Annual Conference
    October 2-4, 2019

    diversify | celebrate | change | promote | educate

    Why Elevate AEC?

    The Elevate AEC Conference is the AEC industry’s premiere experience to connect global leaders, solve industry issues, present next practices, and celebrate the most successful firms in the built environment. Previously known as the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference, Zweig Group’s annual conference is the largest gathering of award-winning AEC firms, making it the industry’s most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the US.

    EXPANDED EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS
    This year, the Elevate AEC Conference marks a leap in the evolution of Zweig Group’s annual event with expanded educational offerings focused on firm management, marketing and business development, and client experience.

    M&A NEXT
    M&A Next is a pre-Elevate AEC Conference full-day M&A symposium designed to provide practical application through interactive roundtable discussions, expert panel conversations, and focused networking to connect leaders from across the country on current and next practices in the world of mergers and acquisitions.

    Conference Logistics

    M&A NEXT SYMPOSIUM + ELEVATE FULL-CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

    $2,295 Early Bird Registration through 7/15/19
    $2,495 Regular Registration Rate after 7/15/19

    • One Registration to M&A Next Symposium
    • Wednesday Welcome Reception
    • All Keynotes & Breakout Sessions
    • Breakfast/Lunch Thursday & Friday
    • Thursday Reception
    • Friday Red Carpet Reception & Black Tie Awards Gala
    • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BEATLES LOVE Ultimate After-Party Experience
      (one ticket, transportation on the Party Bus complete with cocktails)
      Friday, October 4, 2019, at 9:30
      Sponsored by Corporate Tax Advisors

    ELEVATE FULL-CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

    $1995 Early Bird Registration through 7/15/19
    $2,195 Regular Registration Rate after 7/15/19

    • Wednesday Welcome Reception
    • All Keynotes & Breakout Sessions
    • Breakfast/Lunch Thursday & Friday
    • Thursday Reception
    • Friday Red Carpet Reception & Black Tie Awards Gala
    • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BEATLES LOVE Ultimate After-Party Experience
      (one ticket, transportation on the Party Bus complete with cocktails)
      Friday, October 4, 2019, at 9:30
      Sponsored by Corporate Tax Advisors

    M&A NEXT 1-DAY SYMPOSIUM

    $495 Early Bird Registration through 7/15/19
    $595 Regular Registration Rate after 7/15/19

    • Wednesday Pre-Conference Symposium includes all Roundtable & Program Sessions
    • Wednesday Breakfast & Networking Lunch
    • Champagne Toast Closing Event

    ELEVATE AWARDS-GALA EXPERIENCE

    $595 Early Bird Registration through 7/15/19
    $695 Regular Registration Rate after 7/15/19

    • Thursday Reception
    • Friday Red Carpet Reception & Black Tie Awards Gala
    • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BEATLES LOVE Ultimate After-Party Experience
      (one ticket, transportation on the Party Bus complete with cocktails)
      Friday, October 4, 2019, at 9:30
      Sponsored by Corporate Tax Advisors

    WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019

    7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

    M & A Next Symposium

    Full-Day of Educational Content & Networking Focused on the World of Mergers & Acquisitions

    Symposium Facilitator
    Jamie Claire Kiser – Managing Principal, Zweig Group

    Panelists Include:
    Paul Greenhagen – President, Westwood Professional Services

    Darin Anderson – Chairman & CEO, Salas O’Brien
    George Christodoulo – Lawson & Weitzen
    Scott Wallington – Chief Development Officer, GEI Consultants
    Jose Revuelta – Chief Strategy Officer, Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
    Peter Devereaux – CEO, HED
    Joe Boyer – CEO, Atlas Technical Consultants

    Reserve your seat at the table as Zweig Group’s M&A thought leaders share insights and valuable context gained from working with firms of all sizes across the country and provide deep learning through an engaging experience focused on current and “next” practices in the world of M&A.

    This highly interactive day-long “conference-in-a-conference” is designed to provide M&A education and practical application through interactive roundtable discussions, expert panel conversations, and focused networking to connect leaders from across the country.

    You will end the day better informed about the opportunities for M&A and better equipped to manage the M&A process with confidence.

