EC Los Angeles Director Honored by Local NAMC Chapter

At its 17th Annual Awards Dinner, the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) honored EC Los Angeles Director Veronica Soto with its 2016 Minority Business Advocate Award. (As Soto was out of the country and unable to attend the event, her team accepted the award on her behalf; please see photo.) NAMC is an ECC board member.

From Left: Sharon Coleman, President, NAMC Southern California; Anabel Barragan, Director of Construction Relations for Touchstone Project Solutions; Valerie Soto (niece); Wendy Angel, EC Los Angeles Program Coordinator

The award goes to an individual who has advocated for minority contractors and played a civil leadership role in the Southern California construction market. The award letter to Soto recognized her “commitment to the growth and development of minority contractors.”

“It's a tremendous honor to receive the Minority Business Advocate award from NAMC,” Soto said. “I have been actively associated with the organization for over 15 years, and I recognize its important role in creating access for minority contractor participation in public works. Further, it’s been my privilege to work alongside its leadership and membership to change the face of the construction industry in Los Angeles.”  

“Veronica is well-deserving of the NAMC award, having spent nearly two decades working to increase the capacity of small, minority businesses to compete and grow their businesses,” observed ECC President and CEO Denise Fairchild. “Veronica strives on a daily basis to open up high-road architecture, engineering and construction careers to minority students and adults, notably with the ACES Pathway Program and the E-Contractor Academy, which prepares minority and other disadvantaged contractors to compete for LA County construction work.”


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