Milestone Membership Awards
10 Year Member
Gold Associate Member
5 Year Members
Associated General Contractors – AGC Minnesota
Rinke Noonan Law Firm
White Crane Construction
Thank you to all of our Past Presidents
2007-2008: Brigid O'Malley, Reiling Construction Inc.
2006-2007: Susan Blanchard, Safety Signs
2005-2006: Krystal Quade Vierkant, Rock On Enterprises, Inc.
2004-2005: Jennifer Strand, Strand Solutions, Inc.
2003-2004: LouAnne Reger, J&L Steel and Electrical Services
2002-2003: Kathleen Meyer, Meyer Contracting, Inc.
2001-2002: Joan Donovan, J.D. Donovan, Inc.
2000-2001: Dianne Holte, Holte Contracting, Inc.
1999-2000: Cindy Haley, J&C Trucking of Forest Lake, Inc.
1998-1999: Diane V. Sorenson, L&D Trucking, Inc.
1997-1998: Sarah Bazey, Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc.
1996-1997: LouAnne Reger, J&L Steel and Electrical Services
1995-1996: Nancy Blanchard, Safety Signs
We mourn the passing of our dear friend and
long time AWC member Helen Baker,
President and Owner of Golden Valley
Helen served as an active board member
from 2003-2005 and AWC Treasurer for the
Helen believed one passage that she often
“Well behaved women
don’t make history.”
2009 Board of Directors
President – Kim Zimmer, Electrical Visions, Inc.
Vice President – Heidi Gunderson, Woody’s Rebar Co., Inc.
Past President – Brigid O’Malley, Reiling Construction, Inc.
Secretary – Betsy Durant, Durant Mobile Wash
Treasurer – Jan Rhody, Northstar Imaging, Inc.
Members at Large:
Dianne Holte, Holte Contracting, Inc.
Wendy Kram, Edgestone Consulting, Inc.
Lynn Littlejohn, Mortenson Construction
Laura Moore, RJF Agencies, Inc.
Claudia Osterman, the hathor group
Karen Mason, The Travel Concern
Julie Jandrich, BankCherokee – Finance Advisor
Sarah Fisher, Hellmuth & Johnson – Legal Advisor
Theresa Wilhelm, CrossRoads Consulting Services – Accounting Advisor
2009 Committee Chairs
Bylaws – Sarah Fisher
Construction Partnering Program – Diane Holte
Disadvantaged Business Entities – Sue Blanchard
Education – Pam Burke, Fran Rachal
Finance/Scholarship – Julie Jandrich
Membership – Claudia Osterman
Special Events – Betsy Durant
Hired a full time Executive Director
Moved from a Home Office to Leased Office Building Space
Changed Board Term and Fiscal Year to Calendar Year
Executive Director Completed Mini MBA Program for NonProfit
Management -University of St. Thomas
Entire Board Completed Customized Board Training with University of St.
Thomas consultant - Gary Kelsey
Hired CPA to Improve Financial Controls and Ensure Integrity in the
Completed a 5 year strategic plan facilitated by Wendy Kram of Edgestone
Updating Bylaws to Reflect Changes in Organization
Creating a formal Policy and Procedures Manual
Launched Website with Increased Capabilities
AWC’s Strategic Plan Outlook
Developed our 5 Year Growth Plan
2009 Growth Goal – To have 100 WBO Members
We started the year with 48 WBO members
We are currently at 69 WBO members
Within 4 years - Serve Membership in Greater
Our 5 Year Plan is to expand our membership and
service to a five state area
Education and Networking for our Members
GC Open House –
Adolfson & Peterson
Retreat at Ruttgers
Marketing and EVENTS
Associate member Expo
Presentation Workshop Annual Awards
LEAN Practices and
AWC Scholarship Golf
Construction Estimating Holiday
Workshop Newcomer Orientations
Stimulus Package Update
Legislative Day at the
Doing Business with the
University of Minnesota
Construction Partnering Program
An innovative program created by the City of St. Paul to increase contracting opportunities for
minority and women owned businesses in the construction industry.
With the financial support of the City of St. Paul, the Association of Women Contractors (AWC) and
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) jointly manage the CPP Program.
A dozen CPP relationships have been developed, including the following current partnerships.
Call to Action!
Want to make lasting connections and
become more involved in this growing
organization? Consider involvement in
one of our committees.
Education/Networking Contact Barb for more
Since 2001, the AWC has awarded $49,000.00 in
scholarships to young women. This total includes
the exciting $10,000.00 we are awarding today.
THANK YOU for your continued support! Through
your sponsorships and donations we are able to
assist women further their education in the
Upcoming Events – Register Now!
Bocce Ball Networking Event, June 23rd
12th Annual Golf Tournament, July 21st
Annual Retreat at Ruttger’s, September 25-27