The Board of Directors has recruited to new industry leaders for our team. They join Beth Conley, Julie Wrightsman and Janelle Rabine as board members. Below are bios on Caroline and Tracy.
Caroline Melton is the Director of Business Development for Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation. Caroline brings over 20 years of diverse experience in the construction industry, having worked on both the subcontracting and general contracting side in the heavy civil sector and also spent a few years on the commercial building side. In her current role, Caroline leads the company’s growth strategy, client services and retention on a national level for one of the largest soil stabilization contractors in the country.
She has dedicated her career to mentoring women in the industry through her association affiliations. Another passion of hers is advocating for the transportation industry with legislators, both in Springfield and DC. While on the Underground Contractor Association’s Government Affairs Committee, Caroline was honored with the first “Friends of Transportation Grassroots Award” in 2017 from The Transportation for Illinois Coalition Steering Committee. She also served on the IRTBA’s membership committee for several years and in 2016 was awarded “Recruiter of The Year”.
Caroline is very passionate about supporting women in the industry and will continue to mentor women and advocate for transportation funding in this exciting journey.
Tracy Morse is the Founder and President of Images, Inc., a women-owned strategic communication firm that specializes in public involvement, public relations, marketing, and strategic planning. Images, Inc. is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois and has offices in Peoria, Illinois; Bettendorf, Iowa; and Dallas, Texas. Two decades ago, she had the vision to reshape the way private and public sectors facilitate conversations with stakeholders. Tracy and her firm have successfully provided strategic leadership on some of the largest public works projects in the Midwest, and continues to work with transportation agencies at local, regional, and state levels. Her passion for innovation has bridged the communication gap between government agencies, businesses, media, and the public.
She dedicates her time to the infrastructure industry, advocating for infrastructure, funding, and project delivery methods, by sitting on committees and boards such as the American Council of Engineering Companies; the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association; and Innovations in Construction, Asphalt and Transportation. Tracy and her firm have been recognized by the Transportation Research Board, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Council of Engineering Companies-IL and the Publicity Club of Chicago for their creative, innovative and impactful public involvement and strategic communications work.