For the last 21 years, Michelle Trapp has devoted her time and talents to Michels Corp., where she has left a mark on the company.
She joined the team as a marketing manager, then worked her way up to other senior management roles, in which her keen insight and professionalism helped the company expand.
For the past two years, she has served as the corporate business development manager, a role that lets her play a big role in fostering the company’s business-development team.
“When asked to describe Michelle in one word, several people replied with ‘determined,’” said Michael Shumacher, LEED AP at Michels Corp. “Her drive is inspiring and it incites those around her to work equally as hard. Over the last two decades, she has established herself as an important resource in the industry, solidified key relationships with partners and subcontractors, and led countless initiatives that have added value to her organization. Using her passion and positive attitude she has galvanized her reputation as the ‘go to’ within her organization and her industry.”
Trapp is involved in the Future Business Leaders of America and was part of a team that established a six-session course that Michels organizes with a local high school.
Additionally, she works as an instructor for the Junior Achievement program and serves at a national level with the MEA Energetic Women, a resource within the natural-gas and electric-utility industry. As the chairwoman of the organization, she uses her expertise to prepare and empower women in the energy industry.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition – it’s fulfilling knowing my advocacy of women in construction is making a positive impact across the industry,” Trapp said. “This award motivates me to continue to share my enthusiasm with more women, creating an understanding of the value a diverse work team provides. I am grateful for my sponsors and mentors who have given me the opportunity to succeed. I am committed to helping more women in this industry succeed as well.”