Corey Lohman
Sits at the helm of an established construction firm at age 37
37, President
Emerick Construction Co.
Portland, Ore.

In light of his efforts to guide Emerick Construction through the recession, Corey Lohman was named president of the 70-year-old company in summer 2012. Lohman joined Emerick as a project manager and quickly rose through the ranks, leading its special projects division. The division took on complex, time-sensitive and non-traditional projects at a time when the company's bread-and-butter work was being impacted by the economic downturn. Thanks to his efforts at the helm of the division, the company was able to maintain profitability during the downturn. As president, he has set an ambitious goal to double Emerick's revenues and geographical footprint over the next 10 years. Lohman has also been active in numerous organizations, including the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the AGC, Society of Marketing Professional Services, National Association of Women in Construction and the American Society of Professional Estimators.



Kelley Lyons Elsea
Built company brand and expanded industry organization
33, Director of Business Development
Industrial Projects Consulting
Lake Oswego, Ore.

As director of marketing and business development for Industrial Projects Consulting, Kelley Lyons Elsea created the company's first formal marketing and business development plan to build awareness of the firm within the local construction community. Her involvement in every aspect of building the firm's brand has led to an increase in bid opportunities and contract awards. Her creative approaches to winning work are providing the firm with opportunities to negotiate contracts rather than formal bid processes. Lyons Elsea is the chair of the Communications Committee for SMPS Oregon and president of CMAA Oregon. She received CMAA's 2011 Chairman's Award, presented by CMAA National, for her role in more than doubling the number of owner members involved in CMAA Oregon during 2011.