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    December 29, 2020 • czweig

    Zweig Group adds Veronica Porter to ElevateHER™ team

    Zweig Group is proud to announce the addition of Veronica Porter, MBA, to the ElevateHER™ team as the new program coordinator. This is a new role added by Zweig Group to signify the growth of the ElevateHER initiative and continued program expansion.

    ElevateHer™ was developed to embrace, promote, and ensure equal opportunities for all professionals in the AEC industry regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. It is a cohort-style annual program designed to define key strategies and provide open-sourced, accessible action plans to tackle diversity and its role in recruiting and retention issues.

    In addition to her expansive resume with experience in strategic market planning, brand development, and corporate business development, Porter was a member of the inaugural 2020 cohort, an experience that will give her the background to step into the new role naturally as well as continue to improve and further the experience of the cohort members.

    “I am thrilled to be a part of ElevateHER and have the opportunity to do work that is my passion.   I’ve always had a strong desire to help advance women and other underrepresented groups in the industry,” said Porter.  “This is an exciting time in the AEC industry and I’m so glad to be a part of this influential program to move the industry forward.”

    Porter will continue her role with Waggonner Engineering as Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer and is adding this new position to her responsibilities.

    “We are ecstatic to welcome Veronica to the team,” said Jamie Claire Kiser, Managing Principal at Zweig Group and co-founder of ElevateHER. “There is truly no one better suited to advance the vision of the program than Veronica. Her participation in the inaugural cohort combined with her unique background and her energy for the program are precisely the right combination to ensure that the ElevateHER initiative continues to evolve and flourish.”

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