Elaine Szot Spotlight


Elaine Szot, Hilti Rep, is a degreed civil engineer from Syracuse, NY. She grew up on a farm and tells me she has never been cow tipping. Innocent until proven guilty right? She has worked in Denver in land development work and earning her P.E. before landing home in Chicago with Hilti as a technical rep for Firestopping.

Elaine’s first project in building construction was 18 years ago with Clark Construction at the ‘new’ Midway airport. It was a crash course in construction and it was fascinating to see the old terminal get demolished and the two new buildings go up on both sides of Cicero Avenue

Elaine encourages others to do meaningful work. Even if you don’t know where exactly you want to go in your career, do something that interests you, gain experience and then build on that.

CSI Chicago chapter’s reputation for being very friendly for reps as well as designers is what lead Elaine to join us. It was ‘the’ place for architects to mingle with reps and becoming friends with some is the icing on the cake.

Elaine enjoys life with her high school sweetheart who is her husband and three children.

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