Shawnie Carrier joins Paragould’s Jetton General Contracting (JGC)

PARAGOULD, Ark. – An area business superstar is joining the team of Jetton General Contracting (JGC) in Paragould.

Shawnie Carrier announced on Wednesday she was joining the JGC team, bringing with her experience from business development, higher education, and government.

Her most recent position was as the O’Reilly Hospitality Management (OHM) project as the Business Development Sales Manager for Embassy Suites Red Wolf Convention Center at Arkansas State University.

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“We are thrilled to add Shawnie to our executive team,” said Andrew Berner, JGC President & CEO. “Her ped- igree 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.”

Shawnie Carrier

At Arkansas State University, Carrier served as both Executive Director of the Delta Center for Economic Development (DCED) and as Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chancellor. In these capacities, she also served as the project lead to identify and recruit OHM who is currently building and will manage The Red Wolf Convention Center on the campus of Arkansas State University.

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“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 in a statement. “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 hopes to bring her unique insight into community and economic development through her leadership of the DCED. She founded and fostered programs to encourage innovation, advance educational and leadership opportunities for community and workforce professionals, and assisted in the development of regional strategic planning, a press release said.

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

“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.”

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