BUILDING BUSINESS: Lunch with Gov. Evers, Construction Experts



A new Democratic governor has taken office. What does that mean for the construction industry and your business? How can you make money and how will his policies change the construction climate?

The Daily Reporter will host Gov. Tony Evers for a construction roundtable event on Friday, March 29. Get the latest industry insight directly from the governor before a roundtable of construction experts, including WisDOT Secretary Designee Craig Thompson and Mortenson Construction’s Jeff Gruhn, discuss upcoming policies and how they will affect business going forward.


craig-thompsonWisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson

Secretary-designee Craig Thompson has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation secretary. Previously, Thompson was the executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. He has more than 25 years of experience working with Wisconsin businesses, communities, legislators and units of government. Prior to leading TDA, he served as the legislative director for the Wisconsin Counties Association, managing legislative initiatives at the state and federal levels.

Jeff Gruhn, Director of Project Development, Mortenson

gruhn-jeff-bestWith more than 20 years of construction industry experience, Gruhn is the director of project development for Mortenson’s Wisconsin operations. His responsibilities include project acquisition, relationship management, overall delivery of preconstruction and construction phase services and business development activities. A cornerstone of his career has been the development of strong client relationships based on mutual respect and trust. Gruhn has a unique command of the Wisconsin construction market and has a proven track record of consistently delivering an outstanding customer experience. His strategic focus, collaborative leadership style and hands-on experience delivering multiple complex projects make him an expert in leading projects from the design phase through occupancy.

WHO: Gov. Tony Evers

WHAT: Roundtable discussion with the governor and construction industry leaders —including WisDOT Secretary Designee Craig Thompson and Jeff Gruhn, director of project development, Mortenson — with a Q&A session.

WHEN: Friday, March 29.
Networking/registration starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by a discussion with Gov. Tony Evers at 11:30 a.m.
Construction industry leaders roundtable discussion following Gov. Evers’ talk and Q&A session.

Lunch will also be provided.

Monona Terrace – Madison Ballrooms-AB
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (MAP)

COST: $49

TICKETS: Visit this link or call Jenny Byington at 414-225-1803 or email her at jbyington@dailyreporter.com.

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