Name: Carol Hagen
Company/Position: U.S. CAD, a Vinzero Company – Bluebeam Specialist
My role is to help with all things Bluebeam; Bluebeam product sales, support and services. I’m a certified Bluebeam Instructor and I also assist with support issues. Bonus…I answer my cell on Saturdays if you're in a pinch!
I joined the ABA in the late 1990’s to expand my network (I was following Wink Ames as much as I could, learning from the best), listening to the problems the construction industry needed solutions for and finding out how I could help. I’m still listening and recently found a plugin to import Bluebeam markups into AutoCAD Revit and Civil3D. Ask me about it sometime!
As an Associate Member of the ABA, the networking is top notch. The education, events and community service board are where I’ve served on committees. Those have been where I’ve hopefully made a difference and certainly where I’ve made the closest connections. The networking and education are ABA core strengths and CSB the most rewarding. I encourage everyone to get plugged in!
Personally, one of my greatest achievements is hiking the Grand Canyon. There’s a funny story about once I finished my hike, but you’ll have to ask me about it in person since it’s not something we can print.
Professionally, being the 1 st CFMA Valley of the Sun Associate of the Year Award recipient was huge. Also, I’ve been a speaker at NAWIC and CFMA National Conferences. I’ve had articles published in CFMA Building Profits Magazine and ASA’s Contractors Compass. I’m a trusted advisor to so many ABA members on Bluebeam and other tech solutions. And one thing I’m most proud of is Chairing for Women in Construction week and having 200+ women attend the event (thank you all for the support) – shooting for 300 in 2023!
During my personal time, I really love singing in the Arizona Community Church choir, hiking, playing the piano, golfing, and even performing magic shows. Who doesn’t like to be fooled and entertained at the same time?!
The Golden Rule? Help others and just keep swimming. If you do what’s right, help your neighbor and persevere, you’ll cross the finish line well.
Last thing I’d like to share…we all need to pray more often. And God Bless America!