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Expert in Facility Planning, Facilty Design, Facilty Care, and Facilty Management

Expert ID: 725518 Texas, USA

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Though a licensed architect and civil engineer in Kentucky, his 50 years of experience has been in the management of in-house and out-sourced architects and engineers. Included in this time, he was department head at the Air Forces school for continuing facility management education. As Chief of Family Housing Design for the Air Force, he successfully managed the design of over 5000 units costing $160 million (1970's dollars) and put his fiscal year programs under contract ahead of the sister services of the Army and Navy. He was the general manager of a 550 person award winning design-build organization in the Air Force. He received the first annual Air Force award for design excellence. He received the Legion of Merit medal from the Air Force for his “effectiveness and successful programming and construction of the most complex, one-of-a-kind facility projects in the history of the Air Force.”

He was the Vice President of the Architectural & Facilities Engineering Division of Walt Disney Imagineering, the company responsible for designing and building Walt Disney theme parks world-wide. After retirement from Disney he set up a consulting company for himself to assist clients who were launching large design and construction projects or programs. His marquee clients for these services include Apple Computer, the Discovery Channel, Fess Parker's American Tradition Co., Fakieh Hospitality & Leisure Group in Saudi Arabia, National Geographic Ventures, the Orange County Public School District in Florida, and Walt Disney Imagineering,

As Director of Environmental Planning for deployment of the MX missile for the Air Force, he was responsible for planning two new Air Force bases with populations of 13,000 to 17,000 workers and dependents required to support the 4,600 missile shelters deployed over 8,500 square miles in a proposed deployment area of either Nevada-Utah or Texas-New Mexico. And, because of the alternative layouts required for NEPA requirements, the total analysis area in the four states was 60,000 square miles. 200 missiles, in addition to decoys, with 10 nuclear warheads each, would be in relative constant movement among the shelters which required 5,800 miles of new roads. But again, because of having to consider alternative layouts, road rights-of-way for analysis and siting totaled 16,000 miles. He received the Legion of Merit for “successfully directing the largest environmental planning effort in Air Force History”

He was the Base Civil Engineer for an Air Force base, the equivalent of small town, with a population of about 30,000. There were office buildings; K-12 schools; hotels; parks with recreational facilities; a golf course; family neighborhoods in town (and outside) with about 8,100 homes serving 26,000 family members; bachelor housing for about another 4,000; and a large, very active, adjacent airport which was owned, operated, and maintained by the small town. The total value of the town and its airport, based on recorded cumulative initial cost over many years, was $6.5 Billion. He lead the single organization (1,600 military and civilian members) which planned, programmed, maintained, altered, added, and provided utilities to all the facilities in this "town." In addition it operated and assigned occupants to all 8100 family homes.

He headed the Department of Management Applications of the Civil Engineering School in the Air Force Institute of Technology which provided initial and continuing facility management education for the Air Force.

As a consultant for the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida, he developed a new internal facility organization which principally included operations & maintenance, design & construction, and an internal minor construction organization., He developed new job descriptions, career development positions and salary ladders for each position category. He developed new procedures manuals for the Operations & Maintenance Division.

He performed similar services for a large Fortune 500 company under a confidentiality agreement.

Following completion of Disneyland Paris, as Vice President of Architecture and Facility Engineering for Walt Disney Imagineering with world- wide responsibilities, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and general manager of Walt Disney Imagineering-Florida. In this position he was responsible for project management of all design and construction on the four Disney theme parks and three water parks on Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida from 1992 to 1996.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas - Austin, Texas - Killeen, Texas - Round Rock, Texas - Victoria, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1958 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky
Year: 1963 Degree: MFA Subject: Architecture Institution: Princeton University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to 2008 Employer: Windermere Teams, Inc. Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He is the Principal and only consultant for facility programming, delivery, and maintenance management, but is networked to others with expanded skills in these categories.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: The Walt Disney Company Title: Senior Vice President Department: Walt Disney Imagineering Responsibilities: General manager of Walt Disney Imagineering-Florida, which was a mirror satellite organization of Walt Disney Imagineering's headquarters in Glendale, California and responsible for all design, construction, and show quality control for the 4 theme parks and 3 water parks at Walt Disney World outside of Orlando, Florida
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: The Walt Disney Company Title: Vice President Department: Headquarters Responsibilities: He headed the Architecture & Facilities Division of Walt Disney Imagineering in its world wide support of designing, building, and altering Disney theme parks by providing architecture, engineering, show set, show lighting, and interiors design with in-house and out-sourced talent.
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: The Ralph M. Parsons Company Title: Principal Project Manager Department: Infrastructure Responsibilities: He was the Project Manager for providing architecture and engineering design of record service for all Disney work, highlighted by the Wonders of Life pavilion at EPCOT in Walt Disney World, Florida.
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Deputy Chief of Staff for Engineering & Services Department: Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command Responsibilities: He was responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of research, development and test bases and facilities for the Air Force Systems Command as well as the development of facility criteria for deployment of all new aircraft, missiles, and electronic systems deployment. Developed and directed an annual capital improvement, operation, and maintenance budget of over $500 Million for an $8 Billion physical plant.
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Director of Environmental Planning Department: Air Force Regional Civil Engineer - MX Responsibilities: He successfully directed the largest environmental planning effort in the history of the Air Force directing a $43 million multi-agency, multi-contract task force for 10,000 parcels of real estate and 16,000 miles of road right-of-ways in a 60,000 square mile, four state area.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Commander Department: 55th Civil Engineering Squadron (RED HORSE) Responsibilities: He was General Manager of a 400 American and 150 Korean design-build organization. 20 to 30 new construction and major infrastructure projects were continually underway at bases in Korea and the region. Organization received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award while he served as Commander.
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: National Defense University Title: Student Department: Industrial College of the Armed Forces Responsibilities: "The Industrial College of the Armed Forces is the only senior service school dedicated to the study of management of resources in support of national security. The purpose of the program was to develop and enhance the resource management skills of the 217 selected military officers and senior career civilian officials for executive positions of high trust and responsibility in the Federal Government. Colonel Expert had an absolutely superior record of academic performance throughout his participation in the College's ten month senior-level course of study and associated research in the support of national security, culminating in a concentrated study of management philosophy, systems, and practices of the Department of Defense.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Institute of Architects, Society of American Military Engineers
Licenses / Certifications
PE and RA, Kentucky
Awards / Recognition
Legion of Merit in the Air Force for “effectiveness and successful programming and construction of the most complex, one-of-a-kind facility projects in the history of the Air Force.” Received the Society of American Military Engineer’s Newman Medal for Professional Excellence and the first annual Air Force Award for Facility Design Excellence.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Principal witness for defense of an Environmental Impact Statement successfully defended through federal district and circuit courts.
Training / Seminars
Headed the Department of Management Applications in the Civil Engineering School of the Air Force Institute of Technology which provided continuing education in leadership and management for the Air Force Civil Engineering career field.
Vendor Selection
Advertised, negotiated and awarded all architecture and facility engineering contracts for national projects for Walt Disney Imagineering.1998-92 Advertised, negotiated and awarded all construction contracts for theme park work at Walt Disney World. Manged all design-build source selection activities for all new Air Force family housing 1972-74.

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