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Special Guest Emcee

Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 23 years she has written a column for Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines” and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos, “Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”.  Lynn started using Autodesk® software over 25 years ago, and taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years before joining Autodesk.  A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Lynn is always one of the highest-rated speakers and host of Autodesk University®.

National Speakers

Andy Jizba

Solutions Consultant

U.S. CAD

Andy Jizba

Solutions Consultant

U.S. CAD

Andy is the Building Information Management Program Manager at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. As a member of the Facilities Planning and Design group at Mayo Clinic, Andy has led the effort for the creation and implementation of the BIM program for Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He continues to lead the efforts as the program has expanded to an enterprise wide initiative. With 18 years in the AEC industry, including 8 years of modeling experience in Architecture, and a degree in Industrial Technology, Andy has led the implementation of CAFM and PM software for multiple owners, primarily in the healthcare field. His specialty is helping project teams find solutions to coordinate, exchange, and handover projects using the latest technologies. He is also a charter member of the BIM for Healthcare Owners Group. He has been a speaker for the California Society of Healthcare Engineers, Arizona State University, BIM for Healthcare Owners Group.

Bill Debevc

Technical Manager Collaboration Solutions

U.S. CAD

Bill Debevc

Technical Manager Collaboration Solutions

U.S. CAD

Bill Debevc is an expert in Information Technology and Autodesk software specializing in Private BIM Cloud technologies. He has over 24 years of experience using, supporting, and customizing Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software. As a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), he uses his extensive Information Technology (I.T.) experience to implement industry leading I.T. solutions for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Recently, as the Technical Manager for U.S.CAD, Bill now shares his knowledge about Private BIM Clouds to help the AEC industry reduce costs, increase productivity, and allow production teams work productively from anywhere on any device.

Brandon Pike

Strategic Manage rof BIM Services

NELSON

Brandon Pike

Strategic Manage rof BIM Services

NELSON

As NELSON’s Design Technology Manager and Strategic Manager for BIM Services, Brandon is responsible for direct firm-wide BIM, CAD and other design technology vision implementation and ongoing support. He has developed a strategic Building Information Modeling vision as well as developed appropriate implementation roadmaps, processes and timelines.

Brandon’s goal at NELSON is to “use state-of-the-art technology to break down personal and professional barriers, bring people and project teams together and pass the benefits of a streamlined design ecosystem onto our clients.”

Brian Mackey

BD Mackey Consulting

Brian Mackey

BD Mackey Consulting

Better known as œThe Revit Geek, Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, more than 10 of which have been focused on Revit and BIM.  After nearly a decade of working with Architects and Engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Brian started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring.  Brian has clients all over the US and Canada that generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge.  Brian showcases his love of talking about Revit, or maybe just his love talking, in a monthly light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free Q&A webcast, Revit Radio.  Brian is a regular speaker at many conferences, including Autodesk University, BIM Workshops and RTC, where he has been awarded top speaker several times.  Brian and his wife, who met at Autodesk University, welcomed #BIMbino Vienna into their family in 2013, for a total of three daughters.

Carla Edwards

Senior Technical Specialist

US CAD

Carla Edwards

Senior Technical Specialist

US CAD

Carla D. Edwards has 20 years™ experience in the architecture and engineering industry. Her project experience has afforded her a strong understanding for best practices in developing Construction Documents for architectural projects through all phases of development and design. This expertise, along with strong Revit skills, positions her to make a big impact in the AEC Industry, contributing to the knowledge base in Revit best practices, training and content development. Ms. Edwards continues to educate herself through skills development and training in Navisworks and Showcase.

Chris Keck

Solution Consultant

US CAD

Chris Keck

Solution Consultant

US CAD

Chris Keck joins U.S. CAD as a Solutions Team Manager and brings more than 10 years of experience in the engineering industry. Prior to joining U.S. CAD, Mr. Keck served as an Engineering Technology Team Leader at Quad Knopf and implemented technology solutions such as Autodesk Civil 3D and GIS software. He is skilled at mentoring staff and team members and is experienced in identifying cost-effective implementations for optimizing design applications. As a proven leader, Mr. Keck excels in diverse technical, financial, and managerial areas and leverages those strengths to deliver valuable and profitable business solutions.

