Spotlights

2021 Women in Building Services: Melissa Slavin, Bohler

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I actually wanted to be a nun! Once I got involved in business development as an intern, I knew that’s where I belonged.

2021 Women in Building Services: Kristen Ambrosino, ACC Real Estate Services, Inc.

What led you to your current profession?

I grew up in the construction world since my father runs his own commercial construction company. Ever since I was little, I was visiting

2021 Women in Building Services: Vanessa Strausser, Evolution Energy Partners

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse.

2021 Women in Building Services: Patricia Haftek, New York Concrete Washout Systems

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse.

2021 Women in Building Services: Jenn Smaragdas, C3S CoRE Consulting, Inc.

In the past year, what project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?

This past year hasn’t been easy for anyone; an understatement for a majority of the world. I am extremely proud of my team and the professionals I

2021 Women in Building Services: Wendy Ho, AKRF, Inc.

How do you contribute to your community or profession?

I enjoy sharing my professional knowledge and experience through mentorship and program engagements with industry organizations, such as

2021 Women in Building Services: Slavica Nikolic, Ronnette Riley Architect

What led you to your current profession?

I entered the field of architecture at the age of 19 (college) and I never left it. I was curious about many different aspects of the

2021 Women in Building Services: Jaclyn Ruggiero, BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers PC

What led you to your current profession?

I guess you could say that creativity and technicality run in my family as both my father and grandfather have extensive engineering and architectural

2021 Women in Building Services: Sandra Bragaglia, BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers PC

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be an architect. When other kids were building fantastical things with their Legos, I was building floor plans.

2021 Women in Building Services: Dawn Curto, Rose Property Management Group

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher or a cruise director (looked so exciting on the Love Boat!)