Special Programs at the Annual Conference


Friday Lunch Programs


Business Ethics Lunch - Noon-1:30 pm

“Leading with Integrity”

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William 'Bill' J. O'Rourke

Retired Alcoa Vice President

Fellow, Wheatley Institute, Brigham Young University

John Carroll University Board Member


Bill O’Rourke retired from Alcoa in September, 2011.  He continued to serve on the Board of the Alcoa Foundation and teach “Values” at Alcoa’s Corporate Exective Development Programs until 2013.  He joined Alcoa as a Patent Attorney in 1975 and held a number of leadership positions including  Corporate Patent Counsel, Vice President of Global Business Services (Financial Services, HR Services, Aircraft Operations, etc.), Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Procurement, Corporate Auditor, and Assistant General Counsel.  From 2005 to 2008 Bill was the President of Alcoa-Russia.  Bill was the Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability three times under three CEOs at Alcoa.

Bill is also a Fellow of the Wheatley Institution in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University where he serves on the Ethics Advisory Board and teaches ethics to all Business School students.  He is on the Board of Directors of John Carroll University in Cleveland and serves on the Ethics Advisory Counsel of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Initiative in Washington, DC.  He was on the Board of Directors (Past Chairman)of Sustainable Pittsburgh, and serves on a number of other civic, charitable and religious organizations. From 2011 to August, 2014 Bill was the Executive Director of the Beard Institute for Ethics at the School of Business at Duquesne University.  Bill lectures on Business Ethics and Safety at a number of companies around the World and at dozens of universities including the University of Pittsburgh, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona State, Illinois, Carnegie Mellon, San Jose, Benedictine University, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, the University of Dayton and Duquesne University. Bill published the book The Power of Ethics with co-author Pete Geissler. And, he just concluded another in August, 2016;  A Field Guide to Business Ethics,  with co-authors Dr. Bradley Agle and Dr. Aaron Miller.

Bill received his undergraduate degree (BS/BA) from John Carroll University and his law degree (JD) from Duquesne University.  Bill served as an officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. 

Bill and his wife, Elena, have three children and live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Saturday Lunch Programs


Keynote Lunch - Noon-1:30 pm


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Brian Williams, M.D., FACS

For the bio on our keynote see: Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Trauma Surgeon, Parkland Memorial Hospital

Dr. Brian Williams is a trauma/critical care surgeon at Parkland Memorial Hospital and treated some of the Dallas police officers who were shot on July 7, 2016, in Dallas. Dr. Williams received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He completed his training with a fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at Grady Memorial Hospital, a teaching hospital of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.


STEM Luncheon

“Construction Management Ethics: Encouraging Professionals Behavior During ‘The Chase’”


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Sandy Hamby, AIA, CCM

President, MOCA Systems, Inc.


Ms. Hamby has 30 years of experience in program, energy and construction management. Since 2010, Sandy has been involved with alternative project delivery methods including Lean Construction.


Sandy Hamby joined MOCA in 2010 and has extensive experience using innovative technology in the delivery of PM/CM services to government and commercial owners. She is guiding the nationwide development of MOCA’s PM/CM services and PMIS technology. Prior to joining MOCA, Sandy was a Principal with Jacobs Engineering, a Vice President with Parsons and 3D/I, as well as an architect and project manager with the US Air Force.


Ms. Hamby is also Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and she chairs the committee on the Code of Professional Ethics for CMAA. Prior to being elected to the CMAA Board, Sandy was the President of South Central Texas Regional Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America.


 The APPE Annual International Conference is open to the public.

Registration is required to attend these events. 

For more information on Registration for the Annual Conference see: Annual Conference Registration


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Important Deadlines

  • November 28 End of Early Bird Registration
  • December     Notification of Program Presenters
  • January 9      Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms
  • January 9    National IEB Team Registration ends
  • January 20    Publisher Ads deadline
  • January 23    End of On-Time Registration
  • February 1    Hotel Reservations deadline
  • February 6   Meal Reservations with Payment deadline