Beth Duyvejonck, Regional Vice President of Construction, has been named a Notable Woman in CRE by Twin Cities Business!
The most tenured female project manager in Opus history, Beth was named Regional Vice President in April 2020. Transitioning into a leadership role takes work, but Beth's was made more complex as employees had just begun working from home amidst the pandemic. She has made employee morale of her nearly 30-person team a priority, ensuring alignment and maintaining communication and transparency.
Beth was promoted due to her strong, sustained performance and leadership experience outside the traditional project management role. She manages company strategic planning, resource allocation and the Minneapolis and Des Moines construction operations.
Beth has left her mark on the Twin Cities, delivering downtown luxury multifamily towers, suburban corporate campuses and university facilities.
Since joining the organization, she has helped guide Opus in a number of areas, including:
- Design Build Leadership Committee
- Intern program
- Opus Women's Network co-founder
- Employee development and onboarding
- Future Builders leader
- Diversity, Inclusion and Respect committee
Beth served two terms on the City of Excelsior planning commission and 11 years on Iowa State University's Construction Engineering Industry Advisory Council, including serving on the executive committee. At the University of St. Thomas, she serves on the Engineering Advisory Board and volunteers with the Science, Technology & Engineering Preview Summer program. Beth is currently supporting social justice initiatives and rebuilding the Twin Cities with local contractors as part of the Concerned Builders.
In addition to mentorship, she jumps at the opportunity to speak about getting women into construction whenever she receives an invite, including at the Iowa State University Greenlee Lecture Series and Dunwoody Institute.
Beth is working on her Master's degree in Organizational Leadership and received her Strategic Management certificate this past spring.