    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Elevate AEC Conference 2019 Registration

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Welcome Reception

    THURSDAY, October 3, 2019

    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Breakfast and Registration

    8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    State of the AEC Industry

    Chad Clinehens, PE – President & CEO, Zweig Group

    9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Z Talk – The Power of Purpose

    Z-Talk: Zen, Life, Business
    Kaizen/LEAN Process in Your Life & Business

    Kit Miyamoto – CEO,
    Miyamoto International

    The Kaizen/LEAN management process was developed in Japanese industry decades ago and adapted by many leading companies such as Nike, Intel and Toyota. It is often used in construction process to maximize efficiency and elimination of waste, but it never widely adapted in AEC businesses. This process is not only about a system to maximize growth and profit, but it is about a value system, culture and how the business sees itself in the community and society. Dr. Miyamoto, leader of a global engineering firm working in five continents, will discuss how he turned around a zero profit, flat growth company to a high profit, rapid growth one in 12 months by using the Kaizen system. He will also discuss how an African tribe in remote Ethiopia used the concept of Kaizen to overcome a drought caused by a Gibi dam.

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Break

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    Learning Sessions

    Session 1: Qualifiers and COAs: Understanding Connections, Mitigating Risks
    Christian Haring – Account Executive, Harbor Compliance (Elevate AEC Sponsor)
    John Beck – Director, Harbor Compliance (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    The relationship between individual PE licenses and engineering firm licenses (COAs) is not widely understood. As a result, firms are often blindsided by regulatory fallout following a change in status of a qualifying engineer. Large and growing firms, with so many moving pieces to manage in each state where they do business, are particularly vulnerable to regulatory gaps and missteps due to staff changes. This webinar will draw those connections, quantify the risks, present resources and tactics for limiting a firm’s exposure, and assess the ROI of various management strategies.


    Session 2: Congress’ Definition of R & D: Why Designers Qualify for Research Tax Credit
    Dawson Fercho – Co-Founder, CTA (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    In today’s hyper-competitive A/E/C business climate, you need every edge that you can get to boost your firm’s after-tax profits. Beyond the usual ways to increase revenue and contain operating expenses, did you know that there is a little-used research and development (R&D) tax credit that you can use to decrease your A/E/C firm’s federal and state income tax obligations?

    This break-out will provide you with the latest insight on the R&D tax credit that is designed to reduce the high cost of innovation (U.S. Labor Expense). Unfortunately, too many A/E/C firm leaders mistakenly believe that this valuable tax credit does not apply to them. By joining us for this value-packed break-out session, you get:

    An overview of the NEW current rules and legislation governing the R&D tax credit.
    A clear understanding of exactly how this tax credit applies to the A/E/C industry.
    Important details on recent law changes and the types of activities and expenses that qualify for the tax credit.

    Actual examples of how the mechanics of the calculation and statutory exclusions have benefited A/E/C firms.


    Session 3: Business intelligence: Is it a competitive advantage or a crippling weakness at your firm?
    Chaz Ross-Munrro – :Professional Services Consultant, Cosential (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Although change is constant, rolling out a new technology tool or process can really meet a lot of resistance at most organizations. In this session, Chaz Ross-Munrro will leverage experience from more than a hundred CRM implementations to discuss how to successfully roll out a new technology tool and/or process. Change doesn’t have to be painful, but it does require a strategic approach to ensure it’s a success. In this session, you’ll learn why employees may be resistant to change, how to help your employees overcome their fear of a “new” tool or process, and how to effectively implement these types of changes to small, medium, and large firms


    Session 4: 5 Shifts to Transform Employee Performance and Increase Profits
    June Jewell – President & CEO, AEC Business Solutions (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    In this session, we will look at how firm culture determines whether your staff have an entrepreneurial focus. We will uncover how to transform the mindset and behavior of your PMs, technical staff and even administrators. You’ll walk away knowing the 3 main problems affecting employee motivation and behavior, the 5 important shifts that will transform your staff’s mindset and behavior and propel your firm’s financial success and how other A&E firms have successfully propelled their team’s performance and results. You’ll also be equipped with the necessary next steps you and your firm need to take in order to accelerate your own firm’s profits.


