C+S February 2023 Vol. 9 Issue 2 (web)

2023 ElevateHER Advisors Advisors serve a special role in the ElevateHER program. Advisors are made up of individuals who have already been through the cohort process. These advisors work closely with new cohort members, providing guidance, support, and mentorship as they develop new projects that will positively affect the AEC industry.


Christina Turner has always been passionate about helping those around her reach their full potential, especially when it comes to supporting women in the workplace, building their confidence, and sharing growth opportunities. To this end, Christina has several notable achievements including establishing a Women’s Employee Resource Group that fostered a diverse inclusive workplace aligned with the organization’s mission, values, and goals. She views the ElevateHER movement as a way to bring positive change to the AEC industry for all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. DATHAN GASKILL ZWEIG GROUP WELL ENGAGED 2022 Prior to Dathan’s role at Zweig Group, he was the CFO of Garver, LLC where he helped develop and was the executive sponsor of Connect–Garver’s professional women-based mentoring and support group. During his long career in both the finance and AEC industry, Dathan has repeatedly demonstrated himself as both a team player and a team builder. DAWN KOPECKY BARR REDEFINING SUCCESS 2020 Dawn Kopecky is passionate about attracting younger people to the profession, believing that, for young people to seriously consider a career in the AEC industry, the culture must be more amenable to their value system. Dawn believes this will make the AEC industry a better place to work for the next generation, helping it become more inclusive, compassionate, and accepting. LISA HUDDLESTON BHC ROUTEDEI 2021 Lisa Huddleston’s experience in the AEC industry spans not only two plus decades but also the entirety of North America, with experience in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In recent years, Lisa has been focused on leading young professionals and developing greater DEI efforts in the AEC industry. EMILY WALDENMEYER HP ENGINEERING WELL ENGAGED 2022 Emily Waldenmeyer has repeatedly demonstrated her tremendous design experience at award winning firms, and has also been instrumental in building from the ground up. Emily leads from the trenches–teaching, leading, and empowering her team to surpass their goals. These experiences allow Emily to deliver creative solutions to both complex and simple challenges. CARRIE CASILLAS FORENSIC ANALYTICAL BREAKING BIAS 2022 Carrie Casillas has over 20 years of experience in managing Human Resources and has served as a coach and advisor to leadership teams in her various roles. Currently, she manages every as- pect of the Company's employment needs and ensures that all Human Resources initiatives are strategically aligned with the vision, mission, and core values of the organization.


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