DFI Announces 2020 Hal Hunt Lecture Being Delivered at DFI 45th Annual Conference - An Online Conference 

September 30, 2020, Hawthorne N.J.:

Michael Sherman, director of policy and research with the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), is presenting the 2020 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications during the DFI 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held live online October 27-30, 2020. 

The lecture, on Wednesday, October 28, is titled, “An Overview of the Federal Commemorative Works Process in Washington, DC.” 

Sherman leads the NCPC division responsible for conducting and disseminating research on important federal interests in the region, and developing urban planning policies on commemoration, physical security, foreign missions, transportation, sustainability, urban design and city form. His team is also responsible for developing and updating the congressionally mandated federal elements of the Comprehensive Plan and Federal Capital Improvements Program. 

Sherman holds a Master in City Planning and a Master of Science in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College and Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University. He is also a Colonel in the US Army Reserves and has served with the US Army Corps of Engineers in a variety of assignments including managing contract construction projects in Iraq. 

The Hal Hunt Lecture was established in 1989 to recognize notable communicators in the deep foundations industry. The lecture was named in honor of Hal W. Hunt, one of the initial organizers of DFI. 

More information on the DFI Annual Conference is available at

Contact: Theresa Engler, Executive Director, +1 (973) 423-4030,

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.
Michael Sherman, DFI 2020 Hal Hunt Lecturer