5th Annual Women in Construction and Project Development


5th Annual Women in Construction and Project Development

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We are excited to celebrate 5 years of Women in Construction & Project Development. This year, we are mixing things up with PechaKucha 20 x 15 style presentations. Our guest speakers, listed below, will each deliver a presentation they are excited to share with other women in the industry, followed by a panel discussion. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres and time to catch up with friends and colleagues will be provided.

This event is open to all women in the construction and project development industry so please feel free to pass this along to women you know who may be interested in the event.

We have reached the maximum capacity for this event and can no longer accept new attendees. Please contact Maria Sepulveda if you would like to receive notice of changes in openings or invitations to future events: or 207 228-7192.



Amy Floren, Senior Structural Engineer, Louis Berger
Bridges To Prosperity
Amy is a Senior Structural Engineer with Louis Berger. She has over 20 years of experience in the design, analysis and inspection of bridges. She grew up on Long Island, NY. After graduating with at BSCE from SUNY at Buffalo, she moved to Chicago and worked for a bridge engineering firm while getting a MSCE from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Since then she has lived in West Virginia, New Jersey and Utah. She has finally settled down in Portland, Maine and loves being a Mainer! She has volunteered with Bridges to Prosperity on the construction of footbridges in Peru and East Timor, and is currently assisting their university teams’ footbridge design projects.




Sara Mlynarchek, University of Maine System
The Basics of P3 – Public Private Partnerships

Sara Mlynarchek is an Assistant General Counsel for the University of Maine System. Prior to entering the legal field, she worked as a Project Manager for a large hospital system in the Denver Metro area. Sara completed her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, a masters degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh, ahd her JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.



Rachel Piper, University of Maine System
The Basics of P3 – Public Private Partnerships

Rachel Piper is a Maine native and Sourcing Professional who collaborates with University executives to procure the goods and services required to support the system’s mission. After spending nearly two decades Sourcing for multimillion-dollar private companies, Rachel entered the public sector to establish and lead the University’s Sourcing unit. During her five-year tenure, Rachel’s team has secured several million dollars in savings for the University and the Strategic Procurement Department at the University of Maine has twice received the Award in Excellence from the National Procurement Institute.



Maggie Stanley, Construction Administrator, CWS Architects
Building Confidence
Maggie is a licensed architect who is working as a construction administrator for CWS Architects in Scarborough. She grew up in rural Maine and now calls Portland home. As a volunteer on the city of Portland Planning Board, she gives back to the community by trying to push for good design and challenging developers and architects to think about the impacts their projects will have as a whole. She is interested in the many ways that the built environment affects all of us daily, including its affects on mental and physical health.


Sarah Witte, Landscape Architect
The Little Train Station that Could

Sarah designs outdoor spaces and site plans that complement communities and mission-oriented buildings. She seeks to honor each unique combination of people, program and land. Sarah enjoys working with interdisciplinary teams from concept to completion, and brings her best to every relationship and process. She hopes that the places she creates will express gratitude, joy, and connectedness.