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Mini-MBA: Understand Your Business, Empower Yourself

July 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

NOTE: Registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome! Walk-in tickets are $90.

Do you know the difference between sales and revenue? How do overhead costs factor into your hourly rates? Having an understanding of your firm's business operations strengthens your sales and marketing strategy. If you want to influence the decision makers, show them the money. We'll show you how.

Learning Objective: Understand the strategies underpinning business management, including finances and accounting, in order to effect change at a higher level in your organization.


Kerwin Allen, P.E., V.P, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Kerwin Allen has been working in the environmental engineering consulting industry for 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Civil Engineering with a minor in Architecture. Mr. Allen’s career has been a rich and varied one, with responsibilities spanning design, construction management, business development, office and regional operations management, project management, and serving on the Kennedy/Jenks Consultants’ Board of Directors. During his career, Mr. Allen has been responsible for developing winning cost strategies for client pursuits, producing viable project estimates, as well as maintaining operations and project budgets to achieve maximum profits for his firm. Most recently, Mr. Allen successfully managed the $2.4B Masterplan Improvements to San Francisco International Airport and the $3B EchoWater Program at Sacramento Regional.

His business development and client management experience has served such clients as:
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco International Airport (SFIA)
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
The City of San Jose
UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced, UCSF Mission Bay, Stanford University
Yosemite National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore
California Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps


What to Expect

What to Expect:

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-in, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Program

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Networking

All ticket sales are final. Tickets are transferable.


$65.00 SMPS Member Ticket

$90.00 Non-Member Ticket

$20.00 SMPS Student Ticket