A popular author, consultant and speaker, Alan Whitson is one of the nation’s most knowledgeable speakers on how to build the business case for high-performance buildings. He developed the acclaimed Turning Green into Gold®” educational program and today addresses the changing landscape of healthcare with his New Economics of Healthcare programs. More than 20,000 design, construction, engineering, facilities, and real estate professionals involved in over one billion square feet in projects have viewed these seminars in live formats and via the internet. He also is the primary instructor for the Finance 101 for Healthcare Facility & Property Managers workshop. Most recently he researched and authored "Understanding Regulatory Issues in Medical Office Buildings & Hospital Facilities", the handy guide which brings clarity to the myriad of regulations impacting the healthcare industry’s changing facility models. Whitson’s experience encompasses over 40 million square feet of facilities around the world in the roles of Asset Manager, Corporate Facilities Manager, Construction Manager, Development Manager, and Commercial Real Estate Broker. He has held positions with: The Muller Company, Newport Beach; Bank of America’s Corporate Real Estate Division; Storek & Storek Architecture, San Francisco; The Shorenstein Company, San Francisco; Environmental Design Engineering, Seattle, San Francisco and Honolulu.