The Connection
July 3, 2018
Association News

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - Phyllis Beachum, CIT

Congratulations to our 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Phyllis Beachum, CIT, from the Charlotte, NC Chapter #121. Phyllis Beachum became a NAWIC member in 1966. Although retired from her construction ranks, she continues to be active in her chapter and currently serves as chapter parliamentarian, by-laws chair and photographer! Phyllis is the only member of the South Atlantic Region who has attended all 51 of her region’s forums. She is ready and willing to travel for NAWIC and encourages others to do the same. This year will mark her 28th NAWIC Annual Conference! Her enthusiasm for NAWIC is second only to her overall zest for life itself.



2018 Member of the Year Award Winner - Anne K Pfleger

Congratulations to our 2018 Member of the Year Award winner, Anne K Pfleger, CIT, from Lima, OH Area Chapter #374. Anne K Pfleger joined NAWIC new to the construction industry and eager to learn in 2006. With enthusiasm and a desire for knowledge, Anne has since cycled through every board position and every committee during her membership. From 2012 - 2014, she served on the NAWIC Board of Directors as Director of the North Central Region. This year she’s completed her second year as National Treasurer and is currently NAWIC’s Vice President-elect. Anne’s passion and belief in NAWIC’s mission have carried her voice beyond being just a member. She leads and embraces NAWIC values by living them daily, and in doing so, elevates and challenges us all to do the same. She is an Estimating Assistant at Charles Construction Services, Inc. in Findlay, OH., and is a proud military mother of Marine-son, Lee Lauer.


2018 Future Leader of the Year Award Winner - Angela Troncosa

Congratulations to our 2018 Future Leader of the Year Award winner, Angela Troncosa, from Oklahoma City Chapter #383. Angela Troncosa was actively involved in NAWIC even before she became an official member of NAWIC in 2017. As a chartering member of Oklahoma City 383, and its first chapter President, Angela is credited with over one-third of her chapter’s foundation and initial roster. Angela believes in NAWIC and the strong support it gives women in the industry. She is an Estimator at JE Dunn, Oklahoma City, and the mother to son AJ.

We now have new items in the NAWIC Store. Visit us at the 2018 Annual Conference, August 15 - 18 in Orlando, FL to see all of the new items. Be on the lookout for computer totes, cosmetic vanity bags, women’s baseball caps, NAWIC blankets and much more!

For pricing, to order, or for more information call or email Lori Wagner at 800-552-3506 or

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Regular Registration Rate for the NAWIC Annual Conference, August 15 - 18, 2018, has been extended to July 9. Register on or before July 9 to save money!

The price for the Annual Conference registration goes up $100 on July 10, so save money and register now. This year, we have changed up the program, adding panels, a closing brunch, two keynote speakers, NEF certificate boot camp and exam, and created the Neighborhood with pop up education, snacks and vendor tables. Register today!

NAWIC Benefits Spotlight

The NAWIC Career Center offers construction companies, recruiters and hiring managers a unique resource that allows them to communicate their job openings to women in various fields of the construction industry. Finding the right women for the job has never been easier!

The NAWIC Career Center features a construction industry online job board and NAWIC members can look to the job board to find employment opportunities. In the Career Center, members can post their resumes and find listings of the newest career opportunities related to the construction industry. To view the NAWIC Career Center, click here.

Industry Update
Construction spending reached a record level of $1.309 trillion in May as monthly increases in residential and public investment outweighed a decline in private nonresidential outlays, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials warned, however, that continued labor shortages and rising materials costs threaten future growth in demand.
A recent report by Blue Research reveals that drone use is on the upswing, with construction and engineering leading the way with a 35% adoption rate.