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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  • Keiana Barrett has over 20 years of government affairs & community engagement experience, with a proven track record of raising over $1 million for campaigns and organizations. Additionally, Keiana is ...
  • Kevin Ryan is a Project Manager with CBRE in downtown Chicago, where he is responsible for providing Occupier clients a full range of services, including: strategic planning, master budget and schedul ...
  • A committed researcher with over 10 years of experience in academic research, teaching students from various social and cultural backgrounds, verbal communication and written skills along with constru ...
  • Hafsa Mahmood is a Marketing & Communications and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion leader based in Chicago. She has 15+ years of experience leading all aspects of marketing and corporate communications, ...
  • Jeyra Arocho is a Fire Protection Engineer at SmithGroup, an advocate for Afro-Latinas in STEM, educator, and social media content creator. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Jeyra was shaped by a low-in ...
  • Amy has a diverse background with over 23 years experience in Project Management, Interior Design, Facilities Management, Move Management, Decommissioning Management and Program Management in the Comm ...
  • I have 30 years in the construction field with the last 15 years focusing on helping expand diversity in our industry. I sit on Burns & McDonnell's national diversity team and serve as our regional bu ...
  • Peggy Newquist is the Learning & Development Manager at Clune Construction and the owner of Constructing Opportunity, LLC a consulting firm focused on talent development and leadership coaching within ...
  • Ryan Tripp is a Compliance Officer at the Chicago Park District where her primary role is to be a liaison for her organization by working alongside other internal departments, the City of Chicago & ot ...
  • Gabrielle Yates earned her BS in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago and is pursuing her passion for construction management as a Project Engineer with Gilbane Building Co. She ta ...
  • Passionate operations and recruiting professional with expertise in the multi-Site construction and education industries. Highly motivated, organized, and enthusiastic individual with the ability to m ...

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AMBASSADORS 

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  • Ligia Lestz Architect/CODIA/Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. Colaboración in various projects for Fajardo & Fajardo ltd., Schmidt Quality Construction and IPSA Corporation Chicago. Profesional ...
  • Meghan McLean is a Business Development & Marketing Manager with McHugh Concrete Construction. As an avid people person, she is an active part of the industry, belonging to the Professional Women in C ...
  • Yan Zeng serves as Senior Urban Designer within the City Design Practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. She is a strong contributor to a variety of projects ranging in scale from complex mixed-use dev ...
  • I love what I do and I believe it shows with my carefully curated team of Luxe Ducts employees, and the over 100 happy and satisfied business owners and homeowners. If you're looking to support a high ...
  • Jae is currently a design director at the award winning company, Ollim Construction, a visiting lecturer and critic at Parsons the School of Design, Pratt Institute, and an instructor from New York In ...
  • My background in construction spans over 20 years, in various roles with a Project Management and Engineering foundation. Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many skilled professio ...
  • Ms. Kimle Nailer is a licensed builder and owner of Nail-Rite Construction Company. Ms. Nailer is a member of the National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) organization and currentl ...
  • Megan is a Registered Interior Designer, adept at taking her projects from concept through to completion. Megan’s approach to design begins with engaging each client as a partner. She seeks to deeply ...
  • Alex was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and migrated to Houston, Texas in 1998. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University. For Alex, working in the Marketing Studio has allo ...
  • Bernie Mc Nally is the President and Founder of Brophy Excavation, a 100% woman-owned demolition and excavation company. Bernie's hands-on experience in the field, combined with her business and finan ...
  • ESG investor into making commercial real estate more sustainable and resilient, primarily through PACE financing.
  • Sara Urizar is a seasoned program management professional with more than 20 years of experience providing oversight for all phases of complex, multi-million dollar construction programs on behalf of m ...

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