Lynn Littlejohn was recently promoted to vice president of Community Affairs and Development at Mortenson. In her new role as vice president she is responsible for representing Mortenson in existing and new markets. In addition, she will be responsible for designing and implementing progressive inclusion and community benefits plans for the employment of women, people of color and other targeted groups, and business opportunities for small, minority and female-owned companies.
“Lynn has been instrumental in creating and executing meaningful outreach and inclusion programs that provide opportunities for small businesses and women and minority workers on our projects,” said Dan Johnson, president and chief executive officer at Mortenson.
“Lynn has paved the way in ensuring that outreach and inclusion are a part of every Mortenson project through programs that are instrumental to our customers and the communities where Mortenson team members work and live,” said Johnson.
Littlejohn is currently leading Mortenson’s inclusion and community benefits programs for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and NFL Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, and numerous other projects across the U.S. She has been involved on many of Mortenson’s largest public projects to date including U.S. Bank Stadium, Target Field, State of Minnesota Senate Building, Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis), KFC Yum Center, Sprint Center and Union Depot (St. Paul).
The new Mortenson vice president began her career with Mortenson in 1996 and has extensive experience in the areas of equal employment, diversity and inclusion having previously worked in the public sector as an enforcement officer with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and a contract compliance specialist with Hennepin County. She serves on the board of Children’s Minnesota Hospital and has previously served as a board member for the Minneapolis YWCA, Minnesota Twins Community Fun, National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), Association of Women Contractors (AWC), Dunwoody Academy, Twin Cities R!se, YouthCare and Alexandra House.
Littlejohn was selected by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the 2016 Women in Business honorees. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business.