17 years at Turner
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Current location: Jersey City, NJ
Education and degrees: BS Civil Engineering, Cornell & MS Construction Administration, Columbia
Tell us about your interests, hobbies, family, and how these influence your life and work?
My partner’s name is Miska. He is a big supporter of mine and I proudly display our picture in my office and on our jobsite bulletin board.
Why did you join Turner?
I visited a Turner jobsite while I was in a design internship and realized how satisfying it would be to see the work you’re doing instantaneously lead to visible progress on site.
What were your previous roles/positions?
I’ve worked in the safety, cost, and estimating departments. Over the past eight years I’ve worked on ten different projects.
What has been your favorite project or role at Turner, and why?
Columbia Business School has been my favorite project so far. It is dynamic and I’ve learned so much.
What mentoring or training have you received that has made a difference in your career?
It’s so important to meet as many people as you can, and find the position you would like to have and strive for it.
What are your major responsibilities in this position, and what is a typical workday like for you?
I manage a team of eight people who help engineer, coordinate, and finance the project work.
What is the best advice you received at Turner?
Always have a career plan! And never stop self-advocating.
The Pride Network, Turner’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, has helped me make so many connections.
- Matt Hyde
What would you say to someone considering to join Turner?
It’s hard work but it’s satisfying! And people still want to stay here for their entire careers.
Are you active in professional networks?
I’m co-founder and lead of the Pride Network, Turner’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group (ERG). I’ve made so many connections through the ERG over the years and it enables me to help the company in ways I couldn’t if I just worked on my jobsite.