San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join Women in Environment for the third event in the 2016 Krista Koehl Professional Development Series, From Mentee to Mentor: Ideas for Making Mentorship Work for You!
Drawing on their personal experiences, first as mentees and later as mentors, three remarkable leaders in the environmental field will engage in a lively discussion about the important role that mentorships can play in our careers. Panelists will share their perspectives on initiating and cultivating mentorships that benefit mentees and mentors alike, as they respond to questions from the moderator and the audience.
Here is the panel line up:
John Ashworth –Attorney, Partner at Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.
With over 30 years of experience, John's practice focuses on environmental and natural resources law and business litigation. He has represented businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held companies, in federal and state Superfund sites nationwide, and in complex business litigation. John’s professional accolades include recognition as an AV-Preeminent® lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a Chambers & Partners listing as a Notable Practitioner, as well as ratings by Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers® in America.
Karen Beattie, Vice President - NW Business Unit Leader-Environment, AECOM
Karen Beattie is AECOM’s NW Environment Business Unit Leader. Karen currently manages 300 environment personnel in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. She started in the industry helping to write federal and state grant applications for civil engineering projects, then worked as a marketing coordinator. Karen gradually took on a project management role and for a number of years was a Senior Project Manager for multidiscipline engineering design/study projects as well as detailed planning studies. She has managed a number of large local, state, and federal permitting projects for industrial facilities, and has led design teams for traditional design projects at both state and federal facilities. Karen was the operations manager for the URS Portland office until AECOM and URS merged. When not working, Karen enjoys playing with her dog, gardening, cooking, and relaxing with her husband, Mike.
Jessica Hamilton, General Manager, Portland Harbor Environmental, Port of Portland
Jessica manages the Port’s projects related to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. Prior to this role, Jessica spent a decade practicing law, at the Port of Portland, Perkins Coie LLP, and Ball Janik LLP, representing clients on complex environmental cleanup, litigation, compliance, and permitting issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Willamette Partnership and on the Board of Advisors for the World Affairs Council. Past board service includes Portland Center Stage, SOLVE, St. Andrew Legal Clinic, and WIE, where she was a founding board member.
Moderator: Sheila Sahu, Senior Project Manager, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Sheila has 16 years of experience as a water resources engineer, specializing in industrial and municipal stormwater management design and permitting. She manages water quality treatment and site infrastructure projects, and has constructed award-winning stormwater best management practices and developed nationally-recognized stormwater guidance manuals. Sheila is the chair of the WIE Portland Mentoring Committee.
7:30 - 7:50 Networking
7:50 - 9:00 Panel Discussion
A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided thanks to our generous event sponsors.
Women in Environment would like to extend a special thank you to our 2016 corporate sponsors Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. and Landau Associates for their generous support of WIE and our mission.
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Women In Environment (WIE)
WIE's mission is to further professional development and opportunities for women in the environmental field. WIE fosters relationships, mutual respect, and diversity among environmental professionals through networking, education and mentoring.