Karen Schroeder Honored as PWB Woman of the Year

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Karen Schroeder (center) is joined by 2017 Chair Juli Bacon (left) and Betsy Cosper, Vice President of Marketing, Icynene-Lapolla.

The NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council has named Karen Schroeder as NAHB PWB Woman of the Year for her dedication to promoting the efforts of women who contribute to and advocate for the building industry.

Fired up after sitting in on PWB sessions at a national NAHB board meeting, Schroeder, who serves as executive vice president and partner of Mayberry Homes in East Lansing, Mich., returned to her Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing ready to start a PWB council. From the beginning, the council attracted numerous enthusiastic members, many of them newly involved with the association.

“Karen’s enthusiasm for PWB and eagerness to see women succeed in the industry was evident from the first time I met her,” said Juli Bacon, 2017 chair of the NAHB PWB Council and owner of JB Consulting Systems LLC and Bacon Maintenance Services LLC in Woodinville, Wash. “Her passion is contagious. She’s been a wonderful addition to the NAHB PWB leadership team.”

Schroeder is a director for the statewide HBA and has served her local HBA as vice chair of the Sales & Marketing Council and as a member of the 55+ Committee. She is 2018 vice chair of the NAHB 55+ Housing Council and regional trustee for NAHB PWB. She and her husband, Bob Schroeder, are 2013 inductees to the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame.

“Karen is all about rolling up her sleeves and getting things done,” said Robert L. Filka, CEO of the HBA of Michigan.

In addition to honoring outstanding members, PWB awards scholarships to local councils and students in their communities. For the 2017/18 award cycle, PWB gave $15,000 in scholarships to high school students across the country through its annual awards and recognition competitions and programs.



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