Ashley Domres has been promoted to vice president of project development at Linthicum in Phoenix. She will be responsible for corporate marketing and business development, industry relations and community involvement. She previously served as director of Linthicum's Custom Care line, managing the care and maintenance of private Linthicum residences in Arizona, California and Hawaii. Prior to that, she was a project engineer with the company. Domres, a LEED accredited professional, has a bachelor's degree in interior design with a minor in business administration from Seattle Pacific University.
Eli Gilbert has been named senior research manager at the Phoenix office of Jones Lang LaSalle. Matt Kolano has also been hired at the financial services company as a research analyst. Gilbert and Kolano are charged with increasing research and analytical support for the firm's expanding lineup of Phoenix brokerage experts. Gilbert previously served as senior research analyst for the firm's San Diego office. He will divide his time equally between both offices. Kolano is a recent graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, where he graduated with honors with bachelor's degrees in economics and finance.
Bryan Bernardo has been hired as operations manager of Kitchell in Phoenix. He will oversee Kitchell project job sites in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas as well as operations throughout Kitchell's offices. Prior to joining the general contractor, Bernardo worked for The Weitz Co. for 25 years, most recently serving as managing officer of its Southwest regional office.
John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Dept. of Transportation, has been appointed to the Transportation Research Board Subcommittee for National Research Council Oversight through January 2016. The subcommittee was created in 1982 to ensure that the research board meets National Research Council standards for objectivity and that its activities are appropriate for the council. Halikowski also continues to serve on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Standing Committee on Research.
Robert Scott has been named controller of Forte Specialty Contractors in Las Vegas. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in management as an accountant and controller. Scott graduated cum laude from Eastern Washington University and served just under seven years in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic technician, where he received top secret security clearance and awards.
Marian Enriquez has been elevated to the newly created position of manager of employee owner experience and diversity at Sundt Construction in Tempe, Ariz. Enriquez will be part of the general contracting firm's talent management team. In addition to maintaining employee-owner relations, her duties also include providing leadership on work force, equal employment opportunity and human resource and federal contracting compliance. Additionally, Enriquez will continue serving as Sundt's small business liaison officer and overseeing the company's subcontractor diversity program. Enriquez joined Sundt 11 years ago and has been promoted to roles of increasing responsibility. She holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in business management, both from the University of Phoenix .
Chris Nickle has been promoted to vice president of operations for the Southwest division at McCarthy Building Cos. in Phoenix. He will lead safety, quality and manpower concerns in the region as well as oversee all field operations and work closely with the business development team to target new pursuits. Prior to this promotion, Nickle served as project director, leading the construction of the $180-million Banner Thunderbird Medical Center South Tower Addition and Renovation project in Glendale, Ariz. Over the course of his 13-year career with McCarthy, Nickle has led the construction of more than $600 million in primarily health care projects in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Nickle's career in construction began as a project engineer at McCarthy upon graduating from Montana State University with a degree in construction engineering.