Drake Cement’s Corporate Recruiter Enjoys Working for a Company that Contributes to the Community in Myriad Ways
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Jade Terry, Drake Cement’s Corporate Recruiter and a member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values her company’s contributions to the local economy and Prescott’s inclusive atmosphere.
PWM: For how long have you been a member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce?
Jade: Drake Cement has been a dedicated member of the Chamber, and an integral part of the community’s economic development, since 2010.
PWM: Tell us about what brought you to Prescott.
Jade: My journey with this remarkable company began after I graduated from Prescott High School, where I built my foundation within the town. Following high school, I pursued a cosmetology license, which not only supported me financially through college but also allowed me to connect with the local community. Yavapai College played a vital role in my educational journey, providing excellent resources as I obtained my associate degree. I later transferred to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. During my senior year, I joined Drake Cement as a Human Resources Intern. Within two months, I was promoted to Corporate Recruiter, focusing on cement positions, and supporting Drake Cement’s growth and development. Prescott’s tight-knit community values collaboration and supporting local businesses, making the Chamber an ideal platform for networking and fostering growth.
PWM: Do you serve in any additional roles within the Chamber?
Jade: While I currently do not hold any additional roles within the Chamber, I actively engage with the community in various ways. I actively participate in Yavapai College’s job fairs and Embry-Riddle’s job fairs, connecting with students and professionals. The Women in Business Luncheon is another event I eagerly anticipate, as it provides a valuable opportunity to network with successful business leaders in our town.
PWM: Do you have family here? Children? Other activities in which you participate?
Jade: Outside of work, I offer my skills in bridal hair and makeup at Strada Hair Salon in Northern Arizona, where I am part of an exceptional bridal team that caters to clients throughout the region. In my leisure time, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and camping, cherishing the natural beauty of the area.
PWM: How are you involved in the community?
Jade: Beyond its economic contributions, Drake Cement has also demonstrated its commitment to social responsibility. Since its construction in 2008 and full operation in 2011, Drake Cement has become a significant source of employment and economic growth for our community. The company employs a diverse workforce, ranging from laborers to engineers, and places a strong emphasis on rigorous environmental practices to ensure compliance with regulations. Drake Cement continually invests in advanced technologies and processes to minimize its carbon footprint and conserve natural resources. Moreover, the company actively supports local initiatives such as the Paulden Food Bank, Salvation Army, Toys 4 Tots, and the Imagination Library of Prescott. Volunteer work at Habitat for Humanity further showcases Drake Cement’s dedication to making a positive impact.
PWM: What else do you want to add that people might not know about you or what you do or offer?
Jade: As a member of the Drake Cement team and an active participant in the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the growth of our employees and the community. Prescott’s charm lies not only in its breathtaking landscapes but also in the shared commitment of its residents and businesses to create a prosperous and inclusive environment for all.
Learn more about Drake Cement at https://drakeus.com/products/cement/.