    Session 5: Inside the CEO/CMO Relationship
    To be announced

    11:30 AM – Noon

    Awards Luncheon

    Noon – 12:30 PM

    Awards

    Rising Star & Top Venture

    12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch Keynote Address

    Shafat Qazi – Founder & CEO, BQE (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    Learning Sessions

    Session 1: M & A Session – TBD
    John Ozzie Nelson, Jr. – Chairman & Co-CEO, Nelson


    Session 2: Ownership Transition- PANEL
    Will Swearingen Director, Ownership Transition, Zweig Group
    Pat Stoltz – Wintrust (Elevate AEC Sponsor)
    Jame Swabowski – Wintrust (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Learn the the basics of S-Corp and C-Corp ESOPs, including the unique tax advantages of each. Further, we expand on why ESOPs are a great cultural fit with many A/E firms. We will also explore the nature of the S-Corp ESOP as a unique acquisition vehicle.


    Session 3: Dollars for Design: Optimizing Tax Incentives for AEC
    Bryan Brady – Founder & CEO, BRAYN Consulting LLC (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Did you know there are a few powerful ways to decrease your taxes and increase your cash flow? These little known, often misunderstood, and yet highly-powerful tax credits and incentives are available for the AEC industry. BRAYN Consulting CEO, Brady Bryan, will present on the history, background, eligibility requirements, and special issues, as well as provide case studies, of some of these highly lucrative tax incentives. Are you missing out on dollars for design that could give you a competitive advantage?


    Session 4: Creating Peak Moments in Your Client Experience Journey
    Blake Godwin – VP of Growth Strategy, Client Savvy (Elevate AEC Sponsor)
    Jen Newman – Managing Director, Zweig Group

    All moments are not created equal. Research suggests that our most positive moments share certain traits in common–traits. If we understand what powerful moments are made of, we can be intentional about creating them because the right moment can have extraordinary power. This hands-on workshop will walk you through how you can create moments that deliver elevation, insight, pride and connections that will build peaks with your clients instead of fixing potholes.


    Session 5: TO BE ANNOUNCED

    2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Break

    2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

    Learning Sessions

    Session 1: Geospatial Surveying- PANEL
    Bob Hanson – Vice President, WGI
    Paul Greenhagen – President & CEO, Westwood Professional Services

    MORE INFO COMING SOON


    Session 2: Preventing and Reversing Burnout in You and Your Organization
    Pete Atherton, PE – President & Founder, ActionsProve (Elevate AEC Sponsor)
    Chad Coldiron – Director, Executive Search, Zweig Group

    The best leaders and client servers are fully engaged, growing, and excelling in their organizations. This creates both consistency and confidence. Professional services organizations are on the forefront of needing to deal with the growing epidemic of burnout and disengagement. Leaders must understand all the factors that contribute and then design and implement solutions to reverse and prevent them in order to be best positioned to serve and grow in both the marketplace and recruiting space.

    Excelling and achieving success requires commitment. It can take 10, 20, 25 or more years to master our craft, make a name, and build our platform. Although what it takes to excel has not changed over time, the work environment has – particularly over the past two to three decades. During this period, we have also seen major demographic and societal shifts in how top talent views work and life.

    Our industry is not immune to the growing epidemic of burnout and disengagement – especially among its best talent. More and more professionals are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Many are also pivoting away or shifting their discretionary efforts… and this is at a time when employee recruitment and retention is the #1 issue facing the A/E/C industry.


    Session 3: CRM
    SPONSOR: Deltek

    MORE COMING SOON


    Session 4: Client Focused Leadership
    To be Announced

    MORE COMING SOON


    Session 5: OPEN SESSION
    To be Announced

    MORE COMING SOON

    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Keynote Address

    KEYNOTE: If you’re not moving forward…You’re moving backward. A disciplined commitment to sustainable AEC growth.
    Bill McConnell, PE, JD, MSCE, CDT – CEO, Vertex

    Growth of AEC companies, or lack thereof, is often dictated by overall market conditions. Corporate expansion through bull and bear markets alike requires a culture of growth. The Vertex Companies, Inc. (“Vertex”) has averaged 20%-plus year-over-year growth for nearly 25 years. The co-founder and CEO of Vertex, William J. McConnell PE, JD, will discuss how Vertex makes a continued and concerted effort to grow every 90 days in accordance with a ten-year growth plan—in other words, growth is a decision at Vertex, not a side effect. Mr. McConnell will review how Vertex’s growth plan contemplates a balance of noncyclical services (to hedge against recessionary cycles) with traditional AEC services (in order to take advantage of expansion cycles). Mr. McConnell will also cover Vertex’s approach to adding services and regional expansion. Lastly, Mr. McConnell will discuss the benefits and challenges that a accompany a continued growth strategy.

