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KCA’s 2021 Top Young Leader Award Winner

Tracy Sturla May 9, 2022 104

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In today’s podcast, co-hosts, Jon and Chris are joined by a special guest, senior project manager for Quandel Construction Group, Sarah Knehr—KCA’s 2021 Top Young Leader Award winner.

Knehr was chosen as the winner because of her outstanding performance on the job and in the community.

She shares her insight on the importance of embracing young students, both high school and college-aged, and exposing them to the construction profession. She shares the value of job shadowing and learning about “the day in the life,” of an architect, project manager, or engineer. It’s hard for students to answer the question, “what do you want to be or do with your life,” if they aren’t given examples or exposure to different occupations.  

Knehr supports and volunteers with the ACE Mentor Program and is dedicated to the education of young adults considering a profession in construction.

Knehr is a senior project manager at Quandel Construction Group, Inc. and has been with the company for almost a decade. Knehr started her career early in the construction industry as a co-op student in high school splitting her days between school at work at Quandel.

Knehr is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and holds a Bachelor of Science in architecture.


I am passionate for my career and this industry. It shows in my work, in my leadership, and how I’m trying to be more active in the community.

– Sarah Knehr

Register for the Emerging Leaders Reception hosted by Keystone Contractors Association

Where: Millworks

340 Verbeke Street

Harrisburg, PA 17102

Date: Thursday, May 19

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

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