Friday, April 1, 2016 – Lambert Airport Terminal 1, Concourse B – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ravi Norman is a dynamic leader, inspiring speaker, and the perfect fit for this year’s Forum, “Diverse Opportunities to Create New Successes.” Norman is CEO of THOR Construction, a full-service commercial construction company with an extensive client list throughout the world. THOR is among the largest African American companies in the nation, averaging $110 million in annual revenue for the past three years, including $150 million in 2015. The company is based in Minneapolis with offices in eight cities, including one in St. Louis.
A visionary by nature, Norman created a “SIT-EAT-GROW” model that serves as the basis for his vast mentorship activities and speaking engagements. He collaborates with Fortune 500 corporations and non-profit organizations to develop innovative solutions to maximize diversity and inclusion.
Norman’s decade-long executive leadership at THOR Construction includes six years leading the company’s strategic direction. He possesses over 18 years of expertise in the areas of strategic management, organizational development and commercial finance.
The company is known for its work in hospitality, entertainment/multi-purpose venues, retail, education and community focused development. Recent projects include U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings football team, Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Wells Fargo & Co. and the University of Minnesota.
We are proud to welcome Norman as keynote speaker this year. Admission to the Forum is free. Advance registration is required. Free parking will be available in the Terminal 1 Short Term Parking Garage.