NAHB PWB Individual Leadership Award Nominees

The following individuals have been nominated by their peers for outstanding leadership as part of the 2017 NAHB Professional Women in Building Awards program.

The winners will be announced and honored during the NAHB Professional Women in Building Awards and Installation of Officers Luncheon held during the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show.

Woman of the Year Nominees

This award recognizes a council member who demonstrates excellence and commitment to the local, state, and national councils. It represents the highest level of recognition presented by the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council.

Giovanna Pergola

Giovanna Pergola
Meyers Research, a Kennedy Wilson Company
Philadelphia
Shore Builders Association of New Jersey PWB

Karen Schroeder

Karen Schroeder
Mayberry Homes
East Lansing, Mich.
HBA of Greater Lansing PWB

Betsy Sheppard

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

Mary Steadman

Mary Steadman
Land Title Company of Alabama
Birmingham, Ala.
Greater Birmingham AHB PWB

Member of the Year Nominees

Recognizes a PWB member that is a member of a local HBA’s Professional Women in Building Council whose accomplishments benefit the home building industry and their community. The award focuses on recent work, customer service, community involvement and dedication to improving the industry.

Faith Deihl

Faith Deihl
Deihl's Vault and Precast Inc.
Orangeville, Pa.
Central Susquehanna Builders Association PWB

Angela Harris

Angela Harris
Trio Environments
Denver
HBA of Metro Denver PWB

Geri Nelson

Geri Nelson
DTE Energy
Escanaba, Mich.
HBA Upper Peninsula PWB, HBA of Northern Michigan PWB, and HBA of Grand Traverse Area PWB

Jamie Ohanesian

Jamie Ohanesian
Precision Civil Engineering
Fresno, Calif.
BIA of Fresno Madero Counties PWB

National Member of the Year Nominees,

Recognizes a PWB member who is not affiliated with an HBA that has a PWB council whose accomplishments benefit the home building industry and their community. The award focuses on recent work, customer service, community involvement and dedication to improving the industry.

Marla Esser

Marla Esser
Green Home Coach/Sustaining Spaces
Edmond, Okla.
Central Oklahoma HBA

PWB One to Watch Nominees

Recognizes a PWB member under 40 years of age for their dedication to the council, professional achievements and passion to enhance and support home building and women within the industry.

Beth Jacob

Beth Jacob
Jacob Family Enterprises
Fairview Heights, Ill.
HBA of Greater Southwest Illinois PWB

Tina Haro

Tina Haro
PlyGem Building Products
Las Vegas
Southern Nevada Home Builders Association PWB

Maegan Dunn

Maegan Dunn
Dunn's Heating and Cooling
Anniston, Ala.
HBA of Greater Calhoun Counties

Mitu Walia

Mitu Walia
Lennar Homes
San Ramon, Calif.
BIA Bay Area PWB

Georgette Kyriacou

Georgette Kyriacou
FWH Associates
Tom Rivers, N.J.
Shore Builders Association of New Jersey PWB

Sarah McDaniel

Sarah McDaniel
BAC/Ferguson
Denver
HBA of Metro Denver PWB

PWB Executive Officer of the Year Nominees

Recognizes the support and commitment of an outstanding Executive Officer to their local and/or state Professional Women in Building Council.

Sarah Schultz

Sarah Schultz
Executive Officer
HBA of Upper Peninsula

Cindy Kosloski

Cindy Kosloski
Executive Officer
HBA of Greater Lansing

Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips
Executive Officer
HBA of Greater Calhoun County