FOS Team Member Moderates “Women in ASHRAE” Panel Discussion

The Houston Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) hosted a Women in ASHRAE event titled, “Navigating the Corporate Landscape.” CannonDesign’s Catherine Tinkler, PMP, EBCP, LEED AP, a Project Manager in the Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) group, moderated the panel discussion which focused on professional success and career growth. Topics explored consisted of the following:

  • Leadership
  • Setting your own destiny through decision making
  • Preparation for future career aspirations
  • Balancing being a woman in the predominately male field of engineering

The panel was composed of several industry leaders including Kellie Jenks, Principal of Investments at TRC Capital Partners; Lisa Osborne, PE, LEED AP, President of Collaborative Engineering Group; Jody Henry, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate at Kirksey Architecture; and Kathy Berek, PE, Regional Practice Manager at KCI Technologies, Inc.

Audience participation during the Q&A session provided many opportunities for sharing experiences and encouraging mentorship activities. Catherine recently accepted appointment as the co-chair of two ASHRAE committees – Women in ASHRAE and Student Activities. She also participates in three Technical Committees – TC 7.1 Integrated Building Design, TC 7.3 Operation and Maintenance Management, and TC 9.7 Educational Facilities.