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Shaping our Future

Ms. Reddy Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Reddy served fifteen years as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Corporate Secretary at Fannie Mae (OTCMKTS: FNMA), a financial services company that is the leading source of mortgage financing in the United States, providing $1.4 trillion to support housing in 2020. At Fannie Mae, Ms. Reddy held roles of increasing responsibility and managed the corporate governance functions as well as legal services for corporate operations. She was [...]

2021-04-30T10:50:20-06:00By |

Roofing Is: Celebrating Women ~ Bianca Navarro

This year in honor of Women’s History Month, Roofing Is Celebrating Women. Let’s not just celebrate the women who are written in the history books but let’s also celebrate ourselves. This month, you will see highlights of women to be celebrated within our industry. Bianca Navarro Production Manager, Above Roofing 1. How did you get involved in the roofing industry? I was living in Texas for a while and then moved to Michigan roughly 4 years [...]

2021-03-16T17:12:27-06:00By |

Roofing Is: Connection

Brought to you by our Diamond Sponsors, we welcome you to Join our live, interactive program on Joy Infusion--where we will laugh, connect, and have fun with Lelia Gowland! As we look for the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we’ll continue the conversations that have sustained us through the past year on topics like: Joy infusion in your career and workplace Negotiation strategies Antidotes for “Zoom fatigue” Building confidence and empowerment. Through a [...]

2021-03-04T13:41:31-07:00By |

Shaping Our Future

Jami Spice, Strategic Accounts, Channel Manager-Specifications Jami Spice, CSI, CDT was recently promoted as Channel Manager for Specifications. She has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and over a decade at Metal-Era. In her new role Jami is dedicated to assisting roof designers with prototype design, navigating wind uplift design and testing requirements, FM approvals and assisting with plan/specification review related to terminating perimeter edge metal and gutters. Jami is also a member [...]

2021-02-16T11:27:02-07:00By |

Who is Owens Corning?

As a global building and industrial materials leader, the heart of Owens Corning is our 18,000 employees across 33 countries who bring our brand to life through their actions. What unites this diverse team of people is our shared professional and personal passion to drive meaningful change. Together, we are focused on advancing environmental, social and corporate leadership to provide a material difference to our customers and make the world a better place. In a time [...]

2021-02-03T19:01:51-07:00By |

Shaping Our Future

Megan Keyes has accepted the role of Preferred Accounts Leader for Johns Manville. In this role, Megan will be assisting the members of the Preferred Accounts team in continuing to foster relationships with key business owners and influencers to improve JM’s portfolio and profitability. Megan joined JM in 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently working on her MBA at LSU. She [...]

2020-12-07T15:55:30-07:00By |

WORLD Award Nominations

National Women in Roofing is accepting nominations for the next WORLD Award recipient AND the first ever Rising Star Award! These awards will respectively recognize the achievements of a roofing industry veteran and the next generation of a rising industry leader. Nominations accepted through January 31st. A Rising Star is a young professional who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the roofing industry. These emerging leaders anticipate (internal or external) customer needs, are team players, innovate, and [...]

2020-11-25T09:46:48-07:00By |

Five Questions with Wise Women in Roofing: Jennifer Ford-Smith

Submitted by Melissa Walker 1. When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if so was it, someone, you sought out or they found you? I had both a formal mentor (assigned) and individuals who were informally my mentors. I feel the latter worked out best. My formal mentor and I didn’t have natural chemistry. 2. How did you get into the roofing industry? Were you in something different prior? I worked for [...]

2020-11-17T10:43:09-07:00By |

IKO in the Past, Present and Future. Roofing — and People — Elevated

IKO in the Past, Present and Future. Roofing — and People — Elevated Submitted by Carol Perkins, Director of Marketing for IKO Industries At IKO, our slogan is “Roofing Elevated.” As the company prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021, I believe our growth and success have been achieved in large part through a philosophy of “People Elevated.” It’s not an official slogan; it’s an attitude born of a sincere and humble desire to serve [...]

2020-10-30T11:09:56-06:00By |

Shaping our Future

Melody Reh is a new recruit to our roofing industry. She has joined Johns Manville as the Specifier Services lead in the Southeast Region. Melody graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. Previously Melody held roles in the Denver Metro area as an Architectural Designer with Studio 646 Architecture and as a Drafter with Peak Engineering. Thank you for helping Shape the [...]

2020-11-02T10:27:18-07:00By |