Judith Sitarz '72 Founder, CEO, Painting Perfection, Ltd.
Judith has always followed a path less traveled. Not very many new graduates - certainly not women - would take a job after graduation at Prospect Foundry, even if it was a family owned company in Minneapolis. She worked there from 1973-1989, learning the business, expanding her expertise, and challenging those who thought this was not "women's work." During that time her work led her to leadership positions on several committees, including the Metal Casters of MN, a government lobbying association. Prospect Foundry was sold in 1989 to a New York investment firm. Judith is a 1972 graduate of College of Saint Benedict, with a B.A. in History. She also has a Certificate of Accreditation from the Women in Management Program from College of St. Catherine and certification in Beginning Metallurgy from the American Foundrymen's Society. In 1995 her entrepreneurial spirit led her to become the owner, President and CEO of Painting Perfection, Ltd. This painting contractor, with more than 50 current employees, serves new construction, light commercial and residential painting. The company also does UV pre-finishing for architectural moldings, doors and decorative plexiglass. Judith served as a member of the CSB Board of Trustees from 2002 until the completion of academic year 2010. She was an active member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, Student Development and Resource Development Committees. Judith is an avid reader, belonging to a Class of '72 Book Club as well as a women business leaders' book club. She loves to travel and has been to nearly every continent. An accomplished gardener and dog lover, she is also keenly interested in homeopathic medicine and genealogy.