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Dave Burstein

David Burstein, P.E.

Director & Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Dave Burstein is a Director and Senior Consultant with PSMJ. He provides consulting and training on a wide range of management and leadership topics. Prior to joining PSMJ, Dave worked for 26 years at Parsons Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most respected engineering-construction firms. During his tenure at Parsons, Dave held a variety of positions including President of Parsons’ 1,600-person, environmental subsidiary and President of Parsons’ 120-person, planning subsidiary.
Jorge Rico

Jorge Rico

Global Talent Consultant

As Global Talent Consultant for one of the world’s largest and most successful construction engineering companies, with 87,000 employees and over $20 billion in revenue, Jorge Rico provides development & execution of talent acquisition and retention services and direction to leaders in multiple business lines and engineering disciplines. He provides strategy development and employment branding as well as passive candidate sourcing, recruiting, talent management/forecasting, succession planning, screening/interviewing, salary negotiation and on-boarding. He has extensive experience training A/E/C business leaders in targeted full life-cycle recruiting on the global level.
Billy Hammel

Billy Hammel, Esq

LeClairRyan

Billy Hammel represents and counsels employers in many areas, including labor relations, compensation and benefits, workplace safety, corporate governance, officer and director liability, risk management, and best practices. He regularly represents employers in a wide variety of matters before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. He also helps clients avoid litigation in the first place through preventative counseling, compliance training, internal investigations, and damage control.
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Barbara Bruno

Good as Gold Training

Barbara Bruno is internationally recognized as a top staffing, recruiting, and talent acquisition expert, having created 14 courses for LinkedIn Learning approved for Enterprise Corporate client continuing education curriculum. Barb has authored several books, writes the widely-read No BS newsletter, created mobile recruiting apps, and designed and authored the curriculum for the Professional Certification Program for IT and Engineering Recruiting Professionals. She has also held many leadership roles including: State President of IAPC and Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Personnel Services.
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Peter Atherton

Peter Atherton, P.E.
President | ActionsProve, LLC

Peter Atherton is the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC , author of Reversing Burnout: How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow!, and creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process. ActionsProve helps high-achieving professionals and business owners win at work and life, and organizations create greater growth and profits through more effective employee attraction and retention, impact, and branding. Prior to founding ActionsProve, and for more than 20 years, Pete was a very successful and accomplished professional civil engineer. Pete sold his engineering firm ownership to focus on designing systems for you and your organization to grow and succeed in more relevant and effective ways. For over a dozen years, Pete has also been serving in multiple capacities in the non-profit sector to achieve both local and global impact, and is a co-founder of the 100 Men Who Care chapter for Knoxville and the 100 Men Who Care chapter for Southern Maine.

Tom Hendrick

Tom Hendrick
President & CEO | Wallace Engineering

Tom Hendrick is President & CEO of Wallace Engineering, a civil and structural engineering consulting firm headquartered in Tulsa, OK, with additional offices in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Denver, and Atlanta. Tom started at Wallace in 1988. He became a Principal in 1992, was in charge of international work from 1993-1995, became managing partner in 2002, Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2008, and President & CEO in 2017. Tom and his wife Mary have been married 39 years and have three grown children and two grandchildren. And Tom began logging his mileage as a runner in 1978 and to date has run more than 46,000 miles.

Mariah Meyer

Mariah Meyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Executive Vice President | BRR Architecture

Mariah Meyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+ C, is an Executive Vice President within the BRR Architecture leadership team. Throughout her professional career, Mariah has worked on multiple project types in hospitality, retail, entertainment, commercial and education markets. Her experience managing complex projects has been influential to the growth of BRR’s service offerings in our core markets. Based in Kansas City, she leads project teams comprised of professional staff from multiple BRR offices to provide full architectural services for our clients.

Jenifer Navard

Jenifer Navard
Principal/Director of Finance | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Jenifer Navard has over 25 years of experience in business and financial management. Since starting at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in 2003 her work has lead the firm to its highest level of profitability since its inception in 1989 while maintaining and enhancing the firm’s transparent, collaborative creative environment. She works closely with the firm’s partners to ensure adherence to both the design and business values within each project that we pursue. In addition, she maintains an active role on each project within the studio assisting each Project Manager in tracking their individual project performance targets. Due to her critical position within our practice, she was appointed one of seven firm Principals in 2010.

Lindsay Pearsall

Lindsay Pearsall, CPC, CTS
Director of HR | Aspect Consulting

Lindsay Pearsall, CPC, CTS, has over 15 years’ experience in recruiting and is currently leading HR for an environmental and geotechnical engineering firm. Before venturing into the A/E/C industry, she led a boutique staffing firm through the recession—profitably—and was involved in sourcing and placing over 6,000 candidates with hundreds of firms. She took that experience with consulting, business development, and full-cycle recruiting into the A/E/C industry, where she has helped firms perfect their recruiting process through the lens of the candidate/employee experience.

Joan Redhair

Joan Redhair
VP of Human Resources | BRR Architecture

Joan Redhair is the Vice President of Human Resources at BRR and a member of the firm’s leadership team. She has been committed to balancing the business needs with strategies and programs that encourage and support BRR’s strong work culture. She leads the recruiting efforts for all BRR offices with a strong focus on campus recruiting and developing our emerging professionals. Additionally, she has responsibility for implementing employee-centric programs ranging from benefits, perks, mentorship, professional development and other HR initiatives. Joan’s diverse HR background includes the financial, medical and software development industries. She represents BRR on several HR forums and is active within university circles.

James Howard

James Howard
Chief Experience Manager | ClientSavvy

I appreciate the chance to help clients become better helpers. By spotting patterns that optimize client experience, I enjoy facilitating clients’ journeys towards new goals.

Reid Tolley

Reid Tolley
Managing Partner | Harrison Assessments

Reid Tolley has a B.S. in Human Resources Management with over 32 years of global corporate experience in Organization Development, Talent Management, and HR Management. Reid provides Harrison Solutions related to selection and development, building talent pipelines, team development, and coaching. He currently provides Harrison Solutions to clients such as Junior Library Guild, A E Benesch, W K Dickson, Whitehouse Utility District, Peace University, Westlake Chemical and the U.S. Military.

Kristi Weierback

Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Workforce Advisory Services | Stambaugh Ness

Kristi Weierbach is manager of HR Advisory Services for Stambaugh Ness, a professional services firm serving clients with a strategic focus on the architecture and engineering, construction, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and professional services industries. Kristi focuses her extensive expertise on helping clients create a unique HR architecture, applying practical solutions that complement strategic goals and company culture. She has a genuine passion for working with firms and positioning them to recruit effectively. Working collaboratively, she skillfully turns human capital management into a competitive advantage. In addition to earning an M.B.A, Kristi was awarded a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management with a specialization in HR.

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson
Aviation Services Manager | KPG

Jonathan Wilson writes, speaks, and consults with public and private organizations about the future of leadership. Jonathan is also the Aviation Services Manager at KPG, an interdisciplinary professional services company headquartered in Seattle.

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