Monica Blanchard

Distinguished Leadership Award — Young Professional

Project Manager, Manson Construction Co.
Manson Construction Co.

A consummate, pragmatic professional, Monica promotes the tenets of the design-build project delivery model with an unwavering commitment to open, honest communication; transparency; and finding a better way. Representing the “build” side of design-build, Monica quickly rose to a leadership role at Manson Construction, serving as project manager and supervisor on design-build projects across the Pacific Northwest. One of her notable projects was serving as a Superintendent on the $700 million Design-Build Evergreen Point Floating Bridge project which won a 2016 DBIA National Excellence in Design Engineering Award. The success of the design-build model relies heavily on providing a clear understanding of the goals and expectations of all parties involved, and the ability to lead all team members towards those goals and expectations — all of which is exemplified by Blanchard.