Spotlights

2017 Women in Building Services: Kristine Schmidt, Environmental Geese Control, Inc.

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career? The service my company provides is unique. We use Border Collie dogs to herd, chase and haze Canada Geese from private properties, golf courses, housing communities and school fields. What started out as a hobby in dog training in 1994 has become…

2017 Women in Building Services: Patricia Simone, Simone Management Group

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career?  As a female minority in a male-dominated industry, I found further confidence through obtaining my Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development at the NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate and would recommend it to any young person that is dedicated to growth in the industry. I also never…

2017 Women in Building Services: Jessica Vail, The Falcon Group

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career? I have faced many challenges throughout the course of my career and the most important thing I have learned is that no matter what happens, you always have a choice. You might not have the ability to immediately change a situation or circumstance, but…

2017 Women in Building Services: Alexis Newman, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career?  Balancing work with professional development is an obstacle, especially when I got my MBA at night or when I serve on professional boards. But determination and a desire to grow have allowed me to expand the services that I provide to SGH. Over the years, I developed…

2017 Women in Building Services: Nadine Cino, TygaBox Systems, Inc. and TygaTechnologies Inc.   

What trends are you seeing so far this year? The shifts in the workplace environment, and the lifestyle it fosters are meaningful to me, because people and businesses are being asked to continuously learn how to incorporate extreme mobility and technology into the value chain. On a macro basis, I perceive…

2017 Women in Building Services: Stacie Alexiou, WATT + FLUX An LED Inspire Company

What trends are you seeing so far this year?  Private owners are pursuing building efficiency at a higher rate as they are seeing the high yield in savings that is difficult to attain in other building capital expenditure projects. We are seeing more building owners utilize the positioning and savings of LED conversion projects to offset much needed mechanical upgrade projects such as boiler and AC repairs that have far longer payback cycles.

2017 Women in Building Services: Christine Belson, KM Associates of New York, Inc.

How do you play your strengths to your advantage in your career? I think one of my strengths is that I am a people person. Part of my role includes human resource management, and in order to be effective in that arena you really have to like and understand people and their motivations…

2017 Women in Building Services: Laura Reddy, NuZine

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career? I think part of overcoming obstacles is viewing them as positive challenges and challenges are a great way to learn; something I hope I never stop doing! When faced with a challenge, I generally…

2017 Women in Building Services: Ksenia Tretiakova, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career? I’ve navigated through obstacles in my career in two ways—determination and self-reflection. I think it’s important to maintain a positive and forward-looking attitude, especially when dealing with obstacles, and to apply a healthy dose of self-examination…

2017 Women in Building Services: Michele Rogers, Langan

How have you navigated obstacles to achieve success in your career? Over the course of my nine-year career, I’ve found that the best first step when navigating obstacles is stopping for a beat to assess the situation from multiple angles. Taking time to think through an obstacle allows me to come up with a list of potential solutions and…