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John Lawson inducted into the National Academy of Construction

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John Lawson inducted into the National Academy of Construction


W. M. Jordan Executive Chairman John Lawson was inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC) on October 29, 2020!  This prestigious honor celebrates elite members who have shown commitment and made outstanding contributions to advancing our great construction industry. The Academy’s new member election process is extensive and thorough. John’s induction is in response to his NAC industry peer’s personal recommendation and support.  It was noted by the Academy that Lawson was elected for being:

“Experienced leader renowned for the development of a corporate culture of excellence, employee development, and community involvement as well as academic advancement in higher education.”

In addition, John and fellow NAC member Ross Myers founded the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. With John’s guidance, W. M. Jordan Company has earned recognition as an ENR Top 400 Contractor in the U.S. for the past 35 years. In 2018, the W. M. Jordan Company was named Contractor of the Year by ENR Mid-Atlantic, reflecting the firm’s culture of excellence, employee wellness and development, and giving back to the community.

Formerly the president and CEO of W. M. Jordan, Lawson announced his move to executive chair in 2018 to pave the way for the next generation of growth and operational excellence at the firm. His focus now is on advancing innovation and development opportunities throughout the region.

You can read John’s full NAC profile here. Please join us in congratulating him on this great achievement!