Name: Teresa Magnus
Job Title: CEO
Firm Name and Location: Vulcan Industrial Contractors Co., Birmingham, Ala.
Age: 34
Professional Credentials: CPA, JD
Education: BS, Miami University (Ohio); JD, Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Repositioned Vulcan, a woman-owned construction and facility maintenance contractor, for growth through simultaneous expansion of services and territory; produced record profits 2009 and 2010.

Adopted corporate policies beneficial to employment of women in construction.

Oversaw re-creation of company programs, training, and discipline. Company’s recordable incident rate dropped from 3.8 in 2008 to 0.69 in 2010.


Member, Construction Users Roundtable; National Association of Women in Construction; Alabama AGC.

Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser, National Insulation Association.

Participant in ConsensusDOC Initiative since its inception.

Advisory board member, Shelby County School of Technology; Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute.

Trustee for pension, health and welfare, and apprenticeship funds for multiple union craft locals.

Off the Clock:

Chairs Girls Can Camp, which introduces high school girls to construction trades.

Secret Life:

Overcame her fear of heights.


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