REGIS FOX, PMI-SP
MCKISSACK & MCKISSACK
Regis Fox is the current president of the AACEI National Capital Section after serving on the Board as Vice President. He is the National Director of Project Controls for McKissack & McKissack and has supported projects across the country valued at over $6 billion. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his fiancée Kelly and enjoys cooking and golf in his free time.
CES CONSULTING LLC
Dimitris Sideris was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a master's degree in Construction Management from Virginia Tech. For the last 7 years he has been working as a Project Controls Engineer, conducting federal and state project audits, cost estimating tasks and construction management services.
ROBERT M. FREAS, PSP
Mr. Freas advises clients on a range of topics including risk management, project controls, change management, project scheduling, process improvement, change order negotiations, dispute avoidance, and the preparation or defense of construction claims. He has participated in the preparation and presentation of a number of major construction and contract claims and disputes. His experience with construction disputes includes the development, analysis, and defense of construction claims related to delays, inefficiencies, and cost overruns. Specifically, he has prepared as-planned schedules, updates and time impact analyses, prepared and analyzed as-built schedules, and prepared delay and performance related analyses, productivity-impact and acceleration analyses, and cost and damages claims.
DAN MELAMED, CCP, EVP
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Mr. Dan Melamed is currently a Program Analyst with the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) where he has worked on budget formulation, the management of the EM Program’s corporate performance metrics, project and program life cycle cost analyses, including risk assessment and analysis for determining the EM Program’s contribution to the Department of Energy’s Environmental Liability Estimate. He has also been involved in the earned value management system evaluation for new contractors for the EM program. He has served as the president for the National Capital Section and is currently a member of the Technical Board of AACE International.
Prior to his work at the Department of Energy, Dan Melamed was a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he did research on waste processing technologies and solar energy conversion. In addition to being a Certified Cost Professional and an Earned Value Professional, Dan Melamed has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University. He is a member of AACE International, Sigma Xi the Scientific Honor Society, as well as the American Chemical Society. He is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications and one patent.
DIRECTOR, EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR
NIYI LADIPO, CCM, CCP, EVP
Omoniyi (Niyi) Ladipo has been an active member of AACE International (AACE) since 2005. She has been a Certified Cost Professional since 2007 and an Earned Value Professional since 2010. Niyi has served in the positions of Secretary, President, Past President, and Board Director with the National Capital Section. She is currently serving as the Section Chair for Scholarships and Outreach to Colleges and Universities.
Niyi is a Senior Project Manager for MBP, a multi-disciplined consulting firm that provides a broad range of professional services designed to mitigate risk and optimize value within the built environment. She has more than 29 years of experience in providing construction and project management and is a leader in contracts administration and management, cost estimating, cost management and control, and earned value management. Currently, she is actively involved in two high profile projects, the Dulles Corridor Metrorail’s Silver Line and the Architect of the Capitol’s Cannon House Office Building Renewal.
Niyi has authored papers and has presented at an AACE annual meeting, at AACE Region 2 Symposiums, and at other professional association conferences on topics related to earned value management (EVM) and schedule reviews in construction.
Niyi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Master’s degree in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Greenwich, London.
Committees' Chair Persons
John Buonagurio is a Senior Associate at Exponent with 6 years of experience in geomatics engineering, geostatistics and scientific software development. He has worked on numerous projects in geotechnical engineering and construction, earthwork quantity estimation, and 3D modeling for forensic investigations. Mr. Buonagurio holds a BS in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
MICHAEL MARCELL, PSP, EVP
Mr. Marcell has more than ten years of specialized experience in project management and project controls including a wide variety of technical service integration programs and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) responsibilities as the Program Planning and Controls Manager for a major defense contractor.
CALVIN SPEIGHT, JR., CCP, PMP, MRICS
PROJECT EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES LLC
Calvin Speight Jr. founded Project Executive Outcomes to solve problems concerning cost-schedule-risk integration of major projects. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Calvin earned the AACE Certified Cost Professional (CCP) in 2010. He served as NCS President 2013-2014 and Region 2 Director 2014-2016.