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Our Partners in Conservation

The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Green Masters Program prepare and share a Monthly Newsletter. The newsletter has become a dependable source of interesting information, scheduled events, conferences, training.

For the month of February:

  • 2019 Award Winners - These organizations and individuals have taken a different path. They have been able to to explain, embrace, and encourage others to adopt sustainability as a strategy. They have been able to educate and or demonstrate the power of the private sector in proving environmental and social responsibility can be profitable.

  • Sustainability Events - Offering Education (Ex. Energy Efficiency Forum - Slipstream), Demonstration, (Ex. Mercury Marine Globally Sustainable Success - Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers) (Organization, (Ex. Driving Wisconsin Women Forward - Wisconsin Clean Cities), Inspiration (Ex. Earth Day @50 Crafting the Planet - Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Evolution Marketing and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies)

  • Inspiration Corner - The Drive Toward Sustainability in Packaging - Solving the ominous global and growing issue of plastic waste through innovation and regulation

  • Job Opportunities - Find a career in the sustainability sector, a growing category of employment that is rewarding, honorable and unlikely to be automated anytime soon :- )

  • In the News - Topics of interest and importance to be found in current news

Leaders in providing first-class education and training for the global energy and infrastructure industries

Women in Engineering & Construction Conference 2020

Women in Engineering & Construction Conference 2020
March 2-3, 2020 | Kansas City, MO

"The panels provided great insights into their personal experiences and company initiatives that I would never be exposed to otherwise." - Assistant PM, Shawmut

"The Women in Engineering & Construction Conference is more that a gathering of women talking about the industry. It is an opportunity for women to recalibrate, network and discuss solutions that can help the entire industry and make it better for everyone." - Chief Rail Transit Safety Oversight Manager, Illinois Department of Transportation

Key Takeaways Include

  • Discuss how to succeed as a leader, including: leadership techniques, developing leadership styles, leading vs. managing, and key leadership qualities
  • Describe effective negotiation strategies
  • Review 2 high-level executives' journeys to the top
  • Discuss work-life balance
  • Explain global engineering & construction trends
  • Review the root causes of gender gaps in the workplace
  • Address how to cultivate an executive presence


Pre-Conference Workshop
Negotiation 101

Post-Conference Workshop
Leadership & Time Management 101


2020 Speakers

Clare Archer, Vice President/Senior Director, Gilbane Building Company
Kristen Braden, Vice President- Construction Operations, H.R. Gray
Robin Broder, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Principal, Henderson Engineers
Meghan Calabro, Director of Distribution Modernization, Burns & McDonnell
Erica Carter, Vice President, Kimley-Horn
Jessica Chen, Project Executive, Suffolk-Yates
Connie Dieterman, Vice President, Kiewit
Leslie Duke, President & General Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Martha Feeback, Senior Director- Corporate Engagement, Catalyst
Marietta Hannigan, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, Jacobs
Judy Lynn Hricak, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Gannett Fleming
Meggan Krase, Vice President, Garney Construction
Vicki LaRose, President, Civil Design, Inc.
Hope Luhman, Senior Vice President, WSP
Pamela Monastra, Senior Vice President- Head of Communications, Skanska
Suzanne Murtha, Vice President Connected & Automated Technologies, AECOM
Sonya Roberts, Vice President- Benefits & Compensation, Balfour Beatty
Maja Rosenquist, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Mortenson Construction
Catherine Southers, Vice President- Marketing, Whiting-Turner
Jacqueline Twillie, Founder and President,
Maggie Walsh, Vice President- Strategic Clients and Pursuit Leaders, HDR
Megan Weismantel, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Vanessa Zambo, Senior Vice President/Senior Principal Director of Marketing & Communications, Terracon

Register 3 attendees in the same purchase and the 4th is free!



Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST
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Event Program

  • 4:00pm - Registration & Networking
  • 5:00pm - Presentations & Program
  • M-WERC/Eaton Tech       Challenge Winner 
  • 7:00pm - Networking and Award Announcement


M-WERC Energy Innovation Center
4201 N. 27th Street
Second Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Driving Directions


Jacquin Davidson
Midwest Energy Research Consortium

Demo Day

Year 5 

Wrapping up year five of the WERCBench Labs Program, this event will highlight the seven startup companies that have completed the accelerator course. All teams have undergone sixteen weeks of intensive customer discovery and has gained insights into their business model and value proposition.

Each team will have 10 minutes to present to the audience and will be competing for cash prizes for the best pitch presentation, as evaluated by a group of independent judges.

The winner of the M-WERC Tech Challenge presented by Eaton will be also be announced. 

See event schedule on the left, doors open for networking and cocktails & appetizers at 4pm, with the program beginning at 5:00pm.  Stick around after the presentations for networking to meet with the startup companies and award announcements at 7:00pm.

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 WERCBench Labs Cohort 5

Row 1 (left to right):  Maitreyee Sanjiv Marathe - Elektrifi; Claire Friona - Agricylce; Erika Boeing - Accelerate Wind; Vitaly Rabinov - Steam Energy Labs

Row 2 (left to right): Ashray Manur - Elektrifi; Joel Haynie - CLOCworks; Jim Koeppe - CLOCworks; Joe Bonniewell - CLOCworks; Veronika Stelmakh - Mesodyne; Killian Tobin - Omega Grid

Expand your energy efficiency knowledge by enrolling in a variety of courses which include: Energy Management, Strategic Energy Management and Building Operator Certification (BOC), as well as technical training which includes tours to further subject matter knowledge, when applicable.

2020 Calendar - Training at a Glance

Air Sealing Done Right

02/11/2020 8:00 AM Stadium View Bar & Grille

1963 Holmgren Way

Green Bay

Air Sealing Done Right 

02/13/2020 8:00 AM The Ingleside Hotel

2810 Golf Road


Photovoltaic Training Series

02/17/2020 9:00 AM

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)

7558 Deer Road


Energy Management and Technology: Fundamentals and Beyond 

02/25/2020 8:00 AM

Wintergreen Conference Center

60 Gasser Road

Lake Delton

Introduction to Motors, Fans & Pumps with Variable Frequency Drive Opportunities

02/26/2020 9:00 AM

Madison Marriott West Hotel & Conference Center

1313 John Q. Hammons Drive


DLC Advanced Lighting Control System (ALCS)

03/03/2020 8:00 AM

Xcel Energy

1414 W Hamilton Ave

Eau Claire

DLC Advanced Lighting Control System (ALCS)

03/04/2020 8:30 AM

Northeast Wisconsin Technical Center

2740 W Mason St

Green Bay

DLC Advanced Lighting Control System (ALCS)

03/05/2020 9:00 AM

The Ingleside Hotel

2810 Golf Road


HVAC Applications for Commercial, Small Industrial, Schools & Gov’t Facilities

03/12/2020 8:00 AM

Wintergreen Conference Center

60 Gasser Road

Wisconsin Dells

Operations and Maintenance Practices for Energy Efficiency

03/12/2020 12:30 PM

Wintergreen Conference Center

60 Gasser Road

Wisconsin Dells

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