Gray's Jill Wilson Named One of the Top 15 Business Women by National Women’s Council

Gray Construction’s first woman Vice President, Jill Wilson, was recognized by The National Women’s Council as one of the Top 15 Business Women in Alabama at the Alabama Women’s Conference held Wednesday in Birmingham. Awardees were honored for excellence in leadership, high levels of integrity, commitment to corporate citizenship and the ability to drive change within an organization.

Gray Construction’s first woman vice president, Jill Wilson, was recognized by The National Women’s Council as one of the Top 15 Business Women in Alabama at the Alabama Women’s Conference held Wednesday in Birmingham. Awardees were honored for excellence in leadership, high levels of integrity, commitment to corporate citizenship and the ability to drive change within an organization.

 

Wilson, whose career at Gray spans over 27 years, currently serves as Gray’s top marketing officer and is responsible for creatively marketing design and construction services to customers, communities and allied organizations around the world. Recognized for her efforts to strengthen Gray’s growing Southeast regional market, Wilson has played a key role in the development of the company’s Birmingham office.

 

In addition, Wilson’s commitment to protecting the company’s brand and a strong devotion to her family were celebrated before more than 100 attendees.

 

Gray Construction Vice President, Communications & Marketing Jill Wilson, right, thanks Megan Cleghorn, Co-Founder and CEO of Request for Relief LLC and President of Cleghorn Performance Elevation LLC, at the awards luncheon.
Gray Construction Vice President, Communications & Marketing Jill Wilson, right, thanks Megan Cleghorn, Co-Founder and CEO of Request for Relief LLC and President of Cleghorn Performance Elevation LLC, at the awards luncheon.

 

“Jill, you offer impressive loyalty to both the Gray family and Wilson family. It’s no wonder that you’re at the helm of Gray’s brand and reputation management,” said Megan Cleghorn, JD, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO of Request for Relief LLC and President of Cleghorn Performance Elevation LLC. “We are thrilled to share this day with you.”

 

“I’m delighted to be honored with this award and be in the company of so many women who are dedicated to empowering themselves as game changers in the workplace,” Wilson added. “I feel so blessed to be a part of such an outstanding company. Gray Construction has afforded me so many opportunities that have had a profound impact on my life, both professionally and personally.”

 

The Alabama Women’s Conference, presented by the Alabama Diversity Council and National Women’s Council, offers women a venue to learn from diverse, insightful speakers and panelists. In addition, it provides an opportunity to network with other professionals and to dialogue about important issues affecting women’s career success.

 

Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with over 55 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala.; a specialty pet food kitchen and distribution center for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky. ; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan for Clemens Food Group; a Keurig manufacturing facility in Douglasville, Ga.; a utility vehicle manufacturing facility for Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Ga.; an expansion to Wrigley’s Yorkville, Ill. campus; and a manufacturing facility for Weber Metals in Paramount, Calif. 

 

    November 19, 2015
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