Our Future Facilities & Power Summit connects Solution Providers at the forefront of Operational Efficiency, Energy Management, Power, Building Automation, Building Envelope Solutions, Facility Management and Security with Corporate Leaders of Facilities, Finance,  Sustainability, Energy, Real Estate, and Engineering from Commercial, Light Industrial, Institutional and Retail facilities from fortune 500 & 1000 Corporations.  Designed to help you accelerate decision making, prioritize initiatives and link facility efficiency strategies to the goals of your corporation. You’ll discover how to plan for — and capitalize on — emerging technologies and receive exclusive access to some of the world’s leading technology and solution providers — in one convenient location.

Keynote Speakers

  • Ron Frantzen, Executive Director Facility Management

    Ron manages annual operational budgets, oversees all contracted services related to facilities at both owned and leased sites and plans and implements renovation and new construction projects for McFarland Clinic. Ron oversees four Facilities Management business units: Ames Facility Maintenance, Network facilities management group, Environmental Service and Telecommunications.

  • Nick Finia, VP Real Estate, Enterprise Services – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

    Nick is a  highly competent and accomplished executive in Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Facilities Services, Infrastructure Maintenance, CapEx Initiatives, and Energy and Sustainability with strong work ethic, global mindset and progressive and successful achievements in fast-paced and culturally diverse industrial, commercial, institutional and retail operations in US and Europe.

  • Mandy La Brier , Director of Energy Management

    Mandy functions as the Chief Energy Officer for the Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) in the City of Chicago; serving under the Deputy Commissioner within the Bureau of Energy Procurement and Management (EPM).  Mandy oversees municipal energy procurement operations, assists in the annual strategic planning and budget preparation, and develops implements and evaluates energy programs and initiatives of the City’s fleet and facilities.  

  • Gary Graham, Director of Energy Management

    Gary brings 30 years of experience helping clients assess, develop and implement energy and sustainability programs and realize savings. At C&W, he directs and supports the development and implementation of the energy management portion of the company’s Global Occupier Services platform. He holds a BS in General Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana and is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional. 

  • Dominic Veltri , Director - Network & Technology Critical Facilities Eng & Construction

    Dominic is the Director of Verizon’s Global Wireline Facility Engineering & Construction Team. His responsibilities include the Engineering, Design & Construction of critical Power and HVAC systems for CentralOffices and customer Data Center facilities and the Planning, Management and Tracking of criticalsystem capacity and utilization.

  • Jim Davoux, Director, Global Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability

    Jim has worked in industry for 20 years in various manufacturing, engineering, and technical roles with Marathon Oil, Abbott Laboratories, and AbbVie. In his current role, he oversees AbbVie’s global programs for energy management and environmental sustainability. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa.

  • Shreya Patel, Sustainable Operations Director

    Shreya manages environmental and sustainability metrics for 20 manufacturing sites, 10 distribution centers, 3 headquarter buildings and 3 sales offices across NA. She analyzes Co2, Waste, Water, Energy & COD metrics across categories and actively seek opportunities to reduce environmental footprint through process management and capital improvement projects.

  • Jonathan Lee, Director of Energy Solutions

    Jonathan works toward the success of Wyndham’s commitment to triple-bottom line success, People, Planet and Profits. As a member of the Corporate Sustainability Group, he develops projects which reduce Wyndham’s energy use intensity and carbon emissions. While at Wyndham, he has focused on distributed energy, such as solar PV and co-generation, and also energy efficiency projects across the operational portfolio.

  • Nate Verhanovitz, Engineering Director

    Michigan State University has constructed the largest non-utility Carport Solar Array in North America. It consists of five commuter parking lots on MSU’s main campus including 5,000 parking spots and 45 acres. The solar arrays were designed to produce a combined total of 13.4 MW DC peak power, 10.5 MW AC peak power and a total estimated 15,000 MWh/year of solar energy. This renewable energy has been successfully integrated into the campus Microgrid together with traditional gas-fired electric generation assets in a central plant. This case study covers the operational details and lessons learned at the central plant from solar operations.

