TEMPE, Ariz. (Nov. 21, 2016) –Sundt Construction Inc.’s (www.sundt.com) Benefits Administrator Melanie Healey has been named the 2016-2017 president of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Previously serving as the NAWIC’s vice president, Healey will now lead the nonprofit’s board of directors as members work to ensure the organization’s mission of enhancing the success of women in the construction industry. In addition to providing education and a network of like-minded individuals for support, the NAWIC Greater Phoenix Chapter offers scholarships to women pursuing construction-related certificates and degrees in higher education in Arizona, jobsite tours of local and national projects, and educational events on a local, regional and national level. The NAWIC also provides its members an outlet to give back to the community through several events, including its annual Block Kids event, which encourages kids to get into the spirit of building.
Healey, a Sundt team member since 2012, has been in human resources and administration for more than 15 years and finds her work in benefits to be one of the most rewarding experiences in her career. Her work history spans many different industries including aerospace, chemical plating, tattoo and behavioral health. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University, and considers herself a lifelong learner. Healey is also an avid mental health and autism awareness advocate. She is passionate about people and helping individuals make wise, creative and chaos-free decisions that will help them live the best lives they can.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 126-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 10 offices throughout Texas, Arizona, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 1,500 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $7.2 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.