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Women in Construction

Although women account for only 10% of the building industry, they are paving the way for future generations and breaking glass ceilings in this diversity-challenged industry. Whether she is on the construction site or supporting building projects through marketing, law, communications, engineering, architecture, executive roles and more, The Daily Reporter honors groundbreaking women at its annual Women in Construction Awards!

Event: August 18, 2022

Discovery World – Pavilion
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (MAP)


Kara Albrecht
Senior Project Specialist
Bray Architects

Kelci Berndt
Safety Specialist
J.F. Ahern Co.

Jessica Cannizzaro
President and Master Plumber
Milestone Plumbing, Inc.

Michele Cartwright
Vice President of Operations
Common Links Construction, LLC

Julie Chapman
Design Engineer

Erika Cleaver
Senior Project Manager
Tri-North Builders

Katie Connell
Communications Director
Building Advantage

Laura Cullen
Training and Development Manager
JP Cullen

Jennifer Dressler
Director of Project Management
Symbiont Science, Engineering and Construction

Sarah Dunn
Senior Vice President Business Development & Client Services
CG Schmidt

Jacquelyn Elder
ZoKa Solutions
(formerly with CornerStone One)

Ashley Frank
Senior Project Manager

Erika Freeman
Communication Services

Colleen Hoffmann
Project Manager, Mechanical Engineering
IBC Engineering Services, Inc.

Nicole Howland
Vice President
Wellenstein & Sons Inc

Jennifer Kolp
Senior Estimator
VJS Construction Services

Mel Langlais
Director Of Safety

Ashley Markham
Project Manager
Riley Construction

Karen McKenzie
Director of Planning, Design & Construction
Advocate Aurora Health

Jennifer Podevels
Best Erectors Inc.

Sam Potts
JP Cullen

Kristen Quinn
Lead Laborer traffic control specialist
Payne and Dolan Inc

Elaina Runingen
Assistant Project Manager
Hunzinger Construction Company

Kelley Shawchuk
Senior Project Engineer
Gilbane Building Company

Jean Hurt Taylor
Journeyman Wireman
Hurt Electric Inc

Chelsea Tappa
Ironworker foreman
Harris Rebar

Jennifer Tebon
Vice President of Accounting & Shareholder
Stevens Construction

Stephanie Thomsen
Director of Business Development
Walbec Group

Theresa Weinert
Electrical Estimator
Staff Electric Co., Inc.

Jac Weitzel
Executive Director
The Building and Construction Trades of South Central WI

For sponsorship opportunities reach out to Craig Greuel at 414-225-1830 or [email protected].

2021 Women in Construction Awards Photos