The Elite SDVOB Network is holding its next Illinois Chapter meeting on Thursday, October 24 at 2:00 CST. The meeting is being hosted by Michelle F. Kantor, of law firm McDonald Hopkins LLC. The location is 300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2100, Chicago.
The meeting features talk by two exciting guest speakers.
Mike Lamont*, Associate Vice President of Capital Projects at Rush University Medical Center:
Opportunities with Rush University Medical Center, Presented by Michael Lamont
In addition to information about Rush University Medical Center and its programs, this presentation will discuss the organization’s supplier diversity programs, as well as the types of goods and services it buys. Specific topics will include:
- Programs and utilization goals for Small Businesses
- Ways veteran-owned businesses can explore doing business with Rush
- Practical steps businesses can take to learn about real opportunities
- Upcoming opportunities
Attorney Michelle Kantor will join white collar crime expert Richard Blake on false claims and whistle blowing in government procurement:
Federal Government Procurement False Claims and Whistleblowing, Presented by Michelle Kantor and Richard Blake
The meeting will also offer new members the opportunity to learn more about opportunities available through Elite SDVOB network. Members who need to pay their dues can bring a check payable to "Elite SDVOB Network." Regular membership dues are $60 per year.
Parking facilities are located nearby.
We have limited space available, so please register here for FREE to obtain a "ticket" and reserve your seat.
*Biographical Narrative for
Michael E. LaMont
Michael LaMont is the Vice President of Facilities Management for Rush University Medical Center and in that role manages the Capital Projects Department, Medical Center Engineering, Clinical Engineering and Occupational Safety. His responsibilities include planning and oversight of all the research, clinical and administrative projects, as well as certain transformation projects such as the new parking structure, central energy plant, the orthopaedic ambulatory building and the supply chain loading docks and tunnels. He manages all aspects of facility life safety projects and also directs the efforts of the campus tenant leasing department. His 34 years of engineering and construction experience includes a variety of complex building and transportation projects.
Mike is also an adjunct instructor in the Rush University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Systems Management where he teaches a graduate level course on Healthcare Facility Planning.
Prior to joining the Rush team Mike was the Director of the Office of Capital Planning and Policy for Cook County. While at the County he managed the planning, design, budgeting and construction of $1.2 billion in capital projects over a 10-year period. His accomplishments include managing the region’s largest public works project at the time, the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County which was a 464 inpatient hospital and ambulatory center completed on-time and within budget in 2002. He was recognized for this accomplishment in 2003 when he received the American Society of Civil Engineers Government Civil Engineer of the Year award. Mr. LaMont also oversaw the county’s facilities management department.
Mr. LaMont is a licensed Structural and Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Degree from DePaul University.
Prior to joining Cook County, Mr. LaMont was the Vice President of Engineering at the Chicago Transit Authority from 1991 through 1995. In that role he developed and managed a $150 million per year capital program, which included the $350 million Green Line Redevelopment Project.