Barbara Stokes, a wife to Scott Stokes and a mother of three is on the forefront in humanitarian relief efforts. She is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Green Structure Homes located in Alabama. Her area of expertise is Disaster and Relief Construction. In the year 2001, Barbara Stokes graduated from Mercer University where she majored in Biomedical Engineering and Physics. She also studied Technical communication and thermodynamics, manufacturing and management, and structures and properties of materials. She used the knowledge acquired in these courses at GHS. Read this article at businessinsider.com.
Before she started working with the government under contract with FEMA, Barbara has worked for Boeing and Pisces Corporation. Her working relationship with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) started when Barbara and her husband founded Huntsville company. The company worked closely with FEMA to provide safe permanent housing, state of the art designed house, providing commercial solutions, manufacturing and engineering techniques that cover both modular and on-site construction. So far, the partnership has worked tremendously to a point that the company has been able to not only provide credible housing but also created job opportunities in the state of Alabama and the surrounding counties such as Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Minnesota to mention a few.
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Other successes and projects that they have been able to achieve are, building housing for campuses, residential development, planning and installing utility facilities and military projects. One of the projects done for the military is building bullet- resistant guard shacks. All these projects have been done in support of FEMA’s mission. In the month of September 2017, GHS donated twenty-eight million dollar buildings contract to the government which purpose was to shelter the affected. The contract was to be completed in the month of March 2018.
A sneak peeks into this intelligent brains life; according to Barbara, a typical start very early in the morning and ends very late, mostly at night because of her tight schedule at work. With her busy bee day, Barbara Stokes tries to spend as much time with her kids through volunteering in their school. She believes that striking a balance between family and work is important. We can only describe Barbara Stokes as an intelligent CEO and a loving mom. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.