The Best Person for the Job: Lori Dunn-Guion

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The National Association of Women in Construction is embarking on a new series highlighting members that embody the spirit of NAWIC. Anyone can be the best person for the job in the construction industry – and our NAWIC members are here to prove it!

We believe all of our members bring something unique to the table, and we are thrilled to recognize those of you going above and beyond within our association.

Lori Dunn-Guion

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Currently located: Oakland, CA

Job title: Operations Manager

NAWIC Position title: None to date.

Tell us a little bit about your career and current position.

I started as a summer intern with Swinerton, and climber the ladder to Project Engineer, Project Manager, Project Executive, and now I have been Operations Manager for about 4 years. I oversee all of our San Francisco Bay Area Project teams and manage projects with a revenue of about $800M.

How long have you been a NAWIC member, and how did you learn about NAWIC?

I have been a NAWIC member for about 4 or 5 years. I was asked to speak on a panel at a general meeting, and I loved the vibe of the other members.

How has NAWIC helped you in your career?

NAWIC provides great networking. In addition, it’s always nice to attend a meeting, which feels like a safe place to discuss similar perspectives, ideas and strategies with other females in the industry.

What is the best part about being a NAWIC member?

The best part of being a NAWIC member is to see other young women starting in the industry, and to be able to offer advice and lessons learned, that I have gained over the last several years.

Why do you consider NAWIC to be a great organization?

I think NAWIC is great, because I really enjoy belonging to an organization with women in the same industry that share common goals, experiences, and aspirations.

Congratulations to Lori for being recognized as part of our Best Person for The Job feature series. And thank you for all that you do for NAWIC! If you know of a NAWIC member that deserves to be recognized, contact us today.

Stay tuned for more NAWIC features, published monthly.