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    The Dallas Morning News: If You Work Too Hard, This Dallas CEO Will Tell You to Get a Life

    February 20, 2015


    Mark Layman has led a charmed life.
    In just 25 years, the 49-year-old has gone from a staff accountant making $23,000 a year to chief executive, all at the same company.
    Sure, he’s a smart, good-looking guy who’s made his mark at Balfour Beatty Construction US, the Dallas-based general contracting company known for such projects as the Gaylord Texan Resort and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
    But he’ll tell you his true talismans were a loving single mom, “caring angels” who helped pay the family’s bills and father figures who straightened him out as a kid when he was headed for trouble. After college, mentors at the company took over.
    “I’m a product of people investing in me along the way,” Layman says. “That’s my story from a personal standpoint and a professional standpoint. It’s what shaped me. It’s what drives me.”

    Read full story from The Dallas Morning News here.