Lead for CMUG.

Presentations:
Mobile Field Success Stories

Joe Olson
JOE OLSON
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Joe currently serves as the Business Technology Manager at J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., in Madison, WI. While overseeing Information Technology and Business Systems, Joe works with other leaders throughout the organization to identify, document and improve processes and technologies in order to increase efficiency and reduce risk. Training, support and business intelligence development are also primary functions of his role. Prior to joining Findorff, Joe spent 4 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Joe holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Presentations:
Migration to ADF’s

Karen Gill
KAREN GILL
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Karen is the Financial Manager for J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., in Madison, WI. Karen facilitates collaboration between project management and accounting while overseeing the project cost accountants who are responsible for budget uploads, cost analysis and client billings. Karen works with various CMiC applications, such as job costing, job billing, GL, AR and AP to test and develop enhancements and new functionality in CMiC and also designs financial reports utilizing the FMW software. Karen is currently the Director of Operations for the CMiC Users Group (CMUG). She has a Bachelor in Science from Northern Illinois University.

Presentations:
Migration to ADF’s

Greg Castano
GREG CASTANO
SpawGlass

Greg joined SpawGlass 16 years ago and currently works as Application Support Manager. He is responsible for process development, support and training of all company employees who use of CMiC and other business applications. Previously, Greg was a Project Manager in the field for 17 years. He has become proficient with CMiC’s Project Management, Job Costing and Job Billing modules. Currently, Greg is helping SpawGlass make the transition from FORMs to ADF. Greg holds a BS Degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.

Presentations:
Migration to ADF’s

Sam Stinchfield
SAM STINCHFIELD
Structure Tone

Sam is a Business Analyst for Structure Tone, based in Dallas Texas. Sam has been with Structure Tone for 10 years and has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, working in a variety of functions, from estimating to operations and accounting. She joined Structure Tone as Accounting Manager but was recruited as part of the 2011 CMiC conversion and implementation team and never looked back. She continues to support, develop and implement CMiC processes and is part of the support team for the entire Structure Tone user community. Her areas of expertise include Image Manager, Workflow, Budget & Cost, Purchasing and DocuSign.

Presentations:
CMiC E-Sign

Adam Lawson
ADAM LAWSON
Shawmut Design and Construction

Adam is an IT Project Manager at Shawmut Design and Construction – a 1.5 billion dollar General Contractor working in multiple market sectors. He is a 15 year veteran of the construction industry, with experiences as a Project Manager, Estimator, Field Engineer and IT professional. Combining his practical experience of the construction industry, his information technology knowledge and his continued education, Adam has been able to manage both large and small enterprise projects to align his company with new technologies. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Maine and an MBA, with an Information Technology focus, from the University of Massachusetts.

Presentations:
Migration to ADF’s

"What I like the most about CONNECT is being able to interact with CMiC’s Subject Matter Experts, get their perspective on our current challenges and struggles, and coming up with specific tactics which we can implement right after."
—  Edward Ruffalo, Director of Technology, Miron Construction Co. Inc.

CMiC SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

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Leonard Vanek
LEONARD VANEK
ECM Programming Manager
CMiC

Len has been with CMiC for 24 years. He is currently the Application Product Development Manager for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). His focus areas include Imaging, Workflow and MIP (Microsoft Integration Package). Prior to CMiC, Len was Project Manager at Array Systems. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Presentations:
1. CMiC Automation Using Workflows
2. Transform Your Business with CMiC Reporting

Mark Budd
MARK BUDD
Solutions Consultant
CMiC

Mark joined CMiC in 2017 as a Business Development Representative in the sales department and has since transitioned to the Solutions team. He is responsible for providing prospects and current clients demonstrations of CMiC’s Financial and Project Controls Modules and Mobile applications.

Presentations:
1. Learning Lab: Financial Budgeting & Reporting
2. Learning Lab: Contract Forecasting

Candice Francis
CANDICE FRANCIS
Solutions Consultant
CMiC

Candice joined CMiC 2 years ago as a Solutions Consultant. Her focus areas include Financials, Project Controls, Asset Management & Payroll. Prior to CMiC she held inside sales and business development roles at Asigra, AVG Technologies and N-able Technologies.

Presentations:
1. Learning Lab: Financial Budgeting & Reporting
2. Configuring Your ADF’s with Lite Editor
3. AP Automation
4. Learning Lab: CMiC Business Intelligence

Andrew Hung
ANDREW HUNG
Sr. Infrastructure Developer, Programming Team Lead
CMiC

Andrew joined CMiC 8 years ago and is currently Infrastructure Programming Lead. He focuses on key features for Printing enhancements, Job Scheduler and Collaborate. Andrew started at CMiC as Project Management Developer. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Presentations:
Transform Your Business with CMiC Reporting

Aaron Levitt
AARON LEVITT
Solutions Consultant
CMiC

Aaron joined the solutions team at CMiC two years ago. He focuses on operations-based modules. Aaron’s responsibilities include supporting sales from a technical standpoint, evaluating and developing business/technical requirements for customers, preparing and executing product demonstrations and testing new and potential releases.

Presentations:
1. Learning Lab: CMiC Mobile Field
2. Mobile Inspections
3. CMiC Autospecifications

Asad Khan
ASAD KHAN
Product Development Manager, Project Management Systems
CMiC

Asad joined CMiC 20 years ago. He currently works as Product Development Manager for the Project Management Module. His early roles at CMiC included Programmer and Analyst, focused on Payroll, HR and several other CMiC modules. Asad earned a degree in computer science (MCS) from the University of Karachi. He was designated as PMP (Project Management Professional) in 2009 by PMI and has completed several project management courses from Humber College, Canada.

