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A Season of Renewal and Insight Awaits

As the seasons change, so too does the landscape of knowledge and expertise. After a resounding success last year, we are delighted to embark on the journey toward our next enriching rendezvous. We are actively crafting an event that promises to be another cornerstone of innovation and camaraderie in the world of facilities management.

On behalf of the Virginia Chapter of APPA, it is with great anticipation that we invite you to mark your calendars for March 27th through the 29th, 2024. Join us at the scenic Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, for our annual conference themed

Filling the Toolbox: Leveraging Partners In Facilities Management.

While we meticulously curate sessions and workshops to elevate your experience, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who graced last year’s conference on “Elevating the User Experience: Customer Service on Campus in a Digital Age.” Your engagement was the pulse of our collective success.

A special acknowledgment remains due to our generous sponsors, without whom our past achievements would have been unattainable. We also carry forward the wisdom imparted by our esteemed keynote speakers, State Senator Creigh Deeds and Col. Keith Gibson, whose insights continue to resonate within our operations.

Prepare to be part of an unfolding story of strategic collaboration and learning as we enhance our collective toolbox. Stay tuned to this space for regular updates on speakers, sessions, and surprises that await.

Your anticipation and enthusiasm are the preludes to what we believe will be an event to remember. Until we meet on the spring-tide, we thank you for your continued support and interest.

With warm regards,

Jamie Joyner, President
Adam Moyer, VP for Conference

Together, We Build Tomorrow

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Kingsmill Resort 1010 Kingsmill Rd
Williamsburg, VA

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2024 Virginia APPA Plenary Speakers

Richard F. Sliwoski, P.E., Associate Vice President of Facilities at Virginia Commonwealth University


Currently serving as the Associate Vice President of Facilities at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richard F. Sliwoski, P.E., stands at the forefront of facilities management and public service. Richard brings an illustrious career spanning over two decades in public service and engineering to our Williamsburg conference. As a professional deeply rooted in serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, His leadership at VCU oversees a dynamic Facilities Management Department, managing significant projects that have advanced the university’s sustainability and infrastructure.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard’s military service is a cornerstone of his distinguished career, providing him with unique insights into leadership, strategic planning, and project management. His tenure under Governors Kaine, McDonnell, and McAuliffe showcased his adeptness in executive management, procurement, and capital projects, culminating in substantial savings and efficiency improvements. Notably, as Director of the Virginia Department of General Services, Richard led the historic renovation of the Virginia State Capitol, demonstrating exceptional skill in marrying modern functionality with historic preservation and the Commonwealth’s commitment to preserving cultural heritage.

Richard’s academic achievements in civil engineering, finance, and strategic studies complement his professional and military experiences, enriching his expertise in facilities management, engineering, and public service. Richard’s keynote address offers invaluable perspectives on navigating the complexities of managing large-scale operations and projects within the public sector.

2024 VAPPA Williamsburg Sponsors

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The Conference Schedule

Chief Facilities Officer Roundtable Discussion

Don Sundgren, Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer, University of Virginia
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Jorge Coartney, Associate Vice President, Facilities Management, Radford University
Frank Strike, Vice President, Facilities, George Mason University
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Sam Hayes, Chief Facilities Officer, William & Mary
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Bert Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management Services, VCCS

VAPPA 2024 Presenters

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