Lauren Benford

Lauren Benford


Reiman Corp.

Cheyenne, WY USA

This is your journey—personalize it because not one size fits all, and understand success comes in all different ways.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
College for Construction Management with focus in Highway Construction
Started first Job as Project Manager / Estimator in Commercial Construction. Got married and started a family.
Moved from Construction Department to Financial Department.
Started my Masters Degree in Business Administration
Moved to School Facilities Department as Deputy Director. Got Divorced
Went back to Construction Industry as the Controller
Graduated with Masters Degree after 5 years instead of planned 2.5 years.
Keep following my journey


High School
Central High School
Construction Management
Northern Arizona University
Masters Business Administration
Chadron State College



I'm in charge of the Finance, Accounting and Human Recourse Departments, and coordinate with our Construction teams.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I spend time lots of time coordinating with a variety of teams on different tasks or challenges. I work on individual tasks or goals as time allows or when under a deadline. I try to put some type of continuing education such as reading, webinars, and engaging in industry issues into each day. No two days are alike and I have to be flexible in how I complete my work to be able to coordinate the expectations of my work, my teams work and my family.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Internships are very important to understanding a possible career. Internships come with work that is not always fun but pay attention to the culture and atmosphere of the company and industry. You can learn a lot by watching and asking about what is going on around you even if you aren't able to get involved right away.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Masters Business Administration


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You are not smart enough to go to college and construction is not a career for woman."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues