March 04, 2021
Awards & Recognition

Suzanne Ives Recognized as Woman of Influence in Construction by San Diego Business Journal

Suzanne Ives, a project executive at Clark Construction Group, has been recognized as one of San Diego Business Journal’s Women of Influence in Construction, Commercial Real Estate and Design. Suzanne was chosen for her lasting impact on San Diego’s built environment and her commitment to mentoring.

Suzanne’s construction career has spanned more than 15 years and features a diverse portfolio of projects in the healthcare, science, education, and hospitality markets. Through her work, she is helping to further define the San Diego landscape. Most recently, Suzanne was responsible for the successful delivery of Legacy International Center, an 18-acre luxury resort, museum, and conference center in San Diego’s Mission Valley. “To find a person of integrity, a passion for excellence, moral character, leadership and wisdom in one person is a breath of fresh air,” said Jim Penner, Executive Director for the Legacy Center Foundation. “We were truly blessed to have Suzanne’s leadership from the design-build process, through architectural documentation, and finally build management.”

Suzanne is currently spearheading construction efforts at the KPBS facility at San Diego State University.  Under her watch, the well-respected media station is undergoing a much-needed renovation and expansion to enhance its broadcasting capabilities.

An alumna of Vanderbilt University, Suzanne is passionate about opening the doors for other women to pursue careers in the construction industry. A member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) since 2003 -- and former board member -- Suzanne helped establish Camp NAWIC in San Diego. This free, hands-on camp teaches high school girls construction basics while fostering leadership skills. Suzanne also serves as a board director for ACE Mentor San Diego, a free afterschool program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in the architecture, construction, and engineering industry, including skilled trades.