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CBIA Professional Women in Building 2021 Board


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Linda Hebert

Co-Chair, Treasurer

Linda Hebert is president of Diversified Marketing and Communications, which she founded in 1999. As an active member of the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area (BIA Bay Area), California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and NAHB, Hebert has chaired and served on numerous committees, including serving as the National PWB and Sales and Marketing Chairs for NAHB. She has over 35 years of experience as a sales and marketing consultant, real estate professional and is a national speaker on marketing, the female buyer, social media, the art of networking, green building and communication. She enjoys sharing her experience by mentoring others to help achieve their highest level of success.

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Allison Paul


Allison Paul is the Director of Business Development for Zonda in Northern and Central California and Reno, Nevada. She previsouly served the California Homebuilding Foundation's Legacy Giving program as Director of Sales and Marketing and the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB) as a former Research Analyst, Media Specialist and later, Director of Research. She is a two-time CBIA PWB council chair and has also chaired the board’s Communications and Sponsorship Committees. Allison has two bachelors degrees in English and Communications from UC Davis and a background in legislative history research and freelance writing and editing.

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Mitu Walia

Immediate Past Chair

Mitu is the Director of Architectural Design for Klein Financial Corporation, a real estate investment, development and consulting firm that specializes in tax-exempt bond multifamily residential development. Mitu is Responsible for effective design & execution of multiple construction projects, primarily by ensuring high-level performance by Design Teams during both pre-construction and construction-administration phases, Protect Owner’s interests in project cost, project time and project quality. She is the former chair of the PWB Bay Area and the CBIA PWB council.

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Allie Jackson

Vice Chair, Communications Committee Chair

Allie Jackson is an experienced bi-lingual Sales Manager for Creative Mines, the most natural looking manufactured stone veneer in the market with contemporary and traditional veneer stone profiles. Allie represents the California division and works with industry distributors, architects, designers, builders, and installers. Allie previously served CBIA PWB as Communications Committee Chair in 2020 before being elected as council Vice Chair in 2021.

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Stacy Beers

Stacy Beers

Secretary, Legislative Committee Chair

Stacy Beers is the Chief Financial Officer for Pacific InterWest, Danville Development, Pacific States Aerial & Homeowners Education Assoc.. Her professional specialties and experiences include: Accounting, IT, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, General Operations, Project Management, Insurance, Finance, Overall Operations. Stacy has served her local and national PWB chapters as Sponsorship and Legislative Committee Chairs. This is Stacy's first year serving the CBIA PWB Board.

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Eleni Christianson

Educational Outreach Committee Chair

Eleni Christianson is the Vice President of ASG Development Advisors. For over 17 years, Eleni has worked in the construction and land development industry, working for commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional new construction sectors, in both private and public markets, throughout Southern California. With her expertise in business development and sales, she began her own consulting company in 2020. Eleni has a bachelors in Business from Cal-State, Fullerton. She is passionate about career and technical education in the building industry. She serves on Norco College’s President’s Advisory Board and is an active member in the Building Industry Association of Southern California for over 10 years. Eleni has served CBIA PWB for the past several years as EOC Chair and council Vice Chair.

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Ruby Rose Yepez

Educational Outreach Committee Vice-Chair

Ruby Rose is a Senior Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) supporting New Construction Key Accounts and a Planning Commissioner for the City of South El Monte, CA. Ruby is engaged with multiple efforts in supporting the states Decarbonization Goals and developing Clean Energy Buildings. She has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry with a focus on sustainability, certifying over 30 affordable housing projects as LEED or GreenPoint Rated. Ruby Rose is a former board member and still actively supports the US Green Building Council and CA Association of Building Energy Consultants. She currently sits on the board for the BIA Baldy View Chapter and this is her first year serving on the board of the CBIA PWB.

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Melissa Kiland

Melissa Kiland

Programs Committee Chair

Melissa Kiland is a Human Resources Manager at Ponderosa Homes in Pleasanton, CA. Melissa has served on the PWB of the BIA Bay Area and was a former Office Manager for Lennar. She graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance and is a licensed real estate agent from with the California Bureau of Real Estate. Melissa was elected to the CBIA PWB board in 2020; this is her second year serving as Programs Committee Chair.

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Audrea Coble

Audrea Coble

Programs Committee Vice Chair

Audrea is a Director of Business Development for Ryan Young Homes. She is a successful, high energy leader with great people skills and solid relationship building credentials. Proven success in Business Development within the Multifamily and Single Family model home industry. This is Audrea’s first year serving on the board of the CBIA PWB.

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AnnMarie Quinn

Membership Committee Chair

AnnMarie Quinn is the Director of Business Development for GeoTek, Inc. She has a demonstrated history of working in the geotechnical, environmental and material testing engineering industry and strong sales professional skilled in client communications and business development. This is AnnMarie’s fifth year serving on the board of the CBIA PWB as the Membership Committee Chair.

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Dawna Fry

Dawna Fry

Membership Committee Vice-Chair

Dawna Fry is the Environmental Business Development Manager at BluSky Restoration Contractors. She is an experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Strong sales professional skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Operations Management, and Customer Service. This is Dawna’s second year as Vice Chair of the CBIA PWB Membership Committee.

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Cynthia Heskett

Cynthia Heskett

Sponsorship Committee Chair

Cynthia is the Director of Business Development for Associa in San Ramon, CA. She has a longstanding professional history and passion for property management and has always taken personal pride in helping others find a positive home experience. This is Cynthia’s second year serving as Sponsorship Chair of the CBIA PWB Board.

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Alyssa Clark

Alyssa Clark

Sponsorship Committee Vice-Chair

Alyssa Clark is a Project Manager at William Hezmalhalch Architects (WHA, Inc.) who earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of San Francisco. She was a former Designer for HPA Design Group before moving and 2021 is her first year serving on the CBIA PWB board as the Sponsorship Committee Vice Chair.

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Terri Everhart

NAHB Liaison | CBIA PWB Advisor

Terri Everhart is a Sales Representative for HomeSite Services, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area with extensive sales experience in California's homebuilding industry. Terri has also served in executive and board chair positions for her local PWB chapter (Bay Area), CBIA PWB, and NAHB. Terri is currently the 2021 Vice Chair for NAHB PWB and serves as a Board Advisor and NAHB Liaison to CBIA PWB.

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Kim DeWeese

PCBC and CBIA Liaison (Support Staff)

Kimberly DeWeese is PCBC's Operations Director, and leads the logistical and operational activities for PCBC to ensure a successful attendee experience. With over twenty years of meeting planning experience, she also develops and maintains strong working relationships with business partners, vendors, and venues to accomplish PCBC's event goals.

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Jill Herman

Jill Herman

Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) Liaison (Support Staff)

Jill manages and oversees CHF's BITA program, which includes expanding the curriculum to campuses statewide, recruiting industry support and coordinating events that raise awareness for the program and facilitating interaction with program sites and local industry. Jill is a graduate from Concordia University Irvine with a BA in Business Administration/Marketing. Jill is a former chair of the CBIA PWB council and its Educational Outreach Committee.

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