Building Leaders Radio Hour

Building Leaders Radio Hour

Building Leaders Radio Hour is a conversation-based podcast featuring interviews with everyday business leaders. We’re here to entertain and empower those within and beyond the construction industry as we join together to share the stories of those who have built their own paths and paved the way for the future.

Episodes

May 14, 2024 37 mins

Joining us for Part 2 his episode with the Building Leaders Radio Hour is Ryce Elliott, President of Benning Construction. This is part 1 of the episode. 

Ryce has been with Benning Construction Company for twenty-eight (28) years and in this time has worked in almost every position within the Company from general laborer to his current position as President. He works with owners and architects on budgeting for projects, w...

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Joining the Building Leaders Radio Hour for Episode 2 of this season is Ryce Elliott, President of Benning Construction. This is part 1 of the episode. 

Ryce has been with Benning Construction Company for twenty-eight (28) years and in this time has worked in almost every position within the Company from general laborer to his current position as President. He works with owners and architects on budgeting for projects, wor...

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April 16, 2024 39 mins

Gil May, Founding Principal of May Architecture, returns for part 2 of his Building Leaders Radio Hour recording with Mark and Neil. 

Gil May, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is the founding principal of May Architecture in Atlanta, Georgia. He has over 30 years of professional experience across a broad variety of award-winning projects. His focus is on projects in healthcare and higher education – and the intersection of these two ar...

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April 2, 2024 29 mins

Joining us for our first episode of season 3 is Gil May, Founding Principal of May Architecture

Gil May, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is the founding principal of May Architecture in Atlanta, Georgia. He has over 30 years of professional experience across a broad variety of award-winning projects. His focus is on projects in healthcare and higher education – and the intersection of these two areas. He is driven by a desire to com...

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Joining us for a special BLRH episode are Celeste Anthony-Johnson and Sheryl Alberico. Both Sheryl and Celeste volunteer with the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC). With over 115 chapters across the US, NAWIC serves as a support network that provides professional development, education, networking, and so much more for women in the construction field. 

With dual BA's in Architecture a...

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Joining us for a special BLRH episode are Celeste Anthony-Johnson and Sheryl Alberico. Both Sheryl and Celeste volunteer with the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC). With over 115 chapters across the US, NAWIC serves as a support network that provides professional development, education, networking, and so much more for women in the construction field. 

With dual BA's in Architecture a...

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Joining BLRH as the final guest of season two is Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's 29th Secretary of State. Secretary Raffensperger was first elected in 2018 and overwhelmingly re-elected in 2022.

Secretary Raffensperger is a lifelong conservative Republican. He moved to Georgia 40 years ago to raise a family and start a small business. As a licensed Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer licensed in 40 states, an...

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November 21, 2023 63 mins

Joining Building Leaders Radio Hour as our seventh guest of season two is Jason Hughes,  Co-Founder and President of IMPACT Development Management.

A dynamic and well-rounded leader, Jason Hughes understands first-hand the viewpoint of the contractor, the investor, and the owner. With an undergrad in construction management, Jason spent the early part of his career working as a project manager for one of Atlanta’s top com...

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November 7, 2023 61 mins

Our sixth guest of season 2 is Brett Fortune, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune-Johnson.

Brett has been actively involved in the construction industry for over 35 years and has supervised the construction of more than 30,000 multifamily units since the company’s inception in 1991. Brett's experience covers all phases of construction operations ranging from estimating, scheduling, site developmen...

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October 24, 2023 59 mins

Joining us as our fifth guest of season two is Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing coordinated leadership to protect free enterprise, engage members, capitalize on emerging trends, and mitigate risk to Georgia business.

Chris received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and his master’s degree in public administrat...

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October 10, 2023 59 mins

Joining us for our non-profit episode of season two is Melanie Kagan, CEO of The Center for Family Resources. The Center for Family Resources is a Cobb County-based organization that works exclusively to serve local families and individuals that are either homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.

Melanie has more than 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit field in leadership positions that include fundraising,...

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September 26, 2023 56 mins

Joining BLRH as our third guest of season 2 is Michael Russell, Sr.  Michael was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of H. J. Russell & Company in 2003 succeeding his father, Herman Russell, who founded the company in 1952 and led it for 50 years. Michael is also Vice Chairman of Concessions International.

A graduate of The University of Virginia and Georgia State University, Michael brings his 28 years of construction...

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September 12, 2023 58 mins

Joining us for our 2nd episode of the season is Gerry Hughes.  Gerry Hughes has been leading commercial construction within the Tri-State area of New York City for over 25 years, with expansion to the Atlanta market within the past 9 years as the Founder and CEO of South Ferry NY Llc, Melvin Construction lnc and Belter Tech Inc.

Gerry took the leap of faith to embark on the American Dream as he left his homeland of Ireland...

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Kicking off Season 2 of Building Leaders Radio Hour is Mike Bellaman, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors.  Mike's tenure in this role began in 2011 and he currently serves over 22,000 ABC members from 68 chapters across the US.

A graduate of Penn State, Mike earned his bachelor's degree in architectural engineering and spent more than two decades in the construction industry before joining ...

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April 25, 2023 89 mins

Joining us for the final episode of our first season is David Kidder. David is a founder, investor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author.  David's purpose is to ignite growth in the lives of people and organizations, to help identify their proprietary gifts and solve the grand challenges of our time. 

David, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, co-founded Bionic (Inc. 500) in 2013 to ignite growth revo...

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April 11, 2023 66 mins

Joining us for the penultimate episode of BLRH season 1 is Kara Portnell.  Kara has served as the executive director of Early Learning Property Management, Inc. for the past 20 years. 

Prior to serving as Executive Director, Kara provided construction management and program services for ELPM, along with Jack Pinkerton, who, as a retired contractor, volunteered his construction expertise and services. Kara continues to lead and manag...

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March 28, 2023 64 mins

Joining us for episode 6 of the Building Leaders Radio hour is Charlie Battle.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Charlie has served for many years as a Public Finance Lawyer in Atlanta, GA, and was instrumental in Atlanta hosting the 1996 Olympic games. 

Charlie was a public finance lawyer before playing a key role in Atlanta's successful bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games. Charlie served as Managi...

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March 14, 2023 57 mins

Our fifth guest of the season on BLRH is Melissa Cantrell. Melissa currently serves as the president and CEO of CDH Partners. CDH Partners is an architectural firm that was founded in 1977 with a commitment to serve those who serve others. 

With a family whose claim to fame is the geodesic dome and for female builders, Melissa grew up around architecture and being able to visualize designed spaces. A proud graduate of Georgia Tech, ...

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February 28, 2023 63 mins

Joining us for the 4th episode of our first season is Mike Bolen. Mike served as the CEO of McCarthy Building Companies from 1999-2021. Established in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has a long history of building facilities that drive greater value.

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Mike joined McCarthy in 1978 as a carpenter, moving his way up through the company to assume the role of CEO in 19...

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February 14, 2023 66 mins

Nancy Juneau joins BLRH for the 3rd episode of our first season. Nancy currently serves as the CEO of Juneau Construction and formerly served as the ABC of Georgia board chairman in 2017. 

Nancy is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Education. After graduating, she entered the A/E/C industry working in the marketing department for a structural engineer out of St. Louis, MO. From there she moved on to work for a...

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