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Kathleen Shanahan

Kathleen Shanahan

Kathleen Shanahan


Turtle & Hughes, Inc.

Kathleen Shanahan is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Turtle & Hughes, Inc., which ranks among the nation’s top 20 independent electrical distribution companies.  Established in 1923, the family-owned business serves the industrial, construction, commercial, electrical contracting, export and utility markets with branch offices that stretch from coast-to-coast. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) division services Fortune 100 companies and operates nationwide, and in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The company has been a certified women‐owned business for over 25 years.

In 2020, Ms. Shanahan was named CEO to Watch by Family Business Magazine.

Prior to joining Turtle & Hughes, she served as CEO/Chairman (2011‐2016), then Chairman (2011‐2018) of Ground Works Solutions, formerly URETEK Holdings, Inc., a Florida based corporation focused on soil stabilization and densification through the use of a patented polymer‐based application process. Before that, she was CEO/Chairman of WRSCompass, a national footprint environmental engineering/contractor company based in Tampa, Florida.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
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