SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BlachBuilds–Yesterday was International Women’s Day, a day the world celebrates the
social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also
marked the day the YWCA of Silicon Valley unveiled the women they’ve
selected to receive their prestigious Tribute to Women in Industry
(TWIN) Award. Kim Scott, director of education services at Blach
Construction Company is among the honorees and will be recognized at an
Awards Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel on May 11th.
“Kim is an example to others within our company and our industry
overall. Her thorough knowledge of construction and innate skill at
navigating complex situations, coupled with her strong business sense
and solutions-oriented approach inspire others to perform,” said Dan
Rogers, executive vice president & COO at Blach. “She has an outstanding
ability to lead cross-functional teams and easily connect with others –
qualities that make her an ideal recipient of the TWIN Award. This is
The third Blach employee to receive this honor, Kim joins colleagues
Gaye Landau-Leonard, vice president of human resources and Laura Bold,
vice president of finance, in the TWIN Hall of Fame. Gaye and Laura were
each recognized in 2013 and 2005, respectively, for their creativity,
innovation and dedication to excellence in their fields.
Kim started her career with Blach in 2004 as a project engineer and
quickly transitioned into a project manager. During this time, she
worked primarily on jobsites, managing highly complex and varied
construction projects. Her constant interaction with project
stakeholders enabled her to develop strong relationships with many Bay
Area school districts. It is this experience that paved the way to her
current position as director of education services, where she is
responsible for leading the development of one of Blach’s largest and
most successful target markets – the K-12 and Higher Education sectors.
Kim earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California
at Berkeley and is actively involved with several state-wide
organizations focused on advancing education. These include the
California Association for School Business Officials (CASBO), the
Community College League of California (CCLC), Pivot Learning Partners,
California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), the Community
College Facility Coalition (CCFC).
The YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Awards
the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Awards has honored women in
executive-level positions, and the companies that employ them, for
exemplifying the innovation, creativity, excellence for which the
Silicon Valley is known – including recognizing the importance of
advancing women leadership.
About YWCA Silicon Valley
The mission of the YWCA Silicon
Valley is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace,
justice, freedom and dignity for all. We continue to provide a broad
range of services that transform the lives of our diverse community. Our
incredible strength lies with the many staff, volunteers, donors,
community members and business leaders who share our vision and passion.
For more information, please visit www.ywca-sv.org.
About Blach Construction
Founded in 1970, Blach Construction
Company is an award-winning builder, producing structures of enduring
quality and value throughout the greater Bay Area and Central Coast.
Blach’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial,
industrial and institutional building types, including education,
healthcare, technology, life sciences, professional services and
civic/community facilities. It is a recognized leader in sustainable
design and construction, dedicated to continually incorporating advanced
construction techniques and investing in new offerings that enable
greater efficiencies and dramatically reduce the overall cost and
duration of construction.
Headquartered in San Jose, Blach operates an office in Monterey to cover
California’s Central Coast. Learn more at www.blach.com.
Blach Construction Company
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