Name, Job Title, Company: Rebecca Reeves, National
Quality Manager at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Brief Job Description: Rebecca Reeves is a National Quality
Manager at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company – a multi-billion-dollar
construction organization with a reputation for excellence since 1909. With
over 19 years in the construction industry, Rebecca’s current role includes
developing policy and resources related to quality on a national level. Beyond
the tangible resources, Rebecca especially enjoys providing training and
fostering connections and alignment that lead to the success of others and
enhance a culture of proactive quality. Rebecca has completed various
types of construction projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with a
special focus in healthcare construction and interior fit-outs. Her extensive
experience includes close to 2,000,000 SF in completed projects.
Personally, Rebecca is a full-time wife and sports mom.
How long have you been a CREW member? 7 years.
What was the experience or motivating factor that
compelled you to join CREW Baltimore? Was there someone who influenced
you to join? In an effort to expand my professional network, I
visited several Baltimore organizations. I felt so welcomed at the first
CREW Baltimore luncheon I attended. It was the friendly atmosphere, along
with an immediate connection made with Tara Herbert (who became my membership
sponsor) that encouraged me to become active in CREW Baltimore.
List any CREW Baltimore positions you have held or
committees you have been a part of.
Beacons Committee 2014 – present
Board of Directors, Director at Large 2018 – present
PR Committee 2019 – present
In your experience, what makes CREW unique from other
In addition to the open, friendly atmosphere at CREW, the
variety of events, including the topics, locations, times, and formats is
unique to CREW Baltimore. There is always an event with a relevant topic
or convenient location and time to choose from. With formats ranging from
panel discussions to training/educational opportunities to social networking
events and more, everyone can choose the events that are most applicable and
beneficial to them.
What advice do you have for women pursuing careers in
Ask questions. You don’t know what you don’t know, and
the only way to become proficient and respected is to ask questions, listen and
learn. In my experience, people – particularly trades people – take great
pride in their work and want to share what they know with somebody who is
interested. Carry yourself with confidence, and approach conflicts
directly. Ignoring a problem will rarely result in the desired
resolution. Don’t strive to be the best woman in your field, strive to be
the best. Period.
What do you think makes a good mentor?
To me, a good mentor is anybody that can provide advice and
guidance on a particular topic or area of expertise. A mentor does not
necessarily have to be older or more experienced overall, and a shared
experience or background helps to cement the connection.
What is your dream vacation spot and why?
My dream vacation spot is anywhere we can find a
new adventure. My family and I are on a quest to see the 50 states and
have visited 23 of the 50 in the last 5 years. You won’t find us lounging
on the beach. Finding the best hiking spot, touring a local attraction,
attending a sporting event, or testing out a local restaurant is more our
speed. We are working on tentative plans to visit New Zealand in 2021.
What do you do in your spare time? The majority
of our spare time is spent shuttling our kids, Zach and Addie, to and from
their activities. Their activities include ice hockey, cross country,
lacrosse, cheer, dance, basketball, softball and Girl Scouts, and on any given
day it is not unusual for us to have 3 or more commitments (yes, we only have 2
kids…)! Personally, my hobbies include antique trucks and
beekeeping. Ask me next summer if my bees have survived the winter and if
we have any honey!
What is your favorite app or social media outlet and why?
Facebook is my favorite social media outlet because I can
easily share our photos with family and friends with minimal effort!