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Peggy  Kenealy Newquist,

Peggy Kenealy Newquist,

Learning and Development Manager, Clune Construction

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 the A/E/C industries. Prior to founding her company, she had a 20+ year career with McDonald's Corporation. Starting as a Construction Project Manager and promoted until eventually becoming the Sr. Director, Worldwide Training, Construction and Strategic Sourcing. She is graduate of the prestigious LAMP (Leadership at McDonald's Program) program. Peggy is the recipient of the McDonald's Women's Leadership Award and the Directors Award of Excellence. Peggy has been a member of NAWIC for more than 25 years and was awarded their Woman of the Year award in 1998. She is the past NAWIC national Professional Education and Development Chair and has served as a Trustee and the Secretary for the NAWIC Education Foundation. She sits on the Purdue University Construction Engineering School Industry Advisory Board where she created and leads a mentoring program for women students in the PU construction engineering program. Peggy is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Construction Engineering and Management and holds a master's degree in Construction Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.