In its annual business issue, CityScope Magazine featured two EMJ leaders, CEO and President Burt Odom and Chattanooga Executive Vice President Jack Bowen.
Burt Odom was featured in the magazine’s “Importance of Mentors” section, in which he shares how he first became interested in construction as a teenager and the significance of mentoring in his life.
“My interest in construction began at age 14 when a contractor building stairs in my parents’ home allowed me to work alongside him,” says Odom.
“I was inspired by his passion and love for his job, and his investment in me began my more than 40-year journey in the construction industry. Much like Mr. Wilhite, there have been countless people in my life who have guided me to grow, advance, and succeed both personally and professionally.”
Last year, CityScope’s business issue also featured Odom talking about the importance of strong leaders and serving those in your sphere of influence.
Read his full response in this year’s “Importance of Mentors” section here.
CityScope also highlighted Executive Vice President Jack Bowen in its 2018 Gold Club for Leadership, an annual selection of 30 outstanding area business people who have been recognized by their peers or others within the community for their exceptional leadership skills.
Bowen, who has been with EMJ’s Chattanooga team for more than 13 years, has exhibited his ability to lead in various roles, from job site superintendent to vice president of construction. His more than 21 years of construction experience has led to long-standing relationships with nationwide clients and the completion of some of EMJ Corporation’s largest projects in company history.