    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Networking Reception

    FRIDAY, October 4, 2019

    6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

    Sunrise Yoga

    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Breakfast and Networking

    8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

    Diversity Panel

    To be announced

    9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

    Break

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Learning Sessions

    Session 1: Living Your Purpose: Mission Driven Brands
    Catherine Harris – Chief Purpose Activator, Savage Brands (Elevate AEC Sponsor)
    Jackie Dryden – Chief Purpose Architect, Savage Brands (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    So, you believe you have uncovered your organization’s purpose and are feeling excited. Now what? How do you introduce, seed and live in alignment with your newfound North Star? What are today’s successful brands doing to build organizations based on what they stand for? How are they are sharing their purpose in ways that help them attract the best employees, build lasting relationships, differentiate from competitors and dramatically outper­form the marketplace?


    Session 2: Cyber: Is Your Coverage Structurally Sound
    Joseph Garin – Partner, Lipson Neilson, P.C.
    Alex Ricardo – Director of Business Development, Cyber & Executive Risk- Beasley Insurance
    Lori Wheeler – Managing Director, Marsh Wortham
    Regan Katz – Managing Director/Senior Sales Leader, Marsh Wortham

    In today’s evolving world of cyber-crime, social engineering fraud and unauthorized disclosures of information, it’s important for firms to review their insurance coverage often to ensure their policies are keeping up with the change. In this session, we will discuss coverage changes, claims scenarios and best practices for protecting your firm from a cyber loss.


    Session 3: Strengthening Our Strategic Thinking Muscles To Become Better Leaders
    Jeff Hurt – Chief Epiphany Officer, Empowered Epiphanies

    Becoming a strategic thinker is not as difficult as it sounds. Although if we’re not careful, it may mean running in place twice as hard. It just means practicing different behaviors than what you probably already do.

    When you focus on remembering minutia and details, it adversely affects your ability to engage in strategic thinking. We have to be careful as logistic, detailed technical professionals of falling into the trap of losing sight of the bigger picture. Neuroscience has proven that when we focus and engage in strategic, abstract thinking, we improve our ability to remember the details. Becoming more strategic actually improves our logistics.

    Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect your whole company. Nor does it mean allocating scarce budget dollars. And it clearly doesn’t mean scouring the internet for the right response to the problem you face.

    It means forcing your brain to slow down and work smarter.


    Session 4: From Turnovers to Touchdowns
    Score More Work through Strategic Business Development Approach

    Jen Newman – Managing Director, Zweig Group
    Joy Guinn – Consultant, Marketing & BD Services, Zweig Group

    Does your firm employ a “Hail Mary” approach to business development? Are you waiting until the two-minute warning to develop your strategy? Do you find yourself unable to execute a solid offensive game plan? Are you consistently making it to the red zone but unable to cross the goal line? Implementing a strategic business development approach driven by a priority-based client management system allows you to place more focus on specific targets enabling you to convert more of your leads into projects. This session will guide you through the development of your strategic business development playbook and help you win more work!


    Session 5: Talent Development & Training
    To be announced

    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

    Break

    11:15 AM – Noon

    Closing Keynote

    CLOSING KEYNOTE: The Innovator’s DNA
    Jeff Hurt – Chief Epiphany Officer, Empowered Epiphanies

    Innovation. It’s the heartbeat of today’s economy. It’s also where you as a leader need to focus your attention, time and resources to compete in today’s marketplace. So how do we become more innovative?

    Is innovation a talent from birth or something that can be learned and acquired? Good news…you can be more innovative and creative. You can change your behaviors and adopt critical innovative strategies.

    What are the traits of today’s innovative professionals? How do they think and behave? Why don’t they let traditional rules and the status quo stand in the way of their vision? What questions do they constantly use to benchmark their thinking? What are the skills needed for innovative thinking and behaviors?

    Innovators think and act differently. They don’t follow the status quo. Let’s talk about it.

