AMBASSADORS

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AMBASSADORS

At the Chicago Build Expo, we work with NAWIC and many key industry figures in a bid to achieve equality within the construction and design industry. 

If you are interested in getting behind us to drive equality and diversity in the built environment as a Women in Construction or a Diversity in Construction Ambassador, simply get in touch with the team at marketing@chicagobuildexpo.com

DIVERSITY IN CONSTRUCTION AMBASSADORS

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  • With more than 15 years of experience, Adam has a developed a strong interest in complex project types, sustainable materials, and efficient building processes; as well as an innate ability to problem ...
  • "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. " - Will Durant
  • Rana Lee is a Principal and Director of Business Development at SmithGroup, an interdisciplinary design firm. As a business strategist, she is recognized for her ability to develop partnerships that l ...
  • My name is Mark Adamitey, I am a citizen of Ghana and lives in the capital Accra. I owne a building construction company in Accra and my work cuts across many areas of building construction and afford ...
  • Neha is an Architect-Urban Designer/Planner with a passion to design and plan urbanism. Her interests include Urban Design, Transportation Planning, Comprehensive Planning and Sustainability. She rece ...
  • Nicholas started working for a concrete repair company in 2000 driving their dump truck. It wasn’t long before they asked him to leave that position to work in the field demo’ing, cutting, caulking an ...
  • I started managing and fixing up my mother's rental property in 2008 and along the way, I've learned how to do things by trial and error. Over time, I've learned how to paint walls, finish wood surfac ...
  • Dionne Clifton is the Designated Managing Broker of LIVE Real Estate Group in Champaign IL. She represents the only Black woman owned brokerage in Champaign County. She is also a faculty member in the ...
  • Andrew Manning is a ’97 graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington. His 23-year career in Chemical Distribution sales started in 1999 under the leadership of the late William G. Mays, owner & founde ...
  • Agratha was drawn to construction industry at an early age because of her father which motivated her to get a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management from University of Illinois at ...
  • I am Faranak Foroughi and am studying for my second master’s degree in Architectural Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I started my Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engine ...
  • As a student-athlete at The Ohio State University, Abie studied Construction Systems Management and was a storied member of the Women's Track and Field team — earning NCAA All-American, 2015 Big Ten L ...
  • Marcus C. Evans is the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at UJAMAA Construction. With over 20 years of experience in construction, he provides a keen awareness of the importance of buildi ...
  • Jay Rowell is the Executive Director of the HIRE360, a unique partnership of the largest Chicagoland construction unions, general contractors designed to connect the community to opportunities in cons ...

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AMBASSADORS 

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  • I’m an Architecture student from Myanmar currently in my Second Year with a minor in Urban Studies at Illinois Institute of Technology. My first experience in gaining interest in architecture was thro ...
  • Willa Shegog-Neely is a Managing Broker. She works with D&W Management #1 Inc. to conduct commercial/residential leasing. D&W#1 provides property management for owners of multi-family buildings and co ...
  • Crystal Neumann is a Latina, first generation American, with a passion to make a difference and become a role model for others. Given her personal experiences and listening to the experiences others h ...
  • Yuting Zhang graduated from Northwestern University’s Master of Project Management program. As a Project Manager, Yuting has been passionate about building trusted client relationship with an array of ...
  • Stephanie Wong is the President and Founder of SWE Solutions, a certified DBE/MBE/WBE engineering firm founded in 2021. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University ...
  • Agratha was drawn to construction industry at an early age because of her father which motivated her to get a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management from University of Illinois at ...
  • As a student-athlete at The Ohio State University, Abie studied Construction Systems Management and was a storied member of the Women's Track and Field team — earning NCAA All-American, 2015 Big Ten L ...
  • Sierra has been an active member of the commercial construction, real estate, and interiors industry upon graduating from Illinois State University in 2016. Sierra is passionate about business develop ...
  • AYSE KALAYCIOGLU serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). Among the services CMS provides are human resources facilitation; benefits programs ...
  • Emerging into the Chicago building industry, Kathryn brings several years of architectural design experience ranging from commercial, residential, and transportation design. Since joining Bernardon in ...
  • Carolyn Caballero is the creative director of Bella Dia Designs LLC, a certified MBE/WBE/DBE. For the past 20 years, a design firm based in the Chicagoland area. Coming from a family of creatives and ...
  • Irma Lopez is currently a consultant with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council as the Program Coordinator for the Illinois Coronavirus Response & Relief Business Center (ICRR). The ICRR a ...
  • Shea has worked at Structures Construction, LLC since the end of 2018. Shea’s responsibilities include business development, sales, and marketing. Her primary focus is on increasing the presence of St ...

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