Sandra Marks

Senior Vice President

Sandra addresses external areas of outreach, alignment of community resources and impactful improvement of the design and construction industry—locally and nationwide. Internally, Sandra focuses on talent management and development, including mission, vision and culture. Sandra also plays a critical part in strategic planning for the entire Clayco enterprise, including Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Concrete Strategies and Ventana. In addition, Sandra continues to operate and own Marks & Associates, a firm she founded in 1986. Marks & Associates has been a leader in the development of minority businesses and community MBE/WBE programs nationwide, and more recently she has been offering direct supplier and workforce diversity program management. Sandra’s unique perspective on diversification as a means to impacting cultural norms creates a more vibrant and productive community and industry, one that will complement Clayco’s integrated philosophical approach to solving complex project requirements.

What Inspires You?

“I have always had a passion for people and teaching. I love the feeling I get when I pass knowledge on to someone else and, as a result, they are better or their lives are better. This is why I chose consulting when I started my business and also why I love what I now do for Clayco because I get a chance to “teach” our clients and the community the lessons we have learned that can have a positive impact on our industry. I also get a chance to “teach” the community about careers in our industry and what they can do for others when they are empowered economically!”

+1 314-592-6330
markssa@claycorp.com

REGISTRATIONS/ACCREDITATIONS

University of Missouri St. Louis – Distinguished Alumni
St. Louis Business Journal Character Profile – 2011
St. Louis Minority Supplier Development Council-Advocate of the Year
St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers – Advocate of the Year
Small Business Administration – Advocate of the Year
“Make a Difference” Award – The Minority Youth In Construction Program

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Chair, Diversity Committee, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers
Member, Advisory Board, Regional Union Contracting Center
Board Member, ARCHS
Board Member, Antioch In The Ville
Consortium for Graduate Students in Management
INROADS, Inc.
Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Member, Economic Review Council, 2005
Member, Construction Diversity Task Force
Former Director, The Business of Construction Course (AGC of St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis)

EDUCATION

Masters in Business Administration -Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, (Magna Cum Laude) – University of Missouri St. Louis