Stephen W. Fort, 38
VP, general manager
Turner Construction Company, Chicago
BS CE, Pennsylvania State University
Leads Chicago business unit for the firm (2007 total billings: $9.4 billion, according to BD+C's Giants 300). Local billings: $700 million.
General manager for Illinois business unit.
Oversees 220-person staff, day-to-day business operations, and business development.
Responsible for procuring more than $2 billion in construction projects since 2003.
Leads in-house Turner School of Construction Management.
Founder, Turner Charity Network. Raised $1.5 million in seven years for local nonprofits.
Chair, Board of Directors, Heller School of Business, Roosevelt University.
Officer, U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps (1992-1999).
OFF THE CLOCK
Can't live without his Bruce Springsteen Live box set.
Favorite read: Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, by Stephen E. Ambrose.
Father was an admiral in the U.S. Navy.