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Breslin Strategies Inc.
An award-winning and engaging instructor and construction expert, Troy Aichele brings his over 30 years’ experience in the mechanical construction industry to his teaching assignment. Growing his career as a mechanical contractor, Aichele pursued his passion for education and training of current and future mechanical contractors across the country. He has served on numerous boards, including the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the John R. Gentille Foundation (formally MCERF) and currently chairs MCAA’s Career Development Committee overseeing more than 60 student chapters in North America and managing the annual National Student Chapter Competition.
ABOUT AICHELE & ASSOCIATES
Aichele & Associates is a consulting firm with deep expertise and knowledge of the building trades. The firm provides education, training and strategic advisory services to construction firms and professional organizations.
Aichele & Associates has gained an outstanding reputation delivering Mechanical Construction workshops nationally, both in person and virtually. Programs focus on project management, managing and forecasting labor, estimating, effective teams in the workplace, plumbing specialty systems, the pm and foreman relationship, change orders, blueprint reading, interview presentations, how to perform commercial building water audits.
Advantage Learning Systems
ABOUT ADVANTAGE LEARNING SYSTEMS
Advantage Learning Systems is a consulting firm offering advisory services for designing solutions and supporting the delivery and adaption of complex projects that improve business performance. The firm provides education and training programs focus on leading successful projects; fostering teamwork, identifying, tracking, and managing scope, risks and issues, developing implementation plans and schedules, curriculum development and end user materials for both online and in-classroom delivery.
Work Force Pro
ABOUT WORKFORCE PRO
Work Force Pro is an educational and training consulting firm that works with contractors who want to prepare and develop their workforce to lead with impact, act like a pro, and perform at their best on a daily basis. Nic Bittle delivers programs in different ways. Through presentations and workshops, through tools that he has developed which are designed to support the learning process, and through a unique information delivery system called D.R.I.P. Information™.
Bittle is the architect of two performance improvement process curriculums, that use the D.R.I.P. Information™ process that are specifically designed to prepare and develop our current and next generation work force for the roles and responsibilities that lie ahead. Nic is author of four books, Small Business, BIG Mistakes, Perform Like the Boss! & Good Foreman; Bad Foreman & Know This, Do That
Breslin Strategies Inc.
Breslin has also served for three decades as CEO of one of the largest business associations in the Western United States. He was educated at San Francisco State University in Industrial Design and Business Management and has taught at both Sonoma State and Golden Gate Universities in California.
ABOUT BRESLIN STRATEGIES INC.
Breslin Strategies, Inc. is a leader in the design, development and production of engaging educational and motivational programs designed for the construction industry. The firm provides training in several distinct areas: cutting recruitment areas, leveraging generational differences, building high performance front line supervisors, creating buy-in for mentoring and coaching, among other leadership and professional development areas.
Acting Director of Training
Massachusetts Commission Against
ABOUT THE MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION [MCAD]
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination [MCAD] is a public service organization with Massachusetts whose mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth by investigating and prosecuting Complaints of Discrimination that occur in Employment, Housing, Public Places, Access to Education, Lending, and Credit. MCAD also offer training to help prevent discrimination from occurring.
Leadership and Talent Consultant
ABOUT BILL CURRAN, LEADERSHIP & TALENT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Bill Curran Leadership & Talent Development Consultant offers trainings in various aspect of leadership development. In addition to his extensive corporate experience,. Curran has served in both undergraduate as well as graduate capacities at schools of higher education that include: Boston College full-time MBA Program, Babson College, Stonehill College, and The University of Massachusetts – Boston. His courses include: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Managing the Training Function, Developing World Class Talent, among others.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College and a Master’s in Human Resources Education from Boston University. He is also a certified leadership instructor with The Dale Carnegie Institute.
Lorraine D’Angelo, Esq., CCEP, LPEC
LDA Compliance Consulting, Inc.
ABOUT LDA COMPLIANCE CONSULTING, INC.
