Powers named a 2021 Notable Black Leader & Executive

This week, Vice President Kelly Powers was named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Black Leaders & Executives list. Powers leads multimillion-dollar new business initiatives and shares key management responsibilities for general contracting and construction operations in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Over 70 individuals representing professions including banking, education, and real estate were recognized.

The honorees work tirelessly to lift their communities. They lead initiatives and programs that improve best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse talent. They boost the next generation through service focused on helping youth succeed.

With broad experience, Kelly Powers co-leads the Lakeside Alliance’s Leadership Community & Citizenship Work Groups which ensures the JV brings transformative, sustainable change to Chicago and the industry.

In this role, her responsibilities include maximizing equitable and inclusive contracting opportunities for small businesses. She strengthens the apprenticeship pipeline through partnerships with groups like Chicago Women in Trades.

Active in community, business, and civic circles, Kelly Powers is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Greater Chicago’s Class of LGC Fellows. She is a trustee for the Chicago Architecture Center and a board member for the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Find the full 2021 Notable Black Leaders & Executives list at chicagobusiness.com.