Organizations and Events

PWC CT Welcomes New Board

Hartford, CT – The Professional Women in Construction Connecticut Chapter (PWC CT) recently welcomed its new board of directors for the 2021-2022 program year.

Patricia Bilotto returns as chapter president. She is the manager of marketing and business development for van Zelm Engineers. She has nearly 30 years of experience in marketing, communications, and business development in the AEC industry, and presently serves on the program, membership, and awards committees.

Laurann Asklof, principal of Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, will serve on the board as vice president. She has approximately 30 years of experience in the area of construction law and litigation. She will continue to participate in the chapter’s programs, mentorship, and scholarship committees.

The 2021-2022 PWC CT board (l-r): Choity Khan, Blerina Pina, Amy Ray, Patricia Bilotto, Dawn Meeker, Laurann Asklof, Carolyn Kurth, Kyma Ganzer, and Jennifer Marks. Not pictured: Kim Colapietro and Ronald Paolillo

Carolyn Kurth, CPA, CFE, of CohnReznick, will return as treasurer. She serves on the scholarship committee.

Dawn Meeker, director at Marcum, LLP, is returning for a second year as chapter secretary. She now serves as the membership chair and will continue as a volunteer on the awards committee.

Kim Colapietro, partner of EDI Landscape, LLC, returns for her third year on the board. She serves as the awards committee chair.

Kyma Ganzer, project manager at LaRosa Building Group, returns for her second year as a director. She is the recipient of the 2019/2020 PWC CT Rising Star Award. She will serve on the mentorship committee.

Choity Khan, associate attorney at Robinson Cole, makes her debut on the board as a director. She presently serves on the mentorship committee.

Jennifer Marks, principal at BL Companies, returns for her second year. She will serve as the mentorship committee chair.

Ronald Paolillo, M. Arch of DRA Architects, begins his third term. He serves on the PWC CT’s scholarship committee.

Blerina (Bela) Pina, surety territory manager at Nationwide, returns for a second year. She volunteers on the chapter’s communications committee.

Amy Ray, director of business development at EDM, makes her debut as a director. She serves as the communications committee chair and volunteer of the programs committee.