2022-2023 Chapter Leadership
The National Association of Women in Construction–Atlanta Chapter is pleased to announce our 2022–2023 Executive Officers and Board of Directors.
Over the next year, these nine ladies will work to strengthen and enhance the success for all of our members who work in the construction industry. They will take office beginning on October 1st and proudly serve the Atlanta Chapter.
President: Christina Fraley
Media Genius, LLC
Christina has been a NAWIC member for 4 ½ years. She previously served as the chapter treasurer for a year, as a board director for 2 years and on several committees. In 2018, she was awarded NAWIC’s Rookie of the Year.
She is a licensed low voltage electrical contractor and the CEO of Media Genius LLC. She also recently opened Tint Genius, an architectural film company.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, fishing, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Vice President: Jessica Keith
Jessica has been a committed NAWIC member for years. She is currently the Social Media chair for the Marketing Committee and is a contributing member on the PD&E Committee as well. Jessica is responsible for all the NAWIC Atlanta social media accounts.
Jessica comes to us with over 7 years of industry experience. She has held Business Development Manager positions in multiple fields of construction, including working for a general contractor, a specialty trade contractor, and a restoration company. This experience has given her insight into all aspects of the industry and has contributed greatly to the industry knowledge that she brings to the table.
Not only is Jessica a Director on our NAWIC Atlanta Board, but she is also a founding member of ABC's Young Professionals organization, and she is active in multiple committees for ABC, BOMA, CREW, and IFMA. Jessica has a passion for bringing together like-minded people in the industry to work together and find ways to benefit each other and grow together in their careers.
Jessica has thoroughly enjoyed bringing her passion to the board this 2022-2023 year and is looking forward to stepping up as an executive leader to be your Vice President.
Treasurer: Tawny Mack
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Construction Contracts and Claims Counsel
In her current role, Tawny provides counsel to business colleagues and project teams on all project related legal matters from bid throughout a project's life cycle.
Tawny obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia in 2013. She is also a graduate of the State Bar of Georgia YLD Leadership academy and has been active in with State Bar of Georgia YLD since 2013, having served as a Director, Committee Chair, Executive Council member, and Regional Representative.
Tawny first joined NAWIC in 2013 through the Coastal Georgia chapter. Upon returning to Atlanta, Tawny joined NAWIC’s Atlanta chapter and currently serves as the chapter secretary. She has also served as chair of the Nominating Committee and WIC-Week Committee.
Tawny fills her spare time with Orangetheory fitness, jogging, and quality time with her husband, Zack, and their rescue pets, Atticus Finch, Webster Bivens, and Lyric the Cat.
Secretary: Cait Lowe, PMP, CPE
Pretty Pretty Precon
Cait is responsible for leading preconstruction processes and developing strategies to achieve property/ROI goals.
Cait is apart of the development team; budgeting at the acquisition stage through design build process with general contractors to bring projects to fruition on schedule and budget.
Cait joined NAWIC in 2021 and enthusiastically serves as co-chair of the PD&E committee and a member of the marketing committee.
Cait is a proud military wife. When she is not in the office, you will find her volunteering for her son’s youth lacrosse league, participating in community outreach, while finding inspiration for sporadic appearances at an amateur comedy showcase.
Board Director: Kellie Fletcher
Kellie previously served as chair of the Membership Committee and has been a member of NAWIC Atlanta for three years. She is the current DE&I chair for the chapter.
Her education involves architectural design and urban planning. These areas of study have led her to be a Project Manager for the Program Management Firm BDR Partners. She has spent more than 15 years in the architectural, engineering, construction, and facilities management industries with experience in both the public and private sectors. She actively participates in civic organizations and public service activities, including the Junior League of Atlanta.
In addition, she has served on other industry related boards such as the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators (GASFA). She makes it her priority to continue to be a lifelong Cheerleader for her family, friends, and community.
Board Director: Tonya Byrd
Gilbane Building Company
Business Development Manager
Tonya serves as a Business Development Manager for Gilbane Building Company, a construction management firm and has years of sales and construction industry experience developing influential relationships and delivering strategic value.
Tonya is an active volunteer of several industry organizations including, University of West Georgia Foundation (Board of Trustees), Douglas County Education Foundation (Board of Directors), Wellstar Hospital Authority Board (Board Member), Association of General Contractors (National Business Development Forum Steering Committee), CREW, and more importantly NAWIC.
As a self-proclaimed foodie, she is passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures. In her spare time, she also serves as a speaker and life coach, encouraging women to forge their own path authentically and give themselves permission to take up space and never play small.
Her desire to serve on the board is to simply help us all grow collectively and professionally as we move the needle in the construction industry for enhanced opportunities, collaborative, and inclusive participation for all, and ensure a welcomed seat at all tables.
Board Director: Celeste Anthony-Johnson
Independent Electrical Contractors
For several years, Celeste has been in the electrical industry managing the accounting and financial management areas of IEC Atlanta/GA. She loves the work and commitment of the IEC in training future electricians of tomorrow.
