Like a sturdy branch amongst an ever-growing tree, Women of Asphalt Virginia is officially established and ready for the blossoms, better known as members, to bloom and multiply. The branch Chairwomen have been selected, and they are thrilled to take on this opportunity to guide and influence women within the Virginia asphalt industry and create a lasting community. Blair Williamson, President of S.L. Williamson Co. Inc., was appointed Virginia Chairwoman, and Alicia Brooks, Technical Sales Support Specialist of Luck Stone, was appointed Virginia Vice-Chairwoman. Both women have been in the asphalt industry for many years and will be great leaders and contact points for members and non-members considering careers in the asphalt industry. Tigre Hammond, Member Relations Specialist for VAA, will serve as the Virginia Liaison and handle all member inquiries while supporting Blair and Alicia in all WofA Virginia efforts.
The kick-off meeting took place on May 14 with the newly appointed leaders and WofA founding member Natasha Ozybko and branch organizer Kirsten Fowler. The purpose of the kick-off meeting was to meet and motivate the branch leaders to run with this endeavor and “put their spin on things.” There are currently 12 states representing branches of Women of Asphalt, and they are all encouraged to be unique and to connect to the women of their branches on a state level. The Virginia branch will allow women in the Virginia asphalt industry to network with women near them and tackle state-specific concerns and issues.
The Virginia branch is looking forward to hosting many events—whether they are networking mixers for fun or educational seminars to train and teach—the hope is to attract members while fostering relationships between the wonderful women who decide to be a part of the community.
With the support of Women of Asphalt National, the Virginia Branch is eager to get started leading and inspiring its members to break the mold and further the mission and goals of WofA. It’s easy to join, visit the WofA Virginia branch webpage for details. VAA is excited to be in partnership with this coalition of strong and determined women. So let’s set the mood, “Alexa, play ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ by Shania Twain.”