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2018 DFW College to Careers Leadership Conference

Dallas Society of Women Engineers

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

2018 DFW College to Careers Leadership Conference

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Be a part of this College to CareerS Leadership event hosted by SHPE DFW, SWE Dallas, and NSBE DFW! This FREE day-long event is intended to help you develp the skills, knowledge, and abilities you'll need to secure employment and a diverse career experience. We want to help you make the most of your early career years!

Collegiate tickets are intended for junior and senior underclassmen or graduate DFW students who are members of their school's SWE, NSBE, or SHPE sections. Professional tickets are intended for volunteers and speakers. Space is limited, so don't delay!

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The dress code for this event is professional. 

Event Agenda:

8:00-9:30          Breakfast\Registration\Meet and Greet 

9:30-10:00        Opening Remarks            

10:00-10:50       Greg Hutton (NSBE) - Succeeding Professionally in your Career and Life  

11:00-10:50       Uche Maple (SWE) - Overcoming Obstacles

12:00-1:00         Lunch Panel, Moderated by Kim Cummings (BNSF) - Personal Branding and the Value of Professional Societies in Your Early Career

1:00-2:30           Resume Review \ Interviewing \ Dress for Success Tips     

2:30-3:30           Dr. David Arreaga (SHPE) - Converting technology into value: the views of a rookie CEO

3:30-4:30           Kathy Hubbard (SMU) - Emotional Intelligence\Leadership 

4:30                   Closing Remarks

Event Sponsors:

We are looking for event sponsors! If your company would like to sponsor financially, donate give-aways, or interview for open positions, please email Norman Tidmore at

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Meet our Guest Speakers:

Greg Hutton














Greg Hutton is Sr. Manager, Corporate Technology and Virtualization Planning responsible for Global IP network design, architecture and new technology introduction. In this role, he also leads the transformation of core VoIP network functions into Verizon’s Cloud Platform (VCP). Prior to his current assignment, Greg served in many positions of varied responsibility including:

  • VP Operations at Valiant Networks
  • Director, Technology Integration at WilTel
  • Sr. Director, Technology Integration at Ricochet Networks
  • Architectural lead for Verizon's Private IP (PIP) Network

Greg is an advocate and perpetual sponsor for Verizon’s summer intern, campus direct and Verizon Leadership Development Programs (VLDP) for which he’s an alumni member. He’s a Core Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a Verizon Ambassador for NSBE and serves on the National Board for the Consortium for Information and Telecommunications Executives (CITE, now called BRAVE).

Greg earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from Keller (KGSM) and a PMP from PMI. He’s been recognized for outstanding leadership, engineering excellence and other distinctions including:

  • NSBE Life Member #333 & Advisor
  • 2013 Verizon Credo Award Recipient (Verizon’s highest Award & distinction)
  • IT Senior Management Forum Management Associate (Verizon first)
  • 2017 ITSMF Management Academy Graduate (Verizon first)
  • Verizon-CITE/BRAVE National Board Member


Uche Maple

Uche Maple received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University, MBA from University of Phoenix and her M.S. in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  She is a Sr. Engineering Manager at Rockwell Collins, where she manages systems engineers.  Her specialty includes manufacturing, architecture development, systems engineering and project management.   Uche is very passionate about mentoring people in their careers and helping people strive to be their best in any endeavor. 

Kathy Hubbard






Kathy Hubbard is the Director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering.   Kathy leads the school’s effort to develop the 21st Century Engineer. In this role, she  develops curriculum and programs to improve students’ communication skills, problem solving capabilities and innovativeness. Kathy works with engineering faculty to integrate leadership content into the engineering courses and she facilitates work opportunities and mentoring relationships for the school’s 1500 engineering and computer science majors.

She is a certified executive coach and has worked with executives and managers from DART, Texas Instruments, UpLift Education and other organizations. Kathy has also worked with the Center for Creative Leadership to develop youth and early career leadership development programs.

 Kathy serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for St. Philip’s School & Community Center in South Dallas.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters in Education Leadership & Policy from the Simmons School of Education at SMU.  Kathy is married to Michael Hubbard and is mother of two wonderful sons, Michael and Elijah.

David Arrega




Dr. David Arreaga is the CEO of Ares Materials, a company developing and commercializing novel polymer materials for flexible displays for the next generation mobile, wearable and embedded electronics. Before co-founding Ares Materials, David did his graduate research at the University of Texas at Dallas where he obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. His work in the fields of thin film lithium ion batteries and flexible neural interfaces was published in some of the most prestigious journals in the field of materials science. As the CEO of Ares, David’s job is to lead the development of the company by leveraging a talented team of scientist and business experts to maximize the value and impact of the venture while cultivating a culture of innovation and critical thinking.

Kim Cumnings














Kim Cummings, SCP, SPHR is assistant vice president, Human Resources and Diversity at BNSF Railway1. In this role, Kim has responsibility for BNSF Railway’s diversity and inclusion efforts.  She also provides leadership to the HR matrix teams supporting Law, Compliance and Audit Services, and Technology Services. Kim splits her time on several boards that include: the University of Texas Arlington Human Resource Advisory Board, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), the Source of Hope and the DFW Multicultural Alliance.  

Kim has spent over 20 years in leadership roles encouraging and promoting employee engagement in companies that include Belo (Broadcast Media), Burger King Corporation, Dell and Target Corporation. Kim has received numerous community service and is a leadership recipient of the 2012 “HR Professional of the Year” designation by Ogletree Deakins Law Firm and the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 2015 DiversityFIRST™ Award from the National Diversity Council and named 2016 Texas Most Powerful Business Women by Texas Diversity Magazine. 

Kim received her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Texas State University graduating from the University’s Emerging Leader program and was inducted into Who’s Who in College & Universities students. Kim received her Master degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  She holds a Senior Professional designation in Human Resources and certified employee relations credentials. Kim is a professional member of the Fort Worth Human Resources Group and National Society of Human Resource Management.  

In her spare time, Kim participates in half-marathons, teaches Human Resources Certification courses, volunteers with the Dallas Women’s Foundation – Orchid Giving Circle, Meed Center YouLead Global Youth Leadership program, Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-DFW, Grapevine/Colleyville School District Diversity Advisory Council, United Way of Tarrant County, and speaks at local universities on the topics of diversity and human resources.  


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When & Where

Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak St,
Dallas, TX 75204

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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Dallas Society of Women Engineers

* Aspire * Advance * Achieve * 

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.  Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more.

The Society of Women Engineers Dallas Section is here to help its members accomplish these goals. Tell us to what you aspire. Monthly meetings include speakers on professional development to help you advance your career. Meetings provide opportunity to share and recognize what our members achieve in their professions. Meetings offer opportunities to build your network.

The SWE Dallas section meets monthly usually on the third Tuesday of the month. Members are scattered throughout the Metroplex so we rotate meeting locations to make them accessible to a broader audience.

Meeting attendance is open to all, SWE member and non-members, female and male. Join us at our next event.

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