National Association of Professional Women Inducts Jina Clay, Estimator (Sales)/Detailer at Whitacre Engineering, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Jin Clay is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I have proven to my contractors that I know what I am doing and can provide them with the required materials and expertise needed to do a job successfully.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Jina Clay as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Jina into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

“I got started in construction after being hurt in a factory setting,” said Ms. Clay. This event motivated her to make the decision to go to school to get her degree in Civil Engineering, which ultimately led to a career in construction. Ms. Clay has an A.A.S. in Civil Engineering (Architecture & Construction Management) from Stark State College of Technology; an A.A.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) from Stark State College of Technology and a B.S. in Applied Management from Franklin University.

For the past two years, Ms. Clay has been an Estimator (Sales)/Detailer at Whitacre Engineering, where she has worked in various positions since 2006. In her current role, she specializes in rebar for bridge work, both repair and replacement. “Rebar is reinforcing in the concrete for the bridge structure,” explained Ms. Clay.

Working in a male-dominated field such as construction has had its challenges, but through hard work and determination, Ms. Clay has risen above any obstacles put in her way. Her professional reputation is stellar. “I have proven to my contractors that I know what I am doing and can provide them with the required materials and expertise needed to do a job successfully,” she said.

As for the future, Ms. Clay looks forward to continuing to learn new skills and gain increased responsibilities. “I hope to become better at what I do and be able to retire comfortably when I reach retirement age,” she added.

About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

Awards & Accomplishments: B.S., Franklin University, Applied Management; A.A.S., Stark State College of Technology, Civil Engineering (Construction Management); A.A.S., Stark State College of Technology, Civil Engineering (Architecture & Construction Management)

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