October 21, 2021 | | Connex News
ConnexFM, the Multi-Site facilities network, is proud to honor Amanda Smith, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Superclean Service Company, Inc. as the 2021 Young Professional of the Year.
The ConnexFM Annual Awards, chosen by the membership and presented at the recent CONNEX2021 National Conference, honor individuals that have impacted the facilities management industry through innovation, operations, and outstanding performance within the industry.
“Amanda Smith embodies a volunteer spirit by donating her time to the ConnexFM Board of Directors and Connex Foundation Fundraising Committee,” said Bill Yanek, ConnexFM CEO. “As we hone our events, education and resources for young professionals, we look to leaders like Smith to share how the industry’s rapid changes are impacting these individuals.”
Starting her career with Target on the store side, Smith worked her way up to the district level, giving her a behind-the-scenes view to retail and Multi-Site organizations. When Smith needed a new challenge, she took a leap of faith and entered the world of facilities maintenance. This new, and somewhat scary, role led her to Superclean Service Company, Inc., six years ago, gaining experience in everything from operations to sales.
As a highly engaged member of ConnexFM, Smith has served on several committees and was elected to the ConnexFM Board of Directors in April this year. Additionally, Smith is co-chair of the Connex Foundation Fundraising Committee, where she has led year-over-year efforts to ensure strategic and well-planned fundraising initiatives, designed to help the foundation achieve its mission.
“It is humbling to be chosen for this award and touches my heart to know that my peers support and recognize my efforts. I share this award with the Connex Foundation as I believe it is my work with the Foundation that earned me the Young Professional of the Year,” said Smith.
Smith shares advice for all the young professionals in the industry. “Don’t be afraid to try and fail – it’s the best way to get over your fear of failing. Every single time that I’ve done something that really scared me, it paid off. When I’ve failed, I’ve learned so much about myself, grown, become more confident,” said Smith. “Young professionals struggle with confidence because we’re all green and fresh but don’t be afraid to lean into everything the world gives you and take a leap of faith.”
Smith will be joining ConnexFM’s “The Daily Grind” livestream show to discuss her career journey and advice for young professionals. Watch her episode on Friday, October 29 at 2 pm CT. Read the full coverage of the 2021 ConnexFM's Annual Awards here.
ConnexFM, the Multi-Site facilities management network, is the leading membership organization for multi-site facilities managers and supplier professionals. Established in 1995, and based in Irving, TX, ConnexFM empowers facilities management professionals with events, best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums and trusted partnerships. Members depend upon ConnexFM to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources. For more information visit www.connexfm.com.
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