2010 Best Practices Forum
Day One: October 11, 2010
CIECI Working Group & Steering Committee Planning Meeting
All CIECI members that are registered for the program are encouraged to attend.
John Kenny, Jr., Meeting Chair and Chair, CIECI Steering Committee, Kenny Construction
- The Working Group and Steering Committee will meet to discuss upcoming goals and plans and to select the chairs of the groups for the next year.
- Presentation and discussion by Andrew Patron, FMI, on the preliminary results of interviews of senior leaders regarding encouraging and ethical culture in the organization.
Day Two: October 12, 2010
Welcome, Opening Remarks
John Kenny, Jr., Chair, CIECI Steering Committee, Kenny Construction
Brief overview of today's events. Introduction of the new Chairs of the Steering Committee and
Working Group, new CIECI members and guests.
Sharing Best Practices: Techniques for Infusing an Ethical Culture Throughout the Organization
Moderator: Charles Hardy, Chair, 2010 Best Practices Forum, Austin Industries, Inc.
Ronald J. Gafford, Chairman, President & CEO, Austin Industries, Inc.
Robert C. Van Cleave, CEO, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc.
Robert E. Alger, President & CEO, The Lane Construction Corporation
A panel consisting of CEOs from CIECI companies will discuss how they have developed a top- down ethical culture of compliance. Opportunity for questions.
Techniques for Auditing/ Monitoring/ Reviewing Your Ethics and Compliance Program
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Moderator: Christine McAnney, VP & General Counsel, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.
Larry Cochran, VP, Ethics & Compliance, Kiewit
George Fadool, Chief Compliance Officer, Skanska USA
Pat Harned, President, Ethics Resource Center
A discussion led by our seasoned veterans and an outside expert on methods to measure the
successes and weaknesses of your program. Discussion includes both larger and smaller construction
Report on the CIECI and Information for New and Prospective New Members
Richard J. Bednar, CIECI Coordinator
What is the CIECI purpose and mission? How to become a member? What does membership
entail? What is the membership commitment? Current state of membership and finances.
Keynote speaker: Michael E. Kennedy, Esq., General Counsel, The Associated General Contractors
Mr. Kennedy will give us the Washington perspective on the current state and future direction of the
U.S. construction industry.
Sharing Best Practices: Where Should Your Ethics/ Compliance Officer Fit Into the Organization?
Moderator: Richard Watts, Assistant General Counsel, Granite Construction Incorporated
Kirk Samuelson, Corporate Compliance Officer, Kiewit
R. Randall Nye, Senior VP and General Counsel, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Hillary Skipworth, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Hunt Companies
This forum presents a discussion on the placement and reporting lines of an ethics/ compliance officer
in the hierarchal structure of the company. It applies the pros and cons in the debate of whether to
place under the Board of within management and addresses "dual-hating" in smaller companies.
Ethics Case Studies Discussion
Moderator: Dick Bednar, CIECI Coordinator
Jan Gillespie, Associate Counsel Compliance Officer, Mortenson Construction
Linda Stewart, Ethics & Compliance Manager, The Lane Construction Corporation
Lorraine D'Angelo, Ethics & Corporate Compliance Officer/ Counsel, Dragados USA
Small group discussions with case studies developed by CIECI Ethics Committee. "Take aways" for
your own training.
Ethics & Compliance Scenarios
August 2010 Grey Matters Ethics Challenge
Got Ethics? - August 2010
Remarks by the new Chair of the Steering Committee of the future of CIECI and an open forum for all