Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2023, including Dawn Bishop, operations construction manager at Prologis Phoenix. In celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2023 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2023 dinner and reception.

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The Most Influential Women for 2023 will be honored at a reception on Thursday, August 17 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email or click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Dawn Bishop, operations construction manager, Prologis Phoenix

BACKGROUND: Dawn Bishop is the operations construction manager for Prologis Phoenix, responsible for managing all makeready and tenant improvement projects for new and existing customers across 77 facilities. Bishop joined Prologis in 2021, with 12 years of commercial construction experience. She has worked as a project manager and estimator for a variety of asset types, including new restaurants, class A office TI’s, and ground-up construction to name a few. She started her career in construction as an office assistant for a general contractor. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters and her three dogs, getting out for hiking and other outdoor activities as much as possible. 

CAREER PATH INSPIRATION: “To be honest, I was a stay-at-home mom, wondering the best approach to integrate back into the workforce part-time after six years dedicated to raising our children. Through a friend, I met someone who owned a commercial construction company and needed help. Always willing to learn and contribute to the overall success of a company, I observed, asked questions and asked to take on more tasks. As I learned more about the commercial construction business, I really enjoyed the tangible result of a completed project and the process that went into it. The bidding and project management portion of the industry appealed to my personal interests, so I asked as many questions as possible and was given the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and shadow the owner. Over 11 years, I added to my skills and experience, learning how to estimate full projects, manage projects, manage subcontractors, collaborate with clients and architects to design their projects and implement their vision for each commercial construction project. I progressed in scope and responsibilities in commercial construction. After being a senior project manager for four years, I wanted to learn even more about commercial development and took my current position as a construction manager for Prologis where I manage all tenant improvements for our 77 industrial buildings in the Greater Phoenix area.”

SOURCE OF PRIDE: “Managing a $10M commercial remodel of the oldest high rise in Phoenix as a senior project manager at Princeton Construction is for sure the accomplishment that comes to mind. We completed all eight floors of the remodel in a record five months’ time. The project included updating all interior finishes including restoring the original tile floors and turning an eye sore of a roof into a beautiful outdoor patio with stacking glass sliding doors and raised pavers — truly a fun and usable space. This project had a multitude of hurdles to overcome including making sure that it met current fire codes and that the new rooftop met ADA accessibility requirements. My client was so pleased, it led to multiple subsequent projects of comparable size and scope. This project was nominated for NAIOP’s best commercial tenant improvement project in 2020.”

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “While I have been fortunate to have several mentors, the most impactful was the manager in my first role with the general contractor. He had extensive experience and was willing to explain and teach me, as well as give me the opportunities to take on new responsibilities. He taught me three important things I carry with me to this day — one: your reputation is the most important thing in the industry; two: have integrity and three: build a strong personal brand.”

SURPRISING FACT: “One of my favorite newer hobbies is boating on the lake. I can back a 21-foot boat trailer into the garage in one try (admittedly better than my husband can).”

Dawn Bishop, operations construction manager at Prologis Phoenix.