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Chrystal Stowe is Selected as One of D.C.’s Most Influential Professional Women

Smoot Construction’s Director of Business Development, Chrystal Stowe, is part of a group of 25 women considered to be the D.C. region’s most influential professional women of 2020.  The Washington Business Journal will be hosting its 17th annual Women Who Mean Business Program on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, to honor these outstanding nominees at a virtual live event.

Her impact on the community

Chrystal has been in the construction industry for twenty-five years and is a former TV news anchor with over fifteen years of experience with media, public relations and community affairs.

In addition to leading Smoot’s business development efforts, Chrystal develops and implements community initiatives such as training and employment opportunities for local residents and contracting opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses. As a certified compliance administrator Chrystal has an outstanding record of accomplishments with achieving and/or exceeding participation goals on complex, large scale and fast-track construction and development projects.

Chrystal is also a highly regarded subject matter expert on minority business and local hiring initiatives for federal, state and local agencies and shares her knowledge as a member of the following organizations:

  • National Forum on Diversity in Construction
  • Building Industry Association DC Chapter
  • Associated General Contractors of DC
  • Professional Women Construction
  • African American Real Estate Professionals
  • Society of Marketing Professionals DC Chapter
  • Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women Construction Owners and Executives

More recognition

To no surprise, Chrystal has been given two other awards throughout her career for her outstanding contributions to the regional area.

  • 2015 Minority Owned Prime Contractor of the Year Award from Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association
  • 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development