Dana Stumpf is the CEO of Durr Heavy Construction, a New Orleans-based construction firm specializing in site preparation, demolition, underground utilities and paving. As a third generation owner of Durr, Stumpf and her siblings purchased the company from their parents in 2011. Initially serving as CAO of the company, Stumpf became Chief Executive Officer in December 2014.
Stumpf grew up in the New Orleans area and in the construction industry. After graduating from Mount Carmel Academy, she obtained a BA in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University. Stumpf worked in the construction industry in a variety of roles until she was named President of Gentilly Landfill in 2005, a position she continues to presently hold. She is also the former owner and current Board Chair of the New Orleans Jesters, the area’s minor league soccer franchise and youth academy.
Stumpf is involved in various business and community organizations such as Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (Board Member), Business Council of New Orleans (Board Member), GNO Inc (Next Gen Council), New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (Class of 2012), Associated Builder and Contractors Bayou Chapter (Former Chair), Associated Builder and Contractors Louisiana Chapter (Former Chair), NOLA Soccer Academy (Chair), Young Leadership Council (Former Board Member), Urban League (Former Board Member), Mount Carmel Academy (Former Board Member), Vistage International and Salutare Deum Foundation.
She has been recognized as an Associated Builders and Contractors Member of the Year, a CityBusiness Woman of the Year, an ENR Top 20 Under 40, a Gambit Top 40 Under 40, and a Junior Achievement Rising Star.
Stumpf recently married her husband, Kenneth, and they welcomed their daughter Dara in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as her dog, Dante. She also continues to compete in national equestrian events, where she has been a top competitor for over 20 years.