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Claire L. Rutkowski

Claire L. Rutkowski

SVP, Chief Information Officer, Bentley Systems

Claire Rutkowski joined Bentley in 2016 from MWH Global where she served as chief information officer, responsible for delivering IT strategy, services, and support to 7,000 engineering professionals around the world. At Bentley, Claire leads the company’s global IT organization, shaping and delivering a technology and efficiency agenda across Bentley’s global business. By collaborating with executive leadership teams, she ensures Bentley leverages the most advanced technology solutions to achieve the goals of the company and its users. Claire holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and has received numerous awards, most notably Constructech’s Top 50 Women in Construction, CIO Views’ Top 10 Most Influential Women Leaders for 2022, and publication on and  


Chicago Build is an exciting opportunity to visibly support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction industry. After all, women only represent about 10% of the people in construction, and only 1% of field workers. The vast majority of construction is for people through housing and infrastructure (as opposed to commercial sites),. It is crucial that the workforce represent the demographics of the public we serve. I am passionate about driving diversity, equality and inclusion of all kinds throughout the industry because it's the right thing to do, and because diverse companies are more profitable. A win-win..