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Boston Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction Elects Melissa Sue Guertin and Kelsey Holt to Leadership Positions

MILFORD, MA – Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that Melissa Sue Guertin and Kelsey Holt have been named Board President and Vice President of the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

NAWIC is an international association of women employed in the construction industry that promotes and supports the advancement of women in the field through events to enrich the personal and professional lives of its members, as well as raises money for scholarships. There are more than 115 NAWIC chapters nationwide offering its membership education, support and networking opportunities for women in the trade to build technical and leadership skills.

“Melissa and Kelsey’s thoughtful, considerate approach to improving the role and impact of women in the construction industry, as well as their years of experience in the trade, make them well-qualified to lead this chapter,” said Jeff Navin, Vice President of Project Management. “Their leadership, drive and perspective will bring tremendous value to not just NAWIC, but to the construction industry throughout Boston.”

Melissa Guertin has been a member of the NAWIC Boston Chapter since 2015 and was first elected to its board in 2016. Since then, she has held various leadership positions, including director and treasurer. A project manager, Melissa has been with Consigli since October 2021. Kelsey Holt has been an active member of NAWIC since 2014, and has served as director, secretary and as both Regional Membership Committee Chair and National Membership Chair. A member of the Consigli team since January 2020, Kelsey is a project manager.

Consigli employees are active in several NAWIC chapters, including Boston, Maine, Greater Worcester and Greater Washington, D.C., and several women hold leadership positions in additional chapters. Christina Consigli serves as Secretary of the Maine Chapter, Juliane Medd serves as both Director and Regional Marketing Chair of the Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter and Rachel Flynn served as Vice President of the Greater Worcester Chapter from 2021 until 2022.

Melissa and Kelsey were inducted into their new positions at a special event at Consigli’s Boston office on September 8, with more than 50 NAWIC members and guests from throughout the industry in attendance to celebrate the occasion.