Application for Congressional Commission for Tertia A Speiser

Contact Information

Full Name

Tertia A Speiser

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

US Department of Energy, Management Analyst (2009-present)

Educational Background

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI United States Master of Science 1999 University of Colorado Boulder, CO BA International Affairs, Cum Laude 1990 Emergency Support Function #12 (Energy) Regional Coordinator Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Project Management Professional Certification

Zip Code

80215

Congressional District
7

Background

Past Political Activity

I was a campaign staff worker for David E Skaggs for US Congress (1992-1993) and Richard D. Lamm for US Senate (1992).

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Westernaires (volunteer) Colorado Lean Network (participant)

Organization and Advocacy Experience

HOA and was asked to serve on a subcommittee to evaluate feasibility of electric vehicle charging stations at condominium, Silverado II Winter Park (member)

Statement

I voted in favor of the legislation requiring the use of politically-balanced citizen commissions to realign congressional and legislative districts, and am excited to contribute to this critical part of our democratic process.

Statement on Working with Consensus

It is in the nature of my job to facilitate, promote consensus and create agreement among numerous stakeholders. As the Chief of Staff for a federal site office overseeing the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, I regularly lead projects and coordinate the execution of projects and the resolution of issues among local staff, management, contractors, union, DC-based Agency management, and external groups.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

My project management and Lean Six Sigma training and practice provide a solid foundation for applying logic and reason to problems, particularly when addressing unfamiliar topic areas. I have led numerous inter-departmental process improvement teams, applying a careful approach to identifying waste, root causes, and opportunities to optimize performance and achieve project goals. These involve difficult, uncomfortable discussions among stakeholders with conflicting interests, and require me to be a firm but compassionate facilitator. I am also called upon to support business functions outside my primary capabilities, such as cybersecurity and worker safety & health. In such circumstances, I learn the new subject matter through research, compile rules and references, interview subject matter experts, and conduct observations to prepare for the tasks at hand.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Female