It was 1973 when Joan’s dad, Quincy Ragsdale, encouraged her to apply for a job at Daniel Construction Company in Greenville. She had just graduated from Forrest College in Anderson. This began a journey that would span her 40 year career with Daniel/American Equipment/ Fluor Daniel and Fluor. Ragsdale will celebrate this major milestone in her career on April 16.
She works at the Fluor office off Haywood Road in Greenville and supports the Central Operations group of around 700 engineers/designers and other project support personnel.
Ragsdale was recently promoted to Director II, Human Resources with the company.
Over the years, she has traveled extensively with her company, both domestically and internationally.
“I never thought I would stay with the same company for so many years,” Ragsdale said. “But it’s the wonderful people who work here who inspire me. They’re a lot like family.”
Ragsdale was born and raised in Williamston and graduated from Palmetto High School in 1971.
Her son Jeff and his wife Lia are also Palmetto graduates and are Williamston residents.
Jeff Ragsdale, a Clemson graduate, also works at Fluor as a Project Information Manager.
Joan owns and operates the Pink House Antiques – a weekend business, located on East Main St. in Williamston.