Carol Ann Short New Jersey Builders Association, CEO
Education: Bachelor’s degree in education and psychology, The College of New Jersey; law degree, Beasley School of Law, Temple University
Job responsibility: Executive
Company description: Professional trade association
Primary professional/community affiliations: National Association of Home Builders; National Council of the Multifamily Housing Industry; Community Builders and Remodelers Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; Mercer County Domestic Violence Response Teams; Sexual Assault Support Services Advocacy Program; Womanspace Inc.
Last movie: “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Who is your most influential role model? My mother. She was a secretary for 40 years, and a home-maker raising two kids, while keeping a clean house and putting a home-cooked meal on the table every night. While she personally didn’t have the benefit of a college education, she appreciated the value of education, especially for a woman in a man’s world.
When is it appropriate to text in business? Only in very limited circumstances. However, as technology advances, that is likely to change. For now, I would say that texting is appropriate when an immediate response is needed, or when it involves a very simple answer, and as long as you maintain a sense of professionalism.
What would you give New Jersey for its 350th birthday? Variety and choice of housing for all of its residents.
The women will be honored at an event March 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park. For more details, click here or please contact Melissa Sullenberger at email@example.com or call her at 732-246-5737.
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Carol Ann ShortCEO
New Jersey Builders Association