Albion New Employee Spotlight: Abu Kanu

“Hire really good, smart people, and get out of their way.” – Brian Newsome, Albion Executive Vice President

You may remember this quote from our blog post: “The Untold Story of Albion.” In light of Brian’s ability to find and retain the industry’s top talent, I wanted to spotlight our incredible team here at Albion. Each month, we will virtually introduce you to a member of our team. I look forward to chatting with my teammates about their interest in the construction industry, hobbies outside of work, and more. In this month’s ‘New Employee Spotlight’, we are introducing you to one of our project managers, Abu Kanu.

Get to know a little bit more about Abu, a senior project manager with over 23 years of experience in the construction industry. Abu has an MBA in project management from the Florida Institute of Technology! We have definitely enjoyed having Abu’s eagerness and readiness to jump in to new and existing projects here at Albion! I asked Abu a few questions about his life in and outside of Albion:

What made you interested in working for a general contractor? I choose to work for GC because I have always enjoyed being part of creating something from the initial phase to completions. It is like raising a child and watching he/she going through all phases of life from birth to adulthood.  

What attracted you to Albion? The company philosophy in client and customer relationship. Also, a small company with higher goals.

What is your professional background (colleges, degrees, past job experience, etc.)? BSc Civil Engineering-University of North Carolina Charlotte.  MBA Project Management-Florida Institute of Technology. I have experience in Interior Renovations, Hospitality, Municipality and Class-A office Building, Aviation Projects.

What’s your proudest career moment? When a project is completed on time.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Mother Teresa. She was a humanitarian and an advocate for the poor and the helpless. She was one of the greatest humanitarians during her lifetime. She led all her life serving the poorest of the poor.

What is your favorite food? Jerk Chicken (Jamaican Dish)

What is your favorite TV show? Chris Cuomo CNN

What are your hobbies outside of work? Soccer

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? London, England. The Architectural designs.

What is your favorite sports team? Carolina Panthers.

Thank you, Abu! We absolutely love having you on board!

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