Evolving Women Honorees

Featured Evolving Woman

Patrice Gilmore, CCA
National Supplier Diversity Lead

DPR Construction

Raleigh-Durham, NC

2020 Evolving Women in the AEC


Patrice spent the first fifteen years of her Construction Management career working at one of the largest international construction management firms in the world.  In the last twenty years, she has become known for her ability to provide superior service in a variety of arenas – construction, project management, consulting, diversity, and business development.


In 2019, Patrice joined DPR Construction as Diversity & Inclusion Lead for the Southeast Region.  She is now the National Supplier Diversity Lead for DPR Construction and leads all supplier diversity efforts with trade partners, professional service providers, suppliers, and vendors across the business.

Passionate about providing small and minority businesses equal access to opportunities, Patrice’s work has been recognized with such awards as the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Circle of Influence Diversity Award and the NC Department of Administration Office of Historically Underutilized Business Industry / Agency Individual Award. Patrice’s work in diversity has been recognized by various state and local agencies.

After the passing of her maternal grandmother in 2008, Patrice developed a personal interest in Hospice and formed Milestone Community Foundation, a non-profit focused on supporting the Hospice mission.


Fireside Chat


What was your first job? Drive-thru cashier at Wendy's

Favorite quote? “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” - Buddha

Do you collect anything?  Decanters and cookbooks from travel destinations

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Cheryl Biagani



2020 Evolving Women in AEC
April Larkins 

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Beth Sayman

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Andrea Moffat


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Emily Brown Blount

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Ginger Scoggins


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Sepi Saidi


SEPI Engineering

2019 Trailblazer Award
Genevieve Sollenberger

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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2020 Evolving Women in AEC