Join Linda Rabbitt and leaders from the Atlanta area for an inspiring Amazing Women Speaker Series Presentation. Linda will share her incredible story of success and lessons learned, both professional and personal, from the start of her career as a teacher to the Founder, Chairman & CEO of rand* construction corporation.
Linda's many accomplishments include raising two daughters as a single parent, fighting breast cancer, starting and successfully running a woman-owned construction company, and financing an executive education program at George Washington University to teach women how to be successful board members.
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Linda Rabbitt is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of rand* construction corporation, a national commercial construction company with annual sales in excess of $300 million. Founded in 1989, rand* specializes in building renovations, tenant interiors, retail, restaurant and design-build services. Since its inception, rand* has grown from a small tenant interiors firm to a national multi-market commercial construction company offering a wide range of services to our clients. Today, rand* is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and manages regional offices located in Atlanta, Austin and Denver. The company's 26-year history of client-oriented, design-sensitive construction services and award-winning work has been consistently recognized by a loyal client base and industry organizations alike. rand* has been recognized as a "Best Places to Work" by the Washington Business Journal and has been included among Washingtonian Magazine's "Great Places to Work" for more than a decade.
In addition, Ms. Rabbitt is the Past Lead Director of Towers Watson, for which the Washington Business Journal named her an "Outstanding Director" in recognition of her exceptional service and vital leadership. This particular leadership role also earned her the honor of "Director of the Year" by the National Association of Corporate Directors. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Willis Towers Watson, the Economic Club of Washington and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Rabbitt is a past Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Federal City Council, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade. She has served as president of the Washington Building Congress (WBC), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the Women's Forum of Washington, DC, each of which she is still an active Member. She is a former Trustee of George Washington University and sponsored a pilot program for OntheBoard, a GWU program designed to encourage female corporate board membership. Ms. Rabbitt also served the on the Board of Directors for DC2024, a group with the mission of hosting the 2024 Olympics in Washington, DC.
The construction industry has recognized Ms. Rabbitt for her achievements and contributions to the industry. Most recently, she was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Class of 2016. She was named one of the "50 Most Influential Virginians" by Virginia Business and "Power 100 of 2014" as well as "Most Admired CEO" in Construction by the Washington Business Journal. She has been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of The National Capital Area and received the "Distinguished Entrepreneurial Achievement Award" from George Washington University. Ms. Rabbitt was awarded "Washingtonian of the Year" for her dedication to community service and spotlighted as one of the "100 Most Powerful Women in DC" by Washingtonian Magazine. Additionally, she was honored with the "Outstanding Impact" award by the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She was named one of 2014's "Influential Women of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Media which recognizes outstanding efforts of the women of the Commonwealth.
Ms. Rabbitt holds a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.