2020-21 Chapter Leadership

 

The National Association of Women in Construction–Atlanta Chapter is pleased to announce our 2020–2021 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: Lisa Willis

WWPS, LLC - an Alberici Enterprise

Lisa is Director of Business Operations with WWPS where her focus is the development of management, personnel and systems related to financial performance, contract administration, and administration of human resources, project controls, and risk management. WWPS is an Alberici Enterprise, specializing in the water market. Alberici is consistently ranked among the top 40 construction companies in the United States by Engineering News Record.

Lisa is a Georgia licensed Utility Manager, and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP). 

Lisa previously served as chapter vice president, two years as a NAWIC-Atlanta board member and as chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee where she spearheaded bringing the Chapter’s mentoring program to life, partnering with local colleges and universities to pair students coming into the construction industry with women leaders and role models.

Lisa enjoys spending time with family, backpacking, hiking and practicing yoga.

Vice President: Tamae Partain

Atkins Global North America

Tamae is Project Director with Atkins Global North America where she touches all aspects of civil engineering, as well as project management, construction management, and program management. 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 is in her second year serving as a Board Director and served as a mentor in our NAWIC-Atlanta mentoring program.

She likes to spend time with her family and precocious 9-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 on the council at her daughter's school and volunteers in the community as well.

Treasurer: Christina Fraley

Media Genius, LLC

Christina is a licensed unrestricted low voltage electrical contractor and the CEO of Media Genius LLC.

Christina is passionate about increasing the number of women working in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing fields. She is also involved in a Georgia State Representative’s Diversity Circle, the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Christina previously served two years on the board of directors and has been active on several committees. In 2018, she was awarded NAWIC’s Rookie of the Year.

In her spare time, she is a long-distance runner who has completed several full marathons. She also enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors with her family. 

 

Secretary: Anna Griffin

McCarthy Building Companies

Anna is a Project Manager with McCarthy Building Companies where she has been an instrumental member of their field operations and business development teams. While at McCarthy, she has executed projects within the Healthcare, Education and Aviation markets. She has also worked as a Project Manager for a mixed-use, multifamily developer and as an Owner’s Representative. Her combined project portfolio of landmark project exceeds $1.5B. 

Anna is the first female in McCarthy to hold a General Contractor Qualifying Agent license.

Throughout her career in the AEC community, she has been involved in diversity inclusion efforts through professional organizations and community outreach initiatives. She is a member of the McCarthy Partnership for Women, an internal group driven to promote a culture where the best women join, stay and succeed, and joined the National Association of Women in Construction Atlanta Chapter in 2018. In addition to her career in construction, Anna is a 16-year veteran of the Air National Guard. In this capacity she serves as the Commander of the Maintenance Operations Flight, assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, GA. 


She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, is a member of the Cobb Young Professionals Steering Committee, active in the Gwinnett Chamber Young Professionals Group, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and has completed the Cobb Chamber Next Generation Mentorship Program. She was recently named an ENR Southeast 2020 Top Young Professional, Top 20 under 40 by Cobb Life Magazine, and has been awarded the Air Force’s Meritorious Service Medal

 

Immediate Past-President: Brett Henderson

United Rentals

As Branch Manager for United Rentals Brett is responsible for the daily operation of a profit center dedicated to meeting needs of contractor companies, industrial and commercial companies, and homeowners. Some of her essential duties include managing the overall branch operations to ensure productivity, customer service and profitability; overseeing sales efforts and business initiatives; and overseeing all safety matters

Brett was encouraged to join NAWIC five years ago by her District Manager. United Rentals is extremely focused on inclusion and diversity and Brett was asked to be the representative for the Atlanta District. She joined as a member and organically grew through the ranks; Committee Chair, Board Director, Vice President, President-Elect, Chapter President and now Immediate Past President.

She is very passionate about connecting like-minded, strong professionals and empowering women to build and follow their confidence and rise to the top. Before moving to Atlanta, she served on her community’s Executive Board as Secretary and chaired multiple committees. These positions developed her leadership, communication and organizational skills.

In her spare time Brett enjoys volunteering in her community, attending Atlanta professional sporting events, craft beer and spending time with her family.

Board Director: Jill Radsdale

Fulcrum Construction

As project manager for general contractor Fulcrum Construction, Jill manages, organizes and coordinates multiple aspects of the organization, and heads up her company's intern committee. Jill is also on the advisory board for ConstructReach, a Target Construction Diversity Initiative. She is excited about a recent initiative of the advisory board to create a field day experience where high school students can spend the day on a Target Remodel jobsite. The pilot program will serve as a role model for 2020 and expand to other Target Remodel projects across the United States.

Jill is serving her second term as Board Director, and previously chaired the Block Kids competition facilitating the largest competition turnout in the Chapter's history.

A fun fact about Jill is that she is currently living in a "tiny house" with her husband and three dogs while they plan and build their "forever" home in the upcoming year.
In her spare time, Jill enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, hunting, getting her property "ready for some animals" and spending time with her seven grandchildren.

 

Board Director: Tawny Mack

Wood PLC

In her current role as Senior Contracts Advisor, Tawny serves as a transactional and dispute resolution attorney supporting Wood’s Process and Energy business lines. Tawny counsels 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 is serving her second term as director. 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.

 

 

Board Director: Kim Whitehead, PhD

Brasfield &  Gorrie, LLC

Corporate Technical Writer

Some people consider themselves either technical or creative. Kim got over that hang-up a long time ago. A versatile writer and enterprise content strategist, Kim has delighted customers for over 20 years with the unique way she marries her background in IT, research, and psychology with her experience in communications, marketing, and advertising. 

Passionate about visual storytelling, Kim leverages the power of design to present information in a way that resonates, aids understanding, enhances speed of processing, and impacts people’s ability to recall it. She’s written for small startups, mid-sized private companies, and global corporate giants and specializes in transforming complex and confusing instructions into clear, concise steps, delivering messages that align with company brand, and helping people answer that lingering question, “Why should I care?”

Kim has been a NAWIC member for one year and will also serve on the chapter’s marketing committee.  She received her doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Auburn University and is one of two corporate technical writers for Brasfield & Gorrie. 

When she’s not behind her monitor and keyboard, you can find her practicing yoga, walking her dogs, painting rocks, or relaxing at home with her family in Smyrna, GA.

Board Director: Martina Wisherd

Southwest Automated Security

Martina works for Southwest Automated Security, a distributor of gate operators, access control and CCTV products.

Martina has been a member of NAWIC for seven years joining the Bluegrass Chapter in 2013. She served as a director on the Fort Worth Chapter’s Board as well as being a member of several committees. The Fort Worth Chapter formed a 503c Foundation, Fort Worth Chapter # 1 Foundation, which manages funds raised for scholarships for women desiring to work in the construction industry. Martina was a founding member of the organizing Board for this Foundation and served as its Secretary for several years until she moved to Atlanta. Martina also chaired the Design Drafting committee for the Atlanta Chapter.


Martina graduated from the University of Georgia in 1990 with an Advertising /Marketing degree. She is a lifetime Georgia Bulldogs fan, and her parents and brother are also UGA alumni.

 

Parliamentarian: Lynn Logan

Chasm Architecture, Inc. 

Project Accountant

Lynn has been a member of NAWIC for 38 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.

 

 

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