Appendix B
Biographies of Committee Members

James M. Braus, Chair, is a retired general manager of engineering at Shell Oil Company. In this position, Mr. Braus was responsible for the management of technical support, engineering, and construction of all refineries, plants, pipelines, and facilities in the United States. Over his 34-year career with Shell, he held various positions, including general manager of the Deer Park, Texas, manufacturing complex and general manager of the Products Research Division. Mr. Braus is an active member of the National Academy of Construction, the Construction Industry Institute (CII), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). For his service with CII he was awarded the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence in 1992. Mr. Braus has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota.


David A. Cain is assistant vice president of Administration and Finance, Capital Assets and Services, at Northern Arizona University (NAU). In this position Dr. Cain provides leadership and is responsible for the management of strategic planning, capital programming, design and development, construction, operation, maintenance and safety of NAU facilities and infrastructure. He also serves as an adjunct professor in NAU’s Construction Management Department, where he is developing a curriculum for a certificate in facility management. Prior to joining NAU Dr. Cain was executive facilities director at Illinois State University. He is the major contributing author for the Strategic Assessment Model of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA). He has also contributed over 50 professional publications, including Benchmarking in Higher Education: Promise or Fad, International Association of Management, Montreal, Canada,



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Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure Appendix B Biographies of Committee Members James M. Braus, Chair, is a retired general manager of engineering at Shell Oil Company. In this position, Mr. Braus was responsible for the management of technical support, engineering, and construction of all refineries, plants, pipelines, and facilities in the United States. Over his 34-year career with Shell, he held various positions, including general manager of the Deer Park, Texas, manufacturing complex and general manager of the Products Research Division. Mr. Braus is an active member of the National Academy of Construction, the Construction Industry Institute (CII), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). For his service with CII he was awarded the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence in 1992. Mr. Braus has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota. David A. Cain is assistant vice president of Administration and Finance, Capital Assets and Services, at Northern Arizona University (NAU). In this position Dr. Cain provides leadership and is responsible for the management of strategic planning, capital programming, design and development, construction, operation, maintenance and safety of NAU facilities and infrastructure. He also serves as an adjunct professor in NAU’s Construction Management Department, where he is developing a curriculum for a certificate in facility management. Prior to joining NAU Dr. Cain was executive facilities director at Illinois State University. He is the major contributing author for the Strategic Assessment Model of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA). He has also contributed over 50 professional publications, including Benchmarking in Higher Education: Promise or Fad, International Association of Management, Montreal, Canada,

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Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure 1997; Creating a Learning Organization Environment for the Facilities Professional, APPA, 2000; and Assessment and Continuous Improvement, APPA, 2000. Dr. Cain was an active member of the Midwest Association of Physical Plant Administrators (MAPPA) for 13 years and of Rocky Mountain Association (RMA) for the last 3 years. Dr. Cain is currently serving APPA as a founder of the Center for Facilities Research, a member of the Professional Affairs Committee, and liaison to the NRC Federal Facility Council. Dr. Cain was the recipient of APPA’s Pacesetter Award in 2000 and the President’s Award in 2000 and 2002. He has a BS from Illinois State University, an MS from Iowa State University, and a PhD in higher education from Illinois State University with an emphasis in law and finance, strategic planning, and statistical analysis. Charles Davidson is a retired chairman, president, and chief executive officer of J.A. Jones, Inc. His career with J.A. Jones spanned more than 35 years and a rise in responsibility from project manager to president to chief operating officer to chief executive officer. He was responsible for various operating divisions of J.A. Jones, including its multiple construction divisions. Currently, Mr. Davidson is president of Moorland Consulting Group. He holds a professional engineering license from the District of Columbia and has a BS in civil engineering from Lehigh University. J. Clay Dean, P.E., provides program management consulting support to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). He has worked as a senior IT program manager providing IT services to the federal government and airport sectors. He served as CTO/CKO at a major defense firm in the Washington area. Mr. Dean’s 29-year Navy career included assignments as the commanding officer of Public Works Center Washington, the staff of the Vice President’s National Performance Review, and the staff of the Secretary of Defense. His experience as a public works officer and asset manager spans 16 years. He was a Department of Defense acquisition professional and Level III contracting officer. He was the chairman of the Development Committee for the Contract Services Association of America and a senior consultant to ICASIT at George Mason University, providing KM information services to metropolitan Washington, D.C. Mr. Dean received the Vice President’s Hammer Award for customer service in 1996. He holds an information technology certificate from George Washington University and completed the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Executive Program at the University of Michigan. Mr. Dean received a BS from the Naval Academy and a BS and an MS in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. His publications include articles in The Military Engineer and the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and extensive publishing of various topics on the Web. He was a contributing writer for Department of the Navy CIO publications on e-learning, knowledge management metrics, and communities of practice.

