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.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

To attract new members and retain the current membership.

Committee Members

Cassie Olson, JSS Safety & Rescue (Committee Chair)

Janae Brown, DCI Group, Inc. (Board Liaison)

Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction

Liz Sarsfield, Arcoro

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.

Committee Members

Dawnica King (Committee Co-Chair)

CJ Sherzan, Elder Corporation (Committee Co-Chair)

Ashley Pearston, Terracon (Board Liaison)

Kim Coan, Arcoro

Blanca Diaz, Turner Construction

Eileen Kinnear, Heartland Companies

Melinda Packebush, DLR Group

Tammy Rico, DLR Group

BLOCK KIDS

The Block Kids Building Program is a national building competition for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade and introduces them to construction careers.

Kids are asked to create something construction related without adult help or guidance using approved materials.

Committee Members

Ashley Culver, KONE Elevators (Committee Co-Chair)

Tammy Rico, DLR Group (Board Liaison)

Hannah Anderson, Kendell

Blanca Diaz, Turner Construction

Karla Lair, Sunbelt Rentals

Dawnica King

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.

Committee Members

Samantha Blettner, Heartland Companies (Board Liaison)

Tina Bockholt, ZipBonds

Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction

Shelby Boyd, Merchants Bonding Company

Andrea Gersema, Baker Group

Ashley Pearston, Terracon

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

To organize and plan all aspects of special events hosted by our Chapter including the annual golf outing, holiday parties, volunteer activities, youth activities, networking/happy hour events, etc.

Committee Members

Jackie Goode, Trinity Construction (Committee Co-Chair)

Kristin Petersen, The Weitz Company (Committee Co-Chair)

Caren Henry, Comfort Products Distributing (Board Liaison)

Samantha Blettner, Heartland Companies

Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction

Janae Brown, DCI Group, Inc.

Karlee Bruce, Baker Group

Ashley Culver, KONE Elevators

Ashley Halls, Earth Services & Abatement/Iowa Demolition

Robin Kadner, Turner Construction

Eileen Kinnear, Heartland Companies

Shelly Putney, Neumann Brothers Inc.

Annette Roose, The Weitz Company

GOLF COMMITTE

To organize and plan the annual golf tournament hosted by our Chapter.

Committee Members

Sarah McAvoy, Baker Group (Committee Co-Chair)

Eileen Kinnear, Heartland Companies (Board Liaison)

Kayla Youngblood, Baker Group


WIC WEEK COMMITTEE

To organize and plan Women in Construction (WIC) Week activities to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.

Committee Members

Tania Bowman, Dean Snyder Construction (Committee Chair)

Eileen Kinnear, Heartland Companies (Board Liaison)

Karlee Bruce, Baker Group

Jackie Goode, Trinity Construction Group LTD

Dawnica King

Audrea Nielsen, Turner Construction Company

Cassie Olson, JSS Safety & Rescue

Melinda Packebush, DLR Group

Kristin Petersen, The Weitz Company

CJ Sherzan, Elder Corporation