Cathy Orquiola

Vice President and District Manager

PCL Construction

As Vice President for PCL Construction’s thriving $1 billion Los Angeles district, Cathy Orquiola only knows one mode: “Go!” A self-proclaimed ultimate competitor, she is determined to achieve success – for her people, her firm, and her clients. Whether constructing a building or leading a district, Orquiola recognizes that people are the key distinguishing factors in every accomplishment. As such, she not only sees her position as a builder of structures, but primarily as a builder of people – a role she has honed throughout her 22 years in the industry, beginning as a project engineer and rising through the ranks to become vice president and operations manager for an international construction firm. Throughout, she has led operations and office teams to find the best way – whether building a ground up casino in nine months or driving a culture of innovation that actively embraces new technology and Lean practices. She is also the first female executive to have been promoted to Vice President at PCL.

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