Raf Tenderenda, P.L.(Eng.), P.Tech.(Eng.), PMP, MBA

Raf Tenderenda, P.L.(Eng.), P.Tech.(Eng.), PMP, MBA

Raf Tenderenda’s mission if elected to Council will be to keep ASET’s membership from declining, via a multi-pronged approach. Foremost, Raf wants to enhance the value an ASET membership provides. To increase membership value, he will push for more networking events, expanded employee discounts, and continual education seminars that focus on innovation and technology.

Additionally, Raf understands that ASET needs a strong voice so that it can influence future changes in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. He would use his elected seat to be part of a committee dedicated to addressing the current and future needs for technologists in Alberta. Specifically, this committee would address those needs as they relate to the Act. He will ensure a strong, concise, and impactful message is delivered when liaising with government, one that can’t be ignored.

Raf’s extensive education started when he graduated from NAIT’s civil engineering technology program in 2004. He next received his bachelor’s degree in technology from Memorial University, and in 2019 earned an MBA. Raf began his career working as an engineering technologist for the City of Edmonton, soon moving up the ranks to operations management and project management.

Raf’s relationship with ASET stretches back to 2003 when he was a student at NAIT. He went on to receive his P.Tech.(Eng.) designation in 2014. He obtained his PMP designation in 2020.

In 2018 Raf won the ASET Technologist of the Year Award, for his technical expertise. This included providing an effective and unique solution to eliminating inflow/infiltration (I/I) coming into sanitary manholes. He was also selected because of his commitment to the association’s principles, his contributions to up-and-coming technologists and his many hours of volunteer work. Adding to that, Raf participates in the mentorship program at ASET, helping young technologists find their footing in the field. He’s additionally a member of ASET’s investigation committee, previously serving as its chair, and a director on the board of the ASET Educational Foundation.

These roles with ASET are joined by a long list of other volunteer efforts. In 2016, Raf volunteered to help with the Fort McMurray fire relief effort. His mentoring experience extends from ASET too; Raf provides mentorship to new Canadians at the Edmonton Region Employment Immigration Council.

The lessons Raf has gained from his collective work and volunteer experience in different communities and associations make him a prime candidate for the Councillor position. As a 20-year ASET member, he’s seen his career grow alongside ASET’s own development. As a Councillor, he plans to keep that mutual growth alive and well.

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