2018 NAHB PWB Individual Leadership Award Nominees

January 30, 2019

The following individuals have been nominated by their peers for contributing to the strength of women within the industry through leadership and professional excellence as part of the 2018 NAHB Professional Women in Building Award program.

The winners from among these standout nominees will be announced and honored during the NAHB PWB Awards Luncheon program at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show.

Woman of the Year Nominees

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

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

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

Local Member and National Member of the Year Nominees

Recognizes a PWB member who is a member of a local HBA’s Professional Women in Building Council and national PWB members who are not linked to a local PWB council. These individuals' 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.

Joyce Duerfeldt
Nationwide Contractor's Alliance, Olympia, Wash.
National PWB Member

JoAnn Kostik
JoAnn Kostik Interior Designer, LLC, Metiaire, La.
HBA of Greater New Orleans PWB

Julie Moore
South Point Bank Home Mortgage, Birmingham, Ala.
Greater Birmingham AHB PWB

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

Rebecca Turner
Caesarstone US, Feasterville-Trevose, Pa.
HBA of Bucks and Montgomery Counties

PWB One to Watch Nominees

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

Kristine Cupid
Design 2 Sell, Atlanta, Ga.
HBA of Greater Atlanta PWB

Victoria Hales
H Smith Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
Northeast Florida HBA PWB

Lauren Karsh
Colorado Modern Communication, Parker, Colo.
HBA of Metro Denver PWB

Amanda Larson
Larson Plumbing, Chelsea, Ala.
Greater Birmingham AHB PWB

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

Pierrette Tierney
Magleby Construction, LLC, Lindon, UT
Salt Lake HBA PWB

Casey Wasinger
Atlantis Granite & Marble, Nocross, Ga.
HBA of Greater Atlanta 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.

Alicia Vincent
Executive Officer
Greater Birmingham AHB PWB

Dan Dunmoyer
Executive Officer
California Building Industry Association