Tulsa Post SAME
Industry Day 2024

February 7-8, 2024
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

6808 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133


Open to Large and Small businesses. The event will include briefings from Tulsa District staff and opportunities to meet with Government representatives and other businesses.

Various levels of sponsorships and registration options are available.

For more information, email Keith Beatty, Industry-Government Engagement Co-Chair. For questions about registration, apps, and website, contact David Epperly


There are two separate Registration Page Links included below - Attendee/Speaker Registration and Sponsor Registration. If you are registering as a Sponsor, the normal registration(s) included for the chosen Sponsor Tier (e.g. 2 for Platinum) should be entered on the Sponsor Registration page. You may also register any additional firm attendees on the Sponsor Registration page.

To register for the Heartland Regional Breakfast on Thursday morning, register HERE


Attendee and Speaker Registration:

Register Individuals


Sponsor Registration:

Register Sponsors & Additional Attendees  Sponsoship Registration Ends February 1, 2024


A block of guestrooms was set aside at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel through January 30, 2024, and you can reserve yours HERE.


Additional information will be posted here as they become available.


Sponsor Setup starts February 6 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM and also on February 7 from 7:00AM to 8:30AM. You can take down anytime after about 6 PM Wednesday, or anytime on Thursday. You don’t have to be there the second day. If you need to ship items to the Hotel, please use the address at the top of this page and identify it as going to the SAME Industry Day conference.


Event Schedule

Day 1 – February 7, 2023


7:00 – 8:30   Vendor Setup – Salon V


                        (Breakfast Buffet 7:00 - 8:30)


8:30-8:45          Opening/Welcome/ Tulsa Post Update

                    Emelia Brooks-Sisco, Tulsa Post President – Emcee for morning session

8:45 – 9:15       SAME National Update

Ben Matthews SAME Vice President, Michael Baker,

Robert Burton, Heartland RVP, Benham

9:15-9:45          SAME Update – Rob Biederman, SAME National Office

9:45 – 9:55       Tulsa District Overview – COL Tim Hudson, Commander USACE

9:55 -10:10       USACE Tulsa District Update and Future Work (Loretta Turner, Deputy District Engineer, Tulsa District)

10:10 – 10:30    Government Introductions (Gene Snyman, Deputy Business Development, Tulsa District)

10:30 – 10:45    Break

10:45 - 11:05     Galveston District: Andrew Weber, Deputy Ch of Project Management

11:05 - 11:25     Little Rock District: Richard Deaner, Ebbing Program Manager

11:25 - 11:45     Fort Worth: Rob Giacamozzi, PPMD

Breakout Group A

1:30 - 3:30 Project Opportunities & Lessons Learned (Government & Industry Perspectives)

Master Planning for Military & CW Projects

Environmental Projects in support of Military Programs

Small Business and Fed Government

Civil Works Lesson Learned Discussion

A&E Lessons Learned

Military Construction Lessons Learned

Breakout Group B

12:30 - 1:20  Government and Industry CPARS panel

USACE government representatives: Traci Fambrough RPEC, Wade Woodham USACE Construction, Shawn Painter, USACE Engineering, Sonya Yungeberg, Ayuda; Mike Brannon, HDR; Jim Poe Kiewit - open discussion about use of CPARS and asks from Industry on how they see them and changes they would like to discuss.

1:30 - 2:20   Military Construction Lessons Learned 


USACE representatives: Byron Floyd, USACE Construction, Shay Hill, USACE Contracting , Jim Poe, Kiewitt, Cherokee Federal Rep.  Panel and open discussion about lessons learned on Military Construction projects – from pre-solicitation through construction closeout. 

2:20 - 2:45   Break


2:45 - 3:30   Civil Construction Lessons Learned

USACE representatives; Jake West, USACE Const; Patrick Shoopman, USACE Civil Design, Jim Poe, Kiewit; Cherokee Federal Rep.  Panel and open discussion about lessons learned on Civil Construction projects – from pre-solicitation through construction closeout


3:40 - 4:30   Update on Federal Regulations for PFAS

Andrew Pawlisz Trihdyro Corp


Breakout Group C

12:30 - 1:20  Project Risk Reduction: Innovative Use & Modern Application of Geophysics as a Project Resource,

Phil Sirles, Collier Geophysics

1:30 - 2:20   Marsh Restoration in Bay Back Virginia

David Tillar, Dewberry Engineering


2:20 - 2:45      Break


2:45 - 3:30    Analyzing Critical Infrastructure with Python

Jesse Piotrowski, Mead & Hunt


3:40 - 4:30    Large Complex Dam Seismic Retrofit for USACE

Josh Graham, P.E., HDR, Kenneth Kegard, HDR



Breakout Group D

12:30 – 1:20    On-site Treatment of PFAS liquids via commercially-available technologies: a cost-effective alternative to off-site disposal.

Paul Newman, ECT2

1:30-2:20       Breaking Traditional Silos: A Case Study of Innovation & Acceleration in USACE design-build projects.

Patrick McMullen, Cape Fox Mountain Point

2:45- 3:30  The Small Business Mentor Protégé Program: Perspectives from a Mentor and his Protégé 

John Roberts, A&M Engineering, Miro Kurka, Mead & Hunt

          3:40-4:30  Developing a Defendable Project 

Lawrence Frank, AtkinsRealis

Breakout E – Seville I&II

12:30-1:20 Resilient Microgrids and DER Emerging Technologies for DoD 


Lars Ostervold, Larry Almaleh, Dustin Rogge, Bill Biehl, Black & Veatch

1:30-2:20  Tribal Engagement Training and the Improtance/Impact Working with Indigenous Communities

Larry Yazzie, Native Pride Productions, Shawna Yazzie, The NDN Company, Dom Watson, The NDN Company


4:30 - 6:00       Evening Networking Reception


Day 2 - Feb 10, 2022

7:30-9:00 SAME Regional Meeting

7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast - Salon V

8:30 to 11:30 Project Opportunities & Lessons Learned (Government & Industry Perspectives) Continued - Working Together Better.

Master Planning for Military & CW Projects

Environmental Projects in support of Military Programs

Small Business and Fed Government

Civil Works Lesson Learned Discussion

A&E Lessons Learned

Military Construction Lessons Learned








Apps and Tutorials:

We're excited to announce that 2024 Industry Day has a free, official app which you can Download:


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If you want to use the web app for the event, which would give a larger format, please use the following link and follow the User's Guide below. You must sign in using the same email address you used to register.

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If you need more guidance on how to use Whova to attend the event, please visit Whova User Guide

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