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Linda Rabbitt Awarded Inaugural Arne M. Sorenson Excellence in Leadership Award

Linda Rabbitt Awarded Inaugural Arne M. Sorenson Excellence in Leadership Award

Alexandria, VA – rand* construction corporation’s (rand*) Founder and Chairman, Linda Rabbitt, has been awarded the inaugural Arne M. Sorenson Excellence in Leadership Award by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.  The awards recognize the outstanding achievement and dedication of leaders whose contributions to the Economic Club and the community demonstrate the Economic Club’s mission to strengthen our region through business, civic, diplomatic, and philanthropic leadership.

Over her nearly 40-year career, Linda and rand* have won numerous awards and recognition, including over 200 craftsmanship awards, Top Workplace, 100 Most Powerful Women in DC, Most Admired CEO in Construction, and many more.

The same leadership attributes that Linda utilized to grow her business, she also shared with local organizations, including the Economic Club. She joined the Economic Club of Washington as a member in August of 1992 and by 1993 she began her service on the Board of Directors which continued until 2001.  After a hiatus, Linda rejoined the Board in July of 2008 and is presently still serving as a Director.  She has also served on various board committees including Membership and Nominating.  She is the longest serving Director in the Club’s history.

In 2013, as the Economic Club took on a strategic review, Linda served on the committee that made recommendations on the roadmap for the next five years. In the fall of 2019, The Linda Rabbitt and John Whalen Family Foundation contributed $100,000 to the Scholars to Leaders Legacy Fund enabling emergency grants and special stipends for Economic Club scholarship winners.

“We are just thrilled that Linda is being recognized for her leadership skills and contributions to the business community in Washington, DC by the Economic Club,” said Bob Milkovich, CEO of rand*.  “We celebrate her within our organization but it is always gratifying to see when her dedication is recognized by our peers,” continued Milkovich.

Other inaugural awardees include Gina F. Adams, Senior Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs at FedEx Corporation and The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation – Robert Flanagan, Trustee.


About rand* construction corporation

rand* construction is an award-winning, woman-owned national commercial contractor specializing in tenant interiors, retail and restaurants, and building renovations (capital expenditure). Founded in 1989 by Linda Rabbitt, rand* has grown from a small interiors firm to a multi-market construction company offering a wide range of services to national and regional clients. Today, rand* is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, and manages regional offices in Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, and Austin, TX, with sales in excess of $400 million annually. Learn more at