8:30 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 9:05 AM
9:05 – 9:35 AM
Opening Keynote: “State of the Union (COVID-19)”
SPEAKER: Edmund Lunde, COO, Arion
Just two years after the Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed more than 50
million people globally, Babe Ruth played for a packed Yankee Stadium.
At the same time F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the “Great Gatsby”, and
with that ushered in the great prosperity of the “Roaring 1920’s”. Now,
one hundred years later we are about to conquer the COVID-19
pandemic and can once again get back on our feet, take advantage
of new market opportunities, and like the “Great Gatsby” of the
1920’s hit the dance floor and create a new “Roaring Twenties”
in the 2020’s! Come listen to our State of the Union to learn more.
9:35 – 9:40 AM
9:40 – 10:40 AM
Panel: “Execution of a Project”
MODERATOR: Kat Lewton, Vice President, Business Development,
AG&P Americas, Inc.

Alan Archer,
Construction Operations Manager, Black & Veatch
Tom Bullard, General Manager – USA, SNC Lavalin
Craig Goltz, Senior Construction Manager, Black & Veatch
Steve Karlovic, President, CDI Engineering
Corey McShannon, Executive Director of Supply Chain, Fluor
This panel discussion will cover issues ranging from modifications to
a pandemic plan, concerns of executing projects in 2021, productivity
rates to different contracting structures.
10:40 – 10:45 AM
10:45 – 11:05 AM
Networking Break
11:05 AM – 12:35 PM
“Political, Economic and Industry Environment”
SPEAKERS: Carlos Cabrera; Jamie Cook, Managing
Director: Equity Research, Credit Suisse
12:35 – 12:55 PM
Networking Break
12:55 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Panel: “Carbon Management”
MODERATOR: Bob Nussmeier, Vice President, Strategic
Clients & Partners, Kiewit

Alastair Cullen, Vice President Business Development – Energy
Transition, Kiewit
Nigel Jenvey, Global Head of Carbon Management, Gaffney,
Cline & Associates
Chuck McConnell, Executive Director, Carbon Management
and Energy Sustainability, University of Houston
Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Strategy Leader, Energy & Natural
Resources, KPMG LLP (US)
2:00 – 2:05 PM
2:05 – 2:45 PM
Closing Keynote: “Houston on the Cusp of Changing America”
SPEAKER: Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Founding Director,
Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Professor Emeritus
of Sociology, Rice University
2:45 – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
SPEAKER: Scott Tanley, Vice President – Business
Development & Operations, Turner Industries & Annual
Forum Chairman, Rice Global E&C Forum