Lillian Rivera is an experienced marketing professional with over 19 years of experience in the AEC industry. Lillian’s qualifications include both the private and public sector, giving her a unique understanding of the complex professional services marketplace. As marketing manager for Primary Integration Solutions, Lillian provides end-to-end creative services from business and marketing planning to comprehensive and integrated creative solutions.
Prior to joining Primary Integration Solutions, Lillian worked for EYP Architecture and Engineering and EYP Mission Critical Facilities for over 9 years combined. Lillian has developed an exceptional background in proposal management and a professional style based on excellent interpersonal communications and an ability to make the best possible use of her personal network.
Lillian is currently a Board Member of the 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter as well as a marketing and WiMCO committee member for 7×24 Exchange International.
The Formation of the DC Chapter
In 2009, Shariar Zaimi, PI’s past CEO, was instrumental in reforming the 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter. He allowed my colleague and me to dedicate a significant portion of our time to organize events and really bring this chapter to life. Through years of hard work networking and marketing, we have been able to grow this chapter to what it is today, boasting a membership of over 250 organizations.
One of the many reasons I am so passionate about being a part of this great organization is the opportunity it provides to give back to our community. Our quarterly chapter meetings give us the resources to award scholarships to students who are pursuing an education in an engineering field that supports the data center industry. We formed this annual scholarship program in memory of Shariar Zaimi and have awarded over 25 Scholarships since 2012. This is such an important contribution to ensuring that a pool of qualified professionals continues to enter the mission critical industry as it continues to grow at such a rapid pace.
Why the Mission Critical Industry Is so Important to Me
This industry is one of only a few that have become so essential to the survival of so many businesses and organizations. When a mission critical system fails or is interrupted, business operations are significantly impacted; to be a part of a team that is instrumental in making sure this doesn’t occur is uniquely satisfying. It not only offers professional stability but also the opportunity to continuously grow and learn in an ever-changing and evolving environment.