Tuesday 9 March 2021
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Moderator
Presenters

DOD Performance Contracting Outlook

sponsored by AMERESCO

Moderator
  • Greg Caplan, Senior Director, Business Development, Ameresco
Presenters
  • Richard G. Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment & Energy Resilience, U.S. Department of Defense
  • J.E. "Jack" Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy & Sustainability, Department of the Army
  • James Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Installations and Facilities, Department of the Navy
  • Mark A. Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety & Infrastructure, Department of the Air Force
Presentations

James Balocki

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Installations and Facilities, Department of the Navy

James Balocki was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities in October 2016. He is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) on Navy and Marine Corps policies related to military construction, facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization; acquisition, use and disposal of real property and facilities.

Mr. Balocki served previously as the Chief Executive Officer and Director Services and Installations of the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Bragg, NC. He was responsible for the command’s facilities and infrastructure worldwide, operation of classified and unclassified information networks, acquisition of services and supplies, and management of 12,000 DoD civilians. From 2009 through 2013 Mr. Balocki held two senior executive service positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for engineering, infrastructure, environmental, scientific, and technical support to the Services, combatant commands and embassies; federal, state and local government agencies; foreign governments; and non-governmental organizations.    

Mr. Balocki deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, serving as the Director, Joint Programs Integration Office, Headquarters, US Forces-Afghanistan.  He oversaw US and NATO construction programs to establish Afghan National Army and Police forces.  He also worked closely with the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Government of Afghanistan. Mr. Balocki was selected to the Senior Executive Service in July 2009 after completing a 28 year career as an active duty Engineer Officer in the Army.

Mr. Balocki’s significant training includes attending the National Defence College, Islamabad, Pakistan; CAPSTONE, National Defense University; and Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University.  He holds Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering, Systems Management, and Defence and Strategic Studies.  

Mr. Balocki maintains a current Professional Engineer license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Army Engineer Regiment, Silver deFluery Medal, Legion of Merit, and American Society of Civil Engineers “Best Practice Paper.”

Mr. Balocki has published several articles related to resume and interview preparation, passing a SES qualification review and hiring federal employees.

Greg Caplan

Senior Director, Business Development, Ameresco

Greg Caplan is responsible for federal business development at Ameresco, a leading independent provider of energy efficiency, power generation, energy security, and resiliency solutions. Since he joined Ameresco Federal Solutions in 2014, the organization’s annual revenue and total backlog of projects in development and construction have doubled. Prior to joining Ameresco, Mr. Caplan spent 10 years in federal business development at Lockheed Martin, where he stood up the energy services practice in both the federal and commercial sectors.

Mr. Caplan has a Ph.D. and Master of Arts from Georgetown University, and he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia.

Mark A. Correll

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety & Infrastructure, Department of the Air Force

Mark Correll, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He provides executive leadership on all matters pertaining to formulation, review and execution of plans, policies, programs, and budgets for Air Force built and natural infrastructure, environmental, safety, and occupational health programs. These include facility management, military construction, family housing, as well as acquisition, operation, maintenance, repair, and disposal of real property, environmental compliance and restoration, ground safety, and workplace health.

Mr. Correll was commissioned in the Air Force in 1981 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, earning a degree in civil engineering. He commanded two civil engineer squadrons, a mission support group, and an air base wing. He retired in 2010 in the rank of colonel. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Correll served as the Air Force Deputy Civil Engineer. In that position he provided leadership, direction and technical knowledge to organize, train, and equip a 60,000-person engineering force as well as development, construction, operation, maintenance, emergency response, readiness, housing, and environmental quality of Air Force bases worldwide. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010. Mr. Correll is registered as a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Richard G. Kidd IV

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment & Energy Resilience, U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. Richard Kidd, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience. In this position, he provides policy and governance for programs and activities that enable resilience and cyber-secure energy for weapon systems and installations. This includes budgetary, policy, and management oversight of programs related to climate change, compliance with environmental laws, prevention of pollution, management of natural and cultural resources, and cleanup of contaminated sites, as well as energy resilience, risk, and performance.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Kidd served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration where he led the strategy development, resource requirements, and overall business transformation processes for the Office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. He was responsible for developing and monitoring performance metrics for the Army’s installation management community as well as leading a strategic effort to examine options for future Army installations.

Throughout Mr. Kidd’s career, he has served in various leadership positions including Executive Director for the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC), a Federal entity in which he helped stood up. He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Sustainability within the Army and was responsible for the oversight and implementation of all programs and initiatives related to Energy Security and Sustainability. Mr. Kidd also held a position with the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy where he was responsible for leading the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

Mr. Kidd received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and attained a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University in Connecticut in 1993.