Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. announced Patricia Hurst, vice president of finance for Worth & Co., as the winner of its first annual Construction Woman of the Year award.

Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC SEPA) announced the winner of its first annual Construction Woman of the Year award.  Patricia Hurst, vice president of Finance for Worth & Co., was named the recipient, which recognizes the exceptional accomplishments of women making a positive impact on the construction industry.

ABC SEPA's Construction Woman of the Year program is designed to honor women who serve as role models, mentors and advocates for opportunities and for others in the construction industry, especially in efforts to broaden opportunities for women. Nominees must have demonstrated leadership experience, be committed to education, both for themselves as well as the people they touch in their professional lives, and demonstrate a commitment to community involvement.

Hurst has spent her entire professional career working for construction companies, joining Worth & Co. in 1989. Under her financial guidance, Worth has experienced unprecedented growth from a small mechanical contractor to a powerhouse with almost 500 employees. Worth is also consistently named as one of Pennsylvania's Best Places to Work, and Hurst has consistently supported training at all levels of the company, from craft level to the CEO.

Hurst has also been a leader at ABC, serving as a member of the board and treasurer for six years, as well as participating in a number of committees. She was elected as the first-ever female president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) in 2008. She is a regular contributor to the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Immaculata College, and has also assisted Worth in numerous community outreach programs.

Source: ABC SEPA

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