National Association of Women in Construction
      Dallas Texas, Chapter #2
2013 - 2014 Dallas Chapter Board Members

(from Left to Right) President: Francine Hawkins-Alegeh (center), President Elect: Jennifer VanBreda, Vice President: Susan Kittrell, Treasurer: Dee Rainey, Secretary: Pam Thompson, Directors: Jennifer Severson, Wanda Bledsaw, Ann McCullough, Brenda Corbett (not shown), Immediate Past President: Liz Moucka

President: Francine Hawkins-Alegeh
Francine Hawkins-Alegeh has been a member of NAWIC since 2007. She has served as 2012-2013 Vice President, 2011-2012 Secretary, 2010-2011 Director, CAD Chair, Publicity Committee Chair and Dallas Chapter Webmaster. She is also a member of the Advisory Board at MacArthur High School in Irving for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Departments. She has been aguest speaker at many of the different high schools and colleges in the Dallas area. Francine has just recently helped in forming the first ever NAWIC High School mentor program at Macarthur High School in Irving, Texas named ACE Scholars. 

Francine owns two small businesses in Drafting Services and Residential Remodeling since 2007. She is HUB Certified in the State of Texas from 2007 to the present. She is also a Senior Cad Technician at AVI-SPL for almost 6 years but a CAD Drafter for over 13 years. She has studied and worked in fields relating to residential electricity, residential AV engineering, electronics engineering technology, computer aided design, commercial plumbing, ship building, pipe fabrication and project/construction management. Francine is also an Alumni of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Fraternity.
Vice President - Susan Kittrell
Susan Kittrell currently works for C-CAP, Inc. (Contractor's Commercial Architectural Products, Inc.).  Susan is a very motivated, hard working sales woman who has had a career in the commercial roofing industry that has flourished since 1984.  She has worked as support to sales and as an outside sales representative for roofing companies, manufacturers and distributors. Susan believes women are "key" in the construction industry, whether is be as support staff, sales or ownership roles.

Susan is the current Vice President of the Dallas Chapter.  She has been essential in the past with the fundraising events that the chapter holds annually and contributes greatly to the recruitment of new members for the chapter.



Secretary - Pam Thompson

Pam Thompson is President and majority owner of Anderson Asphalt and Concrete Paving LLC, one of DFW’s premier paving maintenance companies.  Pam has been in the paving industry since 1992 and has been a member of NAWIC since 2011.  She served as director from 2011-2012 and co-chaired Block Kids as well as serving on other committees in the past. 

Pam also is a member of the Women’s Business Council Southwest (WBCS), where she is on the steering committee for the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Committee (ACE), and is also on the Committee for Power to Potential.   Pam was Winner of the 2012 Lillie Knox Award.

Pam is a proud native Texan, born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  She has raised her two wonderful sons to be fine young men, and she enjoys the fun and laughter her young grandson and granddaughter brings into her life.

Pam treasures the fellowship she finds in NAWIC with other women within the construction industry. 

Treasurer - Dee Rainey

Dee Rainey is President of SR Roofing Solutions, Inc., a commercial roofing company.  SRRS meets the requirements of projects that require e-Verified personnel.  She also works as Business Development Manager for SafePro, LP, a roof hatch safety and security company.

Dee has a broad range of business and community leadership experience. Her first jobs include working summers on a tobacco farm and housekeeping dept. at a hotel.  She continued on to work in the technology, manufacturing and construction industries, with roles that have included project management, event planning, accounting and executive administrative assistance.

Dee has been happily married to Tim Rainey for nearly 35 years and they have raised two children, Angie and Craig, now 30 and 29 years old.  They spend much of their free time with family and friends on their dock/boat at Lake Lewisville.  Dee also enjoys reading, gardening, and crafting.

Dee currently serves as president of the Dove Creek Homeowners Association; she has also volunteered and served on the board for various community and industry organizations.

“Over the last year I have enjoyed working with the amazing women of NAWIC as a Director.  I believe we had an accomplished year and worked well as a team.    I would like to continue serving our Chapter as Treasurer for the 2012-2013 year and respectfully ask for your support and your vote.”

Immediate Past President - Liz Moucka
I have been a member of NAWIC for 13 years, and have served the Dallas Chapter as Director (2007-2008); Chapter Secretary (2008-2009); Vice President (2010-2012)  and President (2012-2013). Over the years, I headed the  newsletter and publicity committees and assisted with other chapter activities: Block Kids, Construction Career Days, Golf, Fishing and Poker Tournaments.

I have worked in the construction industry as a media and public relations writer for 18 years:  as an advertising/marketing project manager for Darr Equipment, the former Caterpillar dealer, as writer and editor for Texas Contractor magazine, and as marketing coordinator and proposal writer for Bridgefarmer & Associates, a civil engineering firm. I was the first female editor of Texas Contractor magazine. My success in the Associated Construction Publications (ACP) resulted in the publisher agreeing to hire an additional three women as editors in this group of 14 regional magazines.