  • John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities

    John’s disciplines within his areas of responsibility include office leasing, asset management and construction management. Design and construction projects include both urban infill and interior improvements of office complexes throughout a global portfolio of over 10MM square feet spanning 150+ locations in 29 countries. In 2006, his team worked with Vulcan Real Estate to develop a 1.7MM square foot urban campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

  • Karen Sands, Director of Planning, Research & Sustainability

    Karen’s work at Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District focuses on the areas of green infrastructure, sustainability, renewable energy, and climate change. She serves on the board of directors for the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc., the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, and Discovery World, as well as on the executive board as secretary for the Wisconsin chapter of the American Planning Association.

  • Kurtis Jetsel, Director - Facilities & ESH

    Kurtis’s 30 plus year career with Lockheed Martin started as an anti-satelite missile technician moving into manufacturing engineering then into test operations and then into operations. Including Progam Sr. management with emphasis on International Program management. A recent role was oversight of the Systems Engineering Test organization at WSMR and Redstone Arsenal. Currently serving as Director of Facilities and ESH for MFC Business Area

  • Juan Carlos Marin, Global Director of Energy Solutions Team

    Juan has been working with K-C since 1995 with broad leadership experience in plant maintenance, engineering, capital projects management, and energy and risk control for the K-C Latin American Operations. He has been instrumental in designing and delivering strategies in energy management to achieve significant cost and GHG reductions through energy conservation and efficiency improvement across the enterprise.


Cyber Resilient Facilities

  • Achieving Data-Centric Security
  • Data Security Fundamentals
  • Mindset Shift to Data-Centric Security
  • Strategies to Stay Cybersecure & Resilient
  • Effective Security Strategies

Smart Facilities

  • Sustainability & Energy Management
  • Power Safety & Availability
  • Power Quality & Efficiency
  • Renewable Energies & Microgrid
  • Efficient Utilities
  • Smart Building

Data Center Infrastructure Management

  • Centralized, real-time device monitoring
  • Instant fault notification of critical infrastructure events
  • Deploy cloud based, on premise, or combinations of each for redundancy
  • Proactively manage the entire multi-vendor physical infrastructure
  • Monitor any networked device from any manufacturer
  • Generate user-defined reports and graphs

HVAC & Building Management Systems

  • Predictive Technology Solutions
  • Modernization & Upgrade Solutions
  • Enterprise-wide view and automated building control processes
  • Information sharing between departments
  • Increased productivity and operational efficiency
  • Improved response time to events
  • Reduced installation and life cycle costs

Building Automation & Control Systems

  • Ensure Highest Standards of Fire Safety & Security
  • Control & Access Your Buildings Data, Anytime, Anywhere With Any Device
  • Reduce Cost With Power Management
  • Provide Perfect Lighting & Shading

Distributed Energy & Microgrids

  • Off-grid & Grid-Connected Microgrids
  • Conventional & Renewable Power Generation
  • Automation
  • Grid Stabilization & Connection
  • Energy storage
  • Intelligent Control Technology,
  • Advanced Lighting & Controls
  • Air Quality Management
  • Smart Metering Solutions
  • Moving into the Cloud
  • Financing for Onsite Power

Building Internet of Things

  • Accelerate the Time to Solution Deployment
  • Simplify the Path to Operational Efficiencies
  • Smaller Energy Footprints
  • Happier Tenants
  • Increased Asset Value

Smart Cities

  • Digitization Implementation
  • Smart Built Environment
  • Demand For Reliable Energy
  • Limited City Budgets
  • Aging City Infrastructure
  • Smart Meter Data Analysis

