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PERLLA DELUCA is the President of Southeast Constructors, a women owned

small business that specializes in heavy construction.

Perlla migrated to the US when she was 20 years old. After landing in Florida, she

worked in Real Estate and Construction for 18 years, where she became a General

Contractor, working on over 100 projects including: Residential and Comercial.

About 8 years ago she decided to move to Iowa to acquire more experience in heavy construction, since then she has done extensive work for cities, state and Federal agencies. Her company has completed 26 Federal Projects in the past 5 years, some of her proudest projects are the Women of Achievement bridge in Des Moines and at the Federal level the restoration of our Former President Truman's House.

Because of her passion for helping small businesses, she sits on the board of the

IOWA DOT for DBE Business. In 2021, she has graduated from the Goldman Sachs

Entrepreneurship Program and still being a part of the 10k Small Business Voices where she advocates for small businessess at the national level. To be able to have a direct impact in helping minorities and to help women to enter the Construction Industry in 2021 she started with her partner JC, an allinclusive Construction School. The Iowa School of Construction has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, National news and local news channel. She is excited to be here today and continue

her work on helping small businesses and all minorities.

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