As Chief Executive Officer of McLaughlin Erectors, Inc. (MEI), Leigh Carnell is responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and implementation of the Company’s long and short term plans. She plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organizations’ fiscal functions and performances; evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs, strategies and regulatory action; enhances, develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operations and effectiveness of the company. Leigh provides technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline. She continues to improve the budgeting process through education of her Project Managers and Field Operations Director on financial issues impacting their budgets. Leigh also provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; evaluates potential alliances acquisitions, pension plans and investments. She is an advisor on all contracts into which the company may enter and an energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards, sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. Leigh joined MEI in 2005 after having worked at home managing two children while her husband was away in the military. Leigh received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Colorado State University – Pueblo, and she takes great pleasure in meeting new challenges and the great support that her staff provides.
Leigh has developed proven expertise overseeing high visibility projects that require specialized skills, sensitive to unique program requirements, and has complete knowledge in all aspect of the skylight installation system process. Leigh’s’ delight in customer interaction, supervising every project to completion, attests to her commitment to customer satisfaction.
As CEO, Leigh has spearheaded innovation within the company to both better serve our customers and provide an enhanced workplace for MEI employees. She plays a key leadership role in setting the strategic direction of our company and has helped to guide the company through a challenging period marked by steady growth.
In addition to her enthusiasm, Leigh is inspired with compassion, she ensures the company’s exceptionally strong tradition of social responsibility. MEI supports several charitable organizations and encourages personal participation from its employees.
Leigh also enjoys running, watching her kids play sports, spending time with her family and down time at the beach.