The Ambassador Club
Click here for the Ambassador Nomination form
NEF Ambassadors are individuals dedicated to increasing the visibility of NEF. There are three levels: Gold, Silver Bronze.
Completion of the items below determines the level of Ambassador.
One item - Bronze Pin, Level 1
Two items - Silver Pin, Level 2
Three items - Gold Pin, Level 3
Increase visibility of NEF by placing NEF approved website link (supplied By NEF) on multiple construction related websites or publications (i.e. other associations, universities or colleges, companies).
Acquire new NEF sponsorship or partner
Provide NEF Office with 25 new contacts for solicitations in your geographic area and make follow-up calls on these letters sent out by the NEF office.
Provide follow-up phone calls and contact on 50 solications sent out by the NEF office.
Obtain 5 test candidates for adult certificate courses from outside NAWIC. If you are an Educator, you wil need to get an adult certificate course into your education program to receive this credit.
- Influence a teacher to purchase the Accessory Structure Project to incorporate into their curriculum for students 8-12th grades.
Any other noteworthy accomplishments and outcomes to assist NEF in obtaining exposure outside of the NAWIC realm as approved by the NEF Executive Committee.
Click here for the Ambassador Nomination form
2012 Ambassador Program Honorees
The first four Ambassador Program pins were presented at the NEF Mixer at the 2012 Annual Meeting. These ladies did an exceptional job for NEF and we are grateful for their time and efforts. We know there are many more people out there working hard to promote NEF - please consider NEF's Ambassador Program and nominate them!
Ambassador Program - Bronze
Rose Buchanan, CIT
In 2005, Rose began working in the construction industry after employment within several other industries. Each industry had its own vernacular so she joined NAWIC three months into her construction career. Thanks to the education arm of NAWIC, the NAWIC Education Foundation, she was provided the opportunity to educate herself on the industry further enhancing her career's success.
Rose is passionate about NEF and it’s Adult Education programs and wanted to find a way to give back to the organization. Through discussions with NEF regarding the website, she suggested NEF move to a platform which was user friendly. Rose used her technology skills to come up with an easy to use web hosting platform and redesigned the NEF website to save technology costs, better promote the organization and help those in NAWIC find forms and information. Rose's efforts took countless hours, conference calls, emails until finally we had the new face of NEF.
Rose is thrilled that she was able to help NEF promote the organization and amazed when she learned that she received the Ambassador award for the many weeks and months of work. She is very appreciative of the recognition and proudly wears her Ambassador pin to all NAWIC functions.
Ambassador Program - Bronze
Pam Dullum, PE, CCA
Pam Dullum, PE, CCA is a Forensic Engineer at Gervasio & Associates, Inc. As such, Pam analyzes civil design and construction related problems in residential, commercial, industrial and public facilities. She acts as an Expert Witness in claims and litigation regarding disputes among the various parties in construction – owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and Government agencies. She provides facility damage assessments and recommendations for remedial repair. She reviews contracts and compiles cost estimates in conjunction with forensic cases.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Pam attended the University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology, where she earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and earned a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at the Univerity of Illinois. Pam served twelve years on active duty in the United States Navy.
Pam has experience in contracting, construction operations, facility maintenance and repair. Pam has worked throughout the United States and overseas. After spending time in San Diego, CA; Diego Garcia, BIOT; New London, CT; Denver, Salt Lake City and Seattle; she moved to Arizona.
Pam is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Construction Associate. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), and the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).
Pam has been involved in the ACCE Register of Visitors for over 10 years. In this capacity she has helped evaluate various undergraduate Construction Management programs for compliance with ACCE accreditation standards.
Pam has been a frequent speaker on Strategic Planning, Time Management, career development, Blueprint Reading and various motivational topics. Pam is a frequent volunteer on Habitat for Humanity Women Build®. While she loves being an engineer, one of her goals is to be a professional (paid) speaker. In a perfect world, Pam would be a stand-up comic.
Ambassador Program - Silver
Frances Jackson, CIT, CBT
Frances Jackson joined NAWIC in June 1969 as a charter member. She has held every office in her chapter many times. She has been "WIC of the Year" three times and has chaired Annual Planning Conferences and Annual Forums.
Frances joined McDonald Lumber Co., Inc. in Fayetteville, NC as Controller/DP Manager in 1989. Her responsibilities have included installing and maintaining a new computer system, preparing financial statements, insurance, payroll and safety programs.
Frances was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Business from Methodist College in 1984. She attended the MBA program at Campbell University. Frances received Professional Women of the Year award in 1994 and served as President of the Cumberland County Mental Health Auxilary. She has been a member of the American Business Women Association (ABWA) for twenty-five years.
Frances served Region 11 as Director from 1995-1997. She traveled to chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and loved every minute! In 1998-1999 she served as National Professional Education Chairman; in 2000-2001 served as National Construction Industry Chairman.
NEF is one of her greatest "joys". Education is extrememly important and NEF is an excellent vehicle for NAWIC members to participate in the Certification programs. Frances has been the NEF liaison for Region 11 for many years and has raised over $180,000.00 for NEF since 1996. She has served NEF as Trustee, Executive Committee Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and was NEF President 2003-2004. In 2012 she chaired the Friday Night Fundraiser at Convention.
Ambassador Program - Gold
Karen Long, CIT
Karen E. Long is the President of Amethyst Environmental, Ltd., (Amethyst) located in Lee New Hampshire. Karen is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Tufts University. She holds the following certifications: Construction Industry Technician, Certified Hazardous Material Manager, Certified Environmental Inspector, Certified Environmental Consultant and Certified Environmental Trainer. She is a member of the National Environmental Training Association (NETA) and is Past President of Granite State Chapter #218, National Association of Women in Construction. She was the NAWIC Tradeswoman of the Year in 2005. She is currently the Secretary for the NAWIC Education Foundation.