    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Awards Reception and Dinner

    9:30 PM

    After Party - Beatles Love

    SPONSOR: Corporate Tax Advisors

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Kit Miyamoto
    CEO, Miyamoto International

    Z Talk – Zen, Life, Business: Kaizen/Lean Process in Your Life and Business

    THURSDAY • 10/3/19 • 9:15 – 10:00 AM

    Kaizen/LEAN management process was developed in Japanese industry decades ago and adapted by many leading companies such as Nike, Intel and Toyota. It is often used in construction process to maximize efficiency and elimination of waste, but it never widely adapted in AEC businesses. This process is not only about system to maximize growth and profit, but it is about value system, culture and how the business see itself in the community and society.

    Dr. Miyamoto who leads a global engineering firm in five continents discuss how he turned around zero profit company with flat growth to high profit with rapid growth company in 12 months by using Kaizen system. He will also discuss how an African tribe in remote Ethiopia uses the concept of Kaizen to overcome drought which is caused by $1.8 billion Gibi 3 dam system.

    Bill.McConnell

    Bill McConnell, PE, JD, MSCE, CDT
    CEO, Vertex

    If You’re Not Moving Forward… You’re Moving Backward.
    A Disciplined Commitment to Sustainable AEC Growth. 

    THURSDAY • 10/3/19 • 4:00 – 5:00 PM

    Growth of AEC companies, or lack thereof, is often dictated by overall market conditions. Corporate expansion through bull and bear markets alike requires a culture of growth. The Vertex Companies, Inc. (“Vertex”) has averaged 20%-plus year-over-year growth for nearly 25 years. The co-founder and CEO of Vertex, William J. McConnell PE, JD, will discuss how Vertex makes a continued and concerted effort to grow every 90 days in accordance with a ten-year growth plan—in other words, growth is a decision at Vertex, not a side effect. Mr. McConnell will review how Vertex’s growth plan contemplates a balance of noncyclical services (to hedge against recessionary cycles) with traditional AEC services (in order to take advantage of expansion cycles). Mr. McConnell will also cover Vertex’s approach to adding services and regional expansion. Lastly, Mr. McConnell will discuss the benefits and challenges that a accompany a continued growth strategy.

    Jeff Hurt

    Chief Epiphany Officer, Empowered Epiphanies

    Z Talk – The Innovator’s DNA

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    Innovation. It’s the heartbeat of today’s economy. It’s also where you as a leader need to focus your attention, time and resources to compete in today’s marketplace. So how do we become more innovative?

    Is innovation a talent from birth or something that can be learned and acquired? Good news…you can be more innovative and creative. You can change your behaviors and adopt critical innovative strategies.

    What are the traits of today’s innovative professionals? How do they think and behave? Why don’t they let traditional rules and the status quo stand in the way of their vision? What questions do they constantly use to benchmark their thinking? What are the skills needed for innovative thinking and behaviors?

    Innovators think and act differently. They don’t follow the status quo. Let’s talk about it.

    BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS

    Christian Haring
    Account Executive, Harbor Compliance
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 10:30 – 11:30
    QUALIFIERS AND COAS: UNDERSTANDING CONNECTIONS, MITIGATING RISKS

    John Beck
    Director, Harbor Compliance
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 10:30 – 11:30
    QUALIFIERS AND COAS: UNDERSTANDING CONNECTIONS, MITIGATING RISKS

    Dawson Fercho
    Co-Founder, Corporate Tax Advisors
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 10:30 – 11:30
    CONGRESS’ DEFINITION OF R & D: WHY DESIGNERS QUALIFY FOR RESEARCH TAX CREDIT

    Chaz Ross-Munrro
    Professional Services Consultant, Cosential
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 10:30 – 11:30
    BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: IS IT A
    COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OR A CRIPPLING WEAKNESS AT YOUR FIRM?

