Breakout Speaker – Randy Wilburn, Zweig Group – Using New Media to Enhance Recruiting and Marketing
Zweig Group is excited to announce Randy Wilburn as a breakout speaker at our 2017 Hot Firm & AEC Industry Awards Conference.
Randy Wilburn is Zweig Group’s Director of Executive Search. Randy first worked for ZweigWhite in the firm’s executive search team in the 1990s/2000s, and was an owner in the firm. He left the firm when it was sold in 2004 to a private equity group. When Zweig Group returned to the hands of the original founding partner, Mark Zweig, Randy rejoined the firm to help them rebuild a key part of their business. Wilburn is proven when it comes to helping firms in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental markets find the best people to build their organizations. In addition to helping firms fill their critical roles, Randy also trains AEC leaders on a variety of skills including how to recruit and retain employees.
Randy is an accomplished author, speaker, consultant, trainer, and business coach. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on a variety of topics including leadership skills, strategic planning, and small business development. One of the programs he helped to develop, Bootstrap Bootcamp, incorporates a holistic approach to Small Business Development by focusing on the individual first and the business second.
Randy has been featured in Business Week, and The Boston Globe, and the Blog of Timothy Ferriss, Author of the NY Times Best Seller, “4 Hour Work Week,” in addition to being a former Spokesperson for Elance.com. He also spends time inspiring young people and Entrepreneurs with motivational talks that focus on encouragement and leadership development. He is a graduate of Howard University and The Summer Leadership Institute at Harvard University. He is a certified Business Coach and a Teacher in Biblical Entrepreneurship through the Nehemiah Project.
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a 1997-1998 Daytime Emmy Award, and a total of nine nominations for “Outstanding Service Show Host.” He went on to highlight green renovation across America on Renovation Nation on Discovery’s Planet Green.
(Thursday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am PST
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Kyle Ahern, Zweig Group
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the analysis of seismic site response, soil-foundation-structure interaction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), and the seismic design of foundation of structures. She was inspired to build more resilient communities and reduce the risk associated with the earthquakes following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake that hit Turkey.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, she continued her graduate studies specializing in geotechnical earthquake engineering. She obtained her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and started working as a consulting engineer in New York City, where she had opportunity to work on seismic design of projects in the US, Mexico, and Canada. During this time she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College where she developed and taught seismic portion of a graduate course for practicing engineers on fundamentals of foundation design.
(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel