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Leanne Skuse


As President, Leanne is responsible for all aspects of River City Construction, but more importantly, serving the PEOPLE and the teams that drive the success for our clients, trade partners, affiliates, communities we serve, and ultimately, the organization as a whole. With RCC’s purpose as her primary focus, Leanne continuously strives to create environments that enable people to do extraordinary things in work and life – for our teams, for our clients, for our trade partners, and for our communities.

Coupled with the establishment of the company’s vision, the reinforcement and alignment of the team with our corporate values, Leanne’s leadership initiatives also 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.

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.

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

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.