Wednesday, August 18

*All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration

9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Program

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Program

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Thursday, August 19

*All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration

9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Program

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 - 4 p.m.

Standards Committee Meeting

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Keynote: The Role of Standards in Coatings

Steve O’Neill
Chief Marketing Officer - Benjamin Moore

Steve O’Neill is the Chief Marketing Officer of Benjamin Moore, a unit of Berkshire Hathaway, North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand. In this role, O’Neill oversees all marketing programs including Brand Marketing, Channel Development & Retail Services, Color Marketing & Development, Customer Segments, Digital Marketing, International Marketing, Product Marketing and Public Relations & Events.

Since joining Benjamin Moore in 1989, O’Neill has held a series of leadership positions in sales and business development for the company. Most recently, O’Neill served as the Vice President of Sales Operations, driving the implementation of the business plan across the United States and Canada. Prior to that post, he led the strategic development and marketing for one of the company’s key growth areas, global sales. In this role, O’Neill was directly responsible for the expansion and growth of the Benjamin Moore brand to more than 75 countries worldwide.

O’Neill holds an M.S. in Marketing from New York University, as well as a B.S. degree in Finance from Providence College.

Keynote: Current Economic Issues

Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America

Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading trade association for the construction industry, since 2001. He has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. Among his outside activities, he advises the Census Bureau on overhauling its construction data. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.

Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from Northwestern University.