ECI Site Construction Management (ECI), a northern Colorado general contractor specializing in the construction of premier outdoor spaces, is pleased to share that Selina Cook is advancing into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Cook, whose vision and leadership has played a fundamental part in shaping ECI’s history, steps into her new position just before her 17-year anniversary at the company in March.

“ECI is extremely fortunate to have a tenured leader like Selina Cook within our organization,” said Ted Johnson, president of ECI. “Selina has always been a selfless team player, who provides support across all facets of our business and is a true role model – not only for me but also for women in construction. Selina will be instrumental in the continued growth, success, risk management and financial stability of ECI for many years to come.”

Cook originally began her career at ECI in 2003 as a part-time receptionist. This position quickly evolved into a full-time office manager, and by 2005, she led the company’s accounting and bookkeeping division. As her training progressed, Cook assumed the duties of handling ECI’s payroll, tax reporting, financial reporting and forecasting, and cash flow management. By 2009, she was promoted to the officer position of Secretary/Treasurer/Controller and became a partner in the company. Cook continued to expand the office personnel, allowing her to transition into the role of Vice President of Finance & Administration in 2014.

“It has been an honor to work, learn and grow within such a tight-knit organization,” said Cook.

Cook’s career milestones largely coincided with formative company events. When she began in 2003, ECI was still operating under its original name of Environmental Concerns, Inc., employed 12 full-time staff members and had a revenue of $7.5 million annually. By March 2004, the company fully transitioned into being a site general contractor exclusively with new ownership. During this time, Cook initiated and implemented a more robust accounting software program and brought the company’s external accounting preparation internally. The methodical accounting controls and processes she developed profoundly contributed to the strategic growth and success of the company.