TONYA ALEXANDER | VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER, IMI

WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? EDUCATION? PREVIOUS JOBS?
Education: B.S. in Advertising and Marketing
Previous Jobs: Lifeguard, bartender, Cellular One Sales, Medical Sales


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR POSITION? 
I had the opportunity to build a team around me that teaches me something every day. They oversee different departments and each has different mindsets. It’s my job to make sure they come together like a puzzle, so imi will be successful. It’s very rewarding even on the bad days. 

WHAT ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH? 
The Tennessee Concrete Association is my current involvement. I prefer to be 100% committed to one association at a time. My team is involved with the associations of their choice, e.g.,  HBA (Home Builders Assoc), ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors), AGC (Associated General Contractors) and Chamber of Commerce.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AND AMBITIONS FOR YOUR POSITION? 

Not to fail the folks that believed in me and gave me a chance. No other woman has held my position in the company. I want to do all I can to make sure I’m not the last. 


WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR OTHER WOMEN JUST ENTERING THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY? 

Find someone you admire and respect. Watch, listen and learn all you can. Don’t be afraid of rejection and let them know you can take a punch.