Who We Are

Mission Statement

To build and contribute to projects that facilitate charitable outreach on behalf of San Diego’s building industry.

What We Do

The Building Industry of San Diego believes in giving back to the community it serves. In 1990, BIA established this 501(c)3, charitable organization to help build a better future for those in need. BIA Cares has donated more than $2.3 million to charitable projects and programs in San Diego County.

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2022 Board of Directors

Veronica Martinez (President)H.G. Fenton Company
Ryan Swenson (Vice President)Simpson Strong-Tie
Mark Hartley (Secretary/ Treasurer)Shea Homes
Kellie Coon (Assistant Treasurer)BIA
Jessica Nishiura (Past President)Hunsaker & Associates
Trish EdmondsonCornerstone Communities
Mark EllisPetra Geosciences, Inc.
John HowardHoward Associates
Nancy DiamondBIA
Philip SzymanskiArchitects Orange

Life Directors

Karen AmelioWhirlpool Corp.
Lora Heramb
Eric JonesUrban Real Estate Services
Pete ReebClarity Real Estate
Laura WilsonWilson Consulting

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