NAHB PWB Award Winners

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Contact: Claudia Richards
(202) 266-8211
crichards@nahb.org

Each year, NAHB Professional Women in Building honors members and local HBA councils for their leadership, innovation and community service. PWB also recognizes top membership recruiters at the NAHB PWB Spike program.

The following members and local HBA councils were honored at 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Congratulations to all of the winners for their dedication to the home building industry.

Council Awards

Councils of the Year

  • Medium Size Council – HBA of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri PWB, 2018 President, Eva Frya
  • Large Size Council – BIA Bay Area PWB, 2018 President, Karrie Mosca

Outstanding Innovative Programs

Councils with 1 – 10 members

  • First Place – HBA of Greater Calhoun County PWB, Maegan Dunn President

Councils with 11 – 40 members

  • First Place – HBA of Greater Des Moines PWB (Iowa), Steph Reed, President
  • Second Place – HBA of Big Country PWB (Abilene, Texas),Heather Shipley, President

Councils with 41+ members

  • First Place – BIA Bay Area PWB, Karrie Mosca, President
  • Second Place – Southeastern Michigan HBA PWB, Cathy Waun, President

Outstanding Legislative and Political Action Programs

Councils with 11 – 40 members

  • First Place – California BIA PWB, Jill Herman, President
  • Second Place – Greater Montgomery HBA PWB, Paige Stringer, President

Councils with 41+ members

  • First Place – BIA Bay Area PWB, Karrie Mosca, President
  • Second Place – Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association PWB, Jennifer Auer, President

Outstanding Community Outreach Programs

Councils with 11 – 40 members

  • First Place – HBA of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri PWB, Eva Frya, President
  • Second Place – HBA of Bucks and Montgomery Counties PWB, Dominique Jamison, President

Councils with 41+ members

  • First Place – HBA of Greater New Orleans PWB, Diane Baum, President
  • Second Place – HBA of Metro Denver PWB, Cindy Bell, President
Individual Awards

Woman of the Year (sponsored by Caesarstone)

  • Betsy Sheppard, Gilbert and Sheppard Group, Elijay, Ga., Greater Atlanta HBA PWB

Member of the Year (sponsored by Wells Fargo)

  • Luellen Smith, Rhino Wine Cellars & Cooling System, Issaquah, Wash., MBA of King and Snohomish Counties PWB

National Member of the Year

  • Joyce Duerfeldt, Nationwide Contractor's Alliance, Olympia, Wash.

PWB One to Watch (sponsored by Owens Corning)

  • Cassy Lynn Mathis, Haven Design Works, Suwanee, Ga., HBA of Greater Atlanta PWB

PWB Executive Officer of the Year

  • Alicia Vincent, Executive Vice President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

Individual Leadership Award Press releases:

Congratulations to all who were nominated.

Member Travel Grants

The following PWB members were awarded a stipend to pursue PWB leadership opportunities and professional development during the NAHB International Builders’ Show.

  • Emily Adams, Pensacola, Fla.
  • Justina Auer, Albany, N.Y.
  • Barbara Burnham, Bloomfield, Mich.
  • Terri Everhart, Brentwood, Calif.
  • Irene Hall, Woodstock, Ga.
  • JoAnn Kostik, Metairie, La.
  • Tangela Martin, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Heather Shipley, Abilene, Texas
  • Meg Thompson, Suwanee, Ga.
NAHB PWB Spike Membership Awards

These are the new NAHB PWB Spike Club members, recognized for earning 6 – 24 NAHB PWB Spike credits:

  • Diane Baum, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Dianne Beaton, Ruskin, Fla.
  • Kristen Cossa, Lansdale, Pa.
  • Melissa Cunningham, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Ricky Edgerton, Yorktown, Va.
  • Marla Esser Cloos, Edmond, Okla.
  • Dani Harris, Kentwood, Mich.
  • Mary Hayes, Lafayette, La.
  • Thomas Head, Montgomery, Ala.
  • Joseph Irons, Shoreline, Wash.
  • Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Tangela Martin, Jonesboro, Ga.
  • Teresa Mast, Sarasota, Fla.
  • J Morrow, Selma, Ala.
  • Kyle Murphy, Pelham, Ala.
  • Robin Nolan, Mount Vernon, Wash.
  • Amanda Parker, Hoover, Ala.
  • Pamela Rogness, Hayden, Idaho
  • Jodi Sauerbier, Morrisville, N.C.
  • Sherry Schwab, Bellevue, Wash.
  • Melanie Short, Carencro, La.
  • Luellen Smith, Issaquah, Wash.
  • Jennifer Snodgrass, Abilene, Texas
  • Paige Stringer, Montgomery, Ala.
  • Joell Sylvia, Providence, R.I.
  • Maria Szotko, Kentwood, Mich.
  • Renee Taylor, Dalton Gardens, Idaho
  • Andrea West, Shiloh, Ill.
  • Susann Wheeler, Schenectady, N.Y.
  • Holly Whitehorn, Farmington, N.M.
PWB Life Spikes
  • Michelle Null, Belleville, IL
  • Ann Garvey, Charlotte, MI
PWB Spikes

#1 NAHB PWB Spike Recruiter

Number 1 membership recruiter in competition year.

  • Carole Jones, Bingham Farms, Mich.

Rookie of the Year

Award is given to PWB Spike Club members with less than six total credits who recruit the most new members in the competition year.

  • Marla Esser Cloos, Edmond, Okla.

Regional Award Winners

Distributed to the top recruiters in Regions A–E.

  • Region A – Carol O'Donnell, Johnston, R.I.
  • Region B – Teresa Mast, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Region C – Dani Harris, Kentwood, Mich.
  • Region D – Marla Esser Cloos, Edmond, Okla.
  • Region E – Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, Anchorage, Alaska

PWB Life Spikes

The following members earned 25 or more NAHB PWB Spike recruitment credits in the competition year to achieve NAHB PWB Life Spike status.

  • Wendy Albee, Bothell, Wash.
  • Rebecca Chicoine, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Katherine Higgins, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Carol O'Donnell, Johnston, R.I.
Regional Award Winners
  • Region A – Cathy Sloan of the PWB of the HBA of Berks County (Pa.)
  • Region B – LeArden Pike of the PWB of the HBA of the AHB of Greater Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Region C – Carole Jones of the PWB of the HBA of Southeastern Michigan
  • Region D – Dodie Adams of the PWB of Greater New Orleans
  • Region E – Terri Everhart of the PWB at the Building Industry Association Bay Area (Calif.)
Women of the Future Grants

The following PWB member received an education grant.

  • Emily Adams is taking steps to complete her Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation before she moves on to earn the Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) designation.
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