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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guam Community and Economic Development Forum


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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