For Women’s History Month, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is featuring Sharon Krock, Principal Scientist with Schnabel Engineering, SPWS, FSAME and other exceptional women in SAME and their contributions to military engineering and the A/E/C industry. SAME interviewed women leaders across the public and private sectors, asking who they credit as their major influences to joining the A/E/C industry and what professional accomplishments they are most proud of. WRA members will be familiar with the person Sharon honored in her interview.
“I would say Jane O. Rowan”
“If I had to chose just one person,” Sharon says, “I would say Jane O. Rowan.” Though they don’t work directly with each other anymore, Sharon said that along with being the one who hired her at Schnabel Engineering, Jane encouraged her to attend and get involved into a professional organization by taking her to different organizations and society meetings to introduce her to various groups of people. That was how she found SAME, which in turn exposed her to many other realms within the A/E/C industry.
One professional accomplishment Sharon is proud of is being invited to train staff on business development for technical professionals. Not only was she invited to prepare and perform the training internally at Schnabel Engineering, but she also presented it at JETC as well. She also noted being elected one of SAME’s National Vice Presidents is a source of great pride for her, and something she had never imagined possible when first joining SAME 20 years ago.