Scott Salyer

Scott Salyer was promoted to vice president of operations for Adolfson & Peterson Construction Southwest, Tempe, Ariz. In his new role, Salyer will serve as a strategic leader for the company’s Southwest region. In December 2020, Salyer joined AP Southwest as regional manager after serving as a project executive for AP Gulf States since 2017. 

AP Southwest  also hired Mehul Mistry as special projects manager to lead the region’s special project division, focused on projects under $5 million. Mistry previously served as a project manager with Katerra.

Kim Poole has joined Clayco as vice president of economic development, based in the firm’s newly opened Phoenix office. Poole will lead economic development in the industrial, mission critical, manufacturing and multifamily segments throughout the Southwest region. Poole previously served as a vice president at Skanska. 

Clayco also has hired Lindsay Johnson as a project executive. Johnson is based in Phoenix and will focus on growing Clayco’s residential footprint. She previously served as a project executive at Katerra. Ryan Hankins has joined Clayco as director of project development to help drive preconstruction across Clayco’s various business units. He previously served as a preconstruction manager at Holder Construction.

Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia was recently named vice president at Kitchell Contractors, Phoenix. Garcia, who joined the firm in 2004, oversees preconstruction for Kitchell’s contracting division across Arizona, California and Texas. Garcia was named to ENR Southwest’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2015.

Shad Bowman has been promoted to vice president and business development manager for Sundt Construction’s industrial group in Tempe, Ariz. 

Jana Sterling

SWCA Environmental Consultants, Phoenix, has promoted Jana Sterling to vice president for the Southwest region. Sterling joined SWCA in 2006 as a biologist and project manager in the Phoenix office and most recently served as director of the Arizona offices. In addition, Don Kelly been named SWCA’s director of Southern Arizona. In this role, Kelly will develop SWCA’s internal resources and manage strategic pursuits and projects. Kelly joined SWCA in 2019.

RSP Architects has promoted Alissa Franconi to principal. Franconi, who is based in Phoenix, specializes in creating dynamic, efficient workplaces. 

Alston Construction recently announced the addition of Dean Howard to the Alston team in Phoenix. Howard, a native of Phoenix, has more than 20 years of experience in the local construction industry.

Chanen Construction Co., Phoenix, has hired Kimberly Gram as director of business development. Gram was formerly a member of the city of Mesa’s economic development team.

Jason Santor has been promoted to director of preconstruction for CORE Construction’s Arizona operations, based in Phoenix. Over the last seven years, Santor has been responsible for leading preconstruction on major K-12, public safety and higher education projects for CORE in Arizