Job: I am the director of administration at Stevens Construction, a construction management company specializing in commercial and health care construction. The company also provides general contracting and consulting services to architects, developers, contractors and owners.

terri_newsMy responsibilities include managing office staff and human resource functions, training project administrators, managing accounting systems, coordinating marketing projects and managing the corporation’s records, policies and procedures. I have been working for Stevens Construction from the very beginning (May 3, 2004). I have watched this company grow into a successful business and am grateful to be a part of it.

In the near future: At Stevens Construction, we recently implemented a new construction accounting project management/ estimating software. This software will enable us to work more efficiently and maintain extremely accurate records allowing us to save time, thereby saving our clients money.

My goal is to obtain additional training on the new software that will enable me to continue to train our team members to utilize the program to its fullest potential.

Long-term goals: I currently have an associate’s degree from Edison College, and I plan to complete my bachelor’s degree in business and finance.

Hobbies, interests and activities: I chair the renovation committee for the Junior League of Fort Myers, a women’s organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. My interests and hobbies include spending time with my family, singing, boating and shopping.

Family: Married to husband Tom for four years; two children, Courtney, 15, and Kyle, 13.

Last book read: “At First Sight” by Nicholas Sparks.

Role model: My grandparents who live in Sebring have always been great with their advice. My mother, Linda, was always there for me growing up. I cannot forget Aunt Betty — her love for her family is inspirational.

Word of advice: If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.