Spotlights

2024 Women in Construction: Meghin Funk Rothwell, The Procopio Companies

What has been the driving force behind your success in the AEC industry? Being a part of the Human Resources department provides me with a unique understanding of the many different roles that contribute to the success of a construction project or job. From skilled laborers to project managers

2024 Women in Construction: Melissa Galgano, Hancock Associates

Who or what inspired you to join the AEC industry? I have always liked problem solving and the creativity associated with it. I became interested in engineering and site design after a conversation with my dad. This was when I was still in high school trying to figure out what I wanted to do.

2024 Women in Construction: Rebecca Eriksen, Elkus Manfredi Architects

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My greatest professional achievement in the past 12 months has been overseeing the completion of the St. Regis Residences, Boston, which is located on the harbor in Boston’s Seaport District.

2024 Women in Construction: Jose Thessie Elysee, Hancock Associates

Who or what inspired you to join the AEC industry? My father inspired me to join the AEC industry. He was an engineer in my birth country and with his skills was able to build our family home and take care of his family. I was in awe of his leadership and focus and wanted to achieve what he achieved.

2024 Women in Construction: Mckenzie Letzring, CM&B

What has been the driving force behind your success in the AEC industry? From the outset of my career in the AEC industry, I’ve been fueled by the recognition and support of my colleagues and superiors. Their acknowledgment of my hard work and problem-solving skills has boosted my confidence and served as a catalyst for my professional growth.

2024 Women in Construction: Anna Loc, JGE Architecture + Design

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? For the past two plus years I’ve had the pleasure of working on an upcoming housing project in Jamaica Plain. It is a 100% affordable 45-unit condominium. Once completed, it will notably be the most colorful building in JP!

2024 Women in Construction: Enya Xu, JGE Architecture + Design

Who or what inspired you to join the AEC industry? I did not realize architecture was a white male-dominated field until my first year of college. The first architect I met was a woman. She taught architecture as an elective in my high school, and I was in her course for three years.

2024 Women in Construction: Ana Gordan, JGE Architecture + Design

What are your goals for the future? I’m hoping to continue to guide and mentor emerging professionals using my 25+ years in the profession, during much of which I did construction administration for at least one project at a time.

2024 Women in Construction: Morgan Carroll, Bowdoin Construction

s your favorite / most beneficial part of Women in Construction week? My favorite part of Women in Construction week is seeing so many talented and powerful women get recognized for their success and be highlighted within the industry. By spotlighting trailblazers in the business, it helps inspire those who may want to begin a career in construction.

2024 Women in Construction: Noreen O’Toole, Platinum Partners, LLC

What has been the driving force behind your success in the AEC industry? My driving force behind my success in the AEC industry has been my previous experience as a municipal town planner for approximately 30 years. As a principal in Platinum Partners, LLC, I am able to transfer my urban development professional skills and experience