March 08, 2010

Barton Malow's Cheryl Bowlson Accepts Two Local Honors

Southfield, MI – March 8, 2010 – Cheryl Bowlson, director of business diversity for builder Barton Malow, has twice been recognized for activities that increase opportunities for small, disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses: She was elected to the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) board of directors and designated by the Michigan Chronicle as a Woman of Excellence.

At MMSDC, a nonprofit that brings together suppliers and buyers in today’s multicultural marketplace, Cheryl will be on the board of directors through 2012. She will serve on the By-Laws Committee, recruit corporations for membership, sponsor and attend signature MMSDC events, and report minority spending to MMSDC. Long involved in the organization, Cheryl currently co-chairs a Project One module, which provides networking opportunities between minority firms and corporations.

Also, Michigan Chronicle honored Cheryl as one of 52 Women of Excellence, at a ceremony held February 19 at the Max Fisher Theatre, Detroit. The title reflects her ability to inspire others through leadership on significant issues and her commitment to ethical conduct, both personally and professionally.

“Cheryl’s experience, knowledge and dedication to business diversity are tremendous assets to both Barton Malow and the community, and we’re very proud of her,” said Senior Vice President Douglas Maibach.

Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and rigging services throughout North America. The ISO (quality) certified company has LEED™ Accredited Professionals on staff and is an industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader. Niche market specialties include sports and special event, healthcare, educational, federal, industrial and energy facilities. Barton Malow has a staff of 1,300 in 13 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual firm revenues exceed $1.3 billion. For additional information, visit