The American Institute of Steel Construction is pleased to announce the appointment of Babette Freund to its Board of Directors. Freund is the CEO and co-owner of Ritner Steel Inc. in Carlisle, Pa. and has been an active member of the NASCC: The Steel Conference Planning Committee since 2007. She is also a member of the AISC Code of Standard Practice Committee. Confirmed during AISC’s Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Freund will begin serving on the AISC board of directors, assisting with the organization’s planning and leadership in the steel construction industry. Freund initially served as chief financial officer for Ritner Steel when she joined the company in 2004 and was also responsible for overseeing operations and project management. She has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance and management, with areas of emphasis in construction, not-for-profit entities, human service and insurance.