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Professional Women in Building Conference

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: McMenamins Anderson School—Haynes Hall Bothell, WA     Get Directions
Your Price: $95.00
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$75 for PWB members
$85 for MBAKS members
$95 for nonmembers

PWB Conference

For more than ten years, the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council has recognized, honored, and supported women in the construction trades, opening new pathways toward continued innovation. Please attend our annual conference and help us celebrate over a decade of making a difference in our communities, with countless educational, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

Keynote Speaker

Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews

HGTV & DIY Network Host

Amy Matthews is a licensed general contractor and the host of DIY Network's Sweat Equity and Bathroom Renovations, and HGTV's Renovation Raiders. Amy got her first taste of home improvement at the age of 14 when she traveled with her youth group to repair homes for families in need.

After studying at Boston University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Amy returned to construction and honed her DIY skills with The Family Handyman magazine. Her film and television credits include leading roles in three independent feature films and numerous national and regional commercials.

Panelists

Bonnie Geers

Bonnie Geers

Senior Vice President of Community Development, Quadrant Homes

Bonnie has been with Quadrant since 1999, where she is currently responsible for providing oversight and leadership to Land Acquisitions, Land Development, and Government and Public Affairs teams. Her impressive history at the company includes positions as Vice President of Entitlements and Builder Sales Manager—then Development Manager and General Manager—for the Redmond Ridge Master Planned Community. In addition to serving as a member of Quadrant's senior management team, Bonnie served as MBAKS president in 2019 and as president of the Affordable Housing Council from 2014–2017.

Jamie Hsu

Jamie Hsu

President, Lakeville Homes

As president of an award-winning speculative and custom homebuilding company in a traditionally male-dominated field, Jamie has recognized and made the most of the advantages women have in the construction industry. Besides being twice named the NAHB “Remodeler of the Month,” Jamie has served on the MBAKS board of directors and has been recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40. Jamie is also a licensed architect in the state of Washington.

Amy King

Amy King

Owner, Square Peg Development

Amy is the co-owner of construction company Square Peg Development and the owner and CEO of Pallet, a Seattle-based social purpose corporation that prevents and reduces homelessness. Both Pallet and Square Peg hire and invest in previously incarcerated individuals and people actively engaged in recovery and reintegration. In 2016, Amy and her husband founded Weld Seattle, a nonprofit geared toward removing barriers to employment and housing for individuals actively engaged in re-entry. Her background in psychology and healthcare administration prepared her for owning her current companies, fulfilling her dream of operating a company that is both people-focused and profitable.

Kimberley Martin

Kimberley Martin, Moderator

CEO/President, Cyneburg Scapes

Kimberley launched Cyneburg Scapes, a thriving decking and outdoor landscape company located in Bothell, in 2015, after working in the industry for over seven years. She handles all segments of sales, customer relations, financials, marketing, and project building/design, as well as much of the fieldwork. She’s been involved in MBAKS for more than 10 years, serving on many councils and strongly involved in Rampathon and Painting a Better Tomorrow. She is the 2020 MBAKS PWB vice-chair, current president of her Beta Sigma Phi chapter, recent UW Foster School of Business (Ascend Program) graduate, and recent BIAW Remodeling Excellence winner. Kimberley promotes professionalism and excellence in her trade and advocates for getting more women in the construction trades. She is also an author and speaker.

 

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

Cyneburg Scapes

 

Keynote Sponsor

 

ERNwest

 

Beverage Sponsor

 

AAA KARTAK

 

Display Sponsors

JB Consulting
Mighty Energy Solutions
Puget Sound Energy
Willis Supply Co.