April 1, 2012

Cover Story

Student 25

The Rules To be eligible for Student 25 consideration, a company must:...Read More

Featured Articles

Around Utah

Abby Albrecht

Sections

Around Utah
Christopher M. Lee

Players
Players

Legal Briefs
Private Party M&A Outlook

Money Talk
Strategic Giving

Economic Insight
A New City

Lessons Learned
Growing Pains

TechKnowledge
Level Up

EntrepreneurEdge
Calculated Risk

Business Trends
Count Us In

Executive Living
Taking the Plunge

Editor's Note
Utah’s Legacy of Innovation Continues

Features
State of Fraud

Focus
On the Horizon

Features
Innovation Awards

Industry Outlook
Manufacturing

Special Report
It’s a Wrap

Special Report
Strictly Business

Special Report
Employment Law

Article

Abby Albrecht

A Strong Leader in a Challenging Industry

Josh McFadden

April 1, 2012


Since 1922, Granite Construction has made its mark in Utah. From roads, highways and bridges to transit systems and airports, Granite has been a fixture in helping to build Utah’s transportation infrastructure. Experience and leadership are among Granite’s assets. One of those leaders is Abby Albrecht.

Albrecht came to Granite a decade ago, originally as a cost engineer. After a stint at Granite’s California corporate office as a field information manager, she returned to Utah in 2007 to assume her present role as public affairs and business development manager.

Each day, Albrecht juggles many duties and responsibilities. She is in charge of managing and coordinating community, agency and customer relations for the Utah Region, along with anything that involves governmental relations for the state of Utah. If that isn’t enough, she also chairs the transportation task force for the Salt Lake Chamber, is a member of the board of directors at the Salt Lake Chamber, is on the legislative committee for the Associated General Contractors of Utah, sits on the Utah Mobility Coalition strategy team and is on the youth board for the GOAL Foundation. 

Despite her heavy workload and extensive community service, Albrecht keeps a positive attitude and expresses satisfaction in her job-related obligations.

 “I enjoy coming to work each day and am motivated by the challenges that face our industry,” she says.

Albrecht says she doesn’t like to talk about herself but admits that certain skills and talents have enabled her to succeed. “I’m highly motivated, have great communication and leadership skills, and have great vision.”

Albrecht says Granite has afforded her the opportunities to find fulfillment and achievement in a profession where she is a minority.

 “Being a woman in construction, we face challenges each day by working in a historically male-dominated industry,” she says. “Fortunately, my career with Granite has included positions within teams and leadership responsibilities in organizations and committees where my strengths and skills can be utilized for positive results.”

Albrecht hopes to continue contributing to Granite’s efforts. One of her main goals is to help the state find stable and secure funding for transportation.

 “Utah is a great state to do business in,” she says. “In no other state do we have a department of transportation that is cutting edge and a transit agency that is highly regarded.”

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Health Care HeroesUtah Business Event
Oct 21, 2014
Please join us, along with our sponsors, MountainStar Healthcare, and Roseman University in honor...
Content Marketing BootcampUtah Business Event
Oct 28, 2014
Please join Utah Business Magazine and Adobe, along with our other sponsors: Boostability, Right ...
Sustainable Business Awards 2014Utah Business Event
Nov 13, 2014
Utah Business magazine along with presenting sponsor Big D Construction, is pleased to announce t...
Community Events View All
Leadership Excellence Course
Oct 1, 2014
Leadership Excellence Course coming to Salt Lake City. Course graduates qualify for continuing ed...
BOMA Fall Education Summit
Oct 2, 2014
We are excited to host our first annual Education Summit. This year, we have twelve (12) session...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel