Before joining Western Allied Mechanical, where she has worked the past 31 years, Angie Simon had early ambitions of either becoming a forest ranger, an energy engineer or a physical education teacher.
Women in Construction News
Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce that Linda Graves has been honored with the Corporate Diversity Development and Advocacy Award by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
Balfour Beatty and Balfour Beatty’s Senior Inclusion and Diversity Director in the US, Sophia Cavalli, has been recognized by four industry organizations for outstanding leadership and contributions that promote diversity and the advancement of women in the industry.
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.
Sometimes, speaking with a strong voice just isn’t enough – you need to think bigger. This month, INTREN launched a unique billboard campaign that will be very hard to miss and attract attention from miles around.
WCOE member Sharon Rusconi will be the featured speaker at the CFMA September Women in Construction Leadership Dinner on Thursday, September 22. Ms. Rusconi is Vice President, Northern California Surety Division, at EPIC Insurance.
Mary McNamara, owner of Cornell Roofing and WCOE National Board Member, has been honored by Ingram’s, Kansas City’s premier business journal, as #23 on the 2016 Report of Kansas City Area’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.
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.
Caryn Boisen, Esq., Partner at Larson King and WCOE National Board President, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP). TCDIP is a nonprofit association comprised of leading Twin Cities legal employers with a mission to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color in the Twin Cities area.
Congratulations to Catherine Tojaga, owner of CT Mechanical and WCOE National Board Member for making the list of Crain’s annual Fast Fifty list. The list is Crain’s roundup of the fastest growing Chicago companies that have achieved impressive gains over a five-year period. Located in Lombard, IL, CT Mechanical has 38 employees and has a five-year growth of 513%.
ComEd recently opened its facility for a tour, offering a glimpse of the 51,000 square feet of training space used by 40 full-time staffers who aim to train 4,000 energy workers every year.
Linda Alvarado, a commercial general contractor in Denver and the first Latino owner of a Major League Baseball team, is one of four women from traditionally male-dominated professions highlighted in a new video series launching this month.
Danette Beck, CPCU, ARM, CRIS, newly promoted to Managing Director at Marsh and WCOE National Board Member, has been named as a Power Broker for the construction industry by Risk & Insurance Magazine.