Sundt Foundation Announces Board Additions
TEMPE, Ariz. (September 25, 2018) – The Sundt Foundation has named one new officer and five new members to its board of directors.
Terri Pasley, Liz Harvey, Robert Stokes, Joseph Riccillo, Ed Segovia, Lisette Guevara, Nicole Calamaio and Stefanie Teller have all been added to the Foundation’s board.
In April, Stokes, Riccillo, Harvey and Pasley joined the board. Stokes is the vice president of the Irvine region for the company’s Building Group, California District. Riccillo is a project director based in El Paso for Sundt’s Building Group, Southwest District. Harvey, based in Fort Worth, is the business development representative for the Building Group’s Texas District. Pasley is office manager at the company’s San Antonio office.
In July, Segovia, vice president of the Sacramento region for the Building Group, joined the board, along with Guevara, an accounting manager in the company’s Tucson office, and Calamaio, the company’s corporate director of human resources. At the October Foundation meeting, Teller, vice president and director of corporate communications, will be inducted to the board.
Guevara replaces John Parsons as the foundation’s treasurer. Parsons, assistant treasurer for Sundt, served on the board for six years. “I enjoyed being part of the board,” Parsons said. “Over the years I was able to see millions of dollars going to people in need because our employees and the company care enough to give back.”
Teller will replace Rich Block, the company’s controller, on the board. Block served on the Sundt Foundation’s board since October 2000. Over those 18 years, Block saw many organizations helped by the Sundt Foundation. “I particularly enjoy the smaller organizations we’ve supported, for whom one to two thousand dollars makes a huge difference in the worthy causes that they serve,” Block said.
Sundt’s purpose is to build environments where its clients, employee-owners and communities prosper. The Sundt Foundation was established by Sundt in 1999 to provide its employee-owners a means of creating and sharing prosperity for their communities. It provides financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and adults. Primarily funded by contributions from Sundt employees and matching company dollars, the Foundation recently passed the $8.6 million mark in grants awarded since its inception.
The Sundt Foundation Board of Directors is composed of twelve employee-owners, four appointed by the company and eight elected by the membership. The board convenes quarterly to approve grants based on recommendations on funding allocation made by employee committees in each Sundt officiate.
Sundt recognizes the importance of community giving. Today, its employee-owners remain dedicated to ensuring the well-being of others, donating generously to charitable causes and volunteering thousands of hours each year to help various local organizations achieve their missions. For many employee-owners, the Sundt Foundation is the principal way by which they give back to the communities they call home.
About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $8.6 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or click here for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas; and Sacramento, San Diego and Irvine, California.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100-percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim.