With over 35 years in advertising, Bryan’s projects have spanned numerous industries including automotive, real estate, healthcare, travel and leisure, finance, and golf. His clients have included Jack Nicklaus, Blake Koch Racing, and the Florida Panthers hockey team.
Bryan’s wide range of experiences have equipped him with a keen ability to identify a company’s creative needs and develop a strategic plan to meet them. After more than three decades since he began his career in an ever-changing industry, he knows the importance of adaptability, and he is constantly seeking out growth opportunities.
In his current role as Director of Creative Services for WGI, Bryan manages a team of 14 talented individuals, all of whom help him to remain passionate about what he does. Serving as their guide, Bryan and his team ensure the WGI name remains synonymous with innovation. As the company grows, he is confident his team will continue achieving.
A true artist, Bryan’s interests include sculpting, illustrating, glass blowing, wood crafting, and the creation of stained glass. When he is not creating, he is spending time with his beautiful wife and children.
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