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ABC Houston’s Vice President of Marketing Recognized at PetrochemWorks Appreciation Party


HOUSTON – On Wednesday, October 25, the East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA) PetrochemWorks Steering Team hosted an appreciation party to recognize the volunteers who played a critical role in the PetrochemWorks 2017 organizational objectives. Over forty volunteers enjoyed an afternoon of networking and congratulatory messages from the ECHMA PetrochemWorks Steering Team.

“I am proud to work with this dynamic group of leaders in the Petrochemical and Construction industry,” said PetrochemWorks Workforce Development Committee Chair, Roy Watson of ChevronPhillips Chemical. “Their dedication and efforts have paid off tremendously for the industry and helped us push some lofty goals closer to the finish line. I look forward to seeing what this group will accomplish in 2018.”

Jennifer Woodruff, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston, was among the volunteers recognized at the appreciation event. Woodruff serves as the Communications Subcommittee Chair for the EHCMA PetrochemWorks team and is responsible for leading a team comprised of communication specialists from the owner, contractor, and educational community.

“It has truly been a privilege to work closely with the PetrochemWorks group, an initiative by EHCMA and ABC,” said Woodruff. “I value each of the connections I have made over the course of the last year and look forward to helping the group continue to reach their workforce development goals in 2018.”

The Communications Subcommittee is responsible for leading the communications initiative of the PetrochemWorks group, and has identified key stakeholders within the industry, community and public-at-large, who will be the focus of a communication plan aimed at increasing awareness of industry careers and opportunities, encouraging companies to get involved with the PetrochemWorks group, and communicate accomplishments of the group to internal and external audiences.

Additional team leaders who were recognized included:

  • Rusty Barnhill, Planning and Development Chair, Force Corporation
  • Prentice Wilson, Fundraising Subcommittee Chair, Dow
  • Denise Smesney, Events and Resources Subcommittee Chair, Dream It Do It
  • Andrew Laney, Data Management and Analysis, Dow
  • Carla Thompson, Training Subcommittee Chair, Turner Industries Group
  • Christy Ponce, CCPI, Lee College

To learn more about ABC Greater Houston, visit www.abchouston.org.

To learn more about EHCMA PetrochemWorks, visit www.ehcma.org.


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policy-making process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees.

Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) is the vehicle through which industry and craft professionals in the Houston area receive formal training. Our goal is to recruit new entrants and retain existing workers through a variety of programs focused on assessment, training, and continuing education. We believe that a community approach to training is fundamental to developing a skilled and educated craft workforce within the entire industry.


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