Helen Keaton, ’85 BDCR, Construction Manager for Denton Properties, steers the strategic management of all design and vertical construction for commercial development projects. Before joining Denton Properties, Helen worked with Comal ISD to organize and develop a bond and construction program that would help bridge growth for the school district over the next 10 years. Helen also has extensive experience in the general contracting community. As a vice-president of estimating and preconstruction services for Joeris General Contractors, Helen played a key role in helping the firm become the San Antonio area’s second largest contractor with a yearly volume of $250 million. Helen is known for her integrity, fairness and ability to get the job done. She has twice been recognized as an outstanding project manager by the American Subcontractor Association and has served the Associated General Contractors’ San Antonio chapter president. “Her personal involvement has consistently been the key to our success in positive project outcomes,” said Don Ryden, vice-president of capital management and real estate for Baptist Health System. “Her astute knowledge of the construction sciences and problem solving abilities are great assets to her clients.” Ryden added that Helen’s involvement in all project functions in the Baptist Health System’s past 20 renovation projects, was the common thread in their successes. Before her post as part of the firm’s executive management team, she was managing award-winning projects for Joeris while developing a reputation as a thorough manager who never compromised on quality. Helen serves on the executive board for Southwest ISD Education Foundation and enjoys volunteering and spending time with family and friends.