July 2017 President's Message

July President’s Message


Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone has been enjoying the wonderful weather! Speaking of full swing, the chapter has been kicking things into high gear as well.  


The chapter has grown to 55 members. Vicky Elkins from Andersen Construction and Sofia Woods from Convergint Technologies have joined the chapter and we welcomed back Taylor Weller-Kurtz, our former student member now working for Precision Construction Company! Ladies - Welcome to NAWIC!


Chapter Elections were held for the 2017-18 Board of Directors. Thank you to the 34 members who took the time and voted for next year’s board and congratulations to our 2017-18 Board!

Vice President: Jeannie Spencer

Recording Secretary: Liz Cowen,

Corresponding Secretary: Jenn Harbick,

Treasurer: Charris Sonne-Phinney

Directors: Jo Doherty, Kelly Neimela, Janelle Markovich, Stephanie Holmberg

In addition, Gloria Bruning has accepted the appointment of Parliamentarian.


I am so tremendously grateful and blessed to have these women leading the chapter with me next year – it promises to be a fun and exciting board!


In July, we will be touring HPP East project with Turner Construction, sponsoring a hole at the AGC Golf Tournament, hosting a karaoke night social event and will hold a new member orientation for those of you who are new to the chapter or just want to refresh you knowledge of NAWIC 101! Email me if you want more information about any of these events!


Coming up: We have an exciting assortment of meetings and events coming up: August is our annual Street of Dreams event with the Professional Women in Building Council and we’ll have representatives attending the National Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC) in Garden Grove, CA. In September we’ll be at the CFMA Golf Tournament, and hold our annual installation meeting. On top of that, we’ll continue to hold a couple of social events to encourage our members to get to know each other even better.


With so many exciting events happening in the chapter, I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to come and hang out with your NAWIC sisters.  There are so many ways for you to get involved, make some wonderful connections and have an impact on the industry and our community – jump into the swing of things!


I hope you enjoy the summer!

Kelly Aust | LEED®  AP BD+C

Project Manager

Skanska USA Building, Inc.