LDA Compliance Consulting Inc., a full service legal and regulatory risk management compliance advisory firm specializing in solution-oriented, preventative corporate ethics and compliance program design, assessment, auditing, monitoring, investigations, education and training. For more information, visit: www.ldacomplianceconsulting.com
Kevin L. Dougherty
Consultant, Speaker, Author
Maxim Consulting Group, LLC
ABOUT MAXIM CONSULTING GROUP
Maxim Consulting Group is a team of seasoned construction professionals who have worked with hundreds of contractors to help them improve business performance. Through this experience, the firm has identified and synthesized industry best practices and codified them into a systematic process that it implements to suit specific client needs that drive improved performance. Maxim Consulting Group is proud to support the efforts of many of the leading construction industry associations.
Founder and Principal Owners
The Pope Consulting Group
Tanya Pope is a multi-faceted professional with a deep understanding of government, construction and large organizations. Pope is the Founder and Principal Owner of The Pope Consulting Group, LLC (TPCG), a company dedicated to program design and development in Supplier Diversity, procurement, workforce capacity, diversity research and strategic diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Pope also serves as Assistant Vice President, University Supplier Diversity at Columbia University within Columbia University’s Facilities and Operations Department. She is responsible for sourcing capable, diverse vendors to support the University’s construction projects and business initiatives, that have paid out over $1.2 billion to diverse firms in the past decade, Pope holds a B.S. in Communications Management and an M.S. in Leadership and Strategic Management, from Manhattanville College. She earned her MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
ABOUT THE POPE CONSULTING GROUP, LLC
The Pope Consulting Group, LLC (TPCG) is a company dedicated to program design and development in Supplier Diversity, procurement, workforce capacity, diversity research and strategic diversity, equity and inclusion programs. She has worked for over fifteen years to support Supplier Diversity programs that intelligently and innovatively help diverse firms and workers succeed and excel in gaining new contracts and opportunities with large firms.
Pope partners with two other consultants in a collaboration designed to bring consulting solutions to complex building projects. For more information, visit: www.diversityagenda.com/consulting
Renee Sacks, Ph.D.
Women Builders Council, Inc.
ABOUT DIVERSITY AGENDA
Dr. Sacks also publishes a periodic publication, Diversity Agenda, featuring news and conversations in diversity, equity and inclusion. www.diversityagenda.com She is also a partner is a collaborative consulting team, PSP Consultants, which specializes in designing diversity solutions for complex construction projects. For more information, visit: www.diversityagenda.com/consulting
ABOUT THE WOMEN BUILDERS COUNCIL, INC.
Established in 2004, the Women Builders Council (WBC) is the leading association representing women in the construction industry on several important fronts: legislative advocacy, new business and professional development with a special focus on leadership.For more information, visit: www.wbcnyc.org
Schoppman has successfully completed engagements all over North American and throughout the world, including Mexico, Canada and Russia. He holds several licenses and certifications including: Master Certificate in International Business, Thunderbird University; Master Certificate in Strategy, Cornell University; Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Villanova University; and Business Analytics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
For over 60 years, FMI has been the leading management consulting and investment banking firm dedicated exclusively to the engineering and construction industry. FMI provides industry-focused services internationally from offices in Raleigh, Denver, Tampa, Phoenix, and Houston.For more information, visit: https://fmicorp.com/consulting
Willie Mae Veasy
Covenant Business Concepts LLC
Veasy received her bachelor’s in organizational leadership from Pillar College and she holds several certifications in Instructional Design, Project Management, Change Management, and Talent Management.
ABOUT COVENANT BUSINESS CONCEPTS
Covenant Business Concepts is a consulting firm that specializing in Professional Development and Management Training with 15+ years of experience in the Talent Management arena. Our innovative social learning concepts can be facilitated in a traditional classroom format and/or virtually via Adobe Connect, WebEx or Illuminate. Adapting our learning solutions to these virtual environments has helped to make us the learning organization of choice, amongst Generation X, Y and rising leaders in the NY Tri-State Area. For more information visit: https://www.covenantbusinessconcepts.com/