HORNE Construction Forum 2021

Disruption drives innovation and positive change. It keeps businesses moving forward. We’re not going ‘back to normal’, so a future-forward mindset is critical to help you move beyond the status quo and develop new ways to innovate.

Join us at HORNE Construction Forum 2021, on November 10th, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. This forum will offer networking opportunities, educational insights and tips to help you embrace change and think differently about the future of business.

Anirban Basu

Keynote Speaker

Anirban Basu, MPP, MA, JD, Ph.D.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Indonesia.  The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others.

In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission (2014-2021).  He also serves as chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee.  He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.  He serves or has served similar functions for Visit Baltimore, Maryland Realtors, and Marcum, LLP.

Read more about Anirban

Forum Agenda

Get ready to learn, connect and leverage new tools transforming the construction industry.

Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome: Joel Bobo | 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Washington, D.C. Update: Scott Keller | 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Overview of COVID-19 Federal Funding: American Rescue Plan Pending Infrastructure Bill: Ashley Swain | 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Tax Talks: Justin Egger & Joseph Summers | 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Break | 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

The Chamber of Data: Anirban Basu | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Lunch | 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Tipping Point: Bruce Walt | 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Cyber Security Landscape – Threats and Trends: Brad Pierce | 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Solid Ground: Lindy Wilkinson & Natalie Lewis | 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Data is Here to Stay: Ashley Irons | 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Wrap-Up: Joel Bobo | 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

The Speakers

Joel Bobo headshot
Joel Bobo, CPA

Managing Partner, Construction

Scott Keller headshot
Scott Keller


Wes Winborne headshot
Wes Winborne, CPA


Lee Klein headshot
Lee B. Klein, CPA


Bruce Walt headshot
Bruce Walt


Ashley Swain headshot
Ashley Swain


Justin Egger headshot
Justin Egger, CPA

Senior Manager

headshot of Joseph Summers
Joseph Summers


Brad Pierce headshot
Brad Pierce

Director of Network Security

Lindy Wilkinson headshot
Lindy Wilkinson


Ashley Irons headshot
Ashley Irons Broome, CPA

Data Analyst

Natalie Lewis Headshot
Natalie Lewis


The Location

View of Sheraton Hotel in Flowood with a golf course, pool, and lazy river.

Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center

 2200 Refuge Boulevard, Flowood, Mississippi 39232

HORNE has secured a block of rooms for your convenience at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center at the rate of $159 for the night of Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

The last day to take advantage of this rate is October 19, 2021.

The new resort-style hotel at The Refuge Golf Course in Flowood offers everything you need to feel welcome during travel. Savor satisfying American cuisine at Rebecca’s and drinks at the lobby, Missy Sippy Roof Top Bar, Sandi Trap (19th hole), and pool bars or try restaurants nearby like Georgia Blue, Table 100, and Newk’s Eatery. Stay active at their 24-hour fitness center and unwind in the spa, sprawling outdoor pool, and lazy river.