Michael A. Aimone - (Chair)
Michael A. Aimone is founder, chief data officer of Energy Management & Analytics, LLC. He has over 46 years’ experience serving in various leadership positions in the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, and private industry. While on active duty, he served in numerous field and staff engineering assignments and in the Air Force Reserve, he commanded the 819th RED HORSE Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. He most recently served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy; Executive Director, DoD Siting Clearinghouse; Chief, Business Systems and Information, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations, and Environment). In this capacity he controlled and directed three diverse staff organizations of 21 senior civilians and 30 contractors. Oversaw a direct budget of $50M annually, and indirectly influenced over $14B in annual defense expenditures. During his 39-year career with the Air Force he was responsible to the chief of staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force civil engineering, logistics readiness, supply, transporation, and aircraft and missile maintenance. Mr. Aimone executed the Air Force’s program to privatize military family housing within the United States - vastly improving the housing stock for Air Force military families, and allowing the private sector to bring critical financing tools to ensure long-term quality management and sustainment. Additionally, he crafted a real estate portfolio management concept and established quarterly benchmarking of individual projects to ensure systematic program management. He previously served on a National Academies’ committees in support of investment of maintenance and repair of federally owned facilities. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a M.S. in electrical engineering from University of Florida.
Mahlon Apgar, IV
Honorable Mahlon Apgar, IV, Mahon (Sandy) Apgar is a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he focuses on defense infrastructure, military housing and real estate, base closures, and public-private partnerships. Appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment; and led the clearance of a $7 billion maintenance backlog, the design and launch of the award-winning $20 billion program to privatize 86,000 military homes, and the restructuring of 70,000 historic military properties.
He was a partner of McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he established the Infrastructure and Real Estate practice; and founder of his eponymous firm, where he served major US and UK companies, and advised on megaprojects in Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. He was awarded a US patent for a corporate real estate portfolio evaluation and management system. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Wayne Arny is the president of Wayne Arny & Associates, a federal business development
consulting firm specializing in installation, environmental and energy issues facing businesses
in America. Mr. Arny retired from the Federal Government with 37 years of service in July 2009. His last
assignment was as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. He had management and oversight responsibilities within the DOD for military installations worldwide, covering a land area of over 46,000 square miles and containing some 587,000 buildings and structures valued at more than $640 billion. From March 2002 to February 2008 Mr. Arny was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations & Environment) for the Department of the Navy. He was responsible for oversight of Military Construction, Energy and UtilityPrivatization, BRAC execution and disposal, and Family and Bachelor Housing Privatization for the Navy and the Marine Corps. Mr. Arny has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in International Relations from The Catholic University, Washington, DC.
Bilal M. Ayyub
Bilal M. Ayyub is a professor and director of Center for Technology and Systems Management at the
University of Maryland College Park, he is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 1983, Professor of Reliability Engineering since 1985, and Professor of Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation since 2009; and was Consulting Professor at the U. S. Navy from 1993 to 2001, and visiting fellow at the National Security Analysis Department of the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2015-16. He is also a board member of several research and development companies and non-profit organizations including start-up companies. He is a chair professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He completed his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta in 1983. Dr. Ayyub’s main research interests and work are in risk, uncertainty and decision analysis, resilience, sustainability and adaptation to a changing climate, and systems engineering applied to civil, infrastructure, energy including renewables, defense and maritime fields. It includes reliability-based design and risk-informed planning and decision making covering aspects of project lifecycles and portfolios, e.g., sustainment and life expectancy assessment, risk-informed inspection, critical-infrastructure protection, bidding strategies, project execution and operational risk, risk management including risk transfer and risk finance, and liability and exposure analysis.
Jack Dempsey is a director at Definitive Logic and an internationally recognized expert in asset management and serves as the Convener of ISO Technical Committee (TC) 251’s Product Improvement Workgroup for Asset Management Standards. Jack served 21 years as an active duty Coast Guard officer in roles including construction manager, facilities manager, running a design and construction office, Executive Officer of the Coast Guard’s largest base, and staff assignments specializing in enterprise change management. Time in the Coast Guard included developing the Mission Dependency Index (MDI) currently used by the Navy, Air Force, NASA, Army National Guard, and Coast Guard to prioritize facility and infrastructure work based on operational requirements and risk. In the eight years since leaving the Coast Guard, Jack has been an asset management consultant leading numerous technology-enabled facility and infrastructure initiatives for federal agencies, public works, public utilities, and manufacturing enterprises. He is a licensed Professional Engineer having a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy, and two masters of science degrees, one in construction management from the University of Washington and one in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.