Crain's Detroit: Marc Ledent named to '20 in their 20s' list
Marc Ledent came into his position as construction project manager for Wayne State University almost by chance.
The 24-year-old, who had planned on being a teacher, took a summer job as a concrete tester during college and got the construction bug. He hasn't looked back, spending time with HNTB Corp., which is based in Kansas City but has an office in Detroit, and a brief stint in the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's office before joining WSU.
Today he's overseeing construction of the $59 million Mike Ilitch School of Business, where students not much younger than he is will start learning come fall, and expects to soon manage the $65 million Hilberry Gateway Performance Complex project, which is slated to expand the theater with a new lobby, jazz center, learning space and performing arts labs.