Ashley Hoffman Named ENR National Top 20 Under 40 Honoree
SALT LAKE CITY (April 18, 2019) – ENR Magazine has named Layton's Ashley Hoffman to its list of 2019 National Top 20 Under 40 honorees, one of the most prestigious honors in the construction industry.
Every year, each of ENR’s 10 regional editions honors the best of the next generation of construction industry professionals with the Top Young Professionals competition. Hoffman was joined earlier this year by Layton colleagues Steve Knowles, Brooks Rutledge, Landon Sherwood and Blair Jones as a regional honoree. Now she joins the elite ranks of national winners.
Hoffman joined Layton over three years ago where she developed new acquisition processes and procedures, leading to large sustained increases in revenues. Additionally, Hoffman’s knowledge of workplace furniture and FFE procurement has expanded the depth of services Layton offers to current and future clients.
In her professional endeavors, Hoffman is actively involved in AZ CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), BDC Women in Construction + Design, NAIOP, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassadors Program and Valley Partnership. Hoffman has been selected as the NAIOP membership chair where she is responsible for growing the Arizona chapter. Hoffman also participates annually in the national BDC Women in Construction + Design forum where women in leadership meet from around the country for continued education and networking. Hoffman is proud to be a successful woman in commercial real estate and with a young daughter at home, she believes it is possible to maintain a harmonious balance between working and raising a family. She believes the construction industry needs more new and bright minds and loves to encourage women to fill those roles.
When Hoffman is away from the office, she is an activist for the Nature Conservancy where their local mission is to create a call to action to replenish land from forest fires in places like Northern Arizona. She also participates annually in events for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and St. Vincent de Paul.
To further cement Hoffman’s place as a leader of the organization, and to take advantage of the juxtaposition of her youth and experience, she co-leads the monthly training program focused on Layton’s project engineers (a group of young college graduates).
ENR’s Top 20 Under 40 were selected out of nearly 300 entries received last summer during ENR’s regional Top Young Professionals competition. These nominees represent all parts of the construction industry and came from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Panels of independent industry judges in each of the 10 regions selected up to 20 winners to represent that region. Profiles of all these winners were published earlier this year in each regional magazine.
Next, the highest scoring candidates from each of the 10 regional contests were vetted by a new panel of judges to select a national Top 20 Under 40 list that represented the very best of young leaders from across the country. Among this year's winners are architects, contractors, engineers, owners, suppliers and tech experts. Entries required detailed information about each nominee's work experience, industry leadership activities, efforts to improve the built environment and service to the broader community.
Look out for an in-depth feature in the August 12 issue of ENR.
Public Relations Manager