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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Part 7 of LD Series - From Doer to Leader: Lessons Learned (5302)

Start Date: 5/2/2018 7:30 AM PDT
End Date: 5/2/2018 10:00 AM PDT

Venue Name: David Evans and Associates, Inc.

2100 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR  United States  97201

Organization Name: ACEC Oregon

Merideth Webber
Phone: 503-292-2348

Part 7 of the 2017-18 Leadership Development Series
(each part is a stand-alone program; though the programs do complement one another)

From Doer to Leader: Lessons Learned  

Our leadership series culminates with a lively and candid session, featuring stories and insights from senior leaders on how to transition from doer to leader. This facilitated session gives participants a chance to ask industry leaders questions concerning industry, practices and management. Includes a review of key take-aways from past classes, and group problem solving and sharing strategies.

Brad Hermanson, PE, PMP
Hart Crowser, Inc.

Brad is firmwide manager for Hart Crowser’s 40-person Environmental Sciences and Engineering Business Unit, and also manages Hart Crowser’s Portland office. He is a chemical and environmental engineer, and Project Management Professional (PMP®) with 30 years of consulting experience as a project manager, program manager, and process engineer for industrial and government clients. His background includes hazardous waste and sediment investigation and site remediation, water and wastewater treatment system design, project risk management, decision support, and regulatory support for state and federal environmental cleanup. He has managed or provided management support on some of the most complex environmental projects in the Pacific Northwest, and has managed programs with 30 project managers and consulting fees of over $5 million a year.

Angela Sheehan, Senior Vice President, CFO, Glumac
Angela is Principal, CFO, Board Member & Treasurer of Glumac, a multinational engineering firm focused on sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. Her passion is identifying the goal, developing the roadmap to get there and using metrics to monitor progress toward that goal. She writes, “Financial management is no longer just about an income statement or balance sheet. Today financial management includes understanding your organization’s core values and upholding those values by developing key performance metrics to support, create focus and advancement of those values.” 

Curt Vanderzanden, PE, Principal, KPFF
Curt is a Principal in KPFF’s Portland Civil Engineering + Survey office. He joined KPFF in 1986 and has extensive experience in civil engineering and project management, including development of preliminary designs and construction documents for numerous public infrastructure and site development projects for both public and private clients. He has an exceptionally strong record of successfully delivering transportation projects and his work history encompasses recreational waterfront, commercial, residential and institutional site development projects, roadway and utility infrastructure, and parks and pedestrian facilities. Experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams and in public involvement and quality assurance/quality control, Curt’s clients have come to rely on him for his careful attention to detail, as well as his skill at working through the challenges that often arise in the development of complex projects. 


Leo MacLeod
Training | Coaching | Pie

Leo returns as facilitator of this session.
He is a leadership and communication coach, who has been helping companies identify and develop future leaders for 15 years. He founded the Succession Consulting Group to help companies navigate the complexities of finding and developing future talent, and managing the transition in roles and responsibilities. His clients range from small professional service firms to multi-national manufacturing companies, including Nike, Wieden Kennedy, Howard S. Wright, Ankrom Moisan, Glumac, Edelman PR, Consolidated Metco, Elliott Davis Decosimo CPA, and University of Oregon. His background includes advertising executive, adjunct college professor and columnist for Zweig White, Business Journal and Daily Journal of Commerce. Leo is the past president of the American Marketing Association Oregon and speaks nationally on leadership for ACEC and Construction Management Association. He lives in Portland and plays and sings in a folk swing trio, and yes, makes a mean pie. More info:

  • Members - $265 per person (if your firm is a member then you are a member) 
  • Non-members - $365 per person 

  • 7:30 a.m. - Check-in & breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. - Program begins, includes time for Q&A
  • 10:00 a.m. - Conclusion 

This class is good for accruing two (2.0) continuing professional development credits

David Evans and Associates, Inc.
2100 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR  97201

There are a few parking garages nearby: 
  • RiverPlace @ The Strand, 1852 SW River Drive ($16 max.) 
  • City Center Parking, 1875 SW River Drive ($16 max.) 
  • Montgomery Garage, 309 SW Montgomery Street ($10 max.) 

Cancellations must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018. 


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Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/30/2018 5:00 PM

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