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2021-22 Chapter Leadership

 

The National Association of Women in Construction–Atlanta Chapter is pleased to announce our 2021–2022 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. 

Immediate Past 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 President, chapter Vice President, two years as a board member, and chair of the PD&E 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, PMP

Arcadis

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.

Treasurer: Tawny Mack

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

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

Ward-Humphrey General Contractors

Cait is the Preconstruction Manager for Ward-Humphrey General Contractors in Atlanta.

Cait is responsible for leading preconstruction processes and developing strategies to achieve project goals. Cait meets with clients to develop work statements, undertake quantity takeoffs for all deliverable types of concepts from lump sum proposals to design build opportunities.  

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, particiating in community outreach, while finding inspiration for sporadic appearances at an amateur comedy showcase.

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, and answers the question "why should I care?" She specializes in transforming complex and confusing instructions into clear, concise steps, delivering messages that align with company brand.

Kim is serving a second term on the Board of Directors for NAWIC Atlanta, is the chair of the marketing committee, and was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2021.She received her doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Auburn University and the corporate technical writer 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: Kellie Fletcher

GA State Financing & Investment Commission (Construction Division)

Kellie previously served as chair of the Membership Committee and has been a member of NAWIC Atlanta for two years.

Her education involves architectural design and urban planning. These areas of study have led her to be a Construction Project Manager for the State of Georgia, and she has more than 10 years of experience in the construction and facilities management industries. She actively participates in civic organizations and public service activities, including the Junior League of Atlanta. She makes it her priority to continue to be a lifelong Cheerleader for her family, friends, and community.

Board Director: Jessica Keith

ABM Industries

Jessica is the Business Development Manager for the Business & Industry Division at ABM. She oversees everything client-related —all marketing, events, sales, and BD—and spends half her week in boots and a hardhat on job sites and half her time doing lunch and learns, meet and greets, presentations, and networking events. 

Jessica is also heavily involved in the Atlanta chapter of ABC (Association of Builders and Contractors). She is a participant on their membership committee, a founding member of ABC's young professionals organization, and heads up an ABC leads group for business development individuals. 

She recently completed ABC’s Construction Academy, a 7-month course to get members up-to-speed on all-things construction.

Parliamentarian: Lynn Logan

Chasm Architecture, Inc. 

Project Accountant

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.

 

 

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