Connie became a member of the NCI team in October 2014. In her role as Graphics Production Manager, she is responsible for customer service, helping to update the many gigabytes of online marketing materials, and creating new marketing and sales tool for NCI member companies, along with production of High Performance HVAC Today magazine.
Connie graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburg with a degree in Commercial Design. She's worked in graphic design and editorial layout for more than 36 years.
During her immediate past career at Penton Media, Inc. Connie worked on a variety of trade magazines, including Contracting Business.com, HPAC Engineering, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Energy Management, Welding Design & Fabrication, American Machinist and Lodging Hospitality. Working side-by-side with magazine editors and staff, she was responsible for editorial layouts, logos, charts, graphs, technical illustrations, photography, and marketing/promotional materials.
From 1990 to 2012 she was the Art Director for SWE, the magazine for the Society of Women Engineers, winning several awards for magazine layout, graphic design, and magazine redesign
Besides camping, kayaking, gardening and traveling to see our beautiful country, Connie proudly will tell you how very fond of HUGGING she is! (National Hug Day is May 2nd, but it's never too late to hug family or friends!). She says that "When you give a hug, you always get one back!"
She's a licensed Masso-therapist who enjoys helping people relieve their day-to-day stress. Considered a holistic therapy, massage relaxes the body (reducing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure) and improves blood circulation. It also improves the lymphatic system and increases the release of the body's natural painkiller. You don't know what you're missing if you've never had a massage!