Adriane Massa, President
Adriane joined the Las Vegas chapter in 2014 and became a board member soon thereafter. She has served on various committees such as, scholarship chair, corresponding secretary, recording secretary, member of the audit committee, chapter vice president and is the current President. As an active member she attends board meetings, general meetings, participates in our community service events, and attends NAWIC conferences. Adriane values the educational experiences and learning opportunities that are available to all members. She recently earned her CIT (Construction Industry Technician) designation through classes offered by the NAWIC Education Foundation.
Adriane has been with Assurance Ltd., an insurance and bonding agency, for the last 32 years. She works in the construction department providing bonds and insurance for a wide variety of construction based clientele. She is also vice president of the Nevada Surety and Fidelity Association and a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.
Adriane is looking forward to the opportunity to continuing serving as President of the Las Vegas Chapter of NAWIC, networking with other chapters in our region and our Pacific SW Regional chairwomen.
Kathy Hope, Immediate Past President
Kathy has been a NAWIC member since 2013 and was elected to the Board for this term as Immediate Past President. Kathy is our past President, Vice President and Past Treasurer for NAWIC. Kathy has over 19 years of experience in finance and has been in the construction industry since 2006, working for an architectural firm. She joined her husband’s business, M & K Heating & Cooling Services, in 2009 and has been growing the business every year. Kathy has been in Las Vegas since 1991. She grew up in South Texas and has been married to her husband Mike for 38 years, raising 3 children and spoiling 9 grandchildren. In her spare time Kathy loves to ride motorcycles and sew.
Gerri Harris, Vice President
Gerri has been a NAWIC NV member since 2014. This year she stepped up to be our Vice President! She worked for MGM Resorts International Design as the Executive Director of Diversity and Contracts Administration. Gerri has extensive experience as the head of the contracts department, responsible for the management, preparation and negotiation of all construction and design contracts for capital improvement projects.
Gerri has also served on the board of the NV Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC NV) for 9 years. She served on the Green Valley Highlands HOA board of directors between 2006-2010 (Henderson, NV). She has also served on the board of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Minority Architects for 6 years in the 80’s and 90s’ (NOMA, Chicago, IL) Last, but not least, she served on the board of directors for the Kennedy Jordan Manor Senior Housing Development group for the Sheldon Heights Church of Christ in Chicago Illinois for 3 years 2000-2003.
Gerri is an active, committed member of this NAWIC chapter. Her passion for the built environment began in high school and has continued throughout her 30-year long career in her commitment to the development and advancement of women in design and construction. She pledges her service, time, talent, and leadership skills to further the cause of NAWIC.
Kim Price , Treasurer
Kimberly Price has worked in the construction industry for 10 years. She started out doing payroll and accounting for several construction firms in her hometown of Salt Lake City, UT.
Kim was offered a job as an office manager for one of her payroll clients that owned a construction company in August of 2012, and there she began to learn more about all the different aspects of construction while honing her skills as a financial services professional. That company opened a branch in Las Vegas in April 2014, and Kim and her husband (who also worked for the same company) were relocated to Las Vegas to manage all day-to-day operations for that office.
For the last 9 years, Kim has been working as an Office Manager and Controller for a few different construction companies, most recently as the Office Manager for Trinity Land Surveying for the last 1.5 years.
Kim was introduced to NAWIC through her boss, Lisa Craig, owner of Trinity Land Surveying, in February 2020. She became a member after her first meeting and has since gotten involved with the Membership Committee as well as the NEF Design Drafting Committee. She is excited to become a member of the Board and help shape the future of this Chapter.
Lisa Craig, Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Lisa Craig is the President of Trinity Land Surveying, Inc. (TLS). She was born in Phoenix, Arizona where she grew up with her family. She attended Glendale Community College focusing on business and marketing. After college, she moved to Las Vegas in 1998. Together with her husband of 20 years Mr. Jeffrey Craig, PLS she has raised two sons, Nicholas and Austin.
Over the years she has worked for some prominent general contractors in Las Vegas. She has over 20 years of business management and construction project management experience. Her experience has been an invaluable asset to the opening and continued success of TLS. Since its inception in 2012, Mrs. Craig has been the driving force behind TLS and is responsible for the day to day operations.
TLS is signatory to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 (IUOE) and Mrs. Craig holds memberships with the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA); including the NCA Diversity and Inclusion Board Member, National Association of Woman is Construction (NAWIC) where she sits on the Board of Directors and Membership Committee and also a member of NAMC. Most recently TLS was award with the NCA Diverse Professional Service Firm of the Year award for 2019. TLS is certified with the National Woman’s Business Council (WBENC) as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). In her spare time, she is very active in her church and serves on its Board of Directors.
