ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The growing number of companies led by entrepreneurial women, which have increased nationally by 45% since 2007, are helping to shape and sustain the future of our nation’s infrastructure. Of the 11.3 million nationwide women-owned firms, five in Southern California are focusing extensive effort on mobility, transportation and water resources, while becoming trusted advisors, not only to each other, but to many of our powerhouse agencies and authorities. Focused on quality management, community relations and outreach, planning, public affairs, marketing and event management, these firms are paving the way for the critically needed engineering and construction of our roads and transit systems, water systems and vital public health and safety needs.
Costin Outreach Group was co-founded in 2013 by Sara Costin Mockus, President. The firm is a stakeholder engagement firm specializing in local and regional land use development, oil and gas, transportation projects and issue and candidate campaigns.
PQM, Inc. is led by Erin Archer Hoy, CMQ/OE, CQA, President and Owner. Originally founded by her father, Don Archer, PQM celebrates 10 years in the industry, as Quality Management Consultants striving to raise the quality standards on infrastructure projects.
The Greenway Group, Inc. was founded in 2015 by Marisa Greenway, President. The Greenway Group offers multidisciplinary public outreach, event management and business development within the transportation industry across Southern California.
Connected Consulting is led by Marnie O’Brien Primmer, CEO and former Executive Director of Mobility 21. The firm provides strategic consulting and offers a comprehensive suite of services focused on delivering government relations, public engagement, partnering and project facilitation, events and brand management services
Byline7, was founded in 2015 by Barb Eljenholm, AICP, LEED AP, CEO and President. The firm focuses on community relations, marketing, communications, PR and meeting facilitation for clients. Byline7 specializes in building programs, brand, reputation, culture and consensus.
Collectively, these women-owned firms work with DOTs, transportation authorities, local agencies, self-help counties and hundreds of clients across the nation. They have worked as leaders in our nation’s top agencies and engineering firms and are heavily involved in WTS, Mobility 21 and Focus on the Future, supporting the transportation focus and mission of these organizations. Contact: Sara Costin Mockus (310) 806-3825, Erin Hoy (714) 848-4000; Marnie O’Brien Primmer (949) 698-2856; Marisa Lennon Greenway (714) 292-6308, Barb Eljenholm (949) 500-6814.