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 
        of America

        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
        Discussion Leaders:
            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
            Scenario 1
            Scenario 2
            Scenario 3
            Scenario 4
            Scenario 5
            August 2010 Grey Matters Ethics Challenge
            Got Ethics? – August 2010

Closing Remarks
        Remarks by the new Chair of the Steering Committee of the future of CIECI and an open forum for all