Jetton hires Shawnie Carrier as director of strategic development

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Paragould-based Jetton General Contracting has hired Shawnie Carrier as director of strategic development.

Jetton General Contracting is a 42-year old independent general contractor specializing in complex and fast-paced construction projects across multiple industries.

Carrier has previously served as Business Development Sales Manager for the Embassy Suites Red Wolf Convention Center on the campus of Arkansas State University for O’Reilly Hospitality Management. She is also the former executive director of ASU’s Delta Center for Economic Development.

“We are thrilled to add Shawnie to our executive team,” said Andrew Berner, JGC President & CEO. “Her pedigree and track record of success are impeccable, and she possesses a clear strategic vision and roadmap for our company to engage and lead, both locally and beyond.”

“Jetton General Contracting is a company with a proven track record of offering a high quality product with a comprehensive offering of services within the commercial construction industry,” Carrier said. “Jetton’s University Lofts project that is a new kind of student living and designed to further link A-State to downtown Jonesboro is an example of their creative approach. I am honored and thrilled with the opportunity to work side by side with such a talented and seasoned team.”

Carrier’s economic experience includes serving as President and CEO of the Arkadelphia (AR) Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce.

She is also a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the IEDC Economic Development Institute (University of Oklahoma); the Harvard Kennedy School; and Leadership Arkansas.