Karen Gutekanst is the Executive Managing Director of Clune Construction, and has been with the firm for 28 years. Clune is $1.4 Billion General Contractor based in Chicago.
On this episode, Karen discusses her upbringing in downtown Chicago as the daughter of two police officers. She tells some phenomenal stories of her father working in the Organized Crime Unit, growing up with a working mom, her career path to Clune and more. We deep dive into the perspectives on policing in the 1960’s and how it relates to today’s environment, her views on college as a professional who didn’t attend college, her philosophy on women in the workforce and some great parenting stories. Enjoy The Climb!

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