Vets For Success

How to Hire and Work with Veterans in the AEC Professions

Hiring veterans is more than patriotic; it makes good business sense. Veterans come to the job with valuable skills, such as dedication and discipline. But there is more. Veterans are imbued with loyalty to their fellow workers and supervisors. They are committed to get things done on schedule for the sake of their team.How do you tap this valuable pool of employees? How do you translate their experience into your needs? And what kinds of special skills do they bring to the architecture, engineering, and construction community?Join us for a panel discussion specifically focused on the AEC sector with these veterans:

  • Ashling Ganes
    Construction Project Manager for Cushman & Wakefield, New York City
    Captain, U.S. Army
  • Darrel Maxam
    Accessibility Specialist for Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT
    Non-commissioned Officer, U.S. Army
  • Kelly Saeli
    Assistant Director of Operations at Helmets to Hardhats, New York City
    Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force
  • Brandice Severin
    Sustainability Consultant for Steven Winter Associates, Inc., New York City
    First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force Reserves
  • Robert Vicci
    Director of Construction for Federal Business Centers in Raritan Center, Edison, NJ Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U.S. Army
  • Lap Yan
    Project manager at Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, New York City Gunnery Sergeant (retired), U.S. Marine Corps
Thursday, February 20th
5:30 to 6 Registration, wine & snacks reception
6 to 7:30 Panel presentation
7:30 to 9 Questions & Networking
DORMA Design Center
1040 Avenue of the Americas (between 39th and 40th)
22nd Floor
New York City
To Register:
Contact the Design Center by email or phone at
or 646-574-7464