Garland Burton, Jr. Joins KBR Building Group as Director of Community Affairs and Diversity
November 15, 2011

KBR Building Group announces that Garland Burton, Jr. has joined the company as Director of Community Affairs and Diversity. Burton comes to KBR Building Group with a distinguished record in the development of strategic business relationships and in the implementation of programs designed to expand the inclusion of diverse populations in both public and private construction projects. Most recently, he served as the Director of Business Diversity Programs for Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Previously, Mr. Burton served as Director of the Historically Underutilized Business Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was awarded the 2006 UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor’s Award for his work — the highest staff award presented annually by the University.

“Garland’s leadership qualities and approach to building community and relationships brings innovative solutions to building diversity in our day-to-day project delivery,” said Mike Pierle, executive vice president and higher education market sector leader for the KBR Building Group.

Burton brings a strong construction industry perspective as founder and former president of an underground utility construction company. His professional credentials include Licensed General Contractor in North Carolina. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Goler Community Development Corporation in Winston-Salem, serves on the Advisory Board for the N.C. Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, the N.C. Bar Association Construction Law Section /United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC) Joint Committee, and is a member of the North Carolina A&T State University Construction Management Advisory Committee.

Burton graduated with honors from Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management.