The Professional Women in Building council is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers who aim to connect, educate, and inspire others. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on joining this incredible line-up of industry professionals.
CBIA Professional Women in Building 2022 Board
Allie Jackson | 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.
Linda Hebert | Immediate Past 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.
Allison Paul | Immediate Past Chair, Sponsorship Chair
Allison Paul is the Director of Business Development for Zonda in Northern and Central California and Reno, Nevada. Over the past 8 years, she has 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 currently chairs the state board’s Sponsorship Committee and co-chairs the PWB BIA Bay Area’s Communications Committee.
Cynthia Lopez | Sponsorship Co-Chair
Cynthia Lopez is a Partner at Lockton Insurance Brokers. For over 20 years now, Cynthia has specialized in creating customized insurance and risk management solutions to meet her Construction clientele’s business and personal objectives. She is also passionate about advancing the interests of women, minorities, and youth through her philanthropic work both personally and professionally. Cynthia joined the CBIA PWB Board in 2022 and is excited to be servicing on the Sponsorship Committee.
Stacy Beers | Vice Chair, Legislative Committee Chair
Stacy Beers is the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific InterWest, a subsidiary of Atlantic & Pacific Build Group. For more than 30 years, Stacy has worked with homebuilders, architects, developers, suppliers, and general contractors in both field and operational positions.
She is a LEED Accredited Professional, a current NAHB PWB Board Trustee and Communications and Membership Chair, former BIA Bay Area PWB Board Member, and has served on multiple local and national PWB subcommittees. Stacy is also a director for The Building Standards Institute.
Megan Cordes | Secretary
Megan Cordes is a Builder Account Manager at SunPower in the Greater Sacramento area. She previously served ConSol as a Project Manager. Megan has extensive experience consulting for building energy efficiency in general, as well as how it relates to both California and national building energy codes. Megan has been a PWB Board Member since 2019 and currently serves as the 2022 CBIA PWB Secretary.
Mitu Walia | Communications 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. She oversees the Architectural Engineering design, entitlement, and permitting process for multifamily apartment communities. She is the former chair of the PWB Bay Area and the CBIA PWB council and serves on multiple local and national PWB and NAHB subcommittees.
Ruby Rose Yepez | Educational Outreach Committee 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 second year serving on the board of the CBIA PWB.
Reina Calder | Programs Committee Chair
Reina Calder is a Project Coordinator at DirtMarket LLC, a Preston Pipelines Infrastructure company. Creating new business opportunities, building relationships with clients and problem solving is her passion. She is experienced in leadership, business development, project improvements, improving company profit goals, creating new internal procedures, and trainings. This year Reina serves on the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area – Professional Women in Building board for the second year in a row and is now on our California Building Industry Association – Professional Women in Building board.
Melissa Kiland | Programs Committee Vice-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; she previously served two years as Program Committee Chair.
Jill Herman | Membership Chair, Donald Chaiken Building Industry Technology Acadamy (BITA) Liaison
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.
Disha Bhandari | Membership Vice-Chair
Disha Bhandari has been with D.R. Horton’s West Region for 2 years and works closely with the West Coast divisions to help them plan their Digital Efforts and Budget. Disha liaises with Marketing Managers across the industry and is serving the CBIA Professional Women in Building as the 2022 Membership Vice-Chair.
Audrea Coble | Legislative 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 second year serving on the board of the CBIA PWB.
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.
Kim DeWeese | PCBC & CBIA Liaison
Kimberly DeWeese is CBIA’s Operations Director and Liaison to the Board of Directors and leads operational activities for CBIA. With over twenty years of meeting planning experience, she also develops and maintains strong working relationships with business partners, vendors, and venues to produce flawless Governance Board meetings, SCIL Conferences in addition to managing internal organizational processes.