Southwest People: Construction business updates for March 2019
Alison F. Rainey has been named principal at the Phoenix office of Shepley Bulfinch. A 10-year veteran of the firm, Rainey has a master’s degree in architecture from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s of fine arts from the University of Montana. She specializes in urban infill, adaptive reuse and multifaceted renovations, along with large scale new construction.
Jim Ed Baylor-Eichhorst has been promoted to Albuquerque-area manager for JB Henderson Construction Co. He replaces Dorian Atwater, who retired from JB Henderson after 34 years. Baylor-Eichhorst, who is a licensed pipefitter and contractor, has 25 years of experience in general and mechanical contracting in the commercial, government, high-tech and industrial market.
David McCann has joined DP Electric as a senior project manager. McCann, who began his career as an apprentice in Illinois, has 30 years of electrical construction experience. He has worked on projects in Canada and the U.S., including corporate office, health care, hospitality and sports facilities such as Chase Field in Phoenix.
Phoenix-based multifamily investment firm Mark-Taylor has named Chris Brozina its new CEO. Brozina will oversee numerous Mark-Taylor divisions, including residential, capital, development and collections. Previously, he served as executive vice president of the firm. Prior to joining the company in 2011, Brozina was a broker with CBRE.
Justin Newman has been named president of hardison/downey construction in Phoenix, taking the reins from outgoing president and co-founder Pat Downey. Newman joined the company in 2018 as vice president and chief operating officer after nearly 20 years in the construction industry. His project background includes alternative energy, public works, criminal justice and high-end residential projects throughout the U.S. He previously served as operations director with McCarthy Building Cos.
The Nevada Dept. of Transportation has approved Kristina Swallow as its director. She is a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and also previously served as program manager for the city of Las Vegas Dept. of Public Works. Swallow earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona. She also holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has finished studies within the UNLV College of Urban Affairs.
Pat Baldwin has been promoted to director of construction operations for Jokake Construction. Baldwin has 30 years of industry experience and previously served as Jokake team director. Baldwin is expected to lead the company’s service expansion, including feasibility studies, conceptual design and pro forma development.
Waltz Construction has added Bill Bressler as a consultant to its educational team. Bressler, a career educator, has more than 20 years of experience in Arizona K-12 charter and public education. As chief academic officer for Legacy Traditional Schools network, he opened 13 new schools in multiple states.