Susan Coghlin Mailman
Worcester, MA –Susan Coghlin Mailman, president of Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc., of Worcester, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM).
Commenting on her role, Mailman said, “I am honored to become chair of the ASM Board of Directors and to be able to represent the interests of subcontracting firms throughout Massachusetts. I believe our industry is a story of workforce development. The construction industry needs to diversify its workforce. We need to welcome women, and I mean really welcome women — as respected colleagues that work in the field, that manage our projects on jobsites, that serve as estimators and CAD engineers and purchasing and accounting folks, and ultimately own and operate our businesses.”
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She added, “We need to embrace our diverse ethnic populations. Our state has stagnated in natural born citizens, yet our immigrant populations are growing. The success of our businesses, I believe, will hinge on our ability to train and develop a diverse workforce. A nod goes to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for their work in the state on behalf of women and people of color – they are impacting families lives with good paying jobs. The entire industry will benefit because of the effort being made today.”