Donna Stevenson


Stevenson Crane Service, Inc.


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Donna Stevenson founded Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. in 1989. Since that time, Stevenson Crane has grown from its first truck crane to over 200 pieces of cranes and specialty equipment. Stevenson’s fleet offers full service rental and sales support to the industrial, commercial, and residential construction markets. By investing in the newest equipment, technology, and safety procedures available, Stevenson has put her company on the national scene, employing more than 90 men and women serving customers in 22 states. Stevenson Crane was named the 32nd largest crane company by American Cranes and Transport in 2009, and is the only woman-owned company in the world to own the Manitowoc 18,000, an 825 ton capacity crawler crane with a maximum lift height exceeding 600 feet!

Donna Stevenson holds positions on the Board of Directors with the Plainfield Community Bank, Women Construction Owners and Executives, Chicagoland Construction Safety Council, and the Operating Engineers Certification Program. In addition, she serves as the Women and Minority Liaison to the International Union of Operating Engineers. Donna is also a member of The Committee of 200, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates, Federation of Women Contractors, Three Rivers Manufacturing Association, Illinois Road and Transportation Builders, Fox Valley Association of General Contractors, and the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties.

Ms. Stevenson’s past appointments include a Gubernatorial Appointment by Governor Edgar on the Illinois Job Training Coordinating Council, Board of Directors Diversity Task Force for Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Board of Directors Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Board of Directors American Subcontractors Association, Officer Federation of Woman Contractors, Officer Women Construction Owners and Executives, and President Chicagoland Crane Association.

Donna Stevenson’s select accomplishments include 2010 Inductee Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, University of Illinois at Chicago; 2009 Trailblazer’s Award, Federation of Women Contractors; and 2005 Influential Women in Business Award, Business Ledger in Conjunction with NAWBO.

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