A founder of ACE Frederick, Carol Ritz for the past eight years has served as a mentor to students and mentors alike, and she has continuously held an executive position on the affiliate’s board. She chairs the scholarship committee and organizes the final presentation/award nights. Her strong relationship with students translates into their returning for second and third years. And after they move on to college, she remains in contact with alumni, helping them secure internships and jobs and even become an ACE mentor. So that students can get a hands-on building opportunity, she arranges for them to take part in the local Habitat for Humanity projects. A quality project specialist at Bechtel, Carol has championed ACE within her company, which is one of ACE Frederick’s major sponsors. Outside of Bechtel she participates in other fundraising efforts and regularly reaches out to the community to recruit new firms and mentors.