Construction & Transportation Awards Luncheon

Friday, October 01, 2021  |  11:15 a.m.
Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

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Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing, as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.


The annual Construction and Transportation Awards Luncheon is a unique event that honors industry companies, organizations and individuals. Honoree categories include: Construction, Transportation, Professional Services, Leadership in the Public Sector, Leadership in the Private Sector, Community Impact and the Rufus Taylor Award. 

2022 Co-Chairs:
LeeAnn Tomas-Foster, Arcadis
Tara Szwabowski, John Burns Construction Company

2021 Honorees & Keynote Speaker:
2021 Construction Award:

McHugh- St. Regis Chicago

2021 Transportation Award:
F.H. Pachen & Walsh Construction- O'Hare Runway 9C/27C

2021 Professional Services Award:
Richard Wilson- Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture 

2021 Leadership in the Public Sector Award:
Jennifer (Sis) Killen- Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

2021 Leadership in the Private Sector Award:
Gregory Hummel- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

2021 Community Impact Award:
Alderman Sophia King- City of Chicago, 4th Ward

2021 Rufus Taylor Award:
Jimmy Akintonde- UJAMAA Construction

2021 Keynote Speaker:
Dorval Carter- Chicago Transit Authority

Stay tuned for updates on our 2022 honorees!

For more information, please contact Sonya DeJesus at 312-596-4721 or [email protected] 


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive dining event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for the Construction & Transportation Awards, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. For additional information, please contact Sonya DeJesus.