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    New Orleans Luncheon

    May 23, 2018
    11:30 AM CDT - 1:30 PM CDT
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    Ralph's on the Park
    900 City Park Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    http://www.ralphsonthepark.com
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    Women in Construction Panel

    Simone Bruni: President, Demo Diva

    In a 10 year, high-heeled career in the New Orleans hospitality industry, Simone Bruni had a finesse and flair as a corporate event planner. She used her marketing skills to design, brand and cater some of the city's most exclusive parties and conventions.Yet, in one mighty act of Hurricane Katrina, her event planning career ended.  Flooded, laid off, single and fearful, Simone had to pick up the pieces alone.  Instead of accepting what a disaster had scripted for her and her city, she rewrote her own playbook. With no experience in the construction industry, Simone tossed off her high heels for steel tip boots and entered the demolition business. 

    With a little grit and using her branding and marketing savvy, she has built a million dollar business while painting New Orleans hot pink!  You can not ride around New Orleans without encountering one of her excavators, dump trucks, or dumpsters that are painted Hot Pink. As they say in New Orleans, "The Demo Diva is everywhere!"

    Rebecca Cooley: VP of Modular Interior Construction, AOS - Interior Environments

    Rebecca Cooley brings 11 years of industry experience to her role as Vice President of Manufactured Construction Division for AOS.  In this role,

    Rebecca is disrupting the construction industry using 21st century technology to bridge the gap between design and construction.  Rebecca is a passionate advocate of clean, sustainable, rapid construction and collaborates with architects, interior designers, contractors and facility managers.

     

    Rebecca joined the DIRTT network in 2010 as a DIRTT Champion for the North Florida area. Prior to DIRTT, Rebecca earned a Bachelor Degree of Interior Design from Louisiana State University and immediately moved to London to work for a retail giant in their Store Development Department.  She has been a licensed Interior Designer in Texas, Florida and Louisiana and worked for multiple architecture and design firms with projects ranging from public institutional facilities up to 430,000 square feet to luxury multi-family housing to corporate facilities. She transitioned from Designer to a Business Development role for DIRTT over seven years ago and leads AOS’ Interior Construction Team in Louisiana and Mississippi.

     

    Isn’t it time we all Do It Right This Time?

     

    Courtney Davis-Herbert: CEO, Bart's Office, Inc.

     

    Courtney Davis-Herbert

     

    A second-generation entrepreneur and seasoned business owner, Courtney Davis-Herbert is the Chief Executive Officer of Bart’s Office Moving.  Since joining the company in 2010 Courtney has led the company’s business development and marketing efforts while also spearheading capacity augmentation and corporate growth initiatives for the firm.  Courtney has a strong sales background, increasing revenues for businesses over the past 10+ years. She is responsible for developing the business, which includes marketing, operations, safety, employee relations, and customer relations.

    Upon graduation from Goldman Sachs's 10,000 small business cohort, as valedictorian of her class, Courtney was given the honor of introducing Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the program's commencement ceremony.  An advocate for women in business, Courtney is also recent graduate of the Tuck School of Business/Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBEC) exchange program.  Additionally, she was a 2014 recipient of WBEC South's Champion award for her dedication to women-owned businesses in the gulf south, and the SBA Family Owned Business Champion for 2015. Courtney is also an active member of the New Orleans community and serves on the advisory board for Nunez College, IFMA, and GNO Inc.

    Kristi Hoke Mirambell: President, K-Belle Consultants

    Kristi Hoke Mirambell has 14 years of engineering experience with a diverse portfolio of successful projects. After gaining valuable experience at a local engineering consulting firm, she had the urge to strike out on her own. In 2008, she founded K-Belle Consultants, LLC a Louisiana licensed engineering and heavy-construction firm. She is the sole owner and President and employs a professional staff and skilled construction workers. The company’s construction specialty is concrete work, while its engineering services are primarily engineering design, quality assurance, project management, and construction inspection.

    As President of K-Belle, Kristi has been in responsible charge of approximately $10 million of engineering and construction work. Her clients include the Port of New Orleans, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Boh Bros and US Army Corps of Engineers. She holds both a  B.S. and a M.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Orleans and is a Louisiana-licensed Professional Engineer. She recently completed the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program to further her professional development as a business owner.

    Angelica Rivera: President, Colmex Construction

    Angelica Rivera who proudly holds the Presidency at Colmex Construction,LLC has been recognized and awarded for her achievements by many different organizations - not only for her leadership in the competitive construction industry in New Orleans, but also for her entrepreneurial spirit that has been an integral force towards the organizational growth at Colmex.

    Angelica, who came to New Orleans in early 2008, combined her management experience and knowledge in the mortgage industry with the construction field experience of her husband, Roman. With these valuable tools, she managed to create Colmex Construction while always keeping in mind the purpose of delivering their BEST to rebuild a city of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

    Iam Tucker: President & CEO, ILSI Engineering

    Iam Tucker serves as the President and CEO Integrated Logistical Support, Inc. (ILSI Engineering).

    Founded almost two decades ago, ILSI Engineering is a 100% female, minority owned, 8(a) Certified civil engineering firm that provides competent, cost effective services in the civil engineering field. ILSI Engineering specializes in sewer, water, streets and drainage design projects, as well as Program and Construction Management.

    Ms. Tucker is responsible for the day-to-day management, direction, business development and implementation of policy for all civil engineering, structural engineering and construction management activities. Since assuming the presidency of ILSI, she has generated a commendable record of corporate achievements for herself and the company, highlighting 62 contract awards across various state, local and federal agencies since assuming the helm of the company 8 years ago.

     

     

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    Tickets

    $45.00 Members
    $60.00 after 03:00 pm May 21

    $60.00 Non-Members
    $75.00 after 03:00 pm May 21

    $300.00 Luncheon Sponsorship

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