Notable Women in Construction and Design: Sarah Dunn

Class of 2023

As Milwaukee-based CG Schmidt’s first female executive in its 102-year history, Sarah Dunn directs business development and client strategies for the company’s Milwaukee and Madison offices and geographic expansion.

Throughout her 13-year career at the firm, Dunn’s ongoing business development, community engagement, fundraising and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts have made a positive, lasting impact across southeastern Wisconsin communities, according to Eric Schmidt, president of CG Schmidt.

“Sarah is a champion for women in construction, advocates for women and underrepresented business participation on all CG Schmidt projects and serves as a mentor to women pursuing careers as professionals and tradespersons in the field,” Schmidt said.

Dunn’s work expanding opportunities for diverse candidates takes the form of mentorship, engagement, and workforce development on projects.

In partnership with the City of Racine, Dunn set and exceeded a construction employment opportunities goal with small, minority-owned businesses and underrepresented populations within Racine County. The mayor of Racine adopted the model as a standard workforce plan for future development projects as a result.