The March of Dimes Annual Construction and Transportation Awards Luncheon was held at the Palmer House Hilton on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Chicago. This 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.
The ECA would like to congratulate two Association members who were very active in making the event a success: Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company and Tara Szwabowski, John Burns Construction Company, as they were the 2021 Co-Chairs.
We wish much continued success to the March of Dimes in their efforts! Again, congratulations to Kendra and Tara for their participation!
The Awardees / Program for the
2021 March of Dimes Annual Construction & Transportation Awards Luncheon:
The 2021 Co-Chairs:
Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company
Tara Szwabowski, John Burns Construction Company
2021 Keynote Speaker:
Dorval Carter- Chicago Transit Authority
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
Pictured is Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company.
Pictured above is Tara Szwabowski, John Burns Construction Company.
Pictured above from left to right are:
Elbert Walters, III, Powering Chicago Executive Director and
Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company.