We sat down recently with Brindley Construction's new Marketing Director, Lauren Reed, and asked her to tell us about her experience during the first couple of weeks in her new role.
Can you tell us a little bit about your education and prior work experience?
I am an alumni from Martin Methodist College where I received a B.A in Business Administration and was part of the Student Activities Organization. I started out my career as a Purchasing Intern for Magneti Marelli where I worked my way up to Commodity Buyer and had the opportunity to work with Brindley and other local businesses here in Pulaski. In 2019 I worked for Pulte Homes in Franklin as a Procurement Agent, where I worked with the contractors and the construction crew in the field. The hustle and bustle of the construction industry keeps me on my feet and is an exciting industry to work in!
What drew you to apply for the Marketing Director position?
I was intrigued and applied for the Marketing Director position because I had worked closely with some of the Brindley team at my previous employer, Magneti Marelli. I knew they had the culture that I wanted to work in and I admired the quality and attention to detail that they brought to every project. Part of my job duty for both employers of mine in the past was vendor management and communication, therefore, I knew I wanted to be in a position where I could network with others and be able to bring my out of the box thinking and creativity to the table every day. When I saw that the Marketing Director position job was open at Brindley, I thought this was a match made in Heaven!
What are you most excited about learning in your new position at Brindley Construction?
I am excited to learn more about what is happening in our surrounding counties and how myself and Brindley can be a part of making those dreams happen. As we celebrate our 60 year anniversary, I cannot help but be excited to carry on the traditions and culture over the next 60 years!
You are filling some big shoes. Kathy Pigg, the former Executive Vice President and Marketing Director was with Brindley Construction for 50 years. What skills do you bring that might be different than Kathy’s?
Oh, I will not be able to fill those shoes! My goal is to be half as good as Ms. Kathy Pigg was. She was a true trailblazer and a wonderful woman! I hope my youthful energy and can-do attitude will bring some exciting changes to Brindley while still carrying on the wonderful job that Kathy and her team have done all these years. I am excited to dive into the social media world along with networking events to get Brindley’s name out there. More to come!
What is the most challenging part of your new position?
The most challenging part will be upholding the high standards that have been set already. I can honestly say, I am up to the challenge and excited for the future!
What do you like most about your first weeks at Brindley Construction?
The team is incredible! From the first day, they made me feel like family and welcomed my input.
As Brindley Construction celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, what factors do you think have contributed to the long-term success of the company?
I cannot help but think of a million things when reading this question! A few to mention are: quality, loyalty, family, dedication, perseverance, hard work, and teamwork. The Brindley team is made up of such wonderful and talented people that have been a part of the team for many years. With the quality of work and amazing staff, I think these are just a few of the reasons why Brindley Construction has had such long-term success. They are a staple in this community and I am blessed to call them part of my team!