Lisa Laronde

President - RSG International

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Lisa Laronde (she/her/hers) is the current and first female president of RSG International, which includes Powell Contracting. Powell Contracting is a leader in the road safety sector. In her role, Lisa oversees all international operations for the RSG International. The Canadian operations, specifically, offer an all-inclusive supply, installation, and emergency response service for the road and highway construction industry, for private, public, and P3 customers.


Lisa has over 15 years' experience in maximizing organizational operating performance and her expertise has led to organizational growth and expansion. Her leadership style embraces the benefits of diversity, inclusivity, and knowledge sharing. She is a dedicated mentor to other female employees and was recently highlighted in the Toronto Construction Association - Women in Construction Magazine for her contributions to the industry.


Lisa is a strong advocate for under-represented groups in the construction industry and she continues to elevate efforts to promote diversity within the industry and attract a talent base from all walks of life. Lisa believes the foundation of success stems from knowing the importance of nurturing and promoting different views, different mindsets, and different skill sets. Lisa believes that diversity is our greatest strength, and that the construction industry is beginning to welcome this change. She is excited and proud to be a leader in the construction industry during such an evolutionary period of growth.