An Interview with AnaTracey Hawkins

AnaTracey Hawkins has been promoted to senior vice president of strategic growth at CNY Group, a construction and development services firm based in New York City. Since joining the company in 2018, Hawkins has increased brand awareness across both new and existing markets. Her promotion is recognition of this achievement, and she will continue to lead CNY Group toward future advancement. I spoke with Hawkins about her start in construction, and¬† the importance of networking and mentorship. Anna Zappia (AZ): AnaTracey, you grew up in New Zealand. Can you tell me about your time there? ¬†AnaTracey Hawkins (AH): I grew up in the far north of New Zealand, about two hours north of Auckland. My father is a builder and my grandfather was a bit of a low-key developer. So, building is in my blood. My father wanted us to have the experience of growing up on a farm. We …