OlympiaTech Electric CEO Seaen Kosmides was recently appointed as president of the Minneapolis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). She was officially sworn in on January 8, 2022 at the Minneapolis Chapter Recognition Dinner and Installation of Officers held in Minneapolis. Ms. Kosmides is the first-ever woman to hold the presidential seat in the chapter’s 69-year history.
“The Minneapolis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association is proud to announce the installation of its new president, Seaen Kosmides. Seaen brings to the chapter a number of new and unique experiences that will continue to keep the Minneapolis chapter as a leader in the association. We are looking forward to her leadership” stated David Manderson, executive director of Minneapolis Chapter, NECA.
Ms. Kosmides is a long-time member of NECA and has served on the Minneapolis NECA Chapter board of directors for the past 3 years. In 2017, she founded the Women-In-NECA Twin Cities group to foster engagement amongst women within the electrical construction industry. The group serves as a collaborative platform for women affiliated with NECA-member companies by creating a forum for women to join together for education, collaboration, industry relations, community outreach, and professional growth. Seaen currently serves as co-chair of that group. She also sits on the steering committee for Women-in-NECA at the national level.
Outside of her NECA involvement and her role as CEO of OlympiaTech Electric, Seaen also holds a seat on the board of directors for the North Central Electrical League and is actively involved in several industry trade associations including NAWIC and MSA.
Through advocacy, education, research, and standards development, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works to advance the electrical contracting industry. NECA has 119 local chapters throughout the United States. The Minneapolis Chapter, NECA is dedicated to serving management interests in the organized electrical and low-voltage industries. The chapter’s jurisdiction parallels that of IBEW Locals 292 and 343, generally extending from Minneapolis and St. Cloud west to the Minnesota/Dakotas border and South to the Iowa border.