Jill Floyd is a Construction Project Manager and Director of Community Outreach with Little Rock based CDI Contractors.
Jill began her professional career in manufacturing as a Project Manager with Cummins Engine Company in Nashville. After leading several global production optimization initiatives, she moved into a manufacturing management role at one of the company’s most profitable facilities.
She was soon recruited by Ford Motor Company and moved to SE Michigan to support their multi-million-dollar quality improvement initiative to turn around troubled supplier manufacturing facilities. After several years in this role, Jill transitioned into Procurement where she managed a quarter-billion-dollar supply chain across five continents.
While in Procurement, Jill developed a passion for money management and founded a non-profit to provide financial literacy skills to women challenged with supporting multiple generations of family members.
After leaving Ford to run the non-profit full time, Jill was asked to lead facilities and logistics for a 10,000-member multi-site church in SE Michigan. It was during this time she was introduced to construction and managed her first project. After several years working with religious and educational institutions in a variety of construction and facilities management roles, she returned to Little Rock and joined CDI in 2014.
In addition to her Project Management responsibilities, Jill is charged with leading CDI’s MWBE Initiative – where she has helped local Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Subcontractors earn over $60MM in Construction contracts with CDI alone. She also spearheads the company’s K-12 STEM initiative to encourage girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, math and of course construction!
Jill has been recognized by Arkansas Business as a Top 250 Influencer and Arkansas Times as a Woman to Watch. Currently, she serves as a Commissioner for the Little Rock Airport and sits on the Boards of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas and Arkansas Capital Corporation among others. Previously, she served on the Housing & Mobility transition team as well as the Opportunity Zone Task Force for Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.
In 2019, she was selected for the 5th cohort of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a diverse group of mid-career change-makers dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems while learning leadership through the lens of four former presidential administrations. During her time in the program Jill worked on affordable housing solutions for Arkansas’ moderate-income Seniors.
Jill earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and MBA/MS Engineering in Quality and Manufacturing Management from Penn State University.
A Little Rock native, Jill enjoys traveling, mentoring and finding new ways to solve old problems!