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Megan Carton-Poole

Secretary, SDDC
Director of Marketing, Ferreira Construction Co., Inc.

Megan is Director of Marketing for Ferreira Construction She is responsible for Ferreira’s Marketing Department as well as the marketing for its ten subsidiary/affiliate companies. Megan capitalizes on the importance of branding by utilizing marketing techniques, strategies and social media, while expanding Ferreira’s customer base through key advertising techniques. Megan is also responsible for supporting and driving Ferreira’s sales growth in the utility market sector throughout the East Coast, as well as handling numerous other business development and sales related activities. She also functions as a facilitator/liaison to the staff, providing guidance in the matters of M/W/DBE compliance and supplier diversity.

Megan began her career in the construction industry shortly after completing her college education and has now been in construction for nearly fifteen years. She developed a fascination for construction at a young age observing and working alongside her father who was also in the construction industry.

Megan’s first industry opportunity was with The Conti Group working in their New York City office as an administrative assistant to the Vice President of Operations, and she lent support to all field operations. During her tenure at Conti, Megan was fortunate to have had two seasoned professionals as mentors who allowed her to broaden her knowledge, specifically estimating, project management, and business development which led to her becoming the Conti Business Development Manager for the New York City construction market as well as the New Jersey solar market.

The invaluable experience Megan had garnered allowed her to expand her career in the industry and she became the MWDBE liaison at Schiavone Construction. At Schiavone, she was responsible for the oversite of the MWDBE department to ensure all projects were compliant with federal, state and local laws pertaining to minority participation.

Megan is a member of Professional Women in Construction, serves as Secretary for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Supplier Diversity Development Council, Supplier Advisory Board Member for EUISSCA, member of the ACCNJ Diversity Board and a member of the General Contractors Association of New York MWDBE Committee.

Megan enjoys volunteering and spearheads the Ferreira Elf charity program that works with local homeless organizations and food banks to provide food, clothing, and gifts to those in need. She also is a volunteer at Daytop, a non-profit organization committed to providing housing, education, and counseling to young adults battling addiction and serves as Vice Chair of their Dinner Gala.

Company Summary

Ferreira and its affiliates strive to be world class in project execution. We are dedicated to constructing quality infrastructure through innovation and sustainability, never compromising our integrity-the foundation of our success for more than two decades. Moreover, we recognize that people – our staff as well as our customers – are our greatest resource. Only when we all work as a team can we fully achieve success. In partnership and collaboration with our clients, we employ a meticulous attention to detail to ensure each project, regardless of size and scope, is completed flawlessly. Ferreira’s low employee turn-over rate is a testimony to the belief that our employees are our best asset.

Between the start of Ferreira Trucking Company in 1988 and the acquisition of additional 18 tandems and staff, by 1995 the transition from Ferreira Trucking to Ferreira Construction was underway. Nelson’s hard work and determination paid off: the company’s first major project was a $300,000 timber bridge in Somerset County, NJ. A son of immigrant parents and raised in Harrison, New Jersey, Nelson understands the perspectives of others and demonstrates mutual respect, fairness and equality in the workplace. While growing his business, Nelson has embraced his own diversity, as well as that of the company. In all aspects of his work, his goal is to be a role model to others and behave in a way that actively supports the principles of community and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Ferreira’s MBE status and our commitment to diversity is important to Nelson and all our employees.