Brett Henderson - Vice President

United Rentals, Territory Manager

Brett Henderson is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and Sales Territory Manager for United Rentals. At United Rentals she provides industrial and commercial job site solutions for contractors. She has been a member of NAWIC for 2 years and received the Rookie of the Year award in 2015-2016 and is currently serving as Vice President. She is married and the proud mother of an 11 daughter and two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, traveling, and attending live shows and Atlanta sporting events.

Erica Jean-Baptiste - President
Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc., dba Spectra Contract Flooring.


Erica Jean-Baptiste was born in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago. She has fulfilled over  20 fruitful years with Spectra Contract Flooring, a division of Shaw Industries, Inc. so far. The many hats she wears include contract compliance administration, credit management and accounts receivable manager. Erica has been noted as a continuous catalyst for innovation and her passion for promoting education to young women about the opportunity in the construction industry is relentless. She volunteers as a speaker for the Goodwill Industries’ Women in Construction program, is involved in other mentorship groups such as Women of Notability (W.O.N.), COH Church Youth Group, and Host Committee for Africa’s Children Fund, a Non-profit Organization. When she is not planting seeds of inspiration throughout her community, she thoroughly enjoys dancing, traveling, DIY projects, and spending time with her family.

Valencia McDaniel, CIT – Treasurer
The Integral Group


Valencia is the Manager of Compliance and Administration at The Integral Group. With extensive experience in various areas of administration, the last nine years have been focused on Construction Project Administration. Her primary role with Integral is to manage the compliance of the requirements for government funded projects (Davis Bacon Reporting, Section 3 Reporting, M/WBE Reporting, E-Verify), through the monitoring of compliance documentation and providing training in administrative processes associated with staying in compliance. Though Valencia was not raised in Georgia (her father was a Navy Pilot, so she travelled around quite a bit), she now calls Atlanta home, spending her spare time reading with her book club, writing, and spending time with friends and family.

Lynn Logan - Board Member
Chasm Architecture, Inc.


Lynn has been a member of NAWIC for thirty two years. She has been a part of the Atlanta Chapter for twenty-seven of those years. Lynn was the proud recipient of the 2013 Chapter Member of the Year Award and the Region 2 Member of the Year Award.  She is also one of the founding board members of the NAWIC Atlanta Scholarship Foundation. Lynn works for Chasm Architecture, Inc. and handles the accounting, insurance and HR. She has been married to her husband, Johnny, for thirty two years. Lynn loves animals and is the proud owner of a Yorkshire Terrier named Lacey. Lynn lives in Douglasville.

 

Sophia Ruffin  - Immediate Pass President
Juneau Construction Company


Sophia Ruffin is a native of Sacramento, California. She is the Office Manager for Juneau Construction Company, where she has been employed for the last ten years. Prior to working in the Construction industry she was employed with the Atlanta Journal and Constitution for 29 years. She has been a member of NAWIC for seven years and served on the Board for six years. She is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Her hobbies include networking, reading, bowling and biking. Her philosophy on life is to keep an open mind and never give up.

Aimee Deeds - Secretary

United Rentals - Sales Support Team Manager

Aimee Deeds is a graduate of Louisiana State University, but has lived in the Atlanta area since 2005.  She has worked for United Rentals, the world’s largest construction equipment rental company, since 2014 where she manages the Sales Support Team for the Atlanta metro area.  Aimee is passionate about supporting women’s success, both through NAWIC and within United Rentals.  In her spare time, Aimee enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading, hiking, and traveling.

Sarah Cochran - Board Member

United Rentals - Territory Manager

Sarah Cochran is a native of Oklahoma City, OK and currently resides in Northeast GA. She is a territory sales manager for United Rentals and provides industrial and commercial solutions for job sites and manufacturing plants. She has been a member of NAWIC for 2 years serving on the Board of Directors and serving as Co-Chair for their annual Block Kids event. She is married and the proud mother of four children ages 16,14,12, and 8. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, archery, and bow hunting.

Lisa Willis - Board Member

Willis Professional Services

Lisa is owner and President of Willis Professional Services, a construction firm specializing in the water market.  As the founder of the company, she has had the opportunity to direct and be involved in all facets of construction including project management, safety, estimating, risk management, financial services, human resources and marketing.  Lisa is a Georgia licensed Utility Manager, Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), and is OSHA 30-hour OSHA certified.  She is also a Certified Master Trainer by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a non-profit education foundation that is a leading source for craft training.  Lisa enjoys hiking and backpacking with her husband, yoga and reading.  

Our Objectives

 

  • To unite for the mutual benefit of the women who are actively engaged in the various phases of the construction industry.
  • To promote cooperation, fellowship and a better understanding among members of the Association.
  • To promote education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry.
  • To encourage women to pursue and establish careers in the construction industry.
  • To provide members an awareness of the legislative process and legislation as it relates to the construction industry.