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Leanne Skuse


“I’m excited about the incredible career opportunities in the construction industry, inviting others to unleash their inner builders, embark on exciting journeys, and leave an indelible mark on the world.”

As President of River City Construction, Leanne is responsible for all aspects of the business. But more importantly, she is responsible for serving the people and the teams that drive the success for clients, trade partners, affiliates, communities, and ultimately, the organization. Leanne is a champion of River City Construction’s purpose to create environments that enable people – internal teams, clients, trade partners and communities — to do extraordinary things in work and life.

Leanne’s leadership initiatives include ensuring diverse, equitable and inclusive opportunities exist for individuals that want to join the team and companies that want to partner with River City Construction. Additionally, Leanne serves as the President of the River City Construction Foundation, an employee led organization that focuses on stewardship and philanthropic investments in the communities RCC serves.

Prior to her role as President, Leanne served as the Vice President of Pre-Construction Services. In this capacity, Leanne was responsible for business development, including fostering and maintaining client relations, design firm partnerships and trade partners. She was also responsible for aligning clients’ goals and project scope with their budgets, project timelines and sequences, and progressing their visions to shovel ready projects.

Leanne doesn’t just demonstrate River City Construction’s core values at work. In her personal life, she is committed to giving back to the community through her involvement in various organizations that support the health, education, and wellness of people.

Leanne has received numerous awards for her commitment to both her work and her community, including being named a Top Young Professional by ENR Midwest Magazine, a Woman of Influence by Peoria Magazine, and a 40 Under 40 award recipient.

When Leanne isn’t working or giving back to her community, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading and anything involving the outdoors! Her outdoor hobbies include exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, and gardening.

Alma Mater

Bradley University, Master of Science – Civil Engineering & Construction
University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts – Architecture

Community & Industry Involvement

Heart of Illinois United Way – 2021 Pacesetter Co-Chair
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC) – Board Member
CEO Council – Member
Methodist College – Board Member
Unity Point Health – Foundation Board Member
Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association (GPCSA) – Board Member
Central Illinois Builders Association of A.G.C. – Member
Boy Scouts of America – W.D. Boyce Council – Past Board Member
Success By Six – HOI United Way – Past Committee Member
YWCA of Canton, IL – Past Board Member

Awards & Achievements

January 2023: Midwest Top Young Professionals ENR Magazine
December 2019: Woman of Influence – Peoria Magazines
November 2013: 40 Under 40 – Peoria Magazines
Class of 2012: Community Leadership School – Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

River City Construction

What makes River City great?

Our People! They are an amazingly talented group of individuals who like to have a lot of fun! They are the heart and soul of our Company.

How do you spend your free time?

Hanging with my family (my husband and son), building LEGO sets, reading books or watching YouTube videos about space. Otherwise, anything outside: landscaping, exploring/hiking in the woods, riding my bike, playing catch, camping….the list goes on!

What’s a random fact about you?

I have been caught in a hurricane, a tornado, and an earthquake. WARNING: I have great potential to be involved in natural disasters.