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Leanne Skuse


Since joining River City Construction, Leanne has served in many different roles and capacities during her career, including starting as an intern and working her way to President of the Company. In her role as President, Leanne is responsible for establishing the company’s vision and formulating and implementing that strategic plan that guides the overall direction of the company and its subsidiaries.  She is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with industry associations, community organizations and charitable entities that align with the interest of our company.  Leanne also provides the strategic vision and leadership initiatives to ensure that diverse, equitable and inclusive opportunities exist for those individuals and companies that want to work with our firm.

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

Alma Mater

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

Community & Industry Involvement:

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:

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

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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.