By Anna Lockhart.
After announcing their search for a new Executive Director earlier this year, NWiR has officially filled the role with Alabama resident, Katie Bodiford. With a background of working within the construction industry and over two decades of leadership experience, Katie was chosen to fulfill the role and lead the organization in their aspirations and goals for the future.
Earlier this week, on Monday, November 20, the 2023 Chair, Jennifer Keegan, and Vice-chair, Anna Anderson, led a press conference announcing Katie as the official executive director of the organization. Katie shared with attendees the details of her experience within the industry, having served in leadership positions with both Construction Suppliers Association and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.
Since starting the position earlier this month, Katie has taken on a great interest in meeting with as many NWiR members as she can, as well as immersing herself in the culture and goals the organization strives to achieve with their ten-year anniversary soon approaching.
NWiR has many goals they want to achieve by their tenth anniversary, which will be in only three short years in 2026. In that time, Katie shared that she hopes to make an impact in empowering both women and allies of women in the industry. Katie noted that issues they hope to address include the labor shortage the industry is seeing and bridging the gap by finding opportunities for members of the industry.
Anna Lockhart is a content administrator/writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she’s not working, she’s most likely to be found with her nose in a book or attempting to master a new cookie recipe.
About National Women in Roofing
National Women in Roofing (NWiR) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals, from manufacturing to design to installation, investigation to repair to management, and every step in between. NWiR provides networking, mentoring, education, and recruitment opportunities from the rooftop to the boardroom, for the young professional at the start of her career to the seasoned manager in the executive suite. Through a commitment to connect and empower women in roofing, NWiR members contribute to the overall betterment and professionalism of the roofing industry.
Membership also includes and welcomes men who support the inclusion of women in the roofing industry. Working together, NWiR members are bringing the industry to a new level of excellence by supporting and promoting the contributions of women as an essential component to the future of roofing. Learn more at www.nationalwomeninroofing.org
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