Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (October 6, 2016) – Jen Strobel, vice president of human resources for Flagger Force Traffic Control Services, an industry leading traffic control company and certified women business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), has been recognized by the Associated Builders and Constructors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter as the 2016 Woman of the Year. The awards ceremony was held on September 21, 2016.
“Flagger Force is committed to keeping our communities moving and Jen plays a key role in helping us achieve this every day,” said Michele Doner, president, CEO and co-founder of Flagger Force, “As VP of HR, she also plays an important role in keeping our business moving forward with the development and implementation of our extensive employee training and recognition programs. We are very proud of Jen and her accomplishments.”
Strobel has worked for Flagger Force since 2012. At the time, she was a staff of one in the human resources department. Today, her department has expanded to more than 21 employees to support over 1,600 full-time employees working in the company’s 11 facilities across the Mid-Atlantic Region. She also founded a Women’s Leadership Group at the company’s corporate headquarters in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania to discuss the important role of working women in construction, which is traditionally a more male-dominated industry. In addition to Jen’s responsibilities at Flagger Force, Strobel is a committee member of the Lancaster Chamber Excellence Exchange and the Lancaster SHRM Program. She also mentors young professionals in the Lancaster community.
“I am so proud to have been recognized as Woman of the Year by the Associated Builders and Constructors of Eastern Pa,” said Jen Strobel, vice president of human resources. “Over the past four years, Flagger Force has provided me the opportunities to grow as a leader and to create programs that continue the conversation about the importance of women working in the construction industry. I am committed to making sure that all of our employees have the tools and opportunities they need to do their job and perform with excellence.”
The ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Woman of the Year award recognizes and honors women who have contributed to creating opportunities for other women in the construction industry, serving as role models, mentors, advocates for others in the construction industry, especially in efforts to broaden opportunities for women.
“Only nine percent of workers within the United States construction industry are female,” said Joe Perpiglia, president and CEO of ABC Eastern PA. “It is because of this fact that the Woman of the Year is awarded to those who demonstrate exemplary leadership, while inspiring others within the construction field. Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania was proud to announce Jen Strobel as the 2016 Woman of the Year. Jen embodies the passion, tenacity, and grace even under the toughest of circumstances needed to not only work in the construction industry and be successful, but also serve as an inspiration to all women who are interested in becoming part of the construction industry.”
Flagger Force Traffic Control Services provides safe, quality work zones throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Flagger Force provides careers to more than 1,600 fulltime employees with a 24/7 operational capability and two-hour emergency response time. Flagger Force Keeps Our Communities Moving safely through work zones, while their clients work to keep the power on, water flowing, and bridges safe for the traveling public on a daily basis, but they also support the communities they work and live in by donating time, resources, and dollars to local organizations. The company is a certified women business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).