From a young age, Riley Construction Project Manager Chloe Slaven wanted to see how things were built, and to understand the people and processes involved in successful construction projects. Her interest progressed with each tech ed, woods, or construction class she took in school. This led her to pursue civil engineering in college and construction management as a career path. She received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Construction emphasis from UW-Platteville in 2016.
After interning at top firms across Wisconsin, she settled in Milwaukee and joined Riley as a Project Engineer. She was soon promoted to Project Manager and handles multimillion dollar jobs across the region. She is OSHA 30 certified, ICRA 8, and has her WHEA Healthcare Construction certification.
In her free time, Chloe uses her woodworking skills to create custom-built items with her husband, Will Slaven (pictured below). She is a committee member for HHWH (Hard Hats with Heart) through the American Heart Association, is involved with the local chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), mentors for the ACE Mentor program in Milwaukee, and tutors children in her community.
Chloe’s advice for young women and girls who are thinking about a future in construction is: “Go for it! Do not be intimidated by a male dominated field. Whether you are interested in being in the field in a specific trade, or on the management side in the office, go for it! It is an extremely rewarding field of work to be a part of. Take any opportunities you can to learn about the processes you are interested in. Be confident in your abilities – you can do it just as well, if not better than the men around you can.”
Thank you for all you do at Riley, Chloe! We love having you on the team.