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Building Diplomacy: Exploring OBO's Global Impact, Initiatives, and Opportunities

About This Webinar

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is the single real manager for U.S. governmental diplomatic and consular property overseas and sets worldwide priorities for the planning, acquisition, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and disposal of overseas property. Secure, functional, and resilient facilities enable U.S. foreign policy through building technologies, sustainability, art, and culture.

This webinar will provide an overview of OBO and in-depth review of several project case studies that highlight the recent work of OBO, the challenges related to working abroad, and the many opportunities available to support the work of OBO and their mission to provide effective facilities in support of U.S. diplomacy. Attendees will also gain access to learning more about the future trends and initiatives within OBO.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
A registered architect, designer, and active member of SAME, Sal currently serves as Client Development Lead for HDR. Within SAME, Sal is Vice Chair of the YP COI, an active member of the Architecture COI, and serves locally on the Resiliency Committee. At HDR, Sal is responsible for leading, managing, and overseeing projects within the Federal Business Group of HDR’s Architecture Practice. Additionally, Sal facilitates new client development and prospecting initiatives within emerging markets and core sectors of the firm. With 12 years of AEC-industry experience, Sal has served as a ‘seller-doer’ leveraging both technical roles as well as marketing and business development, pursuit leader, and manager. Sal’s Federal project experience includes clients such as USACE, Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency, Washington Headquarters Services, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Defense Health Agency, and GSA.
Webinar hosting presenter
Division Director for Project Development and Coordination – PDC/WHA
Ms. Leedom has over 20 years of architecture and urban design experience, both domestic and abroad. she currently manages the design of New Embassy projects in Latin America and Africa - ensuring our U.S. diplomats are in safe, secure, and resilient facilities to perform our diplomatic missions abroad. She managed new embassy projects in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Windhoek, Namibia; Mérida, MX; and Lilongwe, Malawi and currently serves a dual role as acting division chief for projects in the Western Hemisphere.
Webinar hosting presenter
European Branch Chief in the Office of Construction Management
Mr. Davis is a professional engineer with experience on a variety of private and public sector projects. He is currently a Department of State Foreign Service Specialist managing the construction of diplomatic facilities located around the world. His background includes structural engineering design, forensic engineering and analysis, and construction management assignments on commercial, institutional, manufacturing, residential, nuclear, and specialty structures. Specialties: Civil & Structural Engineering, Construction Management, Federal Construction Contracts, Claims Analysis and Negotiation.
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