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Friday, October 9 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Designing the Perfect Hire

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Successful managers know that finding the right people can make or break a firm. Mistakes can be expensive, not only in a monetary sense but in terms of staff morale. Join principals from two illustrious firms—Helen Diemer, FIALD, principal and president at the Lighting Practice, a lighting design practice based in Philadelphia and Sara Lappano, principal in the SmithGroupJJR engineering group in Washington, DC —in an interactive engaging session as they discuss what they look for when hiring that has made their firms so successful. Helen and Sara will not only share what they’ve done right but also what they’ve done wrong so you can learn from their mistakes.

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Helen Diemer

President, The Lighting Practice, Inc.
Helen Diemer joined The Lighting Practice in 1994 and became a principal of the firm in 1996 and president and majority shareholder in 2009. She has more than 30 years of experience designing lighting for a variety of public, corporate, university, healthcare, and retail environments... Read More →
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Sara Lappano

Principal, Electrical Engineer, SmithGroupJJR
Sara Lappano draws on a wide base of experience in lighting design, electrical engineering, and construction for every project she works on. Her background in lighting design allows Sara to apply the highest aesthetic standards to her work, while her experience in the design of electrical... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

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