Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Sacramento, CA 95822

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Sacramento AEG May 2022 Meeting

We are excited to welcome Wendy Key, PG with Geosyntec Consultants for our May 2022 in-person meeting at Aviators on May 24th at 5:30PM! Wendy will give a talk titled Great Expectations (Improving Consultant-Client Relationships). We hope to see you there! Registration is $35 for members, $40 for non-members (slight increase in cost due to rising cost of everything at the moment), and $10 for students. However, the first 5 students to RSVP can use the code STUDENT to attend for free!

5:30-6:15: Social hour

6:15-7:00: Dinner

7-7:15: Announcements

7:15-8:15: Talk

8:15-8:30: Q&A and Adjourn

Speaker Bio:


Wendy Key is a licensed Professional Geologist (CA, WA) and Certified Environmental Manager (NV) with 16 years of experience in variety of environmental projects in both the public and private sectors. Wendy conducts environmental compliance assessments and audits to assist businesses looking to achieve and maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. Wendy also provides support to companies with regulatory issues/violations and businesses seeking assistance with agency interaction, strategy, and litigation support/risk reduction.

Wendy joined Geosyntec Consultants over 10 years ago and after 12 years in consulting (6 years at Geosyntec and 6 years at other firms), Wendy took a break and joined the “client-side” becoming an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager for an international telecommunications company.  During this time, Wendy gained industry management experience leading California environmental compliance programs and health & safety programs for a Fortune 500 company.  After 3 years on the client-side, Wendy returned to Geosyntec and has been applying (and sharing!) what she has learned on both sides of the client-consultant relationship.  

Speaker Abstract:

In this presentation, we’ll take a look at what makes a good consultant and what makes a good client by looking at both roles from their own vantage point.  As a consultant, I was shocked to learn that clients saw us as a necessary nuisance. As a client, I was blown away by how arrogant consultants could be.  And yet, we were all working towards the same objective- in the end, regardless of which “side” you’re on, we all want the client to be happy.  We’ll take some time to acknowledge the frustrations felt on both sides, work to improve our understanding of the pressures each role faces in their respective industries, look at the Top 10 things clients wish consultants knew and the Top 10 things consultants wish clients knew, and conclude by taking a look at some tips for how we can all start working together on the same side.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor meetings for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, this landing page, and given a chance to speak at the meeting. If you are interested in attending and sponsoring our May meeting, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platofrm linked above. Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and to submit company logos to aegsacto@gmail.com.