Knowledge Manager at HITT Contracting, and WBC board member, Karen Cotton’s favorite WBC educational event has been the first women’s roundtable and networking event. “It was very impactful to hear from women leaders and prompted HITT to start a regular women’s lunch!” She also enjoys judging the craftsmanship awards. “It’s quite an honor to experience the outstanding construction work that takes place in the DC metro area!”
Karen’s advice to any new member is to put in the effort; sign up for events you’re not sure about, and volunteer to serve on a committee. “You’ll never know when you’ll learn something new or meet someone who will have an impact on you if you don’t put yourself out there.”
Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband Jeremy, sons Shane (11), Nolan (8) and Roman (7).
Committees Served: Craftsmanship Awards, Marketing, Program and Education
Fun Fact: “I have an identical twin sister.”
Favorite Tool: “The mini screwdriver set my Mom gave me.”
Favorite Restaurant: Blue Ridge Grill in Leesburg, VA