jerry allen courage in leadership [deadline to nominate - June 30]
The Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award is giv- en each year to an AEC professional who has made tremendous impact on the company through cou- rageous leadership.
WHO WAS JERRY ALLEN? Born in Texas in 1940, and the first of his family to graduate college, Jerry Allen seemed des- tined to make an imprint on the AEC Industry, one that would exceed his lifetime. After serving as City Engineer for the City of Fort Worth, Texas Public Works Department, Jerry joined Carter & Burgess, Inc., a 40-person engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture firm, on April 28, 1969. There he stayed and worked the next 33 years, where he became the company — and the company became him. Known not only for being the CEO of Carter & Burgess, but also as an innovative and inspira- tional leader, under Jerry’s direction, Carter & Burgess grew from some 200 employees and $17 million in revenue in 1988, to 2,300 employees and $381 million in revenue by 2002 when he passed away. Jerry, who was an incredible athlete and in fantastic physical condition most all of his life, was struck down by cancer at age 62. Jerry Allen was a friend and mentor to Mark Zweig, Founder & CEO of Zweig Group. In his honor, a portion of the proceeds from the awards program will be donated to The American Cancer Society.
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