Stephen W. Fort, 38

August 11, 2010

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Stephen W. Fort, 38 

 






VP, general manager

Turner Construction Company, Chicago

EDUCATION

BS CE, Pennsylvania State University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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.

EXTRACURRICULAR

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.

SECRET LIFE

Father was an admiral in the U.S. Navy.