President of Clark Nexsen, Terri Hall, was recently honored with a Women in Business Achievement Award from Inside Business, the Hampton Roads Business Journal. Selected by an independent panel of judges, honorees for this award are recognized as businesswomen who demonstrated leadership and influence in their industries and are active community members, advocates and mentors.
Beginning her career at Clark Nexsen as a mechanical engineer in 1999, Terri was quickly promoted to project manager as a result of her leadership qualities, innovative ideas, and ability to manage large, high profile projects. She became a principal in 2003 and was later elected to the Board of Directors in 2012. As a woman in a historically male-dominated field, her professional growth and position as an executive leader sets an exceptional example for younger female engineers. In her role as president of Clark Nexsen, Terri is responsible for providing executive leadership for a fully integrated architecture and engineering firm with nearly 400 employees, 10 offices, and a global reputation for excellence.
“Terri is a natural leader and a tremendous asset to our firm and the Hampton Roads region. During the many years we’ve worked together, she has been a continuous inspiration to everyone she interacts with. Her energy, commitment to excellence, and focus on collaboration is pervasive. We are all very proud of her and thrilled that she has been recognized with this honor,” says Sam Estep, who leads Clark Nexsen’s Virginia Beach office.
As an active member of the business community in Hampton Roads and beyond, Terri has served as a panel participant for Old Dominion University’s “Women Excelling in Engineering” and the Research Triangle Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ “Women in the A/E/C Industry – Leading the Way” programs in 2017 and 2018. While participating on these panels, she shared her thoughts on women’s advancement opportunities in the workplace as well as general business best practices. Terri contributes to our cultural emphasis on community involvement as part of the firm’s executive leadership and has been instrumental to Clark Nexsen’s continued growth and success.
Her many career achievements are the result of a natural leadership style that promotes an open dialogue and emphasizes professional development for all team members. Clark Nexsen is proud to celebrate this Women in Business Achievement Award with her. The 2018 Women in Business Honorees will be celebrated December 17 at a gala in Norfolk.
Read Terri Halls’s Q and A in Inside Business and see the Special Report on Women in Business Achievement Award Honorees.