Julie Strong has more than 18 years of experience in the mechanical design and construction industry. She is CEO at C1S, a leading construction and engineering firm, based in Dallas. At C1S, she is the management team leader, responsible for finance, business administration, and human resources. She has managed construction projects across a wide variety of market segments demonstrating success on over $25M of projects from initial estimate through design, construction and commissioning. Prior to joining C1S, Strong was the controller of a design and construction firm in Dallas where she managed corporate finances, insurance, and job cost accounting as well as all aspects of human resources, including hiring, benefits management and payroll. Strong earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Texas in Austin and received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.