Lori Gillett

Owner of Kokosing Inc. | Chief Executive Officer of Corna Kokosing Construction*

Lori Gillett is a third-generation owner of family-owned Kokosing, Inc., representing seven companies with major markets including commercial, industrial / heavy civil, material supply, oil and gas, and transportation. She is also the first woman CEO of Corna Kokosing Construction, a rarity in the male-dominated industry.

Gillett began her professional career as a construction laborer and has experience as a project engineer and leader across a broad and diverse range of market sectors. She’s held many leadership roles, including Vice President of Kokosing’s Utility Division and President of Environmental Pipeliners and Wabash Steel. She was appointed to Ohio Governor Kasich’s Executive Workforce Board, serves on the Ohio Contractors Association and Ohio Dam Safety Board of Directors, and is in an Advisory Board role for Ohio Northern University’s College of Engineering and Verdecon.