Houston: Here I Come!!
Posted: July 11th, 2014Authors: Kristin G.
Working for a small (and growing) company can provide one with lots of opportunities, unique experiences, responsibilities, etc. For a consultant who thrives on a fast pace and challenges, it can equate to career fulfillment! This is absolutely the case for me at ALL4, and I’m fortunate enough to have recently celebrated 10 years with this company.
While at ALL4, I’ve worked with lots of clients (in numerous industries and in many states) as a project manager focusing on air quality permitting and compliance. I’ve also had the opportunity to lead our technical staff, be part of ALL4’s Executive Council and new business development team, as well as lead ALL4’s marketing group. Speaking of marketing… let me guess, you recognize my name? Perhaps you’ve received an email or two from me: ALL4’s 4 The Record or ALL4 Blog Digest, maybe a webinar or training invite, or even our annual holiday card? I have to smile when someone recognizes me solely from some of the great content that our team compiles and gets sent out on my behalf; it’s probably the closest thing I have to being “famous.” It’s been a great experience sending you, the regulated community, my colleagues’ expert regulatory thoughts and opinions.
As with anything you build, there comes a time to provide opportunity to others and tackle a new challenge. I’ve considered opening a regional ALL4 office for some time. Where? Well that was the biggest question. In my conversations with Bill and Kevin, ALL4’s CEO and CFO, it became apparent that Houston was a natural fit for ALL4’s next office. With the work we’ve been doing in the oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, and power sectors, it just made sense. I’m fortunate enough to have been able to travel all over the world including most of the U.S., yet hadn’t had the opportunity to visit Houston or even Texas. Visiting Texas was a must!
For a variety of professional and personal reasons, I visited San Antonio, Austin, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and Houston in the last few months. I was in San Antonio the night of a Spurs win, went on a wine tour in Fredericksburg, floated the river in New Braunfels, and explored many parts of Houston – from Kemah to Katy, The Woodlands to Pearland, the Energy Corridor, Downtown, Sugar Land, and everywhere in between. In the midst of this travel, I really enjoyed some delicious BBQ, savory southwestern dishes, and tasty sushi. Everyone I encountered was very friendly, reminding me of my Ohio roots. I gotta say, I am very impressed with what Houston (and Texas) has to offer.
So, it’s official, I’m sold on Texas! This Midwest Ohio gal, turned Philly girl, is really excited to get to Houston and embrace what it has to offer (and also help quite a few of you with your environmental challenges)! My fun loving yellow lab Macy and I are headed to Houston! And yes, I’m pretty excited to wear my cowboy boots! ALL4’s Houston office: opening in September 2014.
See y’all there!