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Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure Donald V. Freiert, Jr. is vice president of corporate real estate for Nationwide Insurance. He is responsible for the strategy, portfolio planning, and management of Nationwide real estate worldwide. Prior to joining Nationwide in 2002, Mr. Freiert was senior vice president of Enterprise Services for Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio. In that role, he was responsible for corporate real estate services, corporate aviation, corporate procurement/sourcing, and methods improvement. Prior to joining Cardinal Health in 1999, Mr. Freiert was senior vice president and director of Corporate Real Estate Services at Bank One Corporation with responsibility for all real estate activities nationwide. Mr. Freiert was also senior vice president at NationsBank (now Bank of America), serving as national manager of general bank real estate acquisition and disposition services and regional manager of real estate services for the bank’s mid-Atlantic region. Prior to that, Mr. Freiert was senior vice president and manager of the Corporate Services Division for MNC Financial (acquired by NationsBank) in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Freiert is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore, with a BA in accounting, and is a certified public accountant. He has also completed the executive management programs in finance and marketing management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Financial Advisory Committee of CoreNet Global and a past member of the NACORE International board of directors. Angelo Giambusso has over 40 years of experience in the electric energy field in the application of nuclear technology, with extensive service in both government and industry. He has over 20 years of service as a corporate officer with Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation (S&W). He has served as manager of the Washington, D.C., office, interacting with government agencies and Congress, and as deputy director of the International Operations Department. Before his retirement in 1999, he had been working on Asian business development and U.S. nuclear export policies, issues, and procedures, dealing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, DOE, and the Commerce and State Departments. Prior to Mr. Giambusso’s service with S&W, he had a distinguished government career with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and its later incarnations—the regulatory commission, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), and DOE. In these agencies, he played a key role in developing the nuclear licensing process, including the development of the Environmental Impact Statement for nuclear reactors. Since his retirement from S&W, Mr. Giambusso has provided a variety of consultancy services including assessments of the Hanford Office of DOE and the implementation of all-inclusive standards at LLNL. He has also been involved in a critique of the design and methodology of the DOE Yucca Mountain Project. Mr. Giambusso has a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT. James H. Johnson, Jr., is professor and dean of the College of Engineering,

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Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure Architecture, and Computer Science at Howard University. Dr. Johnson’s research interests have focused mainly on the reuse of wastewater treatment sludges and the treatment of hazardous substances. Currently, he serves as associate director of the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Center for Hazardous Substance Research and as a member of the Environmental Engineering Committee of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board, the National Research Council’s Committee on Remediation of Buried and Tank Wastes, and the Board on Radioactive Waste Management. Dr. Johnson is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia, a diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He received a BS from Howard University, an MS from University of Illinois, and a PhD from the University of Delaware. Margaret P. Kinnaman is currently the director for business administration and support services within the Facilities Management Division at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is responsible for the financial tracking of and budgeting for over $30 million dollars annually and the provision of construction project accounting for over 400 projects annually. Ms. Kinnaman has taken the lead on numerous special projects, including creating a space management system and chairing a systemwide Capital Renewal Deferred Maintenance Task Force. She has been active in the Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) at all levels for the past 20 years, most recently serving as APPA’s International President. She is also chair of APPA’s Strategic Assessment Model (SAM) Task Force as well as co-chair of a newly developing Center for Facilities Research. Ms. Kinnaman has contributed numerous articles to APPA’s Facilities Manager Magazine and has been a contributing author to two Strategic Assessment Model publications. Additionally, she has spoken before audiences all over the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Peter Marshall is vice president of operations at Burns and Roe Services Corporation after a distinguished career in the Civil Engineer Corps of the US Navy. Prior to joining Burns and Roe, his experiences included 2 years as a senior vice president with Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services Corporation. He was responsible for major project development and project operations. Transitioning from the Navy in 2000, RADM Marshall’s experience in the Civil Engineer Corps of the Navy included increasingly responsible positions with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, from commanding officer of the Navy Public Works Center in San Francisco to fleet civil engineer of Naval Forces Europe to commander of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment and Pacific Division of NAVFAC to vice commander of NAVFAC. With strengths in infrastructure planning, program management, field and contingency engineering, facilities management, and business unit reorganization, he has successfully delivered a wide range of facilities projects and programs to his clients. Some of RADM

