Housner Fellows Summer Institute

The enthusiastic inaugural class of eight Housner Fellows from five countries met in June for a successful five-day training session at Asilomar, California. The retreat setting facilitated intense discussions and bonding within the group. The session included training by EERI member Lucy Arendt, associate professor of management and director of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Several seasoned EERI members met with the Fellows during the session to share their leadership experiences and insights, including EERI president Tom Tobin; Arrietta Chakos, chair of EERI’s Public Policy & Advocacy Committee; Housner Management Committee members Bill Iwan, Svetlana Brzev, and Simin Naaseh; and EERI volunteer David Bonowitz. The Fellows also had opportunities to begin work on both their group and individual projects, and to each meet separately with Lucy to discuss leadership skills. The Fellows will share their progress on their projects with EERI members through the website and updates in the Newsletter. For more information on the program, visit https://www.eeri.org/projects/housner-fellows-program/.

Housner Fellows Inaugural class of Housner Fellows: Back row: Hassan Mdala, Geological Survey of Malawi, Zomba; Danielle Hutchings, ABAG, Oakland, California; and Lindsey Maclise, Forell/Elsesser Engineers, San Francisco, California. Front row: Syed Ali, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan; Cale Ash, Degenkolb Engineers, Seattle, Washington; Kate Stillwell, EQECAT, Oakland, California; Carlien Bou-Chedid, Ghana Institution of Engineers, Accra; and Vivek Rawal, People-in-Centre Consulting, Ahmedabad, India.