Committees

The NAWIC Greater Des Moines Chapter #80 is ran by a group of individuals who volunteer their time, talent and expertise to create a support system for women in the local construction industry and to encourage others to consider a career in construction.

The NAWIC committee system assists the chapter in many ways by generating new services, ideas and events that benefit the local construction industry.  The committees often communicate and complete tasks via email and by meeting a handful of times throughout the year.  Standing committees consist of Programs, Education & Projects, Membership, Public Relations & Marketing, Special Events and Scholarships.

Membership Committee
To attract new members and retain the current membership.

Membership Committee Chair
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction

Membership Committee Members
Holly Birkey, The Samuels Group
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction
Mel Palos, Estes Construction

Programs, Education & Projects Committee
To obtain/develop programs and construction-related projects to educate NAWIC members, to promote professional and personal growth and educate the community about NAWIC through outreach to students.

Programs, Education & Projects Committee Chair
Michelle Ashline, Turner Construction Company

Programs, Education & Projects Committee Members
Hannah Anderson, P.I.C. Inc. 
Michelle Ashline, Turner Construction Company
Samantha Blettner, Ahern Fire Protection
Melisa Cox, Home Builders Association of Des Moines
Lisa Leighton, Ryan Companies
Audrea Nielsen, Turner Construction Company
Melinda Packebush, Story Construction
Nicole Schmidt, Turner Construction Company

Public Relations & Marketing Committee
To increase and maintain visibility and public awareness of NAWIC, to enhance our organization’s image and pursue unique marketing activities. 

Public Relations & Marketing Committee Chair
Kelli Paskert, Skold Companies

Public Relations & Marketing Committee Members
Holly Birkey, The Samuels Group
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction
Shelby Boyd, Merchants Bonding Co.
Ashley Culver, Kone Elevators
Mel Palos, Estes Construction
Kelli Paskert, Skold Companies

Scholarships Committee
To administer and conduct scholarship interviews on behalf of the association, awarding scholarships to college students enrolled in a construction related major. 

Scholarships Committee Chair
Jill Sailer, Heartland Companies

Scholarships Committee Members
Michelle Ashline, Turner Construction Company
Melinda Packebush, Story Construction
Annette Roose, The Weitz Company
Jill Sailer, Heartland Companies
Nicole Schmidt, Turner Construction Company

Special Events
To organize and plan all aspects of special events hosted by our Chapter.  Such events could include: Annual Golf Outing, Holiday Parties, Volunteer Activities, Youth Activities, Networking/Happy Hour Events, etc.

Special Events Committee Chairs
Mel Palos, Estes Construction
Annette Roose, The Weitz Company

Special Events Committee Members
Samantha Blettner, Ahern Fire Protection
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction
Ashley Butcher, Dean Snyder Construction
Evan Combs, Prairie Pella
Ashley Culver, Kone Elevators
Virgie Hofer, Turner Construction Company
Janae Leo, DCI Group, Inc.
Mel Palos, Estes Construction
Kristin Petersen, The Weitz Company
Amanda Pierce, Heartland Companies
Annette Roose, The Weitz Company
Jill Sailer, Heartland Companies