NAWIC installs 2016-2017 national president and new board members

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed Connie Leipard, CIT, as its 62nd National President during NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Leipard, owner of Quality Drywall Construction, has been a member of NAWIC’s Central Missouri Chapter since 1995.

Leipard’s goals for the upcoming year include providing training resources for chapter leaders and individual members to promote personal, professional and association growth; continuing succession planning for the upcoming retirement of NAWIC’s executive vice president; and implementing a national marketing program.

Leipard’s theme for her year in office is "Support – Encourage – Grow." This encompasses what NAWIC is all about—enhancing the success of women in the construction industry. NAWIC also installed officers President-Elect Catherine D. Schoenenberger, Granite State Chapter, N.H.; Vice President Dove Sifers-Putman, CBT, Charlotte, N.C. Chapter; Treasurer Anne Pfleger, CIT, Lima Ohio Area Chapter; Secretary Diane I. Mike, CBT, Fort Worth, Texas Chapter; and Immediate Past President Riki F. Lovejoy, CBT, CIT, Greater Orlando, Fla. Chapter.

In addition to the officers, the NAWIC board is comprised of a director from each of the association’s eight regions. Each director serves a two-year term and is elected by her peers to bring the wishes and needs of the chapters to the attention of the association. New directors installed include, Midwest region director Vickie Nickel, CIT, Greater Kansas City, Mo. Chapter; North Central region director Jenny Mangas, Cincinnati, Ohio Chapter; Northeast region director Doreen Bartoldus, P.E., CCM, Lower Hudson, N.Y. Chapter; and Pacific Southwest region director Elizabeth M. Teramoto, CIT, Las Vegas, Nev. Chapter.

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