NWIR is a volunteer-based organization with working committees. Joining a committee is a great way to enhance your personal and professional skills.
2020 Chair: Anna Anderson, Art Unlimited
2020 Vice Chair: Liz Garza, MyRoofingCrew
The Communications Committee works to create, grow, promote and maintain the brand for National Women in Roofing though newsletters, the blog and website, social media, trade shows and other communication channels with the goal of reaching existing members and expanding the footprint of NWIR to more women in the industry.
The committee members coordinates and supports the committee chairs’ work by gathering information on events, PR opportunities, etc. to promote and encourage the branding of NWIR on a national basis. Committee members also add to the digital media library of information sources, links, etc., for use in the newsletter/website.
The committee’s responsibilities include promoting events (educational or social), writing blogs, profiles, articles, press releases and content for a NWIR outlets and affiliate publications, build awareness and encourage the participation of our members and potential members. In addition, the committee members assume primary responsibility for posting social media content and managing social media platforms.
To join the Communications Committee reach out to [email protected].
Community Service Committee
2020 Chair: Susan DeGrassi, Antis Roofing
2020 Vice Chair: Stephanie Baird, Bliss Roofing
NWiR strives t0 support “Women in Crisis” and women empowerment social causes and community service opportunities through national, regional and local support, awareness and partnership. The Community Service Committee works as the liaison between NWiR, councils and other agencies, charities, and service organizations to advance philanthropic efforts.
Committee members help councils choose community service activities, raise funds for charity and communicate successes. They offer education and encouragement on how to fundraise and encourage volunteerism for local women shelters, women crisis centers, women build programs and more.
To get more involved with the Community Service Committee
contact Susan DeGrassi.
2020 Chair: Karen Edwards, Casimir Group LLC
2020 Vice Chair: Christine Mockenhaupt, SRS Distribution Inc.
The Council Committee’s primary focus is to facilitate the development of new and existing local and state Councils. We encourage individuals and groups to establish Councils as a means of interacting within the community and advancing the mission and opportunities for women in the roofing industry. This committee focuses on providing strong, positive leadership and communications to Councils and supporting the use of resources to ensure the continuation of NWiR branding and pillars. This committee is also responsible for monitoring that Councils are operating within their approved bylaws, which should be designed to support the four pillars of leadership, including mentoring, education, networking and recruitment.
Committee members help with approving and onboarding new councils, developing and maintaining council materials, council branding, policies and governance, training and more.
To become part of the Councils Committee email: [email protected].
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
2020 Co-Chair: Rae July, RC Roofing
2020 Co-Chair: Jess Cress, Bone Dry Roofing Company
2020 Vice Chair: Meredith Marsh-Shaevitz, Pitch Perfect Roofing
NWiR We are excited to begin the first NWIR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. With our liaisons in place and our mind pointed toward the future, we are ready to hit the ground running. In January, we will begin a campaign that will exemplify the diversity and wonder of the women within our industry. All of us suffer and benefit from the verbs, pronouns, and infinite descriptors that precede our name and proceed our introduction. The campaign #morethanjustalabel will break these barriers of predisposed judgments and dispositions. Join us as we celebrate our individuality and congratulate the enormous differences that make up women in roofing.
2020 Chair: Heather Estes, GAF
2020 Vice Chair: Maureen Greeves, Tremco Roofing & Building
The Education Committee develops and maintains content for key initiatives, focus areas and member-desired education for NWIR. Committee members help create and build a NWIR library of webinars, speaker bios, abstracts, and supportive resources to empower women in the roofing industry through continuous education.
To join the Education Committee reach out to: [email protected].
2020 Chair: Melissa Mulligan Chapman, M2C Services
2020 Vice Chair: Monica Pedrique, Marketing & Design Solutions
The Events Committee leverages industry events to offer unique opportunities for networking, education and mentoring and increasing membership.
Committee members help recruit event coordinators and ensure they are aware of their obligations. They also work with trade associations to identify and negotiate options such as booths, hospitality events, mentor tables events, educational sessions, panel discussions, meeting space, etc. These committee members also help develop booth schedule for trade shows and communicate to membership, recruit for staffing event, request collateral and booth needs, receives shipments, etc.
To become part of the Councils Committee email: [email protected].
2020 Chair: Christee Holbrook, Graham Roofing, Inc.
2020 Vice Chair: Kathleen Howard, Tremco Roofing & Building
The Membership Committee exists to empower women in our industry by encouraging membership as a means to connect women to other members and resources available for career growth. Committee members help by collaborating with the communications committee as needed to develop materials and tools needed to recruit and retain members, working with local councils to develop membership strategy to help increase members, planning and participating in recruiting events. They will work with association management to maintain the association management membership database.
These committee members also provide training on database where applicable, help with tracking membership renewals and mailings with the members services coordinator through the Association Management System. They will also help provide membership reports to the board, including reports on dues receipts.
To become involved with the Membership Committee email [email protected].
2020 Chair: Melissa Walker, Johns Manville
2020 Vice Chair: Chelsea Steinbock, JFerg Pros
The Mentoring Committee exists to empower women in our industry by encouraging mentor/mentee relationships and developing avenues to bring women together to share thoughts, best practices and coaching opportunities for career growth.
Committee members help develop tools to assist in mentoring, bring mentors and mentees together and facilitate activities that broaden members perspectives on diversity and opportunities in the industry through story-telling of first hand experiences.
To become involved with the Membership Commitee email: Melissa Walker.
NWIR Day Committee
This committee will develop content that will maximize participants careers in the industry through discussions with colleagues and by leveraging the opportunities to grow professional networks and meet new peers throughout the day.
Committee members help develop the meeting agenda, secure the keynote speaker, recruit volunteers, manage the event budget, negotiate the venue, logistics and onsite execution.
We are forming the committee now for NWiR Day 2021. Reach out to [email protected] to be part of this team.
2020 Chair: Brenna Driver, Owens Corning
2020 Vice Chair: Paula Felix, Aspenmark Roofing & Solar
The Recruitment Committee reaches beyond traditional recruitment strategies to attract and hire women who will bring diverse backgrounds, talents, and experiences to the roofing industry. They work with the councils, other agencies and organizations, and employers.
Committee members help maintain, update, and evolve the recruitment toolkit for councils while continually providing resources, research and networking to help councils with recruitment efforts. They lead the ongoing development of the NWiR Career Center and Research. They also coordinate and implement existing or pilot employment/service programs that NWIR can offer within the roofing industry in order to recruit more women into roofing.
To become part of the Recruitment Committee reach out to [email protected].