Celebrate the success of AWC over the last 25 years
AWC has accomplished many things in the past 25 years. Below are some of our wonderful services we have built and offer our members!
Board of Directors
Past Board Members
Sponsoring New Programming
Thank you to our Past Board Members that have donated to the AWC Development Fund to support the new ELEVATE program. This program will focus on Leadership and Financial Training for “seasoned” WBO members.
Kathy Brown Zerwas
25 Years of Success
How It All Started
Building the Future Together
Impact of AWC
Impact of AWC
Submit Your Story of How AWC Helped You
Suzie Meier is the owner of Red Technologies, a WordPress Website Development, SEO, Online Marketing, and Social Media company. She has been an AWC member for 7 years. Her favorite project of course is the AWC work!
What do you like most about your job? “The people I work with! I have been blessed with the most amazing team! Everyone is truly family and I am just so incredibly grateful that I have so many amazing people who choose to work at Red Technologies and help us grow every year! And our clients have almost all become good friends of our! So blessed by all the people I am surrounded by including my team and clients!”
What does true leadership mean to you? “Learning to trust the people you work with so you can allow them to do what they do best. I see my job as being their cheerleader! Letting them know just how much I appreciate all of their hard work and letting them know what an amazing job they are doing.”
Where is your hometown? "Long Island, NY is where I was born. Howard Lake MN is where I grew up from 5th grade through High School. I consider Howard Lake my “hometown”."
What would you do (Career wise) if you weren't doing this? “I always thought I would enjoy being an event planner. Although I know they work so incredibly hard, and it’s not an easy job, I think if I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, that’s what I would choose to do! I did a little bit of event planning in my previous life before Red Tech and I absolutely loved it!”
What do you enjoy most about AWC? “The people! From the first event I attended, I fell in love with the members of the AWC. We have truly made so many long lasting friendships in the AWC that we treasure so much! By far the AWC is the best organization we have ever been a member of…and I’m not just saying that!”
What has been your favorite project you have completed? “The retaining walls at Allianz Stadium and/or a reinforced soil slope just outside of St Peter.”
What does true leadership mean to you? “Someone who listens, demonstrates, and inspires.”
Where is your hometown? “I am from Holmen, WI but born and raised a Vikings fan though. SKOL!”
What would you do (Career wise) if you weren't doing this? “My dream job would be to work at a history museum or be a history professor.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities? “Take a walk at Minnehaha Regional Park; and enjoy a cold beer and yummy snack at Sea Salt Eatery in the warm summer sun.”
What do you enjoy most about AWC? “I enjoy the educational seminars, the lunch and learns and the networking events. It is so wonderful to be in an organization of like-minded women that can understand what my business is and what it’s like to work in the construction industry.”
What is a favorite quote or line? “People of Integrity Expect to be Believed, and When They are Not, They let Time Prove them Right.”
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? “President Trump”
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years for your company? “To work toward a growth pattern and Bring on the next generation of owners.”
If you were to write a book about yourself what would you name it? “I JUST DON’T FIT ANYWHERE! OR DO I?”
What do you enjoy most about AWC? “When I first joined it was imperative to meet new contractors, other business women, and the education. As the years have passed, it is vital to attend the functions to reconnect with my fellow business ladies!”
Evon Spangler is a managing Partner and Attorney for Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP. Spangler and de Stefano is a business law and estate planning firm. Evon has been an associate member of AWC for four years. Her favorite work is being able to assist clients in selling of their family businesses.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? “I would love to be a philanthropist that could give away billions of dollars in grants to worthy causes.”
What do you like most about your job? “Helping clients be proactive.”
What would you do (Career wise) if you weren't doing this? “I would want to be a Psychologist.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities? “Attend nonprofit fundraisers.”
What do you enjoy most about AWC? “I love the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with this wonderful group of women.”
Ann Magstadt is a construction sales representative for On Site Companies. On Site is a woman owned business and has been an AWC member for 17 years. On Site Companies provides portable sanitation and construction site climate control equipment. Ann is from Crystal, MN.
What do you like most about working for On Site Companies? “I love the flexibility – I get to work from the office and also to be out on job sites.”
What have been your favorite projects that you worked on? “The Guthrie Theater and the Stillwater Bridge are my recent favorites”.
What does true leadership mean to you? “Someone who provides stability and then uncertain times can calm the waters. I admire a leader who learns the facts and then acts decisively when problems arise.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities? “I love to Support local businesses. Try new restaurants, and go to see projects we have been involved with the building of.”
What do you enjoy most about being a member of AWC? “I have made friends I would never have met, if it wasn’t for AWC. Not just business friends, but people I consider real friends that I will have in my life for a long time.