Alise Martiny has worked in the construction industry for over thirty-seven years. She began her endeavors after hearing a radio advertisement recruiting minorities and females into the construction industry. She applied for a pre-apprenticeship program. After completing the 3 months of training she was accepted into the Kansas City Cement Masons’ Apprenticeship Program that same year. She successfully completed her apprenticeship and has worked as a journeyperson on hundreds of jobsites. Alise completed an Associate of Arts in Labor Studies from Ivy Tech in Indianapolis, in 2012.
Alise has served as an officer in her local for six terms and currently serves as President. After becoming the Apprenticeship Coordinator in 1993, Alise became a Business Agent for the Cement Masons’ and Plasterer’s Local Union 518 in 1999. In 2006, she was elected to serve as the Business Manager/Financial Secretary for the Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council and is the first women to hold that position.