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Balfour Beatty Construction Leaders Honored as "2015 Women in Construction" by Constructech Magazine
September 30, 2015
magazine recently named Balfour Beatty Construction’s Kasey Bevans and Nancy Novak to its “2015 Women in Construction” list at the publication’s 2015 Technology Day event. The Women in Construction list is comprised of some of the most successful women working in the construction industry who are driving innovation with technology and represent the leading construction companies in the country. At Balfour Beatty Construction, Bevans serves as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) and Novak is vice president of operations.
“The Women in Construction demonstrate exemplary leadership and have accelerated the growth of technology, while inspiring others within construction,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine. “Each woman embodies passion, tenacity, and grace even under the toughest of circumstances, which ultimately has empowered them to take risks and challenge the status quo.”
As CIO of Balfour Beatty Construction, Bevans leads the vision and strategic direction of the company’s information technology team. In her 12 years as CIO, she has developed a highly talented team and centralized IT across the business. To support the company’s rapid growth, Bevans has successfully led the implementation of technology governance practices and several core business systems, including an ERP accounting system.
Bevans also contributes her time to industry and community organizations, including Oracle E&C Strategy Council, Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Advisory Board and Microsoft ENC Council. In the community, she is involved with the Woman’s Auxiliary Board, Junior League, Park Cities National Charity League, and serves on the PTA board.
As national vice president of operations, Novak is a key resource in assessing and strengthening the company's ability to scale knowledge and bring consistency to strong, existing operating standards. She is helping to lead the company in building a true learning organization where collaboration and leverage for the benefit of our people and partners are the norm.
Novak is heavily involved in organizations that lead the way for technology advancement and advocating for women's leadership in the construction industry. Her passion for advancing women in business is expressed through organizations such as Women in Government Relations (WGR), Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE), the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), and the Sewall-Belmont House in Washington, D.C.
“Constructech’s recognition of Kasey and Nancy with ‘2015 Women in Construction’ honors is well deserved and further reinforces the significant contributions they make to our company and industry every day,” said Mark Layman, chairman and CEO, Balfour Beatty Construction. “At Balfour Beatty, we are focused on differentiating ourselves so significantly that we change the industry and these leaders personify this commitment. Both Kasey and Nancy are an inspiration to their teams and peers, and their passion for the business and our people are second to none.”