Committed to protecting Convene employees, clients and stakeholders during pandemic
Certified executive coach
Board member, ProductLab, LLC and Sand Hill Pharma
As Convene’s COO and chief people officer, Amy Pooser has played an instrumental role in defining the company’s ongoing commitment to best-in-class safety practices. Since the pandemic began, she has been committed to providing and implementing an environment that protects the health and safety of Convene’s employees, valued clients and stakeholders, and the communities in which they operate in and serve.
Convene was one of the first companies to close its doors and take the necessary steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pooser’s leadership in making this decision has both kept current employees engaged and allowed the company to be highly competitive in the hiring market: Convene has exceeded its time-to-fill hiring SLA of 85%, and its turndown rate for offers is currently under 5%.
Additionally, the company recently updated its in-person COVID-19 safety measures for its 23 meeting and flex office locations throughout the U.S. Convene now requires proof of vaccination status for all employees, clients, members, and guests who visit any physical locations. With Pooser’s guidance, Convene became the first national flex office and meetings and events provider to adopt this policy.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Pooser as one of the New York 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.
In addition to her role at Convene, Pooser is also a certified executive coach, board member, and culture and leadership authority and alchemist for early stage and high growth companies. She’s also the CEO and founder of New Fashioned and a board member and the chief people officer of ProductLab, LLC and Sand Hill Pharma.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).