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.
To attract new members and retain the current membership.
Membership Committee Members
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction (Committee Chair)
Ashley Culver, KONE Elevators (Board Liaison)
Ashley Pearston, Terracon
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 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 Members
Hannah Anderson, Kendell Doors & Hardware (Block Kids Lead)
Michelle Ashline, Turner Construction Company
Rhiannon Baker, Fredrikson & Byron
Michelle Capouch, Weitz
Stephanie Heckroth, Architectural Wall Systems
Dawnica King, Cruiser Electric
Lisa Leighton, Ryan Companies (Block Kids Subcommittee)
Melinda Packebush, Story Construction (Board Liaison)
Tammy Rico, DLR Group (Block Kids Subcommittee)
Paige Taylor, MMC Contractors (Committee Chair)
Veronica Coy, Principal Financial Group
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 Members
Stephanie Heckroth, Architectural Wall Systems & Seedorff Masonry (Committee Chair)
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction
Shelby Boyd, Merchants Bonding Company
Audrea Nielsen, Turner Construction Co.
Kelli Paskert, Skold Companies (Board Liaison)
To administer and conduct scholarship interviews on behalf of the association, awarding scholarships to college students enrolled in a construction related major.
Scholarship Committee Members
Michelle Ashline, Turner Construction
Lillian Chamness, Dean Snyder Construction
Rebecca Galvan, Forman Ford
Jackie Goode, Trinity Construction Group
Daniel Hansen, The Waldinger Corporation
Caren Henry, Automated Logic (Committee Chair)
Melinda Packebush, Story Construction
Carly Rice, Turner Construction
Tammy Rico, DLR Group
Jill Sailer, Heartland Companies
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
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 Members
Samantha Blettner, Heartland Finishes (Committee Chair)
Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction (WIC Week Lead)
Ashley Butcher, Dean Snyder Construction
Lilian Chamness, Dean Snyder Construction
Evan Combs, Pella Windows
Ashley Culver, KONE Elevators
Jackie Goode, Trinity Construction
Virgie Hofer, Turner Construction Company
Dawnica King, Cruiser Electric
Chantel Ledbetter, Johnson Controls
Janae Leo, DCI Group, Inc. (Golf Committee Lead)
Diane McDonald, Story Construction Co.
Taylor Olson, Dean Snyder Construction
Kristin Petersen, The Weitz Company
Shelly Putney, Neumann Brothers Inc. (Board Liaison)