KELLY POWERS BARIA
Experienced in strategic planning, engineering, project management, estimating, litigation consulting, and commercial and residential real estate, Kelly shares management responsibilities for Powers & Sons operations in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, and Illinois.
Playing a key role in bidding, pre-construction planning, and construction management for multimillion-dollar public and private clients, revenue during Kelly’s tenure has doubled.
Leading new business development, Kelly excels in building client relationships and managing new business opportunities. She oversees contract negotiation, proposal development, and marketing communications.
Kelly represents Powers & Sons in a joint venture with the Lakeside Alliance, a group of firms managing construction of Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center. Leading the alliance’s Project Leadership and Community & Citizenship work groups, she is building diversity into the project’s field force including subcontractors, tradespeople, and suppliers.
- A member of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Board of Trustees, Kelly serves on its diversity, operations, and programs committees.
- She also serves on boards and committees at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, including the Black Creativity Advisory Board. She co-chaired the museum’s 2018 Black Creativity Gala.
- Kelly was selected for the Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) Class of 2021 as an LGC Fellow.