AACE International Activities: John Livengood is a long-standing member of AACE, who since 2002,
has worked diligently to increase AACE’s body of knowledge and its international stature, and to champion the organization
to outside organizations and to the industry. John has authored and presented a dozen technical papers at Annual Meetings
over the past 11 years, several of which have appeared in Cost Engineering. He was the co-author of RP 29R-03“Forensic Schedule Analysis,”
a well-regarded publication which has brought much attention to AACE. He has brought further attention to AACE by writing
and speaking on Total Cost Management topics at other organization’s conferences, including CMAA, ASCE, Construction SuperConference,
and ABA. Furthermore, John is an author and co-editor of a forthcoming ABA book on forensic schedule delay analysis.
Within AACE, John is the Vice President Finance, and previously was Region 2 Director. While on the Board, he was instrumental
in amending the By-Laws in 2013, revising the Canons of Ethics in 2012, and identifying new revenue-generating opportunities.
Prior to joining the Board, he served four terms as Chairman of the Claims and Disputes Committee, and was awarded Outstanding
Committee Chairman in 2008 and 2010. John also assists the Certification Board by grading CFCC exams. John is an Associate
Vice President with ARCADIS in the Construction Claims Services Group in Washington, D.C, with nearly 40 years of experience
in design and construction. John received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University (1975) and his J.D. from Catholic University (1982).
Goals and Objectives: As a great admirer of AACE, I was pleased to see the organization persist – even thrive –
during the worldwide economic troubles. With recovery afoot, I believe it is time for AACE to invest in those efforts that will
maintain and expand membership. AACE’s underlying strengths are its vibrant and successful certification programs, detailed and
progressive education activities, and industry-leading technical offerings. To provide greater service to our current and future
members, we need to use these strengths to expand AACE’s leadership role as the PREMIER organization in the world for Total Cost
Management. I am dedicated to continuing my service to AACE. As President, I will:
Implement the new Goals and Objectives identified by the Board of Directors in the Fall 2013 planning meetings.
Expand AACE’s membership diversity.
Reinforce efforts that have made AACE certifications the essential credential for cost management professionals.
Work with the Board, Associate Boards, and volunteers to expand our educational, training, and certification programs to serve members and expand services to corporate supporters.
Work with AACE’s Vice President of International Regions, AACE staff, and volunteers to expand AACE’s international presence through regional growth initiatives.
Expand AACE’s worldwide name recognition through the International TCM Conferences.
Improve our market penetration into specific sectors through Government Roundtable symposiums and other targeted initiatives.
AACE International Activities: International Activities:
Julie Owen is a passionate volunteer and has been involved with AACE since 1994. She has served five years on the AACE Board as Vice President-Regions and past Director of Region 6. She serves on multiple committee and task forces related to international membership expansion initiatives for AACE. She successfully authored motions to create Regions 9 and 10; task forces for Latin America, Eastern Europe, and India expansion; and facilitated to establish an annual International Total Cost Management Conference. Julie has successfully worked with the Associate boards on representing both domestic and international perspectives for technology, certification, and education. Julie is an active supporter of the AACE mentoring program since 2010, and has been involved in mentoring several young professionals around the globe. Julie is a contributing member to the Young Professionals and Women in Project Controls committees. Julie is a frequent presenter at Annual Meetings and has presented at conferences in Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Peru, and Chile. Julie currently works as Senior Project Control Manager at Los Angeles Metro managing the $36 billion transportation expansion initiative. She holds certifications for Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Cost Professional (CCP). Julie instructed the PSP certification prep course for five years. She is past president of the Southern California Section. She has master’s degree in business administration from University of Redlands and her bachelor’s degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M.
Goals and Objectives: I am well known as an action oriented and proactive policy maker that leads by example to move the Association in a new direction with better results and outcomes. Our Association is at a pivotal point and must continue making positive changes in policies to expand and grow the association into a diverse global organization. As President I will:
Provide accountability and visible measurement of the Board for membership by meeting strategic/operational objectives.
Continue to implement global expansion strategic initiatives to increase the name brand recognition of AACE International throughout the world as provider of world-class quality Technical, Educational, and Certification products.
Continue the retention programs and work to develop programs to increase the membership, using the most current best international practices.
Position the International TCM Conference for continued success and ensure that it is offered annually around the world.
Offer sections around the world best practice guide information to expand regional symposium events.
Develop a young professional outreach to attract younger members and new recruits from colleges/universities.
Advance the AACE Mentoring Program to benefit membership and position the program for continued growth.
Foster diversity in the association by instilling the culture of exclusive, yet inclusive.
Promote an agile association capable to maneuver to changing global markets and competition from other organizations.
Leverage relationships in global member communities and nurture industry partnerships.