National Association of Professional Women Announces Sarah A. Burress, Sales Engineer at Active Minerals International, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Sarah A. Burress is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I perform my skills performed in parallel with my companies' core values of integrity, innovation, teamwork, execution, and in safe work environment.

NAPW honors Sarah A. Burress, Sales Engineer at Active Minerals International as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Burress is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in technology sales. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“I perform my skills performed in parallel with my companies' core values of integrity, innovation, teamwork, execution, and in safe work environment,” says Sara Burress who has combined her technical knowledge and exceptional sales skills to foster symbiotic customer relations with Active Minerals International.

Concerned for a cleaner and safer environment, Ms. Burress uses her present position at Acti-Gel, to help new building and renovation projects aquaire LEED Certification points. LEED is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Ms. Burress is currently directing her passion for a cleaner environment into selling Acti-Gel, which will help new building and renovation projects acquire LEED Certification points.

Ms. Burress received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), where she worked for the Sustainability Department. She served as Project Manager for the UTC Exterior Lighting Project in inventory and mapped over 1,000 exterior luminaires using Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies.

While working at UTC, Ms. Burress also independently designed and constructed the website for Facilities Planning and Management using OU Campus software. She also conducted presentations to the Environmental Task Force Committee relating to student project funding in order to better the campus. During 2013, she was one of five recipients at her university to receive the Tennessee Higher Education Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering Grant Award.

Awards & Accomplishments: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Chemical Engineering; Society of Women Engineers (SWE);
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE);
United States Green Building Council Maryland (USGBC-MD); University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA)

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