Leah Gutmann, owner of First Forward Consulting, LLC, specializes in a wide variety of training, program development, and consulting services. Leah is certified to deliver training on a wide variety of leadership and financial topics with a focus on the direct application of skills and abilities unique to the mechanical construction industry. She has over 12 years of experience in the design, implementation and facilitation of educational programs, classes and seminars. Her 20-year career as a CFO and Finance Manager in the mechanical construction industry has given Leah the unique ability to offer training and consulting from a hands-on, in the trenches perspective. Leah currently sits on the Board of Education for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington (MCAWW) where she offers her expertise on specific industry training needs and cutting-edge trends. She has been an integral part of building complete educational programs and specialized industry classes from the inception phase all the way through delivery.