Gensler has named Dawn Hart as an associate and workplace sector leader. She will lead the team with a focus on project management and technical proficiency. Hart has more than 25 years of experience in the Phoenix market.
In addition, Gensler has appointed Melissa Holm as senior associate and design director of the firm's Phoenix office. Holm joined Gensler in 2003. She has served as interiors design director for the last three years and has more than 15 years of professional experience.
Kitchell has added Bryan Dunn as market sector executive. He brings more than 17 years of preconstruction and construction services experience to his new role at the Phoenix-based general contractor. Dunn has led construction on several significant projects in the Phoenix area, including Tempe Marketplace and Divine Legacy on Central. Dunn has been recognized by ENR Southwest as one of the region's Top 20 Under 40 and as an industry leader in Commercial Executive Magazine. He is a graduate of Colorado State University.
Caliente Con-struction Inc. of Tempe, Ariz., has hired Amy Shelton as business development manager. Shelton has more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience. Her new position will include handling client relations and retention. Shelton is a native of Arizona and attended Arizona State University, earning a bachelor's degree and juris doctorate. Shelton also works with Free2Play, a physical literacy program that aims to help children who don't have access to physical education.
Burns & McDonnell's regional office in Phoenix promoted Pat Edwards to vice president. In his previous role as general manager, he helped triple the size of the Phoenix office in four years. Edwards has 25 years of experience in commercial development, and his project credentials include the Phoenix Convention Center, Casino Arizona and the headquarters of U.S. Airways. Edwards is actively involved with the Phoenix Community Alliance.
Julie E. Maurer has joined Jennings, Strouss & Salmon as a member in the firm's commercial litigation department. Maurer has experience litigating business disputes, including breach of contract as well as insurance bad faith and coverage matters.
Tony Illia has been named the new public information officer by the Nevada Dept. of Transportation. In his new role, Illia will act as the primary agency spokesman for Las Vegas Valley and the surrounding area, which includes Clark, Lincoln, Esmeralda, Mineral and Nye counties. He will be responsible for coordinating the website and social media as well as stakeholder outreach and media communications. Illia previously served as the Las Vegas-based special correspondent for McGraw Hill Construction, including Engineering News-Record, and was a contributor for the Las Vegas Business Press, Las Vegas Review-Journal and CityLife, among other publications.
Justin Kelton, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Cos., was recently named to the board of directors for the Support Sky Harbor Coalition. The nonprofit group supports the continued development of Sky Harbor and the enhancement of its existing operations. Kelton joined McCarthy in 2001 after having served as a U.S. Marine. He earned a civil and environmental certificate from Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.