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Carrie Villani Presents Unraveling W/MBE: Qualification, Certification, and Teaming

Carrie Villani, Director of Marketing at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers was thrilled to present to SMPS Philadelphia. Her Unraveling WMBE seminar was full of important knowledge for any firm invested in diversity or doing public work. LERA would like to thank SMPS Philadelphia President, Justin Brugler for hosting and to Eileen Della Volle and Patti Gibson May for their invaluable WMBE intel and industry support.

You are not alone if you have found yourself mystified by W/MBE requirements in RFPs. Whether your firm is interested in certification, is certified, or needs certified firms to team with, this course will give you the knowledge necessary to clear the hurdles and handle the avalanche of paperwork successfully. Among the topics that speaker Carrie Villani of LERA Consulting Structural Engineers will cover are requirements and processes to become certified; local and national certification agencies; how to identify and team with certified firms; how to track and renew your certifications; other types of certifications beyond MBE and WBE; and promoting your firm’s certification(s) to an external audience.

Carrie has demonstrated her leadership skills and passion for the real estate industry throughout her career. At New York City-based LERA, an international W/MBE firm with a tradition of exceptional design, forensics, and loss consulting services, she manages the marketing team and works closely with firm partners and associates on marketing, communications, and business development efforts.

A member of SMPS New York, Carrie chairs and leads education seminars for the chapter’s Coordinators Club and is a committed leader and member for other A/E/C and professional services groups including CREW; the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; the Legal Marketing Association; and the Association of Medical Facility Professionals New York City Chapter.

Carrie was honored as a Pioneering Women in Real Estate by Sokol Media, with an Outstanding Women in the Construction Industry Award from the Women’s Builders Council and was awarded Marketer of the Year in 2017 by SMPS New York.


This presentation is available for other organizations and firms. If you are interested please contact [email protected]



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