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IEHA announces conference speaker

May 05, 2014
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WESTERVILLE, OH — IEHA’s Gene Woodard, director of the custodial services division at University of Washington, will provide the May 8, Thursday morning keynote presentation on Managing Diversity during The Washington State University (WSU) Energy/Facilities Program 10th annual conference:

“Bricks and Mortar in a Wireless World”

May 6-8, 2014, Enzian Inn, Leavenworth, Washington

Woodard is a past president of IEHA 2000-02 and is a member of ISSA.

“The theme this year – Bricks & Mortar in a Wireless World – [provides ways to] optimize efficiencies within facilities through the use of technology and improved processes,” according to the conference agenda.

The Tuesday morning keynote – “Purposeful Passion: YOU Have a Choice” – is by Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President of APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.

Also on Tuesday, Medlin will provide inside tips to getting budget approval for energy and facility projects in her session: Speaking the CFO Language.

Sue Brown of WSU’s Energy Program will address the Global Harmonization System (GHS) Certification in a two-part program.

HFI President Allen Rathey will speak on Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) and Infection Prevention.

Portland Public Schools and Pateros School District will receive Energy/Facilities Connections or EFC Innovations Awards for developing forward-thinking solutions to facility challenges.

The conference is designed to be a platform for discussions, questions and building professional relationships.

Conference attendees will include members of the Washington State University (WSU) Plant Operations Support Consortium representing K-12 Schools, Universities/Colleges, Municipalities, State Agencies, and Other Organizations.

The full agenda can be found in the conference brochure online:

About Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program

The Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program is a self-supported department within the University. Partnering with a wide range of agencies, organizations, institutions and businesses, WSU energy experts identify energy challenges and develop solutions based on world-class research. Operating much like a consulting firm, WSU provides training and technical assistance to help customers meet evolving energy challenges in the Pacific Northwest, across the U.S. and around the world.

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