Sightlines Insights Summit '17
Keynote Speakers

Peter Reeves - Associate Director of Member Services at Sightlines

Topic: 2017 State of Facilities in Higher Education

As the Associate Director of Member Services at Sightlines, Peter works to cultivate successful project teams consisting of 20 account managers and analysts, delivering annual services to approximately 150 members nationwide. Peter's responsibilities are primarily focused on departmental management, ensuring staff success through client support, and contributing to cross functional initiatives.

In addition to managing the delivery of services, Peter is also an experienced provider of facilities thought leadership at various industry conferences.  Peter's conference experience includes presentations at Keystone APPA in 2010, two-time presenter at Southeast Regional APPA (2011 & 2012), two-time presenter at APPA National (2013 & 2014), and APLU annual meeting (2015).  Peter was a lead researcher and author on two nationwide studies of deferred maintenance, covering the public universities in Canada and agriculture facilities at Land Grant Universities in the United States.

Peter is also a key contributor to the analysis and delivery of our definitive annual report, The State of Facilities in Higher Education. 

Marc Kushner - Co-Founder & CEO of Architizer and Partner at Hollwich Kushner

Topic: Why the Buildings of the Future Will Be Shaped By You

Marc Kushner, AIA is an architect with just one agenda: he wants you to love architecture. As partner at Hollwich Kushner and co-founder and CEO of Architizer, Marc is a celebrated designer and pioneer in the digital media industry. Marc presents at events such as TED, PSFK, and GRID on topics surrounding architecture's intersection with digital media. He has taught at Columbia University's GSAPP and is a published author. His book 'The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings' published by TED Books and Simon & Shuster in 2015 is #1 in Architecture on Amazon. 

Alan Manning - Executive Vice President at Planetree, Inc.

Topic: Moving from FOR to WITH Students

Alan Manning is the Executive Vice President at Planetree, Inc., a mission based non-profit dedicated to pioneering methods for personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the healthcare experience.  Alan is also a former Sightlines employee and played a pivotal role in shaping the "all-in", hardworking culture that still exists in our company today.

Alan entered healthcare after his first born daughter, Katie, died at just 6 months old. Katie struggled through multiple open heart surgeries to address a congenital heart defect, and after her passing, Alan felt compelled to change careers. He wanted to support the amazing people who dedicate their lives to caring for the sick while also addressing the significant gaps that still exist in our healthcare systems. Alan has the unwanted calling of improving healthcare and has now dedicated his time and energy to ensuring that we provide excellent care to every patient, every time.