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Sundt Devils: Women Breaking Barriers and Building Careers in Construction

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University Club At ASU

425 East University Drive

Tempe, AZ 85281

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Join us for our first of four Sundt Devil panel discussions at Arizona State University. This first event will cover the advancement and opportunities available for women in the industry, including Q/A’s, personal experiences and advice for students entering the workforce. We will have five Sundt leaders on the panel ranging from the Executive level to Project Engineers which will allow students to dive deeper into challenges they may face in the workplace. Please see a short bio of each panelist below:

Teri Jones:

Teri Jones is Vice President with Sundt construction and is responsible for Business Development for the CA District. Ms. Jones earned her degree in Civil Engineering – Building Design from the University of Southern California and is currently in her 35th year in the construction industry. She has held many positions in the industry including: estimator, project manager, project executive, owner’s representative, inspector, district manager and CEO of her own construction company. Ms. Jones is a LEED accredited professional, Certified Professional Constructor, certified instructor, guest lecturer at UC Davis, is past president of the Sundt Foundation and currently sits on the Construction Management Advisory Board at UC Berkeley.

Ryan Abbott:

As Senior Vice President and Southwest District Manager, in addition to providing direction and oversight, Ryan is responsible for the overall performance of projects within the Southwest District. He is a modern construction leader, national lecturer and educator on alternative project delivery methods, and has had his work published both locally and nationally in many industry-leading periodicals. Ryan has redefined the contractor’s role in solving grand challenges, believing that the problems being faced today require a new multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach. Ryan embraces Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Lean concepts, and believes knowledge and communication are the best risk mitigation tools. Additionally, Ryan was named one of the 2012 Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and the 2011 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 20 under 40 for his extensive professional accomplishments and active role in the industry and community.

Chandra Reilly:

Chandra Reilly is responsible for providing leadership to all Sundt’s Southwest District commercial projects as well as Sundt’s hospitality projects nationwide both during preconstruction and with our field teams. She has significant experience facilitating value analysis efforts for complex interiors and working closely with stakeholders to ensure the vision for the project is implemented at the very highest level possible within the available time and budget. Chandra has had the good fortune to spend the majority of the last 10 years working almost exclusively on commercial, hospitality, entertainment and renovation projects totaling over $600 million and putting in place over 1,600 rooms. Also relevant to this project, Chandra acted as the project manager for renovations and restorations to the Old Courthouse building in Downtown Phoenix. She has completed several professional development courses and university coursework (through Arizona State University) in historic preservation, legal issues surrounding historic properties, trends in approaches to adaptive reuse for historic properties and public policy best practices as they relate to significant but unregistered structures.

Ashleigh Eubank:

Ashleigh is a Project Engineer with Sundt’s Industrial Division, currently working on a large, complex Environmental Compliance Smelter Conversion and Renovation project for a multi-national mining company. The Construction Manager at Risk project is located in Mohave County, Arizona. Ashleigh graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology school with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Mineral Engineering. Her career started with an internship with Peabody Energy where she hired on full-time after graduation where she rotated through various operational departments before becoming an Engineer II. Ashleigh is a Certified Surface Mine Foreman in the State of New Mexico, and a licensed first responder.

Janene Thomas:

Janene started her career as an intern at Sundt in 2005 and has moved up through the ranks of Project Engineer to Project Manager. Her background includes a variety of transportation projects, mainly focusing on highway and railroad work that total over $880 million. Janene’s expertise in track safety, coordination of construction will ensure our team’s compliance with agency standards and other operating protocols. Her experience will lend itself to safely and successfully navigating the constraints in this heavily traveled rail and highway corridor.

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