Speaking up on Racism

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s something that I really care a lot about, and I think other CEOs need to take a more active role in addressing the barriers that prevent many people from underrepresented backgrounds from becoming members of a company’s senior leadership team. For me, diversity is a core part of doing business and ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to succeed. We have a...

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Today’s launch of Blue Origin’s first crewed mission is a first on so many fronts, and it was really exciting to watch. It also signals that we’ve entered into a whole new era in space exploration and travel. The mission’s success is sure to open a lot of new doors...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s something that I really care a lot about, and I think other CEOs need to take a more active role in addressing the barriers that prevent many...

4th of July

4th of July

Celebrating Independence Day is one of our country’s most cherished traditions. It’s a time to spend with friends and family, and also offers us a moment to pause and reflect on the ideas and values that gave birth to our nation. In the words of the wise former First...

Clayco Named ENR 2021 Midwest Contractor of the Year

Clayco Named ENR 2021 Midwest Contractor of the Year

It is a real honor to be recognized by ENR’s editors as Midwest Contractor of the Year, and it’s something that speaks to the hard work and commitment of our team members across the country who helped make this happen. Last year was a challenge for everyone and being...

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

As Founder and Chair of Clayco, I stand by our company’s commitment to advancing inclusion and opportunity for the Black-owned businesses and organizations in the communities in which we build. Juneteenth is an important time to reflect on what this means in the...

The Importance of Finding Your Core Values

The Importance of Finding Your Core Values

When I was in junior high school, my principal, Mr. Graham, made a big push for all of us students to identify and develop our own set of values. Of course he gave some great examples to follow. The assignment stuck with me, and years later after getting married and...

LGC’s Building an Inclusive Chicago Event

LGC’s Building an Inclusive Chicago Event

On Friday, I had the opportunity to join with Chicago’s Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development Samir Mayekar in an important conversation organized by Leadership Greater Chicago for its 2021 Daniel Burnham Fellows cohort. “Building an Inclusive Chicago...

Come Back to the Office Now!

Come Back to the Office Now!

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about how to best bring employees back to the office after over a year of working remotely. It’s a conversation that has changed a lot in recent months, with the vaccine becoming more widely available, proven methods of a...

ENR Midwest’s 2021 Contractor of the Year

ENR Midwest’s 2021 Contractor of the Year

Clayco has just been recognized by Engineering News-Record Midwest as the 2021 Contractor of the Year, and it means a lot to me that we’re being honored after a year that was full of countless challenges and setbacks. One of the things we always stay true to at Clayco...

Supporting Alderman Burnett at Fulton East

Supporting Alderman Burnett at Fulton East

As the first next-generation office building in the nation, Fulton East is built for the future. In addition to 85,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling glass skyspace, this groundbreaking project includes health protection measures, like a hands-free elevator system,...

Recent Feature: ENR’s Critical Path Podcast

Recent Feature: ENR’s Critical Path Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with Jeff Yoders and Aileen Cho for ENR’s Critical Path Podcast. It has always been one of my favorites to listen to, and it’s a great platform for industry experts to share their knowledge and views...

In Memory of Art Gensler

In Memory of Art Gensler

  Art Gensler was a true leader and a constant changemaker in the field of architecture, and his impact will never be forgotten. Over the years, our firms worked together on over 30 projects, and each one of them is a testament to Art’s unyielding commitment to...

THOUGHTS

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Today’s launch of Blue Origin’s first crewed mission is a first on so many fronts, and it was really exciting to watch. It also signals...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s something that...

4th of July

4th of July

Celebrating Independence Day is one of our country’s most cherished traditions. It’s a time to spend with friends and family, and also...

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

As Founder and Chair of Clayco, I stand by our company’s commitment to advancing inclusion and opportunity for the Black-owned businesses...

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Today’s launch of Blue Origin’s first crewed mission is a first on so many fronts, and it was really exciting to watch. It also signals...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s something that...

4th of July

4th of July

Celebrating Independence Day is one of our country’s most cherished traditions. It’s a time to spend with friends and family, and also...

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

As Founder and Chair of Clayco, I stand by our company’s commitment to advancing inclusion and opportunity for the Black-owned businesses...

Come Back to the Office Now!

Come Back to the Office Now!

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about how to best bring employees back to the office after over a year of working remotely....