The Women’s Principal Group
The purpose of WPG: Women owners come together to support, educate and promote ourselves within the greater design community and provide mentorship to other women in the industry of varying age and position.
If you are interested in learning more about this group and joining the lively discussion, contact Marsha firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11, 2010 : ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with Dee Rendleman
AIA Kansas City
1801 McGee, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108
Dee Rendleman is the Finance Director and Regional Operations Officer for Gensler’s Southeast Region. A Principal of the firm, Dee has over 22 years experience in financial and practice management in the A/E industry. Dee is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Maryland Society of Accountants, the National Contract Managers Association, the Coalition of Government Contractors, and an Associate Member of the AIA.
Host: SFS Architecture
Over our 37 years of practice, SFS Architecture has continually challenged their staff to create unique and exciting spaces for their clients. The wide breadth of the firm’s experience, everything from worship spaces and local community centers to high-tech University facilities and federal Courthouses, showcases the creative design solutions we have developed for a wide range of facilities. The firm’s portfolio of work includes projects for religious institutions, k-12 and higher education, civic, corporate, public safety, justice and community recreation clients.
Women’s Principal’s Group Update
It was great to see everyone last month at encompas! 14 attended and we learned about each other’s professional background and firms. We found out many firms got their start in a basement and that many are interested in learning more about succession planning.
Please check out encompas on their website if you missed out on Lisa Miller’s tour - http://www.encompaskc.com/pages/homeR.html
Anyone with ideas for topics, guests or are interested in helping develop programs please let me know. Also, let me know if you are interested in hosting a meeting.
Save the date for our next WPG meeting on November 11, 2010, 6 PM, location TBD. Our guest will be Dee Rendleman, principal Gensler DC, Finance Director and Regional Operating Officer for Gensler’s Southeast Region, CPA. More information to follow.
April 21, 2010 : ROUNDTABLE Discussion
Round Table Discussion Topics:
Listed below are categories of topics for our roundtable discussions
Leadership / Community
Business / Financial Planning
Dee Rendleman, Gensler, Finance Director and Regional Operating Officer for Gensler’s Southeast Region, CPA
Economy / Development / New Services
Legal / Liability
Sue Yoakum, Attorney, AIA
Flex Time – Performance Goals
HR / Office Policy – Office Hours, Part-Time Staff
MBE / WBE Certification
Building a Lifestyle or Firm
Meet / Discuss Design with local and regional Peers
Katherine Lee Schwennsen, FAIA, Associate Dean, College of Design, Iowa State University
Julie Vandenberg Snow, FIAI, Julie Snow Architects, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
EB Min, Min Day, Omaha, Nebraska
LEED / Sustainability
Leadership / Community Topics:
Meet with local leadership
Annabeth Surbaugh, Johnson County Kansas, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners
Kansas Women’s Business Center