Her greatest joy has been using prior corporate and banking experience to build the accounting, finance, and administrative areas of the organizations to which she has continued to build her career and to also use this knowledge to recommend and implement procedural changes to increase organizational efficiency.
Celeste is excited to have joined NAWIC in the spring of 2022 and looks forward to learning from and collaborating with women in the construction industry. She also looks forward to the opportunity to serve.
In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.
Board Director: Tracy Coles
Max Wave Media
Director of Business Development
I joined NAWIC early in 2022 and have already forged valuable business relationships and close friendships. It is an honor to be surrounded by such supportive, encouraging, and collaborative women and a privilege to be nominated to serve. Currently serving as the Director of Business Development for Max Wave Media, experts in market-ready 3D architectural renderings, animation, and virtual tours,
I have been in the construction industry since 1997, working in new home merchandising and design, as a regional marketing manager for residential and commercial flooring companies, as well as a licensed Real Estate Broker Associate with experience in both residential and commercial real estate.
I am interested in the board position to help further membership to our growing chapter and to increase our exposure and awareness in the community. NAWIC is all about enhancing the success of women in the construction industry and we have amazing opportunities through NAWIC to make a difference in the construction industry and for the women employed in it. Thank you for this opportunity and I hope that I can make a difference for women in construction.
Board Director: Robin Echols
A&C Development, Inc.
Robin’s dual role as Business Development Manager and Project Manager for a WBE specialty contractor firm keeps her juggling and networking consistently. She partners with teams to create amazing commercial outdoor hardscape and landscape features.
Her love for construction began at 12, when she was caught operating a Ditch Witch that belonged to her family’s plumbing business. That little girl found a love that couldn’t be harnessed. Later, she started a metal fabrication company and watched it grow for 15 years before moving on. Through hard work and dedication, she fought the common stigmas of a man-driven industry. Compiling her knowledge and ambition, she continued on to work for a general contractor and then later A&C Development.
As a similar goal of NAWIC, her drive to encourage and connect people to the right people no matter the trade is prevalent and contagious. The bonus of being a woman-driven community further enhances her reasoning to be more involved in NAWIC leadership. Women supporting women in business through networking, education, resourcing, and encouragement is a NAWIC staple that Robin looks forward to fostering alongside all of you.
Board Director: Kristen Miller
Four Points Construction, Inc.
Director of Business Development
Having been introduced to NAWIC just this spring, I immediate knew I was home. The camaraderie and support received by members and new friends welcoming you in, is incomparable. Thank you for promoting this safe haven for female power and friendship!
I've been in construction since the age of 8, with my father owning a remodeling business and my mother as the wallpaper hanger, and constantly redecorating!
I originally attended East Carolina University for interior design and moved to Atlanta after graduating with a degree in merchandising and business.
My construction experience started at Home Depot where I was then hired to sell custom hardwood floors. In the recession I started my own hardwood business, procuring, selling, and shipping my floors to residential contractors with my own installation crew. After the birth of my third amazing child, I returned to the workforce as a commercial A&D rep for Florida Tile.
Worked for a company that specialized in procuring and selling floor and wall materials for retail and restaurant brands.
And now voila`! I'm back in construction as the Director of Business Development for Four Points Construction, without which I would not be in the position I am to be on the Board of Directors for NAWIC Atlanta. I am honored and grateful! Thank you!
Board Director: Tamae Partain
CEI Group Lead
Tamae is CEI Group Lead at Arcadis. She has a vast amount of experience with infrastructure projects including building construction, water treatment plants, dams, reservoirs, landfills, railroad, materials, parks, roadways, bridges, pedestrian enhancements, traffic, as well as ATMS / ITS Fiber.
“My clients present me with an idea, and I make it happen. I take projects through concept, design, environmental, land acquisition, utility coordination, funding / finances, permitting, stakeholder coordination, public relations, contract administration, bidding, procurement of goods and services, scheduling, construction, submittals, testing, QA/QC, and audits until completion. I’m an expert at finding creative solutions to problems.”
Tamae served for two years as a Board Director, was a mentor in our NAWIC Atlanta mentoring program, and served as chair of the Awards committee.
She likes to spend time with her family and precocious 10-year-old (who is just like her mom). She likes to read, research, solve puzzles, and try to do things to challenge herself. She is a Director for the Atlanta PMI Chapter, and she volunteers in the community as well.
Parliamentarian: Lynn Logan
Chasm Architecture, Inc.
Lynn has been a member of NAWIC for 39 years and has been a part of the Atlanta Chapter for 34 of those years. Lynn has been recognized with the prestigious chapter Member of the Year Award (2013), Lifetime Member of the Year (2019) and Region 2 Member of the Year Award.
Lynn’s favorite NAWIC committee is the Design Drafting Competition. She has served as Chairman of this committee for our Chapter and is currently serving as the Southeast Region Chairman.
Lynn is a Project Accountant with Chasm Architecture and has been with them for five years.
She loves animals and is the proud owner of two Yorkshire terriers named Lacey and Hot Rod.