Heather Richards-St. Clair Shares Mechanical Service Expertise at MSCA 2023 Education Conference
Thanks to P1 Service General Manager Heather Richards-St. Clair, P1 has a voice on the Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) Educational Committee.
MSCA is the service division of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA).
Heather began serving on the national committee in 2022, and recalls sitting in an audience of about 50-75, watching panelists at last year’s Education Conference speak on mechanical service-related topics.
This fall, Heather shared that stage, joining other seasoned professionals as a panelist at the Educational Conference in Marco Island, FL.
“As a member of the committee, I usually host round tables on various service topics throughout the conference,” Heather said. “This year, the MSCA director asked me to be on the panel.”
“We know in advance what we’ll be asked by the facilitator, but we don’t know what questions will be asked when they open it up to the audience,” Heather said.
The audience in 2023 looked a lot different from the previous year: more than 400 attended the main-stage panel presentation.
Heather was one of six panelists, answering questions surrounding M&A (mergers and acquisitions), company culture, and many other aspects of the mechanical service industry.
“I was definitely nervous – that’s a huge audience, and I was up there with people who have been in the industry for decades,” she said.
Heather says it was a wonderful experience overall. “This was a whole different level from the round tables I typically host.”
“Afterward, I was able to use the conference app to connect with attendees – being on the panel gave me a lot of visibility and I was contacted by conference attendees directly.”
A big congratulations to Heather – P1 is proud to have her representing us!