October 26, 2020 – The Electric Providers Coalition for Education has chosen Sargent & Lundy’s DeAnna Myers to join its governance committee. EPCE is a group of utilities, colleges, and architectural engineering firms that offers timely and relevant online educational programs that meet the emerging needs of the energy industry.
Myers is a senior manager of training and organizational change strategies for the firm. She is one of the first members on the EPCE committee from an AE firm and thus will be adding a new perspective to the committee’s goals. While EPCE has historically designed courses and curriculum to meet the needs of utilities and power suppliers, they have begun to recognize that architectural engineering firms, such as Sargent & Lundy, have similar needs. Myers’ involvement in EPCE throughout the last three years has made them even more aware of the need to expand rich learning solutions to the entire industry. New skills, abilities, and even technologies such as SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition systems), training distribution technologies, and certifications will enable employees at AE firms to support the needs of their clients in the future.
“I am pleased to welcome DeAnna to the Governance Committee,” stated Angie Lucas, Director of EPCE. “Her expertise in addressing the unique training and education challenges of the AE workforce will be a tremendous asset as we continue to provide high-quality online learning programs for individuals in the energy industry.”
With a tenure of 23 years at Sargent & Lundy in various roles and divisions, Myers created the firm’s first centralized training organization. Other notable milestone projects include launching the company’s first learning management system, generating its first computer training models, establishing technology and position-specific learning plans for employees, and initiating the first collaborative learning tool for the company’s specialized communities of practice. Now her primary focus is on learning initiatives that will enable the firm to sustain its legacy of excellence in the industry.
“My involvement in EPCE and its governance committee will benefit Sargent & Lundy by providing a unique view into the educational needs and learning strategies of our clients,” Myers says. “It will also create more engaging learning opportunities for our employees, so they are always ready to support our clients.”