JE Dunn Construction recently announced the hiring of Mishaune Sawyer as its new senior manager of diversity, equity and inclusion for the company’s east region. JE Dunn’s East Region encompasses offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah and Tampa.
Sawyer brings more than 19 years of professional experience to the position along with a strong reputation and track record for her work across industries in the diversity, equity and inclusion space.
In her new role, Sawyer will work directly with JE Dunn senior leadership to ensure Workplace, Workforce and Marketplace initiatives are in alignment with the company’s overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy. This includes the responsibility of facilitating inclusive business practices for women and minorities in construction projects, implementing initiatives that promote a diverse and inclusive culture and participating in activities to attract diverse talent to JE Dunn.
Since the creation of the position in 2004, JE Dunn has launched initiatives such as the Minority Contractor Development Program, which Sawyer will continue to develop while having the opportunity to also develop new programs and initiatives and community and industry relationships.
Sawyer joins with extensive experience as a trial lawyer, urban planner, project director for a former U.S. senator, and, most recently, general counsel and director of projects for ERS Enterprises, Inc., where she worked as a DEI consultant on numerous development projects in the Chicagoland Area.