Chairman, Haskell Co., Jacksonville
Haskell is a $1.3-billion design-build architecture, engineering and construction business with global operations. The company employs about 1,400. Halverson started his career in corporate litigation. “The CEO of a client said I was wasting my time being a litigator and would never be happy, and being in business was a pathway to making meaningful contributions to the community. He was right,” says Halverson.
|EDUCATION||St. John’s University (Minnesota) (BA), American University (JD)|
|CIVIC PASSION||Haskell has an explicit goal of donating 3% of profits to charitable causes.|
|FLORIDA LOVE||I most enjoy the commitment to free enterprise. Having lived around the country, I do not take this for granted.|
|NEW HOBBY||I am reviving my love of music and am trying to improve my Spanish.|
|READING||The Second Mountain, by David Brooks; The Unwinding, by George Packer; The Man Who Ran Washington, by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser|