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Lisa A. Ballantyne

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Vice President and General Manage...

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Local Address:  Boston , Massachusetts , United States
Turner Construction Company
375 Hudson Street
New York , New York 10014
United States

Company Description: Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2009, Turner completed...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
  • Member


  • MBA
    Simmons School of Management
  • BSCE
    Tulane University
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Web References
Management Team | Turner Construction Company, 15 May 2015 [cached]
Lisa A. Ballantyne
Welcome to the NAWIC Boston Chapter!, 14 Aug 2003 [cached]
Director - Lisa BallantyneLisa Ballantyne is a new member of NAWIC, this is her first year as an active participant.Lisa has been in construction for 6 years.She graduated from Tulane University with a BSCE, and accepted a position with Modern Continental as an assistant project engineer on the C17A2 project of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.Two years later, she accepted a position as a Project Manager with Turner Special Projects, where she has been specializing in the interior fit-out and renovation for corporate clients.Lisa completed her MBA from Simmons School of Management in August 2002, while continuing her career at Turner.Last year Lisa was promoted to Senior Project Manager for the Interiors Group of Turner Special Projects.Her largest clients include Fidelity Investments and Equity Office Properties.
Lisa Ballantyne has spent ... [cached]
Lisa Ballantyne has spent nearly her entire career working at Turner Construction Company-but she didn't always know she would end up in risk management.
While she was growing up in a suburb of Boston, Ballantyne said, "Education was the number one thing. Ballantyne had always been a strong math and science student, so she decided to study engineering at Tulane University. After college, with help from an uncle who worked for a heavy highway civil engineering company, she found a job as a civil engineer.
"I realized right away as an engineer I was not going to be a good designer. I was not going to sit behind a desk and just draw all day," Ballantyne said of her early career. "What I really loved was being able to touch and feel whatever it was that we were building."
During her first job working on Boston's Big Dig (a 20-year project to reroute a major highway through a downtown tunnel), she realized construction was the industry for her. "Construction was great," she recalled. "I was actually able to get on the job site and watch things really happening."
In 1998, two years into her career, Ballantyne accepted a job at Turner Construction Company, and she's been there ever since, first in the Boston office, then New Jersey, and now California. She went back to school part time while in Boston to earn her MBA from Simmons College because she was interested in the business side of construction.
Now Ballantyne serves as Turner's vice president and general manager of the company's offices in Northern California. Along the way, she worked in the role of vice president for risk management, overseeing insurance, safety, and claims and legal affairs. For Ballantyne, risk management satisfied her love of forming strong relationships with colleagues while still staying close to the building process. "We get to see the product, build the product, and actually interact with people," she said.
Ballantyne's professional experience gave her a unique understanding of the importance of risk management. She started out in general management at Turner, and her close relationship with clients helped her realize the pressure to say yes when it comes to safety-related decisions.
While she knows you can't always say yes, Ballantyne has learned that risk management isn't about being the bad guy either. "Our job is not to say no to risks, but to at least identify what the risks are and try to help the general managers make decisions based on how we can mitigate those risks," she said.
Risk management is becoming increasingly significant in helping to ensure business success at Turner. "We're looking at the bigger picture in how we approach a project to make sure that it's going to be as successful as possible for the employees, for the company, for our partners that we're working for, and for the subcontractors on the site," said Ballantyne.
"Yes, we're in the business to build buildings, to make money," Ballantyne said, "but not at the cost of safety."
"It's kind of like a puzzle. If we can find a creative solution, a way to actually be able to say yes, that is when I have the most fun," Ballantyne concluded.
CareerTV - Search result for "Intern Queen", 6 May 2010 [cached]
Turner Construction: A Day in the Life of Lisa Ballantyne Follow Turner Construction's Vice President and General Manager Lisa Ballantyne from the office to a job site to her home.
However, these so-called "Gen Y-ers" have ..., 11 May 2012 [cached]
However, these so-called "Gen Y-ers" have a lot to offer the marketplace, said Lisa Ballantyne, vice president and general manager of Special Projects at Turner Construction, New York. "They are all about digital media and having everything at their fingertips. They are extremely tech savvy," said Ballantyne, who led a separate session, "Creating New Leadership: Managing and Developing Gen Ys."
Research shows that many of the "Traditionalists," born from 1927 to 1945, as well as the Baby Boomers," 1946 to 1963, are staying longer than expected in the workforce. With many of the Traditionalists, Boomers and Generation X-ers (those born from 1964 to 1979) in positions of leadership, it is helpful to understand the characteristics of and factors that influenced the Gen Y-ers who will one day take the helm, Ballantyne said.
Each group views education differently, for example. Traditionalists see education as a dream; Boomers believe it is their birthright; Gen X-ers view it as "a way to get there," and Gen Y-ers see it as an expense, she said.
Recognizing that generational differences exist may also help in communications with clients, Ballantyne said. She recalled one occasion for which she hand wrote four thank you notes to clients. "But then I realized that one of my clients is a Gen Y-er and would probably want an e-mail, not a hand-written note, instead."
The multigenerational workforce will likely be reshuffled by 2016 when Boomers, Gen X-ers and Gen Y-ers will each command a 30% share of it, Ballantyne said.
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