Julie Muller-Neff (right), executive vice president of the SMACNA Western-Washington chapter, received the Petersen-Dunn Award as Chapter Executive of the Year at the annual convention in Maui.
"Julie Muller-Neff has a stellar reputation. In fact, she elevates this award to a whole new level," said 2017 President Lansdell. "Julie has actively addressed the industry's workforce needs by creating an intern program to help bright young people find their way to deserving contractors.
"She has worked with her labor partner to help those transitioning out of the military find a place in the sheet metal industry. This program just graduated its first SMART Heroes class in October.
"She has also worked with her peers to establish the Women in Construction Leadership Council, where she continues in a leadership role."