All about Tricia
Tricia rose to the executive level ranks of the historically male-dominated construction industry to find herself in a lonely place as the only women in the room. Her mission in life is to now change that dynamic, by raising the standard of leadership to empower organizations to create better leaders and ultimately create healthy work environments that reduce risk, empower future generations and celebrate the diversity of all people. Tricia created an authentic career in her own unique way all while raising a family. Over the years, more women have joined the non- traditional professions yet it is uncommon to see women in leadership roles. She is one of the lucky ones who navigated a career into the C-Suite.
Her mission in life is to share her journey with others so she can open the door for the next generation of women professionals, spark a conversation, and pass on key lessons that will ultimately make a difference in our little corner of the world.
Why she takes on this challenge
Tricia has over 20 years of Construction Risk Management and Safety experience working with contractors across the United States.
As an expert in risk & safety management, leadership, culture and performance excellence. From 2013 to 2019 Tricia served as a Risk Management Executive with ACIG, a large construction captive insurance group where she provides comprehensive construction risk management and crisis management services. Prior to joining ACIG, Tricia served as the Vice President of Risk & Safety Management for Jordan Foster Construction, a large diverse Texas based general contractor.
Tricia is dedicated to lifelong learning and recently became a Certified Giant Worldwide 5 Voices consultant. (www.giantworldwide.com) GiANT is a message, an idea. The idea that if we could grow humble leaders we would have less drama and insecurity in the world. If, together, we could build cultures full of liberated leaders then we would be able to create true change in our cultures from pride-based leadership to humility-based leadership.
Tricia holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Human Development focused on Conflict Resolution from SMU, Dallas,Texas and a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Communication from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Tricia has received numerous awards throughout her career including Dallas Business Journal Women to Watch, Business Insurance Magazine –Top 25 Women to Watch, DFW Associated General Contractors Safety Director of the Year, and ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Safety Professional of the Year.
Currently Tricia serves on the board of TEXO (AGC/ABC Dallas). Tricia is an expert on Women’s Leadership in Non-Traditional roles in the workplace and the author of the upcoming book The B Words; 11 Words Every Woman Must Navigate on the Journey to Self-Defined Success. She is a frequent writer on various Risk and Safety related articles including a column in CLM Litigation Magazine “What’s at Risk” and the book Defend Your Profits –Tools for Quality Construction & Botto Line Improvement. She is also the author of the book Wise Irish Women; A Journey of Love, Loyalty & Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit.
Giant Worldwide Leadership Coach–5 Voices Certified
CSP–Certified Safety Professional
CPCU‐Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
ARM–Associate in Risk Management
AIC–Associate in Claims
CRIS–ConstructionRisk Insurance Professional
Conflict Resolution Negotiation
Baldrige Performance Excellence Examiner