ENR Southwest: People
On the Move
Eric Hedlund is leaving the Sundt Phoenix office, having been tapped to lead the firm’s operations in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas.
The American Institute of Architects named Bill Sabatini to its College of Fellows. Over the course of his 40-year career, the cofounder and design principal of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has focused on many health-care, educational, commercial and research facilities. He is one of only 400 architects to be nationally certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects.
Gilbane Building Co. has promoted Alexis Carver to senior virtual design and construction manager. Carver, who has more than eight years of experience in construction, joined Gilbane in 2012. Based in Arizona, she will focus on BIM planning efforts with owners, design professionals and construction managers. Carver earned a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Arizona and was an ENR Southwest “Top 20 Under 40” honoree in 2014.
Sundt Construction added Jeremy Kwapich as senior project manager at its Tucson office. Kwapich has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and immediately will join the team constructing the new, $400-million Banner–University Medical Center Tucson hospital.
Andrew Baird has been hired to head the Prescott office of Kimley-Horn & Associates. Baird brings more than 10 years of experience in the Arizona construction industry, specializing in transportation, sitework and drainage infrastructure. He previously worked at AZTEC Engineering as design manager on the Interstate-10/state Route 303 traffic interchange and was utility group leader. Baird also served as a judge for ENR Southwest’s “Best Projects” contest and was selected as a “Top 20 Under 40” recipient in 2015.
DMB Associates, a commercial and residential developer of master-planned communities, has named Brent Herrington as its president and CEO. He will be taking over for Charley Freericks, who will remain a member of the board of directors. Herrington has been with the company for nearly 20 years, leading some of the company’s most high-profile projects, including DC Ranch and Silverleaf in North Scottsdale. Previously, Herrington served as town manager for Celebration, Fla., a 5,000-acre planned community developed by the Walt Disney Co.
McCarthy Building Cos. named David Peterson as vice president of operations for education services in its Southwest division, focusing on new construction and renovation projects for K-12 schools and community colleges. Peterson brings nearly 30 years of construction-industry experience to the position, including 21 years in the educational sector.
McCarthy also promoted Joe Brunsman to business unit leader of the infrastructure team for the Southwest division. Starting with the company in 2008, Brunsman brings more than 25 years of experience to his new position.
McCarthy Southwest also promoted BJ Peterson to the role of project manager for the infrastructure team. Peterson will manage teams from the start of construction, ensuring success during each phase of the project. In his four years with the company, Peterson has been involved in several major water and wastewater projects, including the award-winning Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion, the Deer Valley Water Treatment Plant, the Upper Fruitland Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Twin Arrows Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Darci VanCamp has been named marketing and business development manager for Shepley Bulfinch’s Phoenix office. She has almost a decade of experience in marketing, creative strategy and proposal development. Some of her current projects include a major mixed-use residential complex for CA Ventures, in Tempe, and the new clinical tower for Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.
Blake A. Brosa has joined EMG as senior vice president of sales in the firm’s Tempe office. Before assuming his new role, Brosa worked as a senior project manager for quality project management at another company, which merged with EMG in 2014. Brosa earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in Organization Management and Leadership.
Sabrina Lee has been hired by DC Building Group, Las Vegas, as a project engineer. A graduate of San Diego State University, she has more than 19 years of experience. In her new role, her responsibilities will include administration of subcontracts, site safety and accident prevention, as well as assisting in project quality control and closeout.
Sonoran Crest Construction has made three new additions to their team.
Sheral James, a fourth- generation Arizonan, brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as director of business development.
Tania Fusco, a graduate of Arizona State University, brings more than 12 years of experience to her role as a project manager.
Tom Newman, a 20-year veteran of the construction industry, also is assuming the role of project manager.
On the Move
Jokake Construction has hired Allison Black as the company’s new marketing project manager, based in Phoenix.
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