2021 Virtual Young Professional Workshop Series - April 6 Speakers

April 6 | 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Session: Preparing for the Interview: The Dos and Don’ts

Scott Kudlas
Office of Water Supply Department of Environmental Quality
AWRA President

April 6 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET
Session: The Golden Rule: Authenticity and Multi-Interview Process

Juli Smith
The Smith Consulting Group

Juli Smith is the President of The Smith Consulting Group which is a nationally recognized search firm specializing exclusively in the Architecture and Engineering niche. Ms. Smith has been quoted as a subject matter expert in the areas of recruitment and retention in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Engineering News Record Magazine, Money Magazine, CareerBuilder and others. She has been a guest speaker for organizations such as Texas Tech Society of Environmental Professionals along with being a panel speaker for ENR Magazine Webinars and has sponsored webinars on Working From Home Post-Pandemic. The Smith Consulting Group is proud to be celebrating their 15th year in business in 2021.

April 6 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Session: Preparing for the Interview: The Dos and Don’ts

Rhea M. Steele
Chief of Staff
School Nutrition Association

Rhea M. Steele, CAE, finds the nexus between strategy and operations - helping organizations create the vision they need for tomorrow while implementing the steps that will get them there today. She brings to her speaking and facilitation approach a natural inclination to help staff connect their work with the organizational mission and impact. Over her 14+ years in association management, she has found focus in helping organizations form dynamic, transparent, and inclusive cultures. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s in Fine Arts and Anthropology and a master’s in Museum and Field Studies.


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