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The Construction Institute Names Awardees

Mark Adams

Hartford, CT  – The Construction Institute recently announced its 2020 Champions of Change awardees.

Each year, the Construction Institute honors one man and one woman within the AEC/O industry for their contributions as role models who mentor and support women and others in the industry and whose personal dedication improves the industry.

This year’s awardees are Mark Adams, director capital project management, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Carolyn Stanworth, president and CEO, BL Companies.

Carolyn Stanworth

Adams  began his 20 years in the industry in general contracting and construction management and, as he moved forward in his career, shifted to working directly for owners. During the course of his career he was mentored by a woman for whom he worked, and he has consistently supported women in the industry.

As president and CEO at BL Companies, Inc., Carolyn Stanworth heads an employee-owned company whose core leadership includes seven women among 16 key people.

She supports her employees both professionally and personally and is engaged with helping those in the communities where BL’s employees live and work.  She has fundamentally changed the way the architects, engineers and scientists at BL look at the business.