Member Spotlight

Cargina Taylor
Executive Assistant/Marketing Support
Gilbane Building Company

Cargina Taylor has been in the A/E/C industry for four years.  Before she joined the industry, Cargina worked in banking for 25 years in Sales Support (Mortgage Sales and Small Business Administration Sales).

She was born in New Bern, NC and it wasn’t until she was an adult that she realized the serene beauty of the City of New Bern. She loves the fact that it sits right at the spot where two beautiful rivers meet!  She thinks it’s a fun and relaxing city.

Cargina has been a member of the Programs committee for three years.  Last year she coordinated SMPS Triangle’s first Diversity Panel program. She thought it was a lot of fun and she created lasting relationships with the panelists that have proven to be beneficial to her as well as her company.

Outside of SMPS, Cargina is involved with the Chamber of Commerce (Raleigh & Durham), Chicks in Construction, and is an active Volunteer with the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, Durham Rescue Mission, United Way, and ArtSpace of Raleigh.

Cargina’s advice to a marketing/business development professional starting in this industry is that when your heart is in your work and you love what you do, always remember to keep moving forward, keep doing what you do, and learn from the various obstacles that arise.

Outside of work, Cargina likes anything involving family, friends, the beach (she’s a beach bum), live music (she is a Jazz lover), and good food. She’s a foodie and loves trying new restaurants!

Cargina’s fun fact is that she loves indoor trampolines! DeFy Gravity in Raleigh is her favorite place to jump!