The Department of Transportation Office of Business and Economic Opportunity has announced the representatives to the 2017 Caltrans Statewide Small Business Council. Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA National will be represented by WCOE member Rebecca Llewellyn and WCOE California Chapter will be represented by WCOE Member Lee Cunningham.
Will Kempton, Executive Director for Transportation CA was a recent speaker at the WCOE CA Chapter Leadership Summit held in San Francisco in October. He discussed the history of transportation funding, repair acts and the challenges. His remarks regarding transportation issues in California are presented below.
On October 13th Swinerton Builders hosted WCOE-CA Chapter's Fall 2016 First Annual Leadership Summit in its San Francisco office. In addition to Swinerton Builders, the conference was also sponsored by the CA Department of General Services. This one day event was focused on promoting leadership and the development of management skills for women in the construction industry.
June 2016 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) At its 47th Annual National Convention, Hall of Fame Gala, the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) awarded Lisa Colon Heron, Esq. with the Ray Dones Service Award. The Ray Down Service Award, named in honor of NAMC’s founder, recognizes a NAMC member who has provided significant contributions to NAMC.
Linda Graves, VP of Diversity and Community Affairs at Gilbane, recently received the prestigious Harriet Tubman Leadership Award from the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).
As a ten-year veteran with Gilbane, Graves serves in a National leadership role positioning Gilbane's diversity and inclusion efforts as a comprehensive strategy to achieve business and workforce commitments.
Brenda RadmacherWCOE congratulates Brenda Radmacher, Partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP in Glendale CA and WCOE CA Chapter President, on being named the 2016 Outside Counsel of the Year. This is a prestigious award given each year to one lawyer nationally by CLM at its annual conference.
Brenda was one of only three lawyers nominated nationwide, which alone is a huge honor given the fact that CLM is one of the largest organizations of defense lawyers in the nation.
CLM Professionals of the Year Award nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:
An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sectors. The company is the U.S. subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that finances, develops, builds and maintains complex building programs focused on social and commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation.
WCOE CA Chapter and Balfour Beatty will host a networking event on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Culver City Courtyard Marriott, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA. Speaker for the event will be Lee Cunningham, CEO of BT Metals and WCOE Board Member, She will talk about "How to Work a Room." Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
The WCOE Resource Center is launching a new educational website and would like to feature projects by woman contractors. Please send pictures and a brief description of the projects to firstname.lastname@example.org.