Before becoming a participant ithe construction industry, I taught high school English and history, and was a professional photographer. I have three grown children, a daughter and two sons. My daughter blessed us with a grandson in 2011.


Director
Wanda Bledsaw
Bledsaw Construction &
Design, LLC



Wanda J. Bledsaw has been a Member of NAWIC since 2002, and is currently serving her first term on the board as a Director, a direct liaison to the general membership.  Wanda is the President/Owner of Bledsaw Construction & Design, LLC. A Woman Owned Company in focusing on high end remodeling & design.  Wanda says "NAWIC is my nitch".   With her many years of marketing experience, she continues to prove that a woman owned company can reign superior in a male dominated industry.

Wanda loves “Fun” Raising for NAWIC Chapter and inviting new members to join!  Wanda believes that volunteers for the Dallas Chapter 2 are the "Gold to our Commitments and  for our Community".  


Director
Ann McCullough
McCullough & Associates



Ann McCullough has been a member of NAWIC for 22 years.  She is currently serving as a Director for the 2013-2014 Dallas Chapter Board of Directors.  Ann has previously served as Director, as well as Secretary, Vice President and three times as Chapter President.  She also started the Kids Program for the Dallas in 1993.  

Ann is married to Robert B. McCullough and has one son, Michael.  She works as CFO for McCullough and Associates. 

"Alfy is our 13 yr old Blue Heeler. I love the beach and can still boogie board!  I like to canoe, bike ride and hike. I love the snow, but watching and walking in it – no skiing any more. I want to help with conservation projects when we finally move to Tahoe.  I am head of Worship Committee at my church which includes running weddings. I sing in the choir.  I do a bit of scrap-booking and sewing. "

While being a member of NAWIC, Ann hopes to keep great friendships that she has established over the years, and also make some new ones.  She also wants to continue to push the awareness of NAWIC in the construction industry.
Director
Jennifer Severson
KRG



Jennifer Severson has been a member of NAWIC since June of 2012.  She has served on the PR & marketing Committee and the Nominating Committee.  This will be Jennifer's first year serving on the chapters Board of Directors.  

Jennifer works at The Kenrich Group as a consultant.  She helps industry experts prepare and analyze claims, perform schedule delay analyses, provide management consulting services on behalf of public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, sureties, government agencies and other parties.  She analyzes bids, budgets, cost estimates, change work and the costs of construction, as well as schedule and contract administration records.

Jennifer wants to help NAWIC foster a stronger network of women in the construction industry.  She enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities especially hunting and fishing.

Director
Brenda Corbett
McCullough & Associates


I have been a member of the Dallas Chapter #2 since March 1998.  I have served the chapter as twice President, Vice President Elect, Vice President and Director.  Currently I am serving as one of the Directors for 2013-2014.  I have served Region 7 as the chair of Block Kids and CAD.  Chapter committees I have chaired, Membership (this was the first committee I chaired), Block Kids, CAD, Golf, WIC Week, RSVP and Special Notices. 

Being a member of NAWIC has helped me grow professionally and personally.  I can remember when I couldn't stand before a group and talk without feeling like I was going to pass out, but with the help and guidance of my fellow NAWIC members I overcame this.  I ran for Region 7 Director twice and was defeated both times, but that did not dampen my NAWIC spirit.  One of my opponents, Judy DeWeese, went on to become National President.

I started working in the construction industry in 1985 in Tulsa Oklahoma working for Kiewit & Sons out of Omaha, Nebraska.  While working for them I moved all over the country as a job site office manager.  In 1994 I moved to Dallas. Texas and began working for Brandt Engineering as office manager, stayed for nine years, then moved on to CF Jordan and then to McCullough & Associates.


I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, yes I am a Sooner Fan, attended The University of Tulsa, unfortunately I never finished my studies. I have three children, Darla, Houston and Eric, two daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law, one grand daughter-in-law, eleven grandchildren (7 of them are boys) and soon to have my first great grandson.  I have a Staffordshire Terrier American Bull Dog named Ace, his bark is intimidating and he has become my protector.  Most of you know my two oldest grandsons, Zak and Kyle; they live with me and keep me on the “straight and narrow” as well as contributing to my gray hair.

Standing Committees 2013-2014

Profession, Education & Projects
Susan Kittrell

Finance
Dee Rainey

Membership
Susan Kittrell and Wanda Bledsaw

Other Committees 2013-2014

RSVP's and Special Notices
Brenda Corbett

Public Relations & Marketing
Wanda Bledsaw

Block Kids
Dee Rainey, Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and
Melanie Kuhr Murphy

CAD Design
Francine Hawkins-Alegeh

Major Chapter Fund Raisers
Susan Kittrell, Wanda Bledsaw and Brenda Corbett

Ways & Means
Dee Rainey

Chapter Awards
Ann McCullough and Brenda Corbett

Trade Shows
LIz Moucka and Wanda Bledsaw

By-Laws
Parliamentarian

Scholarships
Jill Melancon and Liz Moucka

WIC Week
Jill Melancon and Susan Kittrell