Presentations:
Subcontractor Pre-Qualification (Bid & Procurement)

Brian Hargan
BRIAN HARGAN
Product Development Manager, Integrations and Infrastructure
CMiC

Brian has worked at CMiC for 20 years and is currently the Product Development Manager for Integrations and Infrastructure. Brian has worked in many areas at CMiC, helping to develop Project Management, Opportunity Management, Mobile Web Services and many other areas of the system.

Presentations:
1. Project Management Exchange (Collaborate)
2. CMiC E-Sign

MATTHEW CASSIDY
Enterprise Supervisor
CMiC

Matt joined CMiC two years ago as a Product Analyst in the Support Department, specializing in Project Management, Project Controls and Contract Forecasting. He has since transitioned to a supervisory role within the team. Matt, an experienced educator, is responsible for onboarding new hires within the department and for the ongoing development of Product Analysts, in addition to supervising the Enterprise team. He earned a B.Sc. in Physics from Lakehead University.

Presentations:
Learning Lab: Contract Forecasting

Imran Ahmed
IMRAN AHMED
Product Manager, Human Capital Management
CMiC

Imran joined CMiC 21 years ago as Senior Oracle Programmer. He is currently a Product Manager, responsible for the full lifecycle of the HCM application. Prior to joining CMiC, Imran worked as a programmer/DBA at Pyramid Technologies and had previously held roles with GlaxoSmithKline Inc., ICL and Lever Brothers. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Karachi. In addition, he holds a Diploma in Oracle DBA and Computer Programming.

Presentations:
1. Mobile Crew Time/eTime
2. CMiC Benfit Administration
3. CMiC Open Enrollment
4. Learning Lab: Employee Lifecycle Management

Vince De Piazza
VINCENT DI PIAZZA
Director of IT and Cloud Infrastructure
CMiC

Vince joined CMiC in 11 years ago as IT Manager. Drawing from extensive knowledge and experience in the online security sector–having consulted on security issues for Top 100 companies on Wall Street and for the American Federal Penitentiary System–he has optimized CMiC’s network infrastructure. Vince currently serves as Director of IT and Cloud Infrastructure for CMiC, responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy and program to ensure information assets and technologies are optimized and protected.

Presentations:
1. CMiC Platform-as-a-Service
2. CMiC 12c Cloud

Jason Stanley
JASON STANLEY
User Interface Development
CMiC

Jason joined CMiC as User Experience Lead in 2016, bringing his 18 years of experience in user interface design and front-end development and his interest in balancing user needs with business goals. He has overseen the complete overhaul of CMiC’s user interface. Jason combines his skills in all phases of software development–with his passion for excellent design–to continue to bring CMiC’s products to an ever-growing list of customers. He earned a degree in English Literature and Dramatic Arts from King’s University College.

Presentations:
Future User Interface Standards

Marcel Richard
MARCEL RICHARD
Director of Implementations
CMiC

Since joining CMiC 21 years ago, Marcel has made significant contributions to the CMiC product, as well as the corporate and customer culture. Through his involvement over the years with Support, Consulting, Presales and Services, Marcel has developed diverse and valuable skills. In his latest role, Marcel is responsible for onboarding new customers and providing direction with implementation strategies and expectations.

Presentations:
CMiC 12c Cloud

Melissa Afkari
MELISSA AFKARI
Business Functional Manager
CMiC

Melissa has over 10 years of experience, specializing in the areas of Consulting, Project Management, Business Analytics and Product Management. Joining the CMiC team in 2013 created the opportunity to converge her passion for technology with her desire to work as an ERP consultant. Since joining she has been involved with managing and implementing CMiC solutions for both speciality and general contracting customers. She earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Centennial College.

Presentations:
1. Mobile Crew Time/eTime
2. Learning Lab: Employee Lifecycle Management

Maheen Jafari
MAHEEN JAFARI
Assistant Product Manager, Human Capital Management
CMiC

Maheen joined CMiC 18 years ago as a Support Representative. Over the course of her tenure she has gained experience in Payroll/HR and has been promoted to Assistant Product Group Manager in the HCM team. Besides working on payroll issues, Maheen also focuses on programming schedules, client meetings, and go-live assistance. She earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Karachi.

Presentations:
Learning Lab: Employee Lifecycle Management

Rasto Sadecky
RASTO SADECKY
Product Development Manager, CMiC Tools
CMiC

Rasto joined CMiC 20 years ago. He has helped to develop a multitude of CMiC applications. Currently, he oversees the CMiC Tools and GCS development teams. Rasto holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Informatics.

Presentations:
ADF Query Builder

Andrew Tjinn
ANDY TJIN
Director of Support and Customer Relations
CMiC

Andy joined CMiC 24 years ago. He currently serves as a senior implementation and training consultant for CMiC’s Payroll and Business Intelligence solutions. In addition, he works as a Data Conversion Specialist.

Presentations:
Learning Lab: CMiC Business Intelligence

Ilias Sippis
ILIAS SIPPIS
Integrations Developer
CMiC

Ilias joined CMiC two years ago. Currently, he is helping to develop and implement the new Collaborate server and PM Exchange services. Ilias holds an advanced diploma in Computer Programming and Business Administration, with a specialization in Accounting, from Durham College.

Presentations:
Project Management Exchange

Joseph Onorio
JOSEPH ONORIO
Implementations Consultant
CMiC

After university, Joseph worked in education, teaching in a variety of fields, ranging from language to technology. His love of education and background in technology brought him to CMiC two years ago as an Implementations Consultant. Since joining CMiC, he has worked with SMB and Enterprise clients during deployments and assisting with the go-live process. He earned a degree from the University of Buffalo in New York.

Presentations:
Learning Lab: Financial Budgeting & Reporting

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