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Keynote Speakers

The FM Workshop has an exciting lineup of Keynote Speakers prepared to present thought-provoking content on challenges and opportunities available to facility management professionals today. See below for more information.

Vice Admiral Mary M. Jackson, Commander, Navy Installations Command

Vice Admiral Mary M. Jackson

Vice Adm. Mary Jackson is a native of Wimberley, Texas. She entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1984, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics with an emphasis in Oceanography. Jackson earned a graduate degree from George Washington University in engineering management, was designated a surface warfare officer in 1989, and is qualified as a joint specialty officer. At sea, Jackson has served on ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets with deployed operations in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Western Pacific areas of operation. Her sea assignments include assistant operations officer and navigator on USS Willamette (AO 180); operations officer on USS Briscoe (DD 977); operations officer on USS Vella Gulf (CG 72); and executive officer of USS Stout (DDG 55). Jackson commanded USS McFaul (DDG 74), which served as the flagship for Combined Task Force 158 and Commander Destroyer Squadron 50 in the northern Persian Gulf. Her assignments ashore include seamanship and navigation instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy; theater air and missile defense officer (J85) at U.S. Joint Forces Command, flag secretary to commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic Fleet; and head, surface junior officer assignments (PERS 412) at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. Jackson served as executive officer at Naval Station Norfolk and subsequently commanded Naval Station Norfolk. Following an assignment as chief of staff to commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Jackson commanded Navy Region Southeast from July 18, 2014 to February 23, 2017.

Lieutenant General Kenneth R. Dahl, Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Lieutenant General Kenneth R. Dahl

LTG Kenneth R. Dahl serves as the Commanding General of IMCOM, integrating and delivering base support to enable readiness for a globally-responsive Army.

He came to IMCOM from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, where he served as deputy commanding general for I Corps. LTG Dahl joined I Corps following a one-year deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where he served as deputy commanding general-support, United States Forces Afghanistan and also commander of the United States National Support Element.

Previously, LTG Dahl served as the deputy commanding general for support for the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Fort Drum, New York. He deployed with 10th Mountain Division HQ to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the deputy commanding general for support and stability for Regional Command South. He served in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff, J-5 as Assistant Deputy Director for Political Military Affairs, Middle East, and also in J-3 as the Deputy Director for Operations (Team 4) in the National Military Command Center.

He completed a Federal Executive Fellowship at the Brookings Institution where he focused his efforts on U.S. government interagency reform.

While commanding the 212th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill OK, he deployed to Iraq and served as commander of the Joint Area Support Group Central, Multi-National Force-Iraq, providing command and control of the International (Green) Zone in support of the United States Embassy, Multinational Forces - Iraq (Forward) headquarters and the Government of Iraq.

In addition to 10th Mountain Division, LTG Dahl has served in the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He also served as an assistant professor of Military Leadership at the United States Military Academy, current operations officer for XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, and deputy director of staff operations, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy class of 1982, LTG Dahl holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He also served as a National Security Fellow in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (three awards), Army Achievement Medal (five awards), Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Combat Action Badge.

Daniel Escapa, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Daniel Escapa

Daniel Escapa is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft working on the Azure IoT team focused on smart buildings and smart spaces.  Daniel has been a program manager at Microsoft for 13 years and during that time has worked on various products in Office including OneNote, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  While working on OneNote he worked to build it into a great team collaboration tool for teams & students to share notes and information.  Additionally, he helped drive the cross-platform strategy for OneNote helping release it in other platforms including iOS, Android and the Mac.  OneNote was the first Office productivity application to be released on iPhone back in 2011.  After working on OneNote Daniel worked on collaboration features in Word, Excel & PowerPoint.  
Currently, Daniel works on the Azure IoT team focusing on helping the customer build solutions for smart buildings as well as intelligent spaces.  He helps customer ask the question how could the world of IoT help customers understand their buildings, save energy and have better spaces in which to work.  

Daniel went to the University of Michigan where he studied Computer Science Engineering and received a bachelor’s degree in 2003.  


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