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2020’s Most Inclusive Prime Construction Leader for Minority Business Enterprise

Carolyn Ellison is what makes Turner Construction Company so inclusively great.
Carolyn Ellison, Director Community and Citizenship, Turner Construction Company

Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) is pleased and very proud to recognize and honor Carolyn Ellison, Director of Community and Citizenship for Turner Construction Company, as its 2020 Most Inclusive Prime Construction Leader for Minority Business Enterprise.

“Carolyn Ellison is what makes Turner Construction Company so inclusively great. She works hard to include disadvantaged and diverse suppliers as part of every construction project that Turner pursues. She incorporates that philosophy by tirelessly, willingly, and constantly connecting and meeting with diverse trades anytime and anywhere to assist with their growth and success. She and thousands like her at Turner work to keep them successful. Thank you, Carolyn,” said Wayne R. Frazier, Sr., president of MWMCA

Founded in 1902 by Henry C. Turner, Turner Construction Company is now recognized as the largest general contractor in the country and an industry leader across a diverse range of market segments and sub-disciplines including: commercial, education, healthcare, sports, aviation, pharmaceutical, retail and green building. Engineering News-Record has once again ranked Turner the number one general builder in the country as part of their annual Top 400 Contractors Sourcebook. Turner has earned a spot in the top 10 every year since 1964, when the magazine launched the annual rankings.
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. With a staff of over 10,000 employees worldwide, the company completes over $12 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees, and community.

“Turner fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion in which all employees contribute creative ideas, seek challenges, and have the opportunity to grow. Our diverse and inclusive workforce positions the company to grow, enhances our presence in diverse markets, and helps us build enduring relationships with each other, industry partners, and our clients. We do our best work in teams made up of individuals with different backgrounds, skills, and passions so we cultivate diversity in our offices and on our sites. We strive to recognize our similarities and celebrate our differences. Inclusion is leveraging these differences to build a foundation for personal and professional growth; a culture of everyone,” said Carolyn Ellison.

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Carolyn Ellison
Turner Construction Company
Director of Community and Citizenship

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