Meet Cynthia MacLeod, Project Manager!

Cynthia MacLeod is a Project Manager at Reed Construction. With over 10 years in construction, her expertise is in hospitality interiors, corporate interiors and residential.

What led you to a career in the construction industry?

I was working for a high-rise residential developer producing AutoCAD drawings for plan changes in the building. We found it best that I relay the information in the drawings to the general contractor and subcontractors in the field. The developer recognized my strength in communicating and dealing with (at the time) all men on the site and that this was not an intimidating factor.

What do you love most about working in the construction industry?

Starting something, working through it and being proud of what I accomplished.

What are the advantages women bring to the jobsite?

Passion, commitment, drive.

How has the industry benefited from women in construction?

I do not look at it as a diversity issue so I do not know if there is really a benefit. Women in construction just like women in the military, female firefighters, or truck drivers – it took a while but our career choices are no longer looked at as an anomaly.

What is your advice to women interested in a career in construction?

Do it! May it be behind a desk or a laborer in the field there are plenty of options.

What Reed project are you most proud of and why?

I’m working on my first project with Reed which is a ground-up, precast Hospital for Behavioral Health in Plainfield, Indiana.