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Century-old C.G. Schmidt names first female executive

By: Nate Beck//May 1, 2019//

Century-old C.G. Schmidt names first female executive

By: Nate Beck//May 1, 2019//

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Sarah Dunn
Sarah Dunn

C.G. Schmidt recently announced it has promoted Sarah Dunn to vice president, the first female executive to lead the nearly century-old company.

Dunn previously served as C.G. Schmidt’s director of client strategies. She led the business development efforts of the company’s Madison office since joining C.G. Schmidt in 2011. In a news release, Dunn said she hopes her new position will spur change in the construction industry.

“Through my dad’s work I was exposed to the construction industry at a very young age and I saw firsthand that it had traditionally been very male-dominated,” Dunn said. “But as a company we’ve been making great strides to promote a more diverse and inclusive workplace, especially over the last 10 years, and we’ve already seen the significant impact that investment has had on the innovation and new approaches it’s bringing to the company.”

In addition to her role leading business development for C.G. Schmidt’s Madison office, Dunn serves as the board president for Children’s Theater of Madison, she a board member of the Children’s Museum of Madison, a board member for Catholic Charities and the board president for the UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation.

“Sarah has been with the company for many years and has been instrumental in growing the Madison-region office to what it is today,” said Senior Vice President Eric Schmidt. “When we made the decision years ago to open an office in Madison, we knew it would need a strong leader with close community ties if it was going to be successful, and that’s exactly what we found in Sarah.”


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