Firm principals, SMPS members, and AEC professionals, mark your calendars! SMPS New York will co-host our annual Principals' Breakfast with Professional Women in Construction (PWC) on March 13, 2018. Given the importance of this, our biggest and most well-attended client program, our Chapter has decided to match the high caliber speakers with a high caliber event space. This year, we are adding a touch of sophistication by moving the program to the Grand Ballroom at the Yale Club!
Members are invited to bring their firm’s principals at the member rate to learn more about New York’s upcoming AEC opportunities in 2018-2019. Another new feature this year, in addition to a formal sit-down breakfast, is the addition of table hosts. One speaker from a past SMPS-NY client panel will sit at each table.
Attendees will rub elbows with their table hosts while listening to industry leaders discuss the 2018-2019 economic forecasts from various AEC sectors. Attendees at each table will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the expert panel. This unique event is designed to promote networking and face-to-face contact with potential clients and leaders in NYC’s regional AEC community.
Come experience this next-level event and participate in the discussion about what opportunities are on the horizon for your firm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Jessica Walker is president and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. She is a public policy expert who has advocated on behalf of New York City residents, neighborhoods and businesses for more than 15 years. In 2016 she was included on City & State's "Manhattan Power 50" list, which ranks the most powerful community leaders in the borough.
Neysa Pranger is a management consultant specializing in commercial and public sector strategy and currently serves as Director of Strategy Consulting at Intersection where she works with clients to resolve complex business and policy issues. Before joining Intersection, Ms. Pranger served with IBM Global Business Services Public Sector Strategy & Innovation Practice where she specialized in assessing transportation network maturity for state and local clients, transforming service delivery models and working with the specialty practice in corporate site selection and economic development.
She began consulting after a decade in transportation and urban planning, working with government, private and philanthropic clients to achieve controversial or difficult-to-obtain public policy objectives including securing financing for major infrastructure projects and creating long-term economic opportunity for cities, states and regions in the U.S.
Ms. Pranger serves on the boards for several transportation and environmental non-profit organizations, has received several awards in recognition of her professional work and has written extensive commentary on the state of public transportation investment.
Ms. Mazawey represents developers in all aspects of their development projects, regularly appearing before planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment. In addition, she assists clients with permit acquisition from agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation, and helps clients draft professional services and construction contracts. Ms. Mazeway represents clients in construction-related disputes, and provides counseling and training on all aspects of the development process.
Her background focuses on the practices of commercial real estate, land use, and construction law. She is the President of Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREW-NJ) and a member of the national CREW Network. In addition, she serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Land Use Section, Environmental Section, Women in the Profession Section, and Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee. Ms. Mazeway also serves as the Secretary for the Land Use Section Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and with the Women’s Leadership Committee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.
Ward Dennis is a partner at Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, a preservation consulting ﬁrm specializing in the restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive use of historic properties in New York City. He specializes in federal tax credit and local landmarks review, including design consultation on new buildings in historic districts and additions to historic buildings.
Current and recent projects include: the restoration and rehabilitation of the Temple Court Building in lower Manhattan as The Beekman Hotel; the rehabilitation of two former ship-building facilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; the restoration and rehabilitation of 36 old-law tenements at the A. Philip Randolph Houses in Harlem for public and affordable housing; and the Congress Street townhouses in Cobble Hill, a project combining the restoration of four Greek Revival row houses and the construction of ﬁve new row houses.
Ward has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and lectures at other local schools on historic preservation theory and practice, preservation tax credits, and on Brooklyn’s architecture, history, industry and waterfront.
Earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU) or 1.5 hours of CPSM Continuing Education Credit by attending. Be sure to sign in at the session.