November 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The PD meeting will be held on

Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 PM

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

Quality In The Wind

By Mike Calhoun

Mike retired from Trinity Structural Towers, Inc., after 10 years as the Division Quality Manager. During this period he performed design and manufacturing capability reviews for all major international turbine builders. His work involved interpreting all turbine builder tower specifications as well as the embedded industry standards. He performed as the key reviewer for ISO, DIN, DS, AWS, ASTM, ASME and other welding, quality assurance and material standards used for wind energy projects. His duties also involved extensive travel to North American wind farms to assist customers with problem solving and the commissioning of wind turbines. Mike is now offering his services through his consulting company, Glenview Associates, Inc.

Mike has extensive experience with quality management systems and their registration. He served as the Vice President of Operation for Quality Systems Registrars, Inc., from 1994 to1996 issuing the ISO9001 quality system registration for over 450 clients.

Prior to spending a decade in wind energy industry, Mike held quality management positions for major manufacturers in various industries including; The Boeing Company (2001-2003); 3M Robinson Nugent, (2001); Trinity Rail, (1996-2001) and Halliburton Energy Services, (1971- 1994). He is also the holder of 5 US Patents and author of 10 papers presented at various public forums.


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Texas
  • American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified Quality Auditor
  • Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

Contact Information
Mike Calhoun
1006 Magnolia Drive, Carrollton, TX 75007

Tutorial Topic:

How To Network Like An Extrovert!

By Elizabeth Lions

This presentation is developed and designed for professionals who have difficultly networking, but understand that it is crucial to their careers. Presenter Elizabeth Lions believes professionals don’t have to pretend they are extroverts or salespeople to network effectively – they just need techniques that support their strengths.

Elizabeth will cover the purpose of networking and reframe the topic in a way that makes even the most introverted professional comfortable, as well as give practical tips and tricks that attendees can use immediately. This presentation is perfect for technical audiences or people that just want learn to network without having the jitters.

Elizabeth’s techniques have helped many connect with others and leave fear behind.

Elizabeth Lions BIO

Elizabeth grew up in central New Jersey, about an hour from New York City. She studied psychology at the University of Maine. She is the Author of two books, ‘Recession Proof Elizabeth LionsYourself’ and “I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working For Me”. Elizabeth is currently crafting her third book on leadership.

Elizabeth’s coaching practice is broken into two key areas: career management and leadership.

Elizabeth’s credentials are impressive. They include being quoted in U.S. World News Report, AOL Jobs, Australian Finance, Silicon India, CBS Money Watch, Yahoo, The Ladders, and Dice job boards. Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie and John Tesh’s blog.

In 2013, her radio show for women entitled, “Leadership Lessons from the Lioness”, was created through Plaid For Women, along with her articles. A year later, she brought her leadership classes to Dubai.

Elizabeth’s client list includes executives from Fiserv, AT&T, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, eBay and Intel to name a few.

Today, Elizabeth can be found writing, coaching and collaborating with the who’s who of the Corporate America, as well as abroad. When she isn’t working, Elizabeth can be found traveling across state lines with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end. To contact Elizabeth, please visit