Rosie Privitera Biondo was installed as President of the Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA organization at the group’s annual Leadership Conference this month in Washington, DC. Rosie has served on the organization’s Executive Board since 2006 and succeeds Theresa Kern, President of MA Steel Erectors in Worth, IL.
Ms. Biondo is President of Mark One Electric, headquartered in Kansas City, MO and has served in that capacity since 1994. The company is full-service and provides regional electrical contracting and subcontracting work as well as design/build construction, estimating, engineering, pre-construction coordination, project management and architectural design. Recent projects receiving industry accolades are the renovations of Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums, the new Kauffman Performing Arts Center, Sprint Center and Applebee’s headquarters. Infusing the company’s culture with the belief that hard work pays off, staying positive is essential and staying focused on a goal will help you achieve success, Ms. Biondo has built the company to over 200 employees and over $25 million in annual revenue.
With a long string of awards, Ms. Biondo exemplifies successful executive women who give back to their community, both personally and professionally.
Directors on the Women Construction Owners & Executives USA Board include Rosemary Barbour (Alcatec LLC-MS), Lee Cunningham (Bay Tank & Boiler Works-CA), Gina Raffin (Scale Construction-IL), Kimberly Reome (The Kenrich Group-IL), Stephanie Hickman (Trice Construction-IL), Jane Hilboldt (Hilboldt Curtainwall-MO), Ida Brooker (Boeing-WA), Vicki Frankovich (Building Solutions-NV), Nancy Haines (Alabama Accessibility-AL), Deborah Bradley (Bradley Construction-NY), Caryn Boisen (Larsen King-MN), JoLynne Bartolotta (Fogel-Anderson Construction-MO).
The 27 year old Women Construction Owners & Executives USA advocates for laws and regulations that help provide women-owned small businesses a level playing field in the federal government marketplace as well as creating contracting opportunities for all women-owned businesses in the non-traditional field of construction.