KETHA MOLINA IS THE SENIOR DAMAGE PREVENTION MANAGER FOR TEXAS811, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE DAMAGE PREVENTION COUNCIL OF TEXAS, AND PRESIDENT OF LEADING WOMEN OF DAMAGE PREVENTION.
She has more than 19 years of establishing and cultivating strong partnerships, implementing successful programs and initiatives, creating a culture of empowerment and workplace responsibility, and using her skills to advance and develop safety.
Leading Women of Damage Prevention is designed for the advancement and discovery for all women who have an interest in underground infrastructure. The group’s mission, and Ketha’s vision, is to influence and encourage all women in the damage prevention industry to be bold, confident, and brilliant through collaboration, empowerment, and networking.
Words her peers use to describe Ketha include: dedicated, educator, entrepreneur, respected, knowledgeable, creative, passionate, reliable, brilliant, loyal and driven.
“Ketha is an educator and thought leader in the damage prevention space,” said Abby Ferri, Senior Risk Control Consultant with Gallagher. “She is a strong example for young Latina women looking to get into the safety profession.”
“Ketha is a dedicated damage prevention manager and a subject matter expert on Texas damage prevention regulations,” added Doug Meeks, Damage Prevention Manager with Texas811. “She provides damage prevention and excavation training in English and Spanish to more than 5,000 students annually. She is also very good at coming up with new ideas on how to reach underserved areas or groups.”
Ketha has a reputation for serving on statewide, regional and national damage prevention organizations. She is passionate about what she does and strives to educate everyone she interacts with about the importance of safe digging and calling 811 before you dig.
“The question should be, what does Ketha NOT do to promote damage prevention and safe excavation,” said Jennifer Pratt, Program Manager at Texas811. “Ketha is simply a rock star! She is an advocate for all that work in the industry and her passion shows in all that she does.”
Her work for Texas811 and the Damage Prevention Council of Texas has made her a household name when it comes to underground infrastructure safety in Texas and she serves as a liaison between Texas811, the regional Hispanic Contractors Association, and Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas. But now she is having even more impact across the country with the Leading Women of Damage Prevention.
“She is really building a strong foundation for the Leading Women of Damage Prevention social enterprise,” claimed David Ferguson, Damage Prevention Manager at Texas811. “She has now been invited to speak about Leading Women of Damage Prevention at the upcoming Global Excavation Safety Conference in Phoenix.”
Ketha is a true champion in the industry, supporting damage prevention activities and promoting safe excavation to a wide array of individuals.”
And as far as Ketha being honored as a dp-PRO Damage Prevention Hero goes, Tina Sanders, Damage Prevention Manager with Texas811 said, “Ketha is a true champion in the industry, supporting damage prevention activities and promoting safe excavation to a wide array of individuals.”
And Jennifer Pratt adds, “If you don’t know Ketha, get to know her. She is the type of person you want in your corner, fighting for you and cheering you on. She is an incredible mentor and I am better because I know her and have the privilege of working with her.”