McCarthy's Bigler Earns TEXO Magnolia Award for Outstanding Women in Construction
DALLAS, TX Elizabeth Bigler, a Project Engineer at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., was recently awarded TEXO's (The Construction Industry Association) 2016 Magnolia Award. The Magnolia Award annually recognizes outstanding women in construction who demonstrate excellence in job performance, commitment to education, and demonstrate leadership in promoting a positive image for the construction industry.
"Elizabeth is the epitome of what our industry needs in our female leaders - someone who is willing to jump into the industry and help push it forward in all areas," said TEXO President and CEO Meloni McDaniel.
Bigler began her career at McCarthy in 2015. Her first project was the UT Dallas Campus Enhancement and she is currently working as a project engineer at Children's Health Plano's Specialty Center II.
In addition to participating in TEXO's Technology and Women's Committees and the Young Constructors Council, Bigler is also active in McCarthy's Heart Hats community involvement program that supports the mission of the American Heart Association through various programs throughout the year as well as community-based organizations such as Mi Escuelita and Thirst No More.
"Elizabeth is setting the pace for her peers and elevates the people around her; her talent is an asset to our teams and we're pleased she has received such esteemed recognition in the community," said Ray Sedey, McCarthy's Texas Region President.
Bigler graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. She continued her education at Texas A&M University receiving a Master of Science degree in construction management. Bigler has also been acknowledged with other prestigious awards, such as the Betty & Grady Stripling '60 Endowed Scholarship at A&M University, Honorable Mention for the Shelter International Student Architectural Design Competition in Tokyo, Japan, and the Leadership Award for Who's Who among Students at UT Arlington.