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ICYMI: PWC CT’s AEC Industry Women – A Twenty-Twenty Vision for the Future

2019/2020 PWC CT Professional Achievement Award winners and the awards committee members pose for the camera. / Photo by J. Fiereck Photography

Hartford, CT On Jan. 28, the Professional Women in Construction Connecticut Chapter (PWC CT) held its February event, called AEC Industry Women. The event began with networking, followed by dinner and the presentation.

The panelists included Ruth Ducharme, project manager of Shawmut Design & Construction; Lisa R. Humble, RA, NCARB, project manager of DAS-Construction Services; Nicole Micklich, Esq., partner of Urso, Liguouri & Micklich, P.C.; Kristen Solloway, P.E., vice president of Fuss & O’Neill; Ming Thompson, AIA, principal of Atelier Cho Thompson; and Emily Trezza, senior, Construction Management Program/Construction Club president of Central Connecticut State University. The women discussed their inspiration, mentoring, lessons learned, and future goals. Cathy Dolan-Schweitzer, president of Health Well Done, moderated the panel.

PWC CT also awarded four women with professional achievement awards for their outstanding contributions to the A/E/C industry.  Laura Cruickshank, FAIA, master planner and chief architect from the University of Connecticut, was honored with the prestigious Women of Achievement Award.  Kyma Ganzer, project manager for LaRosa Building Group, LLC, accepted the Rising Star Award.

The Excellence in Mentoring Award was given to Tracy Caisse, senior associate, architect/designer of the S/L/A/M Collaborative.  The Outstanding Volunteer Award went to Susan Labas, CPSM, senior associate and director of marketing for van Zelm Engineers, and Carolyn Kurth, CPA, CFE director of CohnReznick LLP, for their volunteerism and support of the chapter for the past 15 years.

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