UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers
2015-2016 UOG Alumni Association Officers, L to R: Chelo Paulino, President, Jose Untalan, VP/President-elect, Rowena Macaraig, Treasurer, Star Mercado, Immediate Past President. Not shown: Tasha Wade, Secretary.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guam Community and Economic Development Forum

UOG ALUMNI-----REGISTER FOR THE GUAM COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM----NOW $95.00


Engage in dialog that will help shape our economic future! Register today for the Guam Community and Economic Development Forum at www.uog.edu/economicforum

$125 early bird registration ends Oct. 30th. UOG alumni $100.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: The Guam Situation

The Honorable Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

The Honorable Governor Felix P. Camacho



9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Overview of Guam’s Role in Asia and the Current State of the Guam Build Up

Derek Mitchell, Principal Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs



10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Break



10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m. Socio-Economic Impact

Panel A - Economic Impact

The Guam Story: What this Growth will Entail

Expected shifts in income distribution, fiscal impacts/revenue growth,

plans for expenditures of increased revenues, policy implications

· Anthony C. Blaz, Administrator, Guam Economic Development & Commerce Authority

· Bertha Duenas, Director, Bureau of Budget & Management Research

Moderator: Rita Nauta, GEDA



11:15a.m.-12 noon Panel B - Social/Cultural - Community Perspectives on the Buildup

Impacts on Local Community/Villages

· Antonio M. Palomo, Historian

· Lisalinda Natividad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Guam

· Anne Perez Hattori, Ph.D., Professor, Pacific History, University of Guam

· Tony Lamorena, Director, Bureau of Statistics & Plans

· Jose U. Garrido, Historic Preservation Specialist, Department of Parks & Recreation Guam Historic Resources Division

Moderator: Clifford Guzman, Galaide Group



12:00p.m.-1:30p.m. Lunch- Keynote Speaker – Republic of the Philippines Senator Richard Gordon: “Overall Asian Economies and the Redevelopment of Economic Zones”



1:30p.m.-2:30p.m. Panel C - Health and Social Services

· J. Peter Roberto, Director, Public Health & Social Services

· Sarah Thomas Nededog, Executive Director, Sanctuary, Inc.

· Peter Sgro, Guam Hospital Health Care Development Foundation

· Saied Safa, MD, FACP, FASN, Pacific Medical Group

· Captain David B. Miller, Commanding Officer, Department of the U.S. Navy, Naval Hospital

Moderator –



2:30p.m.-3:30p.m. Panel D – Housing

· Siska Hutapea, Vice President/Chief Appraiser, Captain Real Estate

· Benny Pinaula, Executive Director (Acting), Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority

· Steven Cruz, USDA Rural Development Office (Representing Joe Diego)

· James Martinez, Executive Director, Guam Contractor’s Association

· Jeremy Rojas, President, Guam Housing Corporation

Moderator – Nora Camacho



3:30p.m.-3:45p.m. Afternoon Break



3:45p.m.-4:30 p.m. Panel E – Public Safety

· Alicia Limtiaco, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

· Paul Suba, Chief of Police, Guam Police Department

· Leonard M. Rapadas, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office

· Robert Camacho, Chief of Airport Police, Guam International Airport Authority

Moderator – Dave Okada



4:30p.m.-5:00p.m. Renewable Energy/Energy Efficient Solutions for Guam

· Steve Ricci , Battelle Institute

· Joaquin Flores, General Manager, Guam Power Authority

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson ,UOG



Day II



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check in/Registration/Breakfast



8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood



8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel F – Utility and Infrastructure Requirements

· John Benevente, General Manager, Consolidated Utility Service

· Simon Sanchez, Chairman, Consolidation Commission on Utilities

· Lawrence Perez, Director, Department of Public Works

· John J. Jackson, Director, Joint Guam Program Office (Forward)

· Frederick E. LaCroix, Chief Executive Officer, The Powersource Group LLC

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson, UOG



9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. Panel G - Impacts on the Environment

“Impact s on Guam ’s Natural Environment and Marine Resources”

· Lorilee Crisostomo, Administrator, Guam Environmental Protection Agency

· Jason S. Biggs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Guam

· Tony Lamorena, Director, Bureau of Statistics & Plans

· Gary Denton, Ph.D, Director, UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

· John Jenson, Ph.D, Professor, UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson, UOG



10:30 a.m. – 10:45a.m. Morning Break



10:45a.m. – 11:30a.m. Buildup and Post-Buildup Economic Development Opportunities

· Tourism Development : David Tydingco, Chairman, Guam Visitors Bureau

· Small Business Development (Inside and Outside the Fence):

o Michael R. Ady, President-M80 Systems, Inc.

o Kenneth Q. Lujan, SBA Guam Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Guam Branch Office

· New Industries: Carlos H. Salas-Executive Manager, A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority

· New Industries: Glen Leon Guerrero-General Manager, Port Authority Guam

Moderator – Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG



11:30p.m.-1:00p.m. Lunch

The Honorable Judith Won Pat, Speaker 30th Guam Legislature

Public Sector Reforms and Fiscal Discipline, Accountability, Land Use



Bob Cook, CEO/President, El Paso Regional Economic Development Corp.

How El Paso is Planning for the Ft. Bliss build Up



1:00p.m.-1:45p.m. Workforce Development/Employment Needs

· James Martinez, Executive Director, Guam Contractors Association

· Maria Connelley, Director, Guam Department of Labor

· Mary P. Torre, President, Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association

· Carl Peterson, Chairman of the Chamber Education/Workforce Development Committee, Guam Chamber of Commerce

Moderator – Dr. Karri T. Perez, UOG



1:45 p.m.-3:00p.m. Education: Investment in Human Capital, Building Capacity

· Nerissa Bretania Underwood, Ph.D., Superintendent, Guam Department of Education

· Elizabeth Hawthorne, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education , University of Guam

· Mary A.Y. Okada, Ed.D., President, Guam Community College

· Herbert Johnston, Education Director, GCA Trades Academy

Moderator – Karri T. Perez, UOG



3:00p.m.-3:15p.m. Afternoon Break



3:15p.m.-4:15p.m. Preparing for the Economic Growth and Beyond– “ Guam : The Making of a

Pacific Tiger”

Gayle M. Cooper, Certified Economic Developer and Executive Director, Economic Development Group of Eloy , Arizona

-Posturing Economic Policies and Strategies to diversify development



Community Development: Resources for Managing Growth and Sustainability

-Federal Resources, Policy Makers, Public and Private Partners

Presentation by Federal Partners:

· Joseph M. Diego, Area II Director, USDA Rural Development

· Kenneth Q. Lujan, SBA Guam Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Guam Branch Office



4:15p.m.-5:00p.m. Next Steps and Conclusion

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood

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