    June Jewell
    President & CEO, AEC Business Solutions
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 10:30 – 11:30
    FIVE SHIFTS TO TRANSFORM EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND INCREASE PROFITS

    Will Swearingen
    Director, Ownership Transition, Zweig Group

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 1:15 – 2:15
    OWNERSHIP TRANSITION PANEL

    Pat Stoltz
    Wintrust
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 1:15 – 2:15
    OWNERSHIP TRANSITION PANEL

    James Swabowski
    Wintrust
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 1:15 – 2:15
    OWNERSHIP TRANSITION PANEL

    Bryan Brady
    Founder & CEO, BRAYN Consulting LLC
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 1:15 – 2:15
    DOLLARS FOR DESIGN: OPTIMIZING TAX INCENTIVES FOR AEC

    Blake Godwin
    VP of Growth Strategy, Client Savvy
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 1:15 – 2:15
    CREATING PEAK MOMENTS IN YOUR CLIENT EXPERIENCE JOURNEY

    Jen Newman, CPSM
    Managing Director, Client Savvy

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 1:15 – 2:15
    CREATING PEAK MOMENTS IN YOUR CLIENT EXPERIENCE JOURNEY

    Bob Hanson
    Vice President, WGI

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 2:45 – 3:45
    GEOSPATIAL SURVEYING PANEL

    Paul Greenhagen
    President & CEO, Westwood Professional Services

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 2:45 – 3:45
    GEOSPATIAL SURVEYING PANEL

    Pete Atherton, PE
    President & Founder, ActionsProve
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 2:45 – 3:45
    PREVENTING AND REVERSING BURNOUT IN YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

    Chad Coldiron
    Director, Executive Search, Zweig Group

    Thursday • 10/3/19 • 2:45 – 3:45
    PREVENTING AND REVERSING BURNOUT IN YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

     

    Jackie Dryden
    Chief Purpose Architect, Savage Brands
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    LIVING YOUR PURPOSE: MISSION DRIVEN BRANDS

    Catherine Harris
    Chief Purpose Activator, Savage Brands
    (Elevate AEC Sponsor)

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    LIVING YOUR PURPOSE: MISSION DRIVEN BRANDS

    Joseph Garin
    Partner, Lipson Neilson, P.C.

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    CYBER: IS YOUR COVERAGE STRUCTURALLY SOUND

    Alex Ricardo
    Director of Business Development, Cyber & Executive Risk- Beasley Insurance

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    CYBER: IS YOUR COVERAGE STRUCTURALLY SOUND

    Lori Wheeler
    Managing Director, Marsh Wortham

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    CYBER: IS YOUR COVERAGE STRUCTURALLY SOUND

    Regan Katz
    Managing Director/Senior Sales Leader, Marsh Wortham

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    CYBER: IS YOUR COVERAGE STRUCTURALLY SOUND

    Jeff Hurt
    Chief Epiphany Officer, Empowered Epiphanies

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    STRENGTHENING OUR STRATEGIC THINKING MUSCLES TO BECOME BETTER LEADERS

    Jen Newman, CPSM
    Managing Director, Zweig Group

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    FROM TURNOVERS TO TOUCHDOWNS
    SCORE MORE WORK THROUGH STRATEGIC
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

    Joy Guinn, FSMPS, CPSM
    Consultant, Marketing & BD Services, Zweig Group

    Friday • 10/4/19 • 10:00 – 11:00
    FROM TURNOVERS TO TOUCHDOWNS
    SCORE MORE WORK THROUGH STRATEGIC
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

    WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING HOTEL RESERVATIONS FOR ELEVATE AEC CONFERENCE!

    We have established a partnership for discounted lodging at the:
    Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa
    2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
    Henderson, NV 89052

    Hotel reservation line, 702-617-7777 or 866-782-9487 | Use the code GCIZWEI to reserve within the block.

    The Evolution of the Hot Firm & A/E Industry Awards to Elevate AEC

    “We really do need to celebrate more… we see Elevate AEC – and especially the awards component – as an essential celebration of what we do.”

    — Chad Clinehens, PE
    President & CEO, Zweig Group

    Our 2019 Sponsors

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    Become a Sponsor

    Investing in an Elevate AEC bundled sponsorship offers the most value for your marketing dollars. Your company’s brand will be firmly positioned across one of the leading and most recognized events in the AEC industry.

    Enter Our Awards

    Is your firm a Hot Firm?  Are you a Best Firm To Work For? Are you a Top New Venture? Do you have a Rising Star? Found out now by entering Zweig Group’s awards programs which recognizes outstanding firm performance in the AEC Industry.