Past Board Chairs & Members
Ana Lucas Former Technology Chair
Ana started her career in the electrical contracting business in 1993. She founded Starlite Electric in 2004 and became President in 2013 specializing in Commercial, Industrial and Residential Electrical Contracting. She is also a member of The Engineers Club, The Associated Builders and Contractors Association, The Keansburg Business Association, and the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree from Nova University.
Lisa H. Lesser Founding Member, Former General Counsel
Ms. Lesser is General Counsel to Dobco Inc., a General Contracting firm in Wayne, NJ. She was a Partner with Peckar & Abramson in River Edge, NJ before joining Dobco Inc. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. She has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers for construction law. She is also a member of the American Bar Association of the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Section on Construction and Public Contract Law. Ms. Lesser received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York in 1990 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1993.
Carolyn Canavan Former Membership Chair
Mobile Mini, Inc. Branch Manager
Veronica Sager Former Technology Chair
As an experienced professional in the construction industry for over 20 years, Ms. Sager delivers projects within budget and at a high level of quality for Sordoni Construction. She works directly with the Executive Vice President of Operations and other senior management personnel on business development and corporate strategic planning as well as overseeing quality and project controls within the firm. Veronica also coordinates and manages corporate operations to ensure company and client standards are successfully delivered. She has fostered Sordoni Constructions client-focused culture and mentors the project executive team in upholding the standards company wide. Veronica holds a Bachelors Degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Business Administration - Information Management Systems.
Norma Tempel Founding Member, Former President, Former VP, Former Mentorship Chair
A long-time former president and founding member of PWC-NJ, Norma is also president and founder of Etched in Stone Waterjet Fabrications, Inc. With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Norma has led her company with innovation, passion and commitment. She is a founding member of the New Jersey chapter of Professional Women in Construction and recipient of the 2005 Business Woman of the Year award by the Bergen County chapter of NJAWBO. Norma is also active in the American Society of Interior Designers and the Greater Hackensack Chamber of Commerce.
Karen Tuveson Former President
Ms. Tuveson has been an active member of the PWCNJ Board for the past several years. She has assisted both Membership and Events Committees in organizing speakers and guests in order to attract and strengthen the diverse PWC-NJ membership, and raise the visibility of the organization. With 10+ years of experience in small business growth and development in the construction industry, Ms. Tuveson is an Account Manager for Zack Painting Co., targeting business development in the healthcare, commercial property management, and pharmaceutical markets. Ms. Tuveson is active in numerous local and state networking organizations, and is a 2011 Fellow of the Leadership New Jersey.