Spotlights

2019 Women in Construction: Sandy Kane, Marketing Manager at Acentech

Career Highlight: I’ve been continuously inspired by the smart, multi-talented people I have met during nearly 30 years in this industry. My colleagues encouraged me to push the envelope creatively, which helped us to win an SMPS People’s Choice Award for Pebble and Acorn, a coloring book I designed to inspire kids to want to learn about sound.

2019 Women in Construction: Kelsey Hochgraf, Senior Consultant at Acentech

Career highlight: I recently had the opportunity to work with music and theater faculty at Beaver Country Day School to assess the acoustical conditions of their multipurpose performance hall. While we work on projects of this nature often, this one was unique because we had the opportunity to develop a 3DListening demonstration as a way of assessing multiple options for improvement.

2019 Women in Construction: Nicole Cuff, Senior Consultant at Acentech

How many years have you been in your current field? 17 What inspires you: I am inspired by people who pursue their dreams!

2019 Women in Construction: Liz Lamour Croteau, Consultant at Acentech

What inspires you: I’m extremely grateful and proud that I have the opportunity to teach acoustics at Berklee College of Music. Teaching has given me an outlet for self-improvement in public speaking and a growing breadth of knowledge on acoustics and audio.

2019 Women in Construction: Sasha Rozynova, Consultant at Acentech

What inspires you: As an immigrant, I feel privileged to have be able to pursue my passion and earn a master of science in Architectural Acoustics from RPI. I am honored to work in an industry, and specifically in a company, where people from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and celebrated.

2019 Women in Construction: Viviane Benchaya, Administrative Assistant at Acentech

What inspires you? My desire to meet people from all walks of life and to discover different cultures motivated me to move to Boston from Brussels, right after I graduated from college. At Acentech it is wonderful to have a group of female colleagues who are always very kind to share their knowledge and advice, not only on a professional level but on a personal level as well.

2019 Women in Construction: Julie Toland, Assistant Project Manager at Lee Kennedy

What are you doing differently in 2019 that has had a positive impact on your career? I was recently deployed to the Middle East for the majority of 2018. I am extremely grateful to be home and grateful for the support from Lee Kennedy upon my return. While overseas, I assumed a similar role to that of an owner’s project manager.

2019 Women in Construction: Sue Muckle, President at M & A Architectural Preservation

What project, transaction, honor or accomplishment are you most proud of? When I first saw the sad state of the 267-foot Ayer Mill Clock Tower in Lawrence, once the symbol of America’s textile industry, made possible by generations of hardworking immigrants, I wanted to restore it.

2019 Women in Construction: Stacy Roman, Senior Project Manager at Bowdoin Construction

Who are three women – living or dead – that you would like to have drinks with and why? 1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg because she has been influential in her career in so many facets of equal rights.

2019 Women in Construction: Jane Kaplan Peck, Chief Operating Officer at Kaplan Construction

What is the best leadership advice you have ever received? Who was it from? From my mother: be humble and self-aware and accept that you cannot be an expert in everything. Don’t be afraid to take guidance and advice from the outside and build your network accordingly!