I love the challenge of dissecting and communicating complex topics in an understandable way, and the electric charge that occurs when audience and speaker connect. The son of an attorney and a writer/editor, with family in education, communications, and public policy, I appreciate environments where rhetoric is valued. For most of my career I’ve been organizing, facilitating, and speaking at conferences, seminars, and panels. Topics have included a variety of subjects specific to marketing professional services, as well as other topics relevant to the A/E/C world.

As part of this work, Bill Strong, FSMPS, and I have developed and regularly teach two specific one-day programs: "Continuous Client Care" and "Leaders are Made, Not Born." Please click on the links below to learn more.

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) Washington
  • Regional Convention 1999, Panel "Case Studies in Marketing Philosophies"

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Convention 2006, "Leaders are Made, Not Born"
  • National Convention 2000, "Client Care for Principals"
  • Washington Council Annual Meeting 1999, "Alternative Delivery Methods"
  • Washington Council Annual Meeting 2004, Marketing Panel

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • National Convention 2000, "Design/Build; the Contractors Perspective"

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
  • Regional Conference 1993, "Value Engineering in Construction Management"

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Regional Conference 1998, "Leadership Development"
  • Seattle Meeting 2001, "Web Site Development"

Contractor Business Development Association (CBDA)
  • National Convention 2000, "Client Care"

Council of Educational Facility Planners
  • Pacific Northwest Region Annual Conference 1998; Presentation on GC/CM Contracting and Alternative Project Delivery Methods

Economic Development Council of Seattle (Enterprise Seattle) and Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA)
  • Community/Government/Industry Forum Moderator 2003, "Building a Leading Biotech Region, What Will it Take?"

Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC)
  • Day-long Educational Series 2004, “Biotech Design & Construction; Challenges and Regional Forecast”

Society for Design Administrators (SDA)
  • Seattle Seminar 1992, "Everything you Wanted to Know About Marketing, But Were Afraid to Ask"

Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • National Convention 2005, "Leaders are Made, Not Born"
  • National Convention 1999, "Client Care: Tools and Techniques for the 21st Century Marketer"
  • National Convention 1997, "Leadership Symposium and Chapter Management Forum"
  • Seattle Chapter Seminar 1998, "Marketing Maestro Series"