Kelli Lubeley

Virtual Design Coordinator

Dewberry

Kelli Lubeley

Virtual Design Coordinator

Dewberry

Kelli Lubeley currently works as Virtual Design Coordinator for Dewberry. Her main focus is on workflow development, content creation, and 3rd party application integration for virtual design solutions. She has developed and instructed Revit courses at the community college and corporate level for over 5 years, and implemented Revit Architecture and MEP at multiple firms. She enjoys the many facets of the Revit platform and loves to constantly find new ways to leverage BIM technology for the design community.

Lonnie Cumpton

Director of Professional Services

U.S. CAD

Lonnie Cumpton

Director of Professional Services

U.S. CAD

Lonnie Cumpton has over 20 years of experience as a technology consultant to the AEC industry. His experience includes technology consulting, Software Implementation and Training as well as Corporate CAD and BIM Management for local, regional and national firms. In his current role, Lonnie draws on his understanding of building design and construction methods to assess the needs of our customers, define the requirements and resolve the challenges to help build and lead U.S. CAD’s best in class professional services organization. Most recently, Lonnie co-founded and helped bring to the market the BIM9 brand of Private BIM Clouds to facilitate increased project collaboration to the extended design team.

Paul Aubin

Author

Independent Architectureal Consultant

Paul Aubin

Author

Independent Architectureal Consultant

Paul is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: œAubin Academy Mastering Series titles, Revit video training for lynda.com/paulaubin and the all new œRenaissance Revit. Paul is an independent architectural consultant providing Revit® Architecture implementation, training, and support services. Paul™s involvement in the architectural profession spans over 20 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and is routinely a top-rated repeat speaker at Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference and the Central States Revit Workshop. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is based in Chicago and is an associate member of the AIA.

Robert Bell

Design Technology Manager

Sparling

Robert Bell

Design Technology Manager

Sparling

Robert is the Design Technology Manager for Sparling, a specialty electrical engineering and technology consulting firm in the United States, headquartered in the Seattle, WA area. He provides strategic direction, technical oversight, and high-level support for Sparling™s enterprise design and production technology systems. He is instrumental in positioning Sparling as an industry and client leader in leveraging technology in virtual building and design. Robert has been in the MEP industry for over 25 years and has used every release of Revit MEP (including the initial beta of Revit Systems). Robert is a frequent speaker at RTC and Autodesk University, and has written many articles regarding Revit MEP and AutoCAD. He is currently the President and Chairman of the Board for AUGI (Autodesk User Group International).

Steve Stafford

Revit Consultant

Blog - Revit OpEd

Steve Stafford

Revit Consultant

Blog - Revit OpEd

Steve has been a guest speaker at Central States Revit Workshops 2012/13 (now BIM Workshops) as well as presenting Revit focused sessions at Autodesk University since 2004 and RTC events since 2006. He’s been a dedicated fan of Revit since 2000 and works as an independent Revit consultant through his company, AEC Advantage, Inc.

Always very active in the Revit community at large, he volunteers as the forum manager for the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Revit Community and served as a member of AUGI™s board of directors (2006-08). He hangs out at RevitForum.org and Autodesk’s User Forums too. Stop by his Revit blogs “ www.revitoped.comwww.revitinside.comwww.revitjobs.com. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Steven Shell

Steven C. Shell, Architect

Steven Shell

Steven C. Shell, Architect

Mr. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 and has had his own Architectural Firm in Tucson, Arizona for over 27 years. He has been using Revit Architecture® exclusively for over 12 years and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit Users Group and is professionally certified in Revit Architecture 2015.  He has presented at Autodesk University and at the University of Arizona. He presented at the “Revit: Best of the West” conference, Central States Revit Workshops, 2 BIM Workshops and at lectured at Pima Community College.  He has presented at 5 RTC events (North America, Canada, Australia and Europe) and has been rated in the top 10 each time.  He recently received the “Top Rated Speaker Award” at the RTC-Europe event in Dublin, Ireland as well as the past two BIM Workshops held in Omaha, NE and Anaheim CA.

Tom Whitehead

BIM Coordinator

SSOE

Tom Whitehead

BIM Coordinator

SSOE

In the past 20 years, Tom Whitehead has worked with rocket scientists, commercial art directors, network engineers, web developers, architects, and structural engineers.  He started with Revit in 2008 and has been a BIM evangelist ever since.  In his role as the BIM Coordinator for SSOE, Tom helps shape his firm’s corporate BIM strategies, template and family development, and training programs. In 2013, he was selected to participate in one of Autodesk’s Revit Gunslinger events and is active on RevitForum.org. Tom is an avid camper, loves live music, and lives with his wife and two young children in Portland, Oregon.