Lindsay Verdugo serves as the Community Affairs Specialist for the Portland operating group. Lindsay works alongside Mortenson’s construction teams to maximize opportunities for small, minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses (SMWDBE/VOSB). She operates as a change-agent, providing leadership for developing and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, managing outreach and educational workshops to promote understanding and increase in SMWDBE/VOSB participation and utilization on construction projects.
Lindsay enhances cross-culture understanding through the development and implementation of policies, procedures, curricular and co-curricular activities that are guided by the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, transparency and shared governance for helping underrepresented businesses obtain contracts. She is also responsible for ensuring that the guidelines for the following are adhered to: equal-opportunity, affirmative action, compliance requirements and commercial useful functions.