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Kenia Zamarripa (Impact 2019), Nancy Maldonado (Advance 2017 and Influence 2020), Sofia Salgado Robitaille (Impact 1997 ), and Linda Caballero Sotelo (Impact 2004) have been named to the City of San Diego’s Latinx Advisory Group. Read more.

Chanelle Hawken (Impact 2009 & LEAD Board member) has been named a 2021 SD Metro Woman of Influence. Read more.

Paula Zamudio (Advance 2018) is now the Community Relations Manager for Escondido Union High School District.

Jennifer Summers (Impact 2018) is now the Director of Tribal Relations & Land Management for SDG&E.

Karen Higareda (Advance 2019 & LEAD Board member) is now the Lead Case Manager for South Bay Community Services.

Kory Cavanary (Impact 2021) is now the Senior Consultant for the Transformation Management Team at Cognizant.

Vicki Mealer-Burke (Influence 2018 & LEAD Vice Chair) is now a Board Member for Make A Wish Foundation San Diego.

Itica Milanes (Advance 2019) is now the Director of Marketing, PR & Communications for JONES.

Carol Hazen (Impact 2021) is now the COO for the San Diego Housing Federation.

Emily Howe (Impact 2020) is now a Board Member for the San Diego Law Library Foundation.

Maggie Schroedter (Impact 2014) was named Partner at Robberson Schroedter, LLP.

Tonya Torosian (Influence 2013 & LEAD Board Member) was named a Clare Rose Sabbatical recipient from Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego. Read more.

Valerie Attisha (Impact 2005 and Advance 2020) is now the Vice President of Client & Community Relations at PNC.

Megan O’Dowd (Impact 2012) is now the Program Coordinator for the Office of Homeless Solutions at the County of San Diego.

Member Spotlight: Webcor

A Golden State of Mind

Webcor is a full-service commercial builder celebrating their 50th anniversary with offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Jose. They are known for building commercial office/residential hubs, modern hospitals, research facilities, and university campus infrastructure throughout the Golden State. They are not simply a builder that adopts traditional approaches just because they’re popular or because they’ve always been used. They are innovators and fresh thinkers who focus on opportunities to create value for our clients.

Helps Dreams Come True

They employ their full range of preconstruction and construction services delivered through Design-Build, Construction-Manager-At-Risk, and Public-Private-Partnership models with a significant emphasis on sustainability, wellness, virtual modeling, and detailed design management to create the vision of your dreams. They have built some of California’s most iconic buildings and will continue to do so for decades to come. Webcor Craft’s carpentry, concrete, and drywall self-perform groups are active on many Webcor-led projects and are often subcontracted on competitor-led projects.

A Culture of Community

Webcor’s company culture extends beyond the job site into the communities where they build. As the “People” category of their corporate social responsibility plan ( reflects, Webcor believes in the value of investing in our employees and communities. You’ll find their team distributing groceries at regional food banks, conducting hands-on carpentry workshops for local high school students, and much more.

A Value-based Business Model

Our clients come back to us over and over because of our attention to the smallest details, our dedication to transparent communication and cost estimating, and our foundational qualities of honesty, hard work, and genuine partnership. We establish every relationship with the confidence that it will be long-term, mutually beneficial, and future-proof.

Your local Webcor contact

Cecilia Kucharski, DBIA, LEED® AP

Vice President

Mobile – (619) 417-4540