Carmen Hernandez

Carmen Hernandez

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

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Carmen Hernandez serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Clayco Inc. Since 2013, Carmen has advised Clayco and its subsidiaries in complex, commercial real estate construction and design-build projects, from $100 million to $900 million or more, including hospitals, university campus buildings, manufacturing facilities, data centers, e-distribution facilities, lithium battery plants, research labs, and even rocket launching facilities.  From contract negotiations to effectively resolving any project related disputes during and after project completion, Carmen leads the effort to achieve beneficial results for both the Clayco enterprise and its clients.

As General Counsel, she also advises Clayco and its subsidiaries on a wide range of corporate governance and compliance matters, acquisitions, finance, employment, real estate, international procurement, supply chain and litigation matters related to Clayco’s operations and initiatives across the United States and abroad, including all legal endeavors necessary for Clayco to deliver its projects on-time and as-promised to its clients while leading the industry with a first-class team of employees providing innovative, winning solutions for our clients and their communities.

Carmen currently serves on the non-profit boards of the DuSable Black History Museum & Education Center in Chicago and the Hispanic International Television Network (HITN) in New York City.

What Inspires You?

“Carmen is a motorcycle enthusiast with more than 25,000 miles on her 2003 Harley (Softail Heritage Classic) in addition to various motorcycle trips in Europe.  She enjoys gardening and skiing whenever possible.”