Digital Buildings & Cities 4.0

  • Unlock Potential Operational Transformation
  • Increase Energy & Equipment Efficiency
  • Increase Space Utilization
  • Enhanced User Efficiency, Comfort and Safety.
  • City Air Management Technologies
  • Financing & Procurement
  • Leveraging the Benefits of Digitization
  • Managing & Optimizing Your City’s Underlying Infrastructure Layer

Smart Facility Infrastructure

  • Operations Management & Control
  • Building Control
  • Energy and Power Management
  • Secure Power Solutions
  • Power Quality Solutions
  • Lifecycle Services
  • Asset Management
  • Training Solutions

Smart Sustainability

  • Metering and Energy Data Collection
  • Facility level Energy Monitoring
  • Sustainability Management
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Microgrid / Prosumer solutions

Building Envelope Solutions

  • Structural Materials
  • Air & Vapor Membranes
  • Roof Retrofitting and Restoration
  • Insulation
  • Radiant heating Solutions
  • Window Solutions
  • Air & Water Filtration
  • Roofing Systems and Waterproofing
  • IT Infrastructure Management



  • Abbvie
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Ace Hardware
  • Addus HomeCare
  • ADP
  • Adtalem Global Education
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • AIM Specialty Health
  • AkzoNobel
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Allstate
  • Amita Health Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
  • Anthem
  • Archer Daniel Midland
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bergrstom, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Bostik
  • Bridgestone Retail Operations
  • Carle Foundation Hospital
  • CBRE Group
  • Centegra Hospitals McHenry
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • City of Chicago
  • City of Des Moines
  • City of Evansville
  • City of Fort Wayne
  • City of Green Bay
  • City of Indianapolis
  • City of Iowa City
  • City of Kansas City
  • City of Madison
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Monmouth
  • City of Naperville
  • City of Rockford
  • City of Springfield
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cook County
  • Dean foods
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Des Moines Public Schools
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Dover
  • Edward Hospital
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Faurecia
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Ford
  • Fortune Brands
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Govenor's State University
  • Griffith Foods
  • Hospira
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana University
  • JLL
  • John Deere
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Komatsu
  • Lake Land College
  • Lawson Products
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Leopardo Companies, Inc.
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • McFarland Clinic
  • McHenry County College
  • McKinsey & Company Inc.
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Mercy Health Communities
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Molex CES
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Noranda Aluminum
  • Northern Illinois University
  • NorthShore Evanston Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern University
  • Norton Healthcare
  • NOW Foods
  • OSF HealthCare
  • OSI Industries
  • Pactiv
  • Perdue Farms Inc.
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • Presence Health
  • Quaker
  • Rauland-Borg Corp.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Riverside Medical Center
  • Roche
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sargento Foods
  • Shaw Industries
  • Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
  • Spansion, Inc.
  • Sub-Zero Group, Inc.
  • Swagelok Company
  • The Owens Group
  • TI Automotive
  • Toyota
  • Transdev North America
  • TreeHouse Foods
  • Trinity Industries
  • Truman Medical Centers
  • TTX Company
  • Ulta Beauty
  • United States Postal Service
  • Univar
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Wisconsin
  • US Foods
  • USG Corporation
  • Valent Biosciences
  • Valmont Industries
  • Veteran's Hospital
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Well Point Health Care
  • West Liberty Foods
  • WMS Gaming
  • Wyndham Worldwide
  • Zurich North America



Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel


Time Monday
May 13th, 2019
May 14th, 2019
May 15th, 2019
7:00am Round-Table Networking Breakfast Round-Table Networking Breakfast
8:00am - 10:00am Presentation Presentation
10:00am Networking Coffee Break Networking Coffee Break
11:00am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations Closing Presentation
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Networking Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner

Delegate Video Testimonial

    • Jamie Meyers
    • Manager of Sustainability
    • Walgreens
    • Brendan Sullivan
    • VP Global Facilities
    • Estee Lauder
    • Matthew Emden
    • Energy Ambassador
    • Principia College