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Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Turner Construction Dies at 100

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Howard Turner, former president and chief executive officer of Turner Construction, an AGC member, died on April 25, 2012, at the age of 100.

Howard joined Turner's board of directors in 1952. He became president in 1965 and served as president and chief executive officer from 1968 to 1971. Howard served as chairman of the board from 1971 to 1978. From 1978 to 1982, he served as chairman of the Executive Committee.

Under his leadership, the company grew from seven offices in the United States to operations in 20 cities. Howard was the force behind the launch of a formal community affairs prgram in 1969 that included an outreach effort to provide opportunities for minorities and women in the construction industry. The Turner School of Construction Management program is now offered through all of Turner's offices and has graduated more than 15,000 people who work at or operate minority- or women-owned businesses.

Prominent construction projects undertaken by Turner Construction during Howard's tenure included the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the current Madison Square Garden, PepsiCo Inc.'s world headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., the Mei Foo Sun Chuen apartment complex in Hong Kng, and Aon Center in Chicago, formerly called the Standard Oil Building.

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