Friendemies with Barry Sutherland (McCarthy) & Emily Gallagher (JE Dunn)

April 10, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Harding University

Rogers, AR

Two competing general contractors walk into a bar. Wait, competitors? Hanging out together? The punchline of this joke is that Barry Sutherland and Emily Fors, two fierce general contractor competitors, actually are friends in real life. The two will share their experiences and guidance on how you can maintain successful professional friendships, even with an industry competitor in a highly competitive landscape. They will share why these friendships are mutually beneficial to both you as an individual and your firm, how to stay friends even when competition heats up, and even what not to do: because we all know someone who has done it wrong in the past. Sutherland and Fors also sprinkle in real stories from fellow SMPS industry friends, tips and tricks they've learned in their combined 30+ years of experience, plus the one thing they can always agree on: architect and engineer jokes. 


Lunch Provided


$15.00 Member Ticket

$5.00 Student Member Ticket

$25.00 Non-Member Ticket

$5.00 Student Ticket