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Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure Marshall’s accomplishments include operation of a $280 million environmental restoration contract at a former Department of Defense (DoD) bombing range and development and implementation of a $1 billion capital improvement program for all naval facilities throughout Europe. RADM Marshall is a fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and California with a BS in civil engineering from Tufts and an MS in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Linda Nozick is a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where she also serves as a director of graduate studies for systems engineering. While on sabbatical from Cornell, Ms. Nozick was a visiting professor in Operations Research at both the Naval Postgraduate School and General Motors Global Research and Development. Ms. Nozick is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the CAREER Award from NSF. She has been published extensively on issues in transportation, optimization, and decision making under uncertainty. Ms. Nozick is a member of two committees of the NRC’s Transportation Research Board and of a National Cooperative Highway Research Program panel. She is a member of numerous professional organizations dealing with operations research and transportation research. Ms. Nozick has a BS in systems analysis and engineering from George Washington, and an MS and a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Douglas Sarno is a principal with the Perspectives Group in Alexandria, Virginia. He has over 15 years’ experience promoting and implementing public participation throughout the United States and the world. He regularly advises and provides training to government and not-for-profit organizations in areas including public participation, public education, communication, decision making, group dynamics, media relations, and strategic planning, and he has written and spoken widely on these subjects. He designed and implemented the Certification Course in Public Participation of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and wrote the public participation guidance for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mr. Sarno holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the NRC Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. James M. Tien (NAE) is chair and professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Tien was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001 for his work in improving public services and engineering education through systems engineering methods. Dr. Tien joined the Rensselaer faculty in 1977 in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering and was acting chair of the department in 1986-1987. In 1988, he was the founding chair of the Department of

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Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems. He twice served as acting dean of engineering at Rensselaer, from 1992 to 1994 and from 1998 to 1999. Prior to joining the Rensselaer faculty, Dr. Tien worked at the Bell Laboratories and the RAND Corporation. He was also a lecturer at MIT. Dr. Tien is on the IEEE board of directors and is an IEEE vice president in charge of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board. He is a fellow of IEEE and a member of INFORMS, IIE, and many other professional and academic organizations. He has received numerous research and education awards and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on decision modeling and systems engineering. Dr. Tien earned his BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer and a PhD in electrical and systems engineering from MIT. Zhanmin Zhang is an assistant professor in transportation engineering at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. He joined the Center for Transportation Research at UT as a research associate upon receiving his doctoral degree and has conducted research in the engineering and management of infrastructure systems and the applications of advanced database and information systems to infrastructure management for more than 15 years in the United States and abroad. His current research interests include infrastructure systems analysis and management, behavior and performance simulation of pavements and infrastructure systems, large-scale database and information systems, application of advanced technologies, and intelligent infrastructure systems. Dr. Zhang serves as an executive member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Southwest University Transportation Center (SWUTC). He is also a member of the technical panel for the Research Management Committee 1 of the Texas Department of Transportation. Dr. Zhang is a member of two technical committees of the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board: A2B01-Pavement Management Systems and A2F09-Application of Emerging Technology. In addition, Dr. Zhang has frequently served as a technical reviewer for prestigious journals such as Transportation Research, the Journal of Transportation Engineering, the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and the Transportation Research Record. Dr. Zhang earned a BS in civil engineering from Chang’an University and an MS and a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.