• Changing the Face of the Industry

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    Name: Changing the Face of the Industry
    Date: November 8, 2018
    Time: 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM EST
    Registration: Register Now
    pictured, Tradeswomen's Tuesday at Suffolk Construction
    Event Description:
    Breakfast panel discussion featuring industry stakeholders who promote diversity.
    What are we doing to encourage workforce development?
    How do we recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce?
    What strategies will foster change?
    Please bring your questions for this interactive discussion.
    Panel to include:
    Kathleen MacNeil, Millennium Partners
    Linda Dorcena Forry, Suffolk Construction
    Lisa Brothers, PE, Nitsch Engineering

    Kenn Turner, Massport

    Kathleen MacNeil, Millennium PartnersKathleen MacNeil, Millennium Partners
    Kathleen is currently a principal at MP Boston, the local office of Millennium Partners. Kathy?s work primarily as real estate development manager has included several complex urban projects in Boston most recently, the redevelopment of the Filene?s department store into a 1.4 million square foot mixed use, office, retail and luxury condominium tower rebranded, Millennium Tower/ Burnham Building.  She is now about to undertake the Winthrop Square Tower, another mixed-use high rise located in the heart of the financial district.

    Kathy is a LEED Accredited Professional. She has her Massachusetts Construction Supervisor?s License. She received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT Center for Real Estate and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Architectural Engineering.  She serves as President of the Board of Directors for Historic Boston, Inc. a local preservation organization and serves as a Corporator for Wentworth Institute of Technology.  She is the recipient of the BSA 2016 Women in Design, Award of Excellence. 

    Linda Dorcena Forry, Suffolk Construction Linda Dorcena Forry, Suffolk Construction
    As Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, Northeast Region, Sen. Forry is responsible for strengthening the company's diversity and inclusion platform and developing long-term talent acquisition strategies and tactics that support Suffolk's vision. 

    Prior to joining Suffolk, Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry dedicated her professional life to a career in public service, working in various capacities in both state and local government for over two decades.  Sen. Forry was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate and the first woman and person of color to represent the Commonwealth?s First Suffolk District.
    Sen. Forry serves on numerous boards and civic organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, Boston Public Library, John F. Kennedy Library Advisory Board, Rappaport Institute at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Eversource Trustee, Edward M. Kennedy Institute and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. 
    Sen. Forry holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston College Carroll School of Management and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

    Lisa Brothers, PE, Nitsch Engineering
    Lisa Brothers has more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of roadway, site development, sustainable design, and infrastructure-related projects. As Chairman & CEO of Nitsch Engineering, Lisa is responsible for the vision, growth strategy, strategic direction, and overall performance of the firm. 

    A registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and seven other states, Lisa is involved in a wide range of professional activities. She has been actively involved in the American Council of Engineering Companies/Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for more than 25 years; Lisa currently serves on the ACEC/MA Board as National Director, as the PAC Champion, and on the Government Affairs Committee, and she is a past President of the Chapter. She is a member of the Environmental Business Council of New England's Board of Directors. Lisa also served as President of the Women's Transportation Seminar-Boston (WTS-Boston) Chapter, and is currently co-chair of the Public Art Committee. She is also currently serving on the City of Boston's Women's Workforce Council.

    Lisa holds a BSCE from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an MBA from Northeastern University, and is a 2004 graduate of ACEC National's Senior Executive Institute.

    Kenn Turner, MassportKenn Turner, Massport
    Kenneth L. Turner joined the Authority in June 2013. He oversees and manages the Authority's multiple diversity programs, including business and supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and airport concessions, as well as all compliance initiatives associated with Massport's Disadvantaged/Minority/ Women Business Enterprise programs.

    Prior to joining Massport, Mr. Turner served as Deputy Secretary for Administration & Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. He has over 20-years of general management and executive experience in various Fortune 100 media and package goods companies including having served as Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets at AOL Time Warner as well as having held various marketing positions at Hallmark Cards and Hasbro Toys.

    A retired U.S. Navy Captain and submarine nuclear weapons system officer with 26-years of service, Mr. Turner holds a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA.
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    Revere Hotel Boston Common
    Liberty Hall
    200 Stuart Street
    Boston, MA 02216
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    7:30am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
    8:30am Program

    $95 Members
    $130 Non-members

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    The MBC invites you to become a sponsor for the Nov. 8 Breakfast Program.  Sponsorship benefits include company logo on MBC website, logo on invitations by email & social media, digital program recognition during the event, acknowledgement from the podium, and preferred seating.

    Lead Sponsors $2,500

    • Premiere table for 8, front row, table signage
    • Company recognition from the podium

    Corporate Sponsors $1,500

    • 4 tickets with prime reserved seating, table signage
    • Company recognition from the podium

    Event Sponsors $750

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