Three Can’t-Miss Mavericks Speaking at the 2023 Americas Summit

BuiltWorlds' Americas Summit isn't your normal construction tech conference-- it will serve as an event for top-level C-Suite executives within the built ecosystem to connect and discuss the trajectory of the industry and the innovation that will lead it. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with BuiltWorlds' Mavericks, along with other talented pioneers that are fueling change within AEC.

This piece is a highlight of three 2023 Mavericks that will be speaking at summit events, along with the companies that they represent.

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Construction Technology Manager

Brianne Stewart began her work within the industry as an engineer at Procter & Gamble and John Deer, where she most recently served as a technical lead within OEM application integration.

Stewart began working at Milwaukee Tool almost six years ago and is currently working as the company's Construction Technology Manager. Milwauke Tool has been in the construction ecosystem for nearly a century, serving as a global leader that is known for their M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless tool systems. Their tools and accessories help to deliver higher productivity and safety rates within the AEC space.

Stewart will be a panelist at the session entitled, “Workforce in Crisis:  What does the construction workforce need today and how can we do a better job of building the new generation?”.

Gordon Gill is a renowned architect best known for his groundbreaking work within performance-based architecture. He is a founding partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, leading influential projects that are setting new standards for sustainability consciousness, the mindful reshaping of cityscapes, and guiding builders into the future of the industry.

Some of his notable works within his time at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill are: the world's first large-scale positive energy building, Masdar Towers; the world's tallest tower, Jeddah Tower; and the design of the 2017 Astana Expo  in Kazakhstan.


Gill will be featured within a keynote speech called, “The Future of Buildings and Cities”.

Shelley Finnigan is a seasoned professional within the AEC industry, with over 15 years of experience under her belt. She has expertise in structural design, project management, marketing, and business development, serving as a perfect mentor for students within Northwestern University’s Master of Project Management (MPM) and Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) programs.

Finnigan has worked extensively alongside design and construction professionals, trade groups, and members within academia to implement transformative changes within the industry. Some of her notable contributions include: 150 N. Riverside in Chicago; Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; and the BMO Centre expansion in Calgary.

The session “Workforce in Crisis:  What does the construction workforce need today and how can we do a better job of building the new generation?” will feature Finnegan as a panelist.