Director of Chapters

Lisa Laronde

Powell Group of Companies, President of the Road Safety Division

Lisa Laronde is President of the Road Safety Division for the Powell Group of Companies. They are Canadian leaders in the Road and Highway Construction Industry. Her responsibilities include leading and directing companies such as Powell Contracting, Pivot Safety Products, Summit Rentals, and Infrastructure Logistics nationally. Collectively these businesses offer an all-inclusive supply, installation and emergency response service for highway and road safety, for both private, public and P3 customers.

Lisa has over 15 years’ experience in maximizing organizational operating performance and her expertise has led to organizational growth and expansion as a result of these businesses achieving their financial goals. Her leadership style embraces the benefits of diversity, inclusivity, and knowledge sharing, and she is a dedicated mentor to other female employees.

She was recently highlighted in the Toronto Construction Association – Women in Construction magazine for her contributions to the industry. Lisa is a committee member for George Brown College’s Women in Construction and a Program Advisory Council committee member. She is a strong advocate for the cause of continuing to elevate efforts to attract women and underrepresented groups to the construction industry. She greatly understands the benefits derived from different views, different mindsets, and different skill sets. Lisa believes that diversity is our strength, and the construction industry is beginning to change. She is excited and proud to be a leader in the construction industry at this time of change.