The National Association of Women in Construction has a new president.

The Texas-based group named Sandy K. Field as its 60th national president at its recent annual conference in Indianapolis.

“I am looking forward to next year as NAWIC navigates through some exciting changes, one being the redistricting of our regions,” said Field. “The redistricting brings with it unlimited possibilities for NAWIC and its members. However, as with any change, it must be properly managed to enjoy a smooth, productive and effective transition. As president, it will be my responsibility to see that the transition is carried out smoothly and in a manner that is most beneficial to the association as a whole.”

Field said she plans to focus her year on boosting the value of the association for members.

 “It has been my mantra for the past few years that we need to get back to the basics of why NAWIC was founded,” she said. “To enhance the success of women in the construction industry we must offer value to membership with programs that are relevant to the industry and provide opportunities for professional development. One of my priorities will be to work with the chapters to evaluate how we can increase the value of membership on the chapter level to not only bring in new members, but also retain our existing members.”