For someone who doesn’t know how to juggle, Jean Carr does it quite well. While she can’t juggle tangible objects, she is a master at juggling the challenges of leadership in a growing firm, staying engaged in community organizations, and raising two active teenage boys. She does all this while keeping her cool (usually) and maintaining a happy demeanor.
Building a top-notch company culture to match the top-notch project performance and financial portfolio of SCJ Alliance is Jean’s passion. Balancing financial growth and stability with generous employee benefits and recognition programs takes both technical and soft skills. Jean brings both to everything she does. As a planner by training she always keeps her eye on the horizon while taking care of the day to day issues that arise at SCJ. Jean was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Business Examiner Media Group for her Positivity, Passion and Energy. She has initiated many innovative programs to reinforce SCJ’s unique and acclaimed company culture.
Jean manages SCJ’s Human Resources Group, IT Group and Marketing Group in addition to ongoing participation on key projects. This experience provides Jean unique insights into interconnections between company growth, culture and external messaging. Jean strives to bring humor, honesty, enthusiasm, kindness and magic into all her interactions. And it shows.
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