Notable Women in Construction and Design: Alicia Dupies

Class of 2023

Alicia Dupies, vice president and business unit leader for Gilbane Building Co. in Milwaukee, has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

“She is a catalytic and passionate ideas person with a bias for action and results,” said Bridget Kraus, vice president of Walbec Group. “No matter what she’s doing, it is always with tenacity and follow through. Alicia is a consummate listener and a people-centric operational leader. As a woman in construction, she is highly sought after as a mentor.”

In 2022, Dupies received the TEMPO Milwaukee Mentor of the Year award. At that time, Jennifer Dirks, president and CEO of TEMPO, said, “One of the greatest things we can give each other as women is encouragement. Alicia takes the job of mentoring and encouraging the next generation of leaders seriously.”

Dupies supports Milwaukee Academy of Science and serves on the board of directors for Carmen Schools of Science & Technology, an urban charter school. She is also the research committee co-chair for the Wisconsin Policy Forum and a past program chair for TEMPO.