Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020, including Gretchen Kinsella, Arizona business unit leader for DPR Construction. Each day, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020.
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Today’s spotlight: Gretchen Kinsella
Arizona business unit leader
Background: Kinsella manages the business operations of the DPR Construction offices in Phoenix and Tucson. In this role, she leads a team of more than 400 people and oversees a diverse portfolio of projects that averages more than $300 million in annual revenue. With more than 19 years of experience in construction management, she is skilled at delivering complex projects and developing people around her.
Professional advice: “It’s no secret that the construction industry continues to be less diverse than other fields and it can be hard to feel supported if you’re different. But that said, I have always loved my job. Look for environments that encourage ideas and embrace authenticity and innovation … places that embrace you being the best you.”
Lesson learned in 2020: “Taking care of others begins with taking care of yourself. In order to best support my team, I need to be mentally strong. I focus on checking out of work for family time, getting in a workout, and enjoying a glass of wine to unwind.”
Surprising fact: “I think I am turning into my Slovenian grandmother. Guests can’t come to my house without me wanting to feed them multiple courses of food, drink wine, and stay up late telling stories. I still picture her old table when I have folks gathered around mine.”