By RT Ferrell
RT Ferrell is a copywriter and creative director at UpperNinety, a project-based creative agency. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attracting and retaining the next generation of workers was a common theme of the 2019 Steel Erectors Association of America Conference, held April 24-26, 2019 in Concord, N.C. Keynote speaker Kayleen McCabe and closing speaker Peggy Smedley both offered keen insights and valuable action plans to address skilled labor shortages.
Two women leading the charge in promoting workforce development initiatives will be featured as speakers at the April 24-26 Convention of the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA).
Brent Darnell, a leading authority on Emotional Intelligence in the construction industry will open the Steel Erectors Association of America’s 2018 convention, to be held April 25-27, 2018 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
A second generation builder, Darnell earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981 and began his own construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village.