Leopardo Senior Vice President Named to Crain’s Notable Women in Construction + Design List

Leopardo Senior Vice President Leigh McMillen has been named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Construction and Design list, recognizing accomplished women in the fields of construction, architecture and commercial/industrial interior design.

“These 49 women are notable for their career achievements in traditionally male-dominated sectors,” writes Crain’s. “Some are on the cutting edge of green design, winning Leadership in Energy + Environmental Design, or LEED, certifications for sustainable buildings in their use of energy, water and materials. Others are involved in projects with a social bent such as affordable housing, health and community centers, and historic preservation.”

Spanning nearly three decades, Leigh’s career has included leadership over some of Leopardo’s largest and most impressive projects. Her vast resume features the 200,000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified Aurora Police Headquarters, one of the largest police facilities in the country. It also includes the 85,000-square-foot Will County Public Safety Complex in Joliet, 50,000-square-foot Big Ten Conference headquarters in Rosemont, as well as the 315,000-SF Arthur J. Gallagher headquarters building in Rolling Meadows.

Leigh graduated from the University of Illinois with double master’s degrees in architecture and civil engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural studies. She is an active member with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, Illinois City/County Management Association and the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association.

See Leigh’s full feature in Crain’s here.