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    Coming this Spring

    • Second Annual Admin Professionals Social
    • May 11-13 – EdSymposium, Minneapolis
    • Principals Panel Discussion and Industry Mixer (ACEC, ASCE)
    • Tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral



    Jared Green, PE, Senior Associate, Langan installed the 2017 officers at the 2016 Holiday Dinner

    wavylineSDA New York is proud to send our Congratulations to Joanna Lisiak of HLB Lighting Design for passing her Certified Design Firm Administrator exam!

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    About Joanna
    Joanna joined HLB in 2006 as an executive assistant and has grown within the company to her current position of Associate and a Corporate Business Coordinator. As an Associate, her strategic role is leading the GnF (Governance and Finance) area of the firm, which involves creation, management, and analysis of the company’s current financials and forecasts. Working closely with the other departments; Human Resource, Information Technology, Marketing, and Accounting, her expertise, guidance and love of teamwork, provides a smooth flow of company resources and stability. Joanna leads the GnF team within HLB and serves as the legal liaison for firm. Her legal responsibilities include contract review, indemnifications, and insurance.

    SDA CDFA Certification Program
    The Certified Design Firm Administrator (CDFA) credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in design firm management and administration and contribute to the firm’s organizational growth and maturity through best practices in firm management. The credential promoted by the SDA’s Certification Program distinguishes and supports the roles performed by the spectrum of administrators and managers in the A/E/C firm. Furthermore, enhanced marketability and increased earning potential are just two of the many benefits CDFA certification provides. For more information on becoming a CDFA, please visit the SDA National Certification page

    Read the current issue of SkyLines- Third Quarter 2016!

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Past SDA New York Programs

Program Handouts Available under Program Summaries in the Members Only Section

February 2016
Program – Public SpeakingProgram Materials Available

January 2016
Roundtable Discussion – Nutrition & WellbeingProgram Materials Available

May 2015
Webinar Series – LEED Green Associate Exam Prep –Program Materials Available

April 2015
Panel Discussion / AIA NY & SDA NY – Business Continuity: Resilience is Not an Expense Video Available

March 2015
Program / Training – Microsoft Word – Intermediate Level MS Word Manual Available

February 2015
PROGRAM: Assertiveness for the Admin Professional – Handouts Available

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  • The 24th Annual Design / Build Competition is over.

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