Gilbane Building Company’s Linda Graves Honored for Building Stronger Communities

Linda Graves

Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce that Linda Graves has been honored with the Corporate Diversity Development and Advocacy Award by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). 

Linda was recognized with this great honor during the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The award recognizes Linda’s leadership in championing and strengthening supplier diversity programs in various organizations and in the local Milwaukee community. 

“Linda is an industry leader, and it has been a great honor to partner with her over the years,” said Adam Jelen, Gilbane Building Company Senior Vice President. “Linda has a passion to build the community, both the workforce and local businesses, in a sustainable way. This recognition is a well-deserved honor. Congratulations to Linda!”

A passionate community and industry advocate, Linda Graves serves as vice president and director of diversity and community affairs with Gilbane Building Company. She serves in this National leadership role positioning Gilbane’s diversity and inclusion efforts as a comprehensive strategy to achieve business and workforce commitments. Linda works tirelessly on behalf of small and diverse businesses with the ability to rapidly assess opportunities and influence a shared sense of purpose. 

For more than 18 years, Linda has actively supported the greater Milwaukee community through the African American Women’s Fund Project (AAWFP) in partnership with The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee. AAWFP provides financial support to organizations that promote the well-being of African American women and girls in the greater Milwaukee area.

About Gilbane Building Company 
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 49 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

For more than 30 years, Gilbane’s Milwaukee office has served a wide variety of market sectors and clients throughout Wisconsin including Northwestern Mutual, Waukesha County Health and Human Services, Medical College of Wisconsin, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Schlitz Park and Schreiber Foods.


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