Ambassador Club

Individuals who are dedicated to increasing the visibility of NEF

Ambassador Silver Pin

2015 Ambassador Club Silver Honoree

Melanie Myers

Melanie Myers CIS Program

Melanie Myers holds a Master of Science in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University and is the current Construction Management Program Coordinator for Oakland Community College (OCC) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In her current position, she manages and writes construction management curricula while advocating, advising and teaching students on current educational and career options within construction. Prior to OCC, she was a Lecturer at Eastern Michigan University teaching undergraduate and graduate level construction management courses. Before her career in higher education, she was a construction project manager and superintendent for two Southeast Michigan contractors.

NAWIC History

She has been a member of the Lansing Chapter of NAWIC since 1999 and served as Region 4 (now North Central Region) Director 2010-2012. Her love of NAWIC and construction education led her to NEF. She has helped NEF through revisions of their various adult programs, served on various committees/taskforces and served as a Trustee for two terms. She is currently President-Elect for 2015-2016. In early 2015, she completed work on the new NEF Construction Industry Specialist (CIS) program.

Core Values

The Board adopts these Core Values as aspirational yet integral to fulfilling the
Core Purpose.

  • Quality: Delivering innovative education programs exceeding the expectations of the
    construction community
  • Value: Investing in the growth of the construction industry through education
  • Integrity: Setting the standard without compromise


This Strategic Plan is an envisioned future of this organization out three to five years. Three goals are identified, including some strategies to assist in achieving these goals.

Goal – Programs: Building and maintaining quality content

  1. Program Assessment for ACCE
  2. Block Kids Outreach
  3. Overhaul of Certified Construction Associate (CCA)
  4. Online courses
  5. Education guidelines
  6. New construction industry program
  7. Create*Design*Build outreach
  8. Design Drafting outreach

Goal – Outreach: Expanding the reach of NEF within existing relationships

  1. Partnerships
  2. NAWIC
  3. NEF

Goal – Promotion: Increasing awareness of NEF within the construction industry through new relationships

  1. Industry Promotion
  2. Education


  1. Increase visibility
  2. Enhancement of the NEF brand
  3. Review and update of promotions/marketing materials


  1. Increase social media presence – video chats, Google results, Instagram, etc.
  2. Presence at trade shows
  3. Cross promote with other associations or industry events