Vinetta De La Cruz, Recording Secretary
Vinetta was previously a member of NAWIC through her prior employer. In July 2019, when she started with Bank of the West she joined the Las Vegas Chapter.
She is a Vice President Relationship Manager at Bank of the West. She started her banking career more than 20 years ago in the Las Vegas valley. Vinetta manages and nurtures a large portfolio of commercial banking relationships. As a Relationship Manager, Vinetta handles all aspects of your banking needs. She has an extensive background in commercial lending with an in-depth knowledge of depository services. She enjoys being able to work with businesses of all sizes to provide the right products and services that will allow their businesses to succeed and grow. In the past and present, she has served on 3 local non-profit organizations which include Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Nevada Partners, Inc., and Future Smiles. Through these organizations she has served on committees that include Governance committee and Finance and Audit committee.
At present, she serves on the Future Smiles board of directors as Secretary and Chairperson of the Governance Committee. She continues to serve on Nevada Partners, Inc. as Director and member of the Finance & Audit Committee. Her experiences from past and present board participation along with her involvement in the business community will provide great qualifications and representation to NAWIC.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband whether it is local or abroad or riding into a desert trail for a fun off-road adventure. She also has 3 children that she is very proud of!
Heidie Ritchey, Director
Heidi Ritchey is the face of Service Team of Professionals aka STOP Restoration. She handles water damage, fire damage and mold issues in Las Vegas. She works 24/7 for the last 4 years. While wearing many hats for the company Heidi’s primary focus is business development and marketing.
Heidi has been a member of NAWIC since July 2019.
Having been in Real Estate for 13 years and Insurance for 7 years Heidi is knowledgeable about how to handle emergency issues that might arise at your home or business. In her “free” time she enjoys spending time with her family at home swimming and BBQing. Her love for dogs led her to her 2 rescue pups, Lucky & Chance. Heidi felt these names were perfect for a couple of Las Vegas dogs.
Michelle Day, Director
Michelle has been a member of NAWIC since February of 2019. As a Director she will attend monthly Board meetings, vote on motions, and discover what truly happens in NAWIC.
She was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She received a degree in Corporate Communications from Penn State in 2004. She moved to Las Vegas in 2007 and in 2010, married my husband, Jason. She has 2 daughters (Taylor and Sloane) and a dog, Athena. She has been in the trades for about 15 years, mostly in outside sales. She sold raw materials (copper, brass, aluminum and stainless steel) for about 13 years. About a year and a half ago she made the jump into industrial supply sales.
Michelle works for a small family owned company, Industrial Supply Company. They have 7 locations throughout Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. She handles all of Las Vegas, Southern Utah and a small part of Arizona and California.
In her spare time she loves to workout, travel and just spend time with friends and family.
Jill Burns, Director
Jill has been a member of NAWIC since January 1988. She has worked for Ahern Rentals as ana outside sales representative since August of 2010. Prior to that she was the owner of RJB Equipment, Inc, a Certified WBE. Due to the economy in 2010, she was forced to close her doors.
Jill served on the NAWIC board back in 1989 and 1990. She has continued to be a member of NAWIC, supporting the organization with some of the committees and with the monthly meetings.
She is looking forward to supporting the Chapter as a Director for her term. She thoroughly enjoys being part of NAWIC!
Lydia Murphy, Director
Lydia has been a member of NAWIC since January of 2019. She’s been with Leavitt Insurance since 2000, as an Account Executive. In 2017 she become a co-owner. Lydia specializes in Commercial Insurance, with an emphasis on construction, hospitality and the food industry.
She sits on the board of directors with the Lili Claire Foundation and has sat on the construction campaign for the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial.
She has 4 children and soon to be 8 grand children. She enjoys reading, hiking, yoga and spending time with my family and friends
Michelle Romo, Director
Michelle has been a member of NAWIC since June of 2020. She is National Sales Coordinator at Advanced Wall Solutions USA, since January, 2021. She was Project Manager at the Raiders Stadium for Miller Paneling Specialties, sister company to Advanced Wall Solutions.
In the past, Michelle participated and coordinated a team for the annual Ronald McDonald House of charities Walk for the house. As well as, volunteered for the Make A Wish Foundation annual walk.
She is a native of Las Vegas and grew up in the Construction industry. Following in her father’s footsteps who started his own Company back in the 70’s, Michelle is proud to carry on her father’s legacy. She has experience in Construction as a Superintendent, Project Manager, Business Development and Office Manager.
Michelle is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and help make a difference for Women in Construction, as well as being active in our community.