Kari Donovan honored as a 2020 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at the June 2021 event

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Kari Donovan honored as a 2020 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at the June 2021 event

The WBE Star Award is the premier national award recognizing excellence in business leadership for women.

(Blue Bell, PA) June 8, 2021 – Kari Anne Donovan, PE, CxA, President of Precis Commissioning (PrecisCx), was recognized as a Women’s Enterprise (WBE) Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council ( WBENC), the largest national certifier of women-owned businesses and a leader in women’s business development. The WBE Star Award is the premier national recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country who are leaders in their local business communities and respective fields.

As the WBENC Summit & Salute 2020 scheduled for last March was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WBE 2020 stars will be honored at the virtual WBENC 2021 Focus on the Future event throughout the month of June, from June 8.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the 2020 WBE All-Stars,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “Each of them illustrates the vital role that women-owned businesses play in our economy. They are outstanding leaders, mentors and innovators. We are thrilled to honor them as part of our virtual event.

“While I was disappointed to miss the in-person celebration last year, I am honored to have this recognition by WBENC and to be able to celebrate virtually with the other honorees,” Donovan said. “I look forward to continuing to lead by example and advocate for women in business.”

As part of the month-long celebration, Donovan will participate in the WBENC Healthcare Think Tank: Disruption and Innovation – Intersectionality and Outcomes on June 22 at 2 p.m. to share his perspective on the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industry.

Donovan founded PrecisCx in 2014 to provide quality-focused facility commissioning and qualification services to building owners and managers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, R&D, healthcare, university and commerce. As a Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), Donovan leads a team of equally credentialed professionals who ensure building systems and components perform as intended. As President, Donovan oversees PrecisCx’s operations and projects while fostering a culture of inclusion, collaboration and support, where high standards of excellence guide and define every project. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architectural engineering from Penn State and volunteers with numerous organizations, including Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) and the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA).

Donovan has been recognized for her business acumen, her inspiration to other women and her active role leading PrecisCx. WBENC’s regional partner organization, WBEC-East, selected Donovan for the honor. Donovan has been a WBEC-East member and volunteer since 2015 and was named the winner of the Shining Star Award in 2017.

About the WBENC

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of women-owned, controlled, and operated businesses in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to deliver its world-class certification standard to women-owned businesses nationwide. WBENC is also the leading national advocate for women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities to member companies, government agencies, and more than 15,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org.

About Accurate Commissioning

Precis Commissioning (PrecisCx) was founded by Kari Anne Donovan, PE, CxA, in 2014. The company is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Third-Party Certified Small Business (WOSB). PrecisCx provides third-party, independent commissioning and qualification to building owners and managers to ensure systems perform according to design intent while incorporating operational efficiencies and improvements to increase customer profitability and optimize performance. As an independent partner company of Precis Engineering, PrecisCx ensures the sustainable life cycle of building systems and components. For more information, visit https://preciscx.com.

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