The National Association of Women in Construction is embarking on a new series highlighting members that embody the spirit of NAWIC. Anyone can be the best person for the job in the construction industry – and our NAWIC members are here to prove it!
We believe all of our members bring something unique to the table, and we are thrilled to recognize those of you going above and beyond within our association.
Currently located: Chicago, IL
Job title: Director of Operations
NAWIC Position title: I currently serve as a Director on the NAWIC Chicago Metro #325 Board of Directors. I am also a member of the Mentor Program, Membership Committee, and WIC Week Committee.
I am the Director of Operations for ARCO/Murray’s Tenant Solutions division. ARCO/Murray is a design/build contractor that works nationally on an array of commercial construction projects. I created and oversee the on-boarding process for our tenant solutions group. My other main focuses involve the growth of associates through project execution and efficiency, as well as the development of operational procedures and systems.
I was introduced to Peggy Newquist, current Chicago Metro President, by a coworker and shortly after joined NAWIC in April 2019. So, I have only been a member for about a year and a half, but by diving in headfirst, feel like I have received years’ worth of value and connections already!
NAWIC has allowed me to start building long term relationships with other women in the industry. Connecting with and learning from confident, successful female leaders has given me insight on how I want to model my own career trajectory. And beyond developing the relationships themselves, interacting with the variety of occupations all related to the construction field allows me to stay up on trends and news in the industry.
The best part about being a NAWIC member is the immediate sense of community and enthusiasm of everyone involved. The energy of all the members makes you want to engage in the meetings and events. When you are surrounded by positive, supportive individuals it is impossible not to feel uplifted!
NAWIC extends support and focus beyond its members and provides outreach to young girls to introduce them to the possibilities of a career in construction or STEM related field. Between Camp NAWIC, Block Kids, and other educational resources, NAWIC provides a supportive environment for girls to get interested in construction. This is essential if we want to continue to diversify our industry, bring in the best and brightest, and keep raising the bar of success for everyone.
Congratulations to Corie for being recognized as part of our Best Person for The Job feature series. And thank you for joining NAWIC! If you know of a NAWIC member that deserves to be recognized, contact us today.
Stay tuned for more NAWIC features, published monthly.