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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed
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Facility maintenance and engineering in higher education is the only career Ellen Newell has known.
The associate director of facilities management at Arizona State University in Tempe spent 28 years at her alma mater, Utah State University, before moving to Tempe for the last 12 years. She started with the Utah State grounds department upon graduation, moving up through the ranks to the position of department manager.
These days, Newell is responsible for the grounds services, arboretum and zero-waste departments at Arizona State, where she focuses on sustainability in operations and meeting zero-waste goals. In this month’s Management Track podcast, Newell discusses her rise through the maintenance management profession.
Visit facilitiesnet.com/fiveminuteswith to hear archived podcasts. Management Track takes a closer look at the maintenance and engineering management profession by speaking with leaders at institutional and commercial facilities around the country.