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Diversity in Construction Ambassadors

Nelly Vasquez, Business Development Manager - Turner Construction

As a 23-year industry veteran, 19-years at Turner Construction, Nelly has been an integral member of the Turner NY team. Nelly began her career as a Turner intern during her freshman year of college as part of the YouthForce Scholarship program, where she continued to complete her construction management degree at Pratt Institute. She spent four years at Goldman Sachs, leading their Americas real estate procurement team and completed her MBA at New York University. Upon her returned to Turner she rose to positions of greater responsibility leading to a Project Executive role in 2019. She is currently serving as the Manager of Business Development for the Interiors division. In addition to her work in the field, Nelly is the driving force in championing diversity and inclusion within Turner. She is part of a recently formed national committee to drive DE&I within Turner and is an executive sponsor to Turner's employee resource group, Cada Communidad that is focused on the professional development of our Hispanic & Latinx employees, maintaining a strategic network of construction professionals and fostering an environment of inclusion. Nelly continues to be an advocate for educating Turner's younger staff and serves as a mentor for many.


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