Judy Dinelle Honored as PWB Woman of the Year

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The NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council named Judy Dinelle as NAHB PWB Woman of the Year for her tireless dedication promoting the efforts of women who contribute to and advocate for the building industry. As an NAHB member for more than 20 years, Dinelle is a dynamic and charismatic part of the Federation who is constantly making connections and looking for ways where she can help. She is the immediate past chair of NAHB PWB Council; under her leadership in 2018, 10 local PWB councils were formed, and national membership increased by 20%. "It’s always been evident that Judy has an incredible amount of passion for PWB and is eager to see women succeed in the industry," said Darylene Dennon, 2019 chair of the NAHB PWB Council. "Her enthusiasm is contagious." Dinelle, building ambassador for 84 Lumber, was recognized as the 2019 Woman of the Year at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas last week. With nearly 40 years of experience in the building industry, she has been involved in all three levels of the NAHB Federation. Locally, Dinelle has chaired Gold Key, Table Top, and BUILD-PAC and legislative committees. She is also a charter member of the Asheville (N.C.) HBA PWB Council and has been its vice chair and chair. Dinelle's involvement in her state HBA includes serving as PWB treasurer, secretary, vice chair and chair. At NAHB, she has participated in and has chaired numerous committees, has been an NAHB Director since 2008 and will be the 2020 Associates Member Committee chair. For questions about the NAHB PWB awards, contact Claudia Richards at crichards@nahb.org

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