Jeremy Sochol has joined architectural-engineering firm RS&H in Jacksonville, Fla., as senior vice president of human resources. Sochol has more than 20 years of related experience.
Becca Hardin has joined Batson-Cook Co., West Point, Ga., as vice president of business development. In this position, Hardin will focus her efforts on the industrial and manufacturing project sectors. She previously worked as executive vice president of economic development for the Greater Columbus, Ga., Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority.
David Dewar has been named senior project executive for Gilbane Building Co. Dewar has more than 26 years of construction management experience, with an emphasis on data centers, research-and-development facilities and health care. He will be based in Gilbane's Columbia, S.C., office.
Also, current Gilbane employee Mike Bowers has relocated to the contractor's Athens, Ga., office as project manager. Bowers had worked in the company's Mid-Atlantic region since 2002.
Matthew Olender was promoted to the position of vice president in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office of Thornton Tomasetti. Olender began his engineering career with the firm in 2001. He specializes in forensic investigations, emergency response and condition assessments.
Architects Josh Vel and Andrew Kordon have joined the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will. Vel has more than 15 years of experience in architectural design and master planning, with a focus on higher-education facilities. He was previously with MHTN Architects, Salt Lake City. Kordon, previously located in Perkins+Will's Minneapolis office for the past 17 years, also will focus on higher-education projects.
Somer Spencer has rejoined SchenkelShultz Architecture as an architect in the firm's Orlando office. Spencer was most recently self-employed in Jamaica. She previously worked for four years in SchenkelShultz's Tampa office.