Listee Features — February 26, 2020


Fausta Britton has distinguished herself as the owner of Fausta Britton LLC since 1990, through which she provides motivational speaking and coaching services to various businesses and organizations. Borne out of her dissatisfaction with her past career in corporate marketing, she is dedicated to helping others live truer to their values. Ms. Britton’s area of expertise lies in management consultation regarding the cultivation of employee empowerment, relationship building and soft skills development. A graduate of the Detroit College of Business in Dearborn, Michigan, Ms. Britton earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991. She has also undertaken coursework at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Since entering her professional field, Ms. Britton has been the recipient of a Dale Carnegie Recognition Award

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Debra McHenry


With more than a decade of professional experience, Debra C. McHenry has excelled as an ironworker for the Ironworker Union Local 433 since 2007. She has been an ironworker for 13 years and, for nine of those 13 years, she has worked for John Allard with Anning-Johnson. Constantly inspired by her daughter, Miss McHenry also attributes her success to her fellow union members and people such as John Burkhart, Jim Baer and Eddie Gray, who all are or were foreman for the company. As a woman of the trade, Miss McHenry had encountered various moments where she felt could not complete her apprenticeship. However, she was able to push through and utilized the necessary tools to continue moving forward. Holding

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Ashlee Groves


Having accrued more than a decade of excellence in her industry, Ashlee Groves has garnered a laudable reputation as an entrepreneur and sales executive of construction equipment. Inspired by her father, who owned a utility construction company, she began interning at a Ditch Witch manufacturing plant while completing college at the Rawls College of Business of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Ms. Groves graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in finance and earned her Master of Business Administration at Oklahoma City University in 2009. From 2007 until 2009, Ms. Groves served as the Platinum Plus manager of the finance department at Charles Machine Works Incorporated. After completing a master’s degree, she returned to Ditch Witch with the aspiration

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Jean Alberti


Having accrued almost 40 years of experience in psychology, Jean M. Alberti, PhD, has become an authority in her field after founding her own clinic, Alberti Psychological Services, in 1981. At the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, she rose from a graduate research assistant from 1965 to 1968 to director of the University Research Office from 1968 to 1972 while completing a PhD in educational psychology. She planned to teach the teachers how to teach. Upon graduation, however, her career took a detour, first into medical education teaching physicians and allied health professionals how to teach more effectively. Dr. Alberti started as an assistant professor of medical education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in

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Having accrued more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Carina E. Coleman is an expert in the field of institutional asset management.  She currently serves as the director of pension and trust investments for Sempra Energy. She oversees approximately $10 billion in retirement and welfare benefit assets across Sempra Energy’s qualified and non-qualified plans and manages approximately $1 billion of nuclear decommissioning trust assets. Her responsibilities include developing investment policy, asset allocation and the selection of investment managers. During her tenure at Sempra, Ms. Coleman has been able to achieve top decile investment returns over multiple rolling time periods against a universe of corporate defined benefit plans. Her most notable achievement to date was developing investment policy

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Having accrued more than 55 years of expertise in all elements of business development, Theresa L. Lovato Blair has distinguished herself as an electrical contractor and records manager. She began working as an office secretary at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1964 and knew that she wanted to attend college. While working full-time, she attended the University of Albuquerque, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1979. Ms. Blair completed a Master of Business Administration at Highlands University in Las Vegas in 1982. Ms. Blair rose from the position of secretary to that of a records manager at Sandia National Laboratory in 1980. She would remain with the lab until 1987. In 1981,

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Choosing to work with numbers because of its simplicity and her enjoyment of it, Doris Keefe Lidtke, PhD, found transitioning into her profession a natural choice. Retired since 2009, she began her professional career as a programmer analyst at Shell Development Co. in Emeryville, California, in 1955, remaining in this role for four years before transferring to the University of California Berkeley from 1960 to 1962. She then switched to education, serving as an assistant professor at Lansing Community College from 1963 to 1968, an education specialist at Johns Hopkins University in 1968 and an assistant professor of computer science at Towson University from 1968 to 1980. The associate program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1984 to

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