Patricia Zugibe has been named CEO of Holt Construction Corp., a full-service construction management and general contracting firm headquartered in Pearl River, New York. The first woman to hold the post in the firm’s 102-year history, Zugibe joins Jack Holt, chairman, and Christopher Asaro, president, in leading the executive management team into the next generation of construction services.
Founded in 1919, the company spans three generations of Holt family leadership, servicing clients in the aviation, healthcare, retail, education and pharmaceutical industries.
“Turning the CEO position over to Patricia Zugibe feels like shifting a performance sports car into high gear,” Holt said. “With her ability, knowledge, experience and drive, she will be guiding the Holt organization to the next level. We look forward to her striking an essential balance in this male-dominated construction industry.”
Zugibe brings to Holt Construction a myriad of leadership roles spanning over three decades as a principal owner of development and construction companies, acting county executive and an attorney. Prior to joining Holt Construction, Patricia Zugibe was a partner in PVZ Development, a residential rental property company, and owner of North Rockland Developers Inc. and Zugibe Construction Inc. Prior positions include County Attorney and Acting County Executive for the County of Rockland, New York; attorney for the Town of Stony Point, New York; Southern CA Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) board of directors and president of the New York Sstate County Attorney’s Association.
She started her tenure at Holt Construction in 2014 as in-house counsel overseeing all transactional legal matters including litigation, ethics and compliance, corporate governance and risk management.
“I’m proud to take on the stewardship of Holt’s incredible legacy, reflecting on its resolve and tenacity to successfully navigate and persevere over 100 years in the construction industry by mitigating risk, staying the course and delivering exceptional client service,” Zugibe said.
Holt Construction has built over 30 million square feet of retail space; airport lounges, including the United Airlines Polaris club and American Express Centurion lounge; SUNY Rockland Technology Center; Montefiore St. Luke Cornwall comprehensive chronic care center and the building of a temporary hospital with the Army Corps of Engineers in a record 14 days at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. It is currently working on American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK, among other projects across the country.