Alondra De Leon, Project Manager, Gilbane
Alondra De Leon serves as a project manager for Gilbane’s Connecticut business unit, focused primarily on the K-12 and healthcare markets. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she began studying architecture until she moved to Rhode Island and enrolled at Roger Williams University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in construction management in 2008.
Throughout the nearly 15 years Alondra has been with Gilbane, she’s played a pivotal role on numerous complex projects, such as the Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute and the West Haven High School Additions and Renovations.
“Some of the most rewarding moments of my career have been through my involvement in the ACE Mentor Program and having the opportunity to help inspire the next generation of women in construction, particularly women of color,” she said, as she reflected on advice for the next generation of women in construction. “Young women and girls should set ambitious goals and advocate for themselves to those who can help remove barriers and provide opportunity.”
As co-chair of [email protected], Gilbane’s Hispanic/Latinx employee resource group, she helps foster a culture of belonging for Latinos at Gilbane and the industry at large. What Alondra enjoys most about her job is the relationships she builds with her teams, project partners, and clients, through collaborative problem-solving “to deliver projects that positively impact the communities where we live and build.”