Jennifer BennettJennifer Bennett has been named president of design firm Shive-Hattery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bennett had been executive vice president since March 2020 and succeeds as president Jim Lee, who remains as chairman. Bennett will lead Shive-Hattery’s expansion into the Madison, Wis., and Omaha markets.


Ryan ThomasWoolpert has hired Ryan Thomas as a program director for the firm’s energy market. Thomas is a chemical engineer who brings 20 years of experience working in leadership positions for power companies and energy consulting firms.


Jeannie Cullen-Schultz and brother George Cullen have been named co-presidents of 128-year-old general contractor JP Cullen in Janesville, Wis. They are the fifth generation of family leaders of the company started by John Patrick Cullen in 1892. Both went through a more than two-year process during which the company established a committee and utilized the services of outside advisers to determine the executive leadership succession needs of JP Cullen. Cullen-Schultz had been JP Cullen’s health care construction vice president since 2013. Cullen was previously vice president in charge of work procurement, including estimating and preconstruction. The brother and sister team assume the role of the former president, Ron Becher, who died in August of leukemia.


Todd Griffith has joined Stantec’s Cleveland office as a senior associate focused on the education, health care and science and technology sectors. He brings 30 years of experience in lab planning and design.


Leticia LagoGeneral contractor PARIC Corp. in St. Louis has promoted Leticia Lago to vice president of preconstruction and Christie Judd to chief people officer. Both are now members of the company’s executive leadership team. Lago has 28 years of construction experience. She joined PARIC four years ago. Judd is a 10-year PARIC employee who formerly was vice president of human resources.


Brian Raff has been promoted by the American Institute of Steel Construction to vice president of market development, and Carly Hurd has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of operational engagement. Raff will lead a team of steel building and bridge specialists located throughout the U.S. to help architects, engineers, contractors and structural steel fabricators in their work designing and building steel structures. Raff joined AISC in 2005 as manager of certification business development. Hurd was formerly AISC’s director of membership.


St. Louis design firm Krueck + Sexton has changed its name to Krueck Sexton Partners and added five new partners: Yugene Cha, Jamie Cook, Sara Lundgren, Don Semple and Juan Villafañe.



James LoewenbergJames Loewenberg, who designed and developed buildings that encompassed 45,000 residential units and more than 500,000 sq ft of commercial space along Chicago’s North Lake Shore Drive, died Oct. 14 of pancreatic cancer at age 86. Loewenberg co-founded Magellan Development Group and led it with partner Joel Carlins until both retired last year.


Former James McHugh Construction Co. concrete supervisor Donald Rieser died at age 92 in September in Glen Ellyn, Ill., after a long illness. He retired from McHugh Construction in 1994 after being a key team member for more than 40 years.