Who’s Minding the Store? Smart Building Management

Apr 18th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
SMUD’s East Campus facility - 9750 Kiefer Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95827

SMUD on Smart Buildings

Buildings are getting more technologically advanced. And, the skills needed to manage these buildings haven't been clearly identified.
Learn what some local industry folks have been discussing regarding this challenge. Provide your insights to help shape the training for the next generation of smart building managers.

susanwheeler.jpgSusan Wheeler leads Workforce Pipeline Planning and Education Outreach for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). She sets the company's direction for education engagement in a very dynamic industry. The programs she manages help prepare students for careers in the electric utility industry. She works with local business leaders to help them develop programs that prepare career and college-ready students.

Prior to SMUD, Susan held positions in a wide-range of functional areas (Finance, Operations, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing) in a number of industries (education, healthcare, telecommunications, and technology). Susan has worked in large multinational companies (AT&T, Chevron, General Electric) as well as start-ups and public sector companies.

aaron.jpgAaron Wilcher is the director of the Center of Excellence (COE) at the Los Rios Community College District. At the COE, Aaron provides labor market information and other kinds of technical assistance to the community college system across the state to help guide program investments in technical training programs. The COE recently released a study on the construction industry's workforce in partnership with Valley Vision.

Prior to the COE, Aaron worked in several workforce development roles, most recently as a program manager in the Center for Workforce Development at Skyline College. While at Skyline, Aaron primarily worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy education and training programs.

joelswift.jpgJoel Swift, Architect AIA LEED® AP
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Director, Facilities Planning & Development, UCDavis Health
UC Davis Health System

Joel is a California Licensed Architect with thirty-five years of experience in architectural design, construction, project management and administration. His experience in wide variety of construction types, delivery methods, design constraints, funding sources and client conditions.

Joel is responsible for developing and implementing public construction contracts for leases, job order contracting, design/build, lump sum and CM at Risk delivery methods.His current responsibilities include director of Facilities Planning, Facilities Design & Construction, Quality Control & Inspection, UCDHS Capital program. Current projects include $400M of Major and Minor capital projects and $1.5B in planning of acute care, outpatient care, biomedical research and office needs for academic medical center.

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Attendees can park in the customer lot which can be accessed off of Bradshaw Rd.. Getting to the customer parking lot can be a bit tricky. If attendees are heading south on Bradshaw from Highway 50, they will drive past Kiefer Blvd. and go about 1 mile to make a U-turn. The customer lot will then be on their right-hand side before they reach Kiefer Blvd.

Please bring a CA driver's license or some other form of govt. issued ID. Once they park, they will enter the customer entrance and present their picture ID to our security team.