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Wednesday, July 24, 2024 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm CST Coppell, TX

Construction Industry Summit


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This half-day summit brings together current and prospective members, local businesses, and corporations to develop professional relationships and grow their acumen in the construction industry. The event features networking, panel discussions, and vendor tables for women-owned businesses in the construction sector.


9:00 - 9:45 ... Networking/ Vendor Tables
9:45 – 10:00 ... Welcome Remarks and Transition to Sessions
10:00 - 10:25 ... Corporate Presentation Sessions Round 1
10:25 - 10:30 ... Transition Between Sessions
10:30 - 10:55 ... Corporate Presentation Sessions Round 2
10:55 – 11:00 … Transition to Vendors
11:00 - 11:30 ... Networking/ Vendor Tables
11:30 – 11:35 … Transition to Panel
11:35 - 12:15 ... WBE Success Stories Panel
12:15 - 12:30 ... Networking/ Vendor Tables

Corporate Presentation Sessions
This segment features different corporations talking about upcoming construction opportunities and trends to be aware of. There will be time for Q&A at the end of each presentation. Corporations presenting include Austin, CBRE, DFW International Airport, and Turner.

WBE Success Stories Panel
The panel features WBEs - Kim Anderson, President of Cardinal Strategies, Ebbah Realzola, President & CEO of MEXZIM Corporation, Julie Strong, CEO of C1S Group, and Stephanie Teetes, President of Underground Support Services  - sharing insights into navigating challenges and experiencing wins in the construction sector.

This event will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Construction Education Foundation (
101 S Royal Lane, Coppell, TX 75019). Parking is free. 

Questions? Contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner.

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Kim Anderson
Cardinal Strategies

With over 25 years of experience, Kim Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge in project management, marketing, sales, operations, finance, and technological advancements to Cardinal Strategies. She provides strategic leadership for Cardinal's future success, along with ensuring that Cardinal Strategies stays informed of and in compliance with all state and national guidelines. She serves on the board of the South Central Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and is a member of the Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA). Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.

Ebbah Realzola
President & CEO
MEXZIM Corporation

Ebbah Realzola, President & CEO of MEXZIM Corporation, has over twenty-five years of diverse business management experience. Her expertise spans across various domains including accounting, finance, technology, sales, marketing, public relations, and more. Her dedication to fostering better and more sustainable living and working environments was a driving force behind the establishment of MEXZIM Corporation, a general contractor known for its specialization in commercial construction interior finish-out services.

Under her leadership, MEXZIM Corporation has achieved multiple certifications as a minority woman-owned business, reflecting Ebbah’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the business landscape. Her role extends beyond the company as she actively participates in initiatives aimed at supporting small businesses, mentoring other entrepreneurs, and advocating for innovation and economic growth. Ebbah’s accolades, such as being a finalist for the Ernst & Young Southwest Region Entrepreneur of the Year 2023, and her involvement as an ambassador for Women Presidents Organization, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, highlight her influence and dedication. Ebbah’s technical acumen and analytical skills have been instrumental in helping clients streamline commercial space utilization and making informed business decisions.

Her educational background, with studies at Harvard Executive Business School, SMU Cox School of Business, and the University of Zimbabwe, complements her extensive professional experience. Ebbah’s work with Microsoft Partners and her contributions to various councils and networks further showcase her leadership and commitment to fostering a diverse and equitable business environment. Ebbah’s passion for community service is evident through her long-standing support of Ronald McDonald House Dallas and her efforts to provide meals to residents. Her multifaceted career and contributions to both the business world and the community make her a notable figure in the commercial construction industry.

Julie Strong
C1S Group

Julie Strong grew up in the construction industry, and has spent her 30 year career working in both field and office operations.  For the last 10 years, she has been focused on bridging the gap between field and office operations with technology.  She is passionate about people and processes, and as the CEO of C1S Group, Inc., she gets to work with both every day.   Julie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.  She currently serves on the executive committee of the TEXO board, and in her free time, she enjoys running, snow skiing, and traveling with her husband, Matt, and their 2 teenage sons, Jack and Sam.

Stephanie Teetes
Underground Support Services

Stephanie brings over 25 years of consistent and successful managerial and entrepreneurial skills to the heavy civil construction industry. After almost a decade working within a small tunnel design firm, she realized the distinct industry challenge presented by diversity procurement requirements. At this time Stephanie created a solution, and started her own company to offer quality services and products. By employing highly skilled professionals and teaming with top-tier companies, she has developed two business units within Underground Support Services, professional services and materials supply. Both arms are DBE/WBE/SBE certified. Stephanie excels in working with geographically dispersed clients and multi-disciplined teams through positive communication, focusing on client goals, and extreme attention to detail. One industry old-timer describes her as a "fireball," which she takes as a great compliment!

AGGIE 100 TOP TEN Honoree 2022
Women's Enterprise (WE) Magazine 2022 Outstanding WBE CEOs Honoree
Zweig Group's ElevateHER Cohort 2021 - Focused on recruiting and retention of women in AEC industries
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni, Cohort 17 Dallas
RHCA's 2019 LUNA Rising Star Firm of the Year
WBENC - WBCS 2019 WBE Advocate of the Year Nominee 

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9:00 - 9:45 ... Networking/ Vendor Tables
9:45 – 10:00 ... Welcome Remarks and Transition to Sessions
10:00 - 10:25 ... Corporate Presentation Sessions Round 1
10:25 - 10:30 ... Transition Between Sessions
10:30 - 10:55 ... Corporate Presentation Sessions Round 2
10:55 – 11:00 … Transition to Vendors
11:00 - 11:30 ... Networking/ Vendor Tables
11:30 – 11:35 … Transition to Panel
11:35 - 12:15 ... WBE Success Stories Panel
12:15 - 12:30 ... Networking/ Vendor Tables

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This event is open to everyone.

Early bird, online registration is open through Monday, July 22. 
On-site registration is available for a higher fee.

What If I Register and Can’t Attend?

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All sales are final. In the event that the registrant can no longer attend, the unused registration is considered a donation to the Council.

Substitutions Welcome
If you have a conflict arise and can’t attend the event, another person may attend in your place at no charge.

Substitutions may be submitted in two ways:
1. via the link and reference # that are provided in your confirmation email
2. via email request to WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner

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$45/ $55


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$5 more on-site

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Each sponsorship level includes event admissions and branding. Contact Lindsay Pittard at lpittard@wbcsouthwest.org to secure a sponsorship. Review offerings!


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Registrant List

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Company First Name Last Name
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Alterity SolutionsKimPapes
Alterity SolutionsChrisPorier
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Bold EntityValerieJimenez
Bold EntityChristianZavala
Bowa ConstructionAshleyBell
Brasfield & GorrieEvaHartman
Brasfield & GorrieRonnie Hernandaz
BridgeWork PartnersDenniseGomez
BTX Intelligent FashionBenWoodall
Business InteriorsAnnaRosetti
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C&L Inspection, LLCBarbHanaghan
C&L Inspection, LLCLainaHanaghan
C&L Inspection, LLCBhargavaKunapareddi
Capital City ConstructionTunitaBAILEY
Capital OneAnnemarieGestner
Capital OneTamaMcLean
Cardinal StrategiesKimAnderson
Cardinal StrategiesMichaelAnderson
Cardinal StrategiesBrittanyCarpenter
Cardinal StrategiesKaitlynGrant
City of ArlingtonNaishaEstrada
City of ArlingtonNathanielJohnson
Code 3 Security, LLCDeAnnaCastaldo
CRE Construction, LLCYvetteRubio
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Enterprise MobilityKoyiaCampbell
Enterprise MobilityErinDunbar
Evolving TexasSamanthaRenz
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Fast-Trak Construction, Inc.AnnaCicur
Fast-Trak Construction, Inc.JohnCicur
Fast-Trak Construction, Inc.BlakeHallman
Fast-Trak Construction, Inc.MaxMcCarthy
Fast-Trak Construction, Inc.KathyaSoto
Fast-Trak Construction, Inc.AndreaTharel
Federal Reserve Bank of DallasKhariWhitmyer
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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesChrisBradshaw
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesNatashaHarris
Great Plains BankJaniceSpooner
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Impact Staffing InternationalAshleyPatton
Impact Staffing InternationalCarlyPeters
Improve Floors & DesignAndresRenteria
Improve GrowthBrisaRenteria
Independent FinancialEmmyMerriman
Insperity, Inc.NatalieStorrs
IQ Supply Solutions, LLCKristinRogers
IT First Equipment CoDeannaNicholson
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JLL - Jones Lang LaSalleJenellClark
JPMorgan ChaseJessicaSchultz
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Kenmark InteriorsMichaelCosby
Kenmark InteriorsPamKisberg
KohlerHaus Remodeling CoCamillaJeffs
KohlerHaus Remodeling CoTianaJeffs
Kolar DesignKellyKolar
Kolar DesignKellySpeichinger
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Landscape Professionals of Texas ( LPT Inc)PallaviRaj
Lean ArchitectTaniaMadah
Lone Star Benefits, Inc.HollySechrest
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MMD Services and Smash My Trash DallasMariaMeeuwisse
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Oh So Easy NutritionAlmarieTalavera
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Painters USAErynGreene
Pesca HoldingDavidePesca
Pesca HoldingEvangelinePesca
Precision Wealth StrategiesLyndseyMonahan
Pride Drywall & CeilingsKristaAlvarez
Pride Drywall & CeilingsCindyDay
Pride Drywall & CeilingsPaytonLimon
Principal Financial Network of North TexasBeccaClauer
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Renew Builds LLCSherriCaraballo
Resilient Freight SolutionsHaydeeClark
Risch ResultsAlexisDowell
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Sandler by Growth Mindset SalesTiffanyKoettel
Seaman Group Construction ServicesAngelaSeaman
Sir Speedy Midway PrintingMichaelYarbrough
Smash My Trash Dallas and MMD ServicesMichaelMurdock
StrategyHous SolutionsJenniferJames
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Tarrant CountyTeresaLobacz
Tarrant Regional Water DistrictCrystalAlba
Tarrant Regional Water DistrictChandlerWatkins
Terracon Consultants, Inc.AprilWarner
Texas InstrumentsEvelynGarling
Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas Sun & ShadeAriannaBaires
The Benefit BoutiqueDarisFrencha
The Learning ConnectionLanceBlakley
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Underground Support Services, LLCAmandaDeGrazia
Underground Support Services, LLCStephanieTeetes
US Secure Ventures, LLCBrookCarreker
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Valentine Premier Construction, LLCKristiValentine
Venturity Financial PartnersMisaelDiaz
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Watch Me EXCEL®LenetraKing
Woodwright Hardwood Floor CompanyLorieWelch
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Zweig GroupShirleyChe
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