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Notable Women in Construction and Design

BizTimes Milwaukee is proud to present the inaugural list of Notable Women in Construction & Design spotlighting accomplished professionals throughout the region. The leaders profiled in the following pages were nominated by their peers at work and in the community and showcase the diversity of talent in our market. The leadership shown by the executives profiled here is setting an example to shape a better future for our region.

METHODOLOGY: The honorees did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials. This list features only individuals for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after a review by our editorial team. To qualify for the list, nominees must be based in southeast Wisconsin. They must be currently serving in a senior level role at their firm, must hold a leadership position in their industry outside of their own organization, have made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality at their own workplace or beyond, and act as a role model or mentor.

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Lora Strigens

Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management at Marquette University has been a driving force on multiple construction projects as part of...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Rebecca Sadler

Rebecca Sadler has more than 14 years of experience in the construction industry. She joined Greenfire in 2015 as project coordinator and quickly worked...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Karen Oranger

Karen Oranger is a skilled lighting design professional and a registered engineer. She has ten years of experience in the industry and for the...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Erin Saewert

Erin Saewert is a senior project manager in the Milwaukee office for M.A. Mortenson Co. She has been with the company for more than...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald leads landscape, architecture and planning efforts in Wisconsin for global design firm Stantec. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Jean Marie Thiel

Jean Marie Theil, president of West Bend-based Belonger Corporation started in the world of contracting by offering business support services while putting herself through...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Amber MacCracken

Amber MacCracken has built a portfolio of award-winning work over her 15 years in the architecture industry, focusing on interior design of corporate workplaces,...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Dajen “Diane” Bohacek

Dajen “Diane” Bohacek is a leader within her organization, the Milwaukee construction industry and among her national association. She has served the plumbing, mechanical...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Mary C. Piontkowski

Mary Piontkowski, PE, SE, is vice president and director of structural engineering at Milwaukee-based Harwood Engineering Consultants, Ltd., where she has worked for 10...

Notable Women in Construction and Design: Lisa Jansen

Lisa Jansen has more than three decades of experience in the interior design industry and serves as principal and director of interior design at...

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