Name: Trelaine Mapp
Job Title: Director, general manager
Firm Name and Location: Warrior Group, DeSoto, Texas
Age: 39
Education: BS, Drexel University

Promoted to director of commercial services within a year of joining Warrior Group (in 2007), one of nation’s largest minority-owned construction companies (ranked #405 on Inc. 500|5000 list in 2010, with revenue of $124 million).

After two years, began leading company’s expansion into construction management. Built multiple business relationships and high-visibility partnerships leading to Warrior’s first construction management contract: the University of North Texas at Dallas Building Two project ($41.5 million, LEED Gold).

Managed construction of first LEED Silver auto dealership in nation (Pat Lobb Toyota, McKinney, Texas).

Won awards from Associated Builders and Contractors and Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council


Board member, Big Brother Big Sister of North Texas.

Member, Construction Advisory Board of St. Phillips School, an independent elementary school in Dallas serving disadvantaged African-American and Hispanic students.

Off the Clock:

Favorite food: cheeseburger hoagie with the works (he’s from Philly, after all).

Dedicated Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Sketches freehand; favorite subject matter: the body in motion.

Secret Life:

Member of singing group in college that performed at talent shows and student conferences.


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