Ann Banning-Wright Explains How to Steer Design Firms Through the Downturn

Ann Banning-Wright, LEED AP

Ann Banning-Wright, LEED AP

Joan Capelin interviewed Ann Banning-Wright – Syska Hennessy Group’s chief strategy officer, senior vice president, member of the board, and managing director of the Western region – for the 15th interview of the “Sound Advice” series.

This podcast provides perspective and advice on why you need to focus on what your clients are doing – not your competitors; how to make engineers – and anyone else – a better consultant; ways people (and a firm) shift gears; how to use market research for your advantage; and the importance of helping one another during a recession.

For more than 20 years, Ann Banning-Wright has been inspiring “thought leadership” for Syska Hennessy Group, a global consulting, engineering, technology, and construction company.   Ann is the key executive responsible for the growth of Syska’s Western Region – in addition to managing Syska’s 160-person Los Angeles office.

Ann is accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.  Spearheading the firm’s drive towards cutting-edge high-performance building, Ann established a team that is 47% LEED™ APs.

Ann is a member of the Board of the USC Architectural Guild, past president and board member of the Westside Urban Forum, and board member of the Women’s Executive Network.  She received the Marketer of the Year “Leonardo Award” from the Society for Marketing Professional Services, has appeared on CNBC as an expert on business reliability, writes articles for trade and business publications, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Click here to listen to the podcast.  Visit our “Sound Advice” page to hear other podcasts in the series.