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Jennifer Rand Profiled in the Albany Business Review

ALBANY, NY – Jennifer Rand was recently profiled by the Albany Business Review in its 10 Minutes With feature, which highlighted her local roots, experience and leadership at Consigli Construction Co., Inc. and in the Capital Region.

In its 10 Minutes With features, the Albany Business Review showcases key regional leaders who are making an impact on the area’s community and economy. Rand, a native of Troy, N.Y., who has been a member of the Consigli team since she was a college intern, now serves as the Director of Operations – New York/Capital Region and oversees business development, strategic growth and day-to-day leadership for the company’s Albany-area office.

She shared insight into current industry trends, challenges and outlooks, and emphasized the importance of engaging young women early through partnerships with schools and workforce development organizations to support building a strong pipeline of diverse talent.

“[The labor shortage] is nationwide. Everyone’s feeling it. If we can stay proactive about mitigating it, then we’ll be successful. Really reaching into those underrepresented communities like women and people of color and bridging those opportunity gaps is critical.”

Rand also discussed her career path with Consigli, and how her experience as a woman in construction has been both rewarding and empowering.

“Construction is very tangible. At the end of the day, you’ve built something. You can see what your hard work was when you walk away… Building something tangible, going back to see the end-users enjoying the space, and knowing you had a meaningful part of putting it together is what drives me.”

Read the full profile, 10 Minutes With…Consigli Construction Co.’s Albany region leader on building a career in the industry, in the Albany Business Review here.