Construction Executive Kelly Mansell was selected by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Top Young Professionals of 2017 in the Midwest region. This award recognizes individuals in the construction, architecture, and engineering industries who have built extraordinary portfolios early in their career and who dedicate significant amounts of time and expertise to serve their communities.
Kelly has been involved in some of Mortenson’s most complex and culturally significant projects in Minneapolis, including the $423 million Target Field, $87 million Minneapolis Central Library, $48 million Mayo Clinic Square Renovation, and the 1.6 million square foot, multi-phased development of Northern Stacks totaling over $90 million. She is currently managing projects at various stages of design and construction totaling more than $223 million and 1.6 million square feet.
“Her calm demeanor and flexibility has proven invaluable to many customers who count on her to manage aggressive construction schedules and budgets,” said Kendall Griffith, Vice President and General Manager at Mortenson Construction. “Kelly is a respected construction professional and has been entrusted with building relationships and representing our commitment to excellence. She is a strong leader with a passion for building and is always willing to take on new challenges.”
Kelly serves as a mentor and looks for opportunities to share her experience and skills with women and youth in the industry. She is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and has been involved in the Minneapolis Step-Up Achieve program for the past four years. Since 2013, Kelly has organized and led a crew of women volunteers to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity home through WomenBuild. “It’s a day where we can help a family get a couple steps closer to having their own home in the community that we are a part of,” said Kelly of her experience. “It’s also an opportunity to work with other women in the industry, which is an inspiring experience.”
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