Gloria Shealey, President & CEO of The Daniele Company was inducted into the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Hall of Fame last Friday, June 19 at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This award is presented annually by NAMC to honor members of the organization who have provided exemplary service to NAMC while simultaneously operating a successful business in the construction industry. Shealey has been a long-standing client and partner of The Institute’s Minority Business Center since locating her business in downtown Durham over a decade ago.
Shealey is the first woman inducted into the NAMC Hall of Fame and represents the first woman-owned construction business recognized by the organization. This award was presented to Shealey as she concludes a successful tenure as NAMC’s first woman president, having led the organization over the past three years from 2012-2015. During her tenure, Shealey successfully guided the organization to pursue new or expanded strategic relationships and alliances with several major corporate partners such as MGM, CVS/Caremark, Wells Fargo Bank, Whiting-Turner Construction and Lend Lease. Shealey also led the organization to secure increased strategic partnerships with the Airport Minority Advisory Council, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials.
Shealey said, “This is the highest honor of distinction to be conferred by my industry peers, colleagues and friends, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. That my leadership and contribution to NAMC is worthy of this award, I am greatly honored. This is my most distinguished honor to date.”
Despite the considerable amount of time Shealey has invested in growing the NAMC organization, her company has continued to thrive. Shealey credits her excellent staff and business partners for the company’s success while she wore both hats as NAMC president and president of The Daniele Company. To that end, The Daniele Company is currently completing a number of high-profile projects including: Two ongoing projects for Honda Aircraft in Greensboro in partnership with the KBR Building Group; the exterior renovation of Durham City Hall in partnership with Balfour Beatty; several Wake County Schools new construction projects also in partnership with Balfour Beatty; and several smaller stand-alone projects for the Merck Corporation at their Durham Campus.
Shealey credits the help and assistance she has received from The Institute over the years as part of the reason for her business and leadership success. “The Institute has been wonderful in helping The Daniele Company grow in the North Carolina market. They both have the industry knowledge and relationships needed to help companies succeed. I would advise any minority- or woman-owned company to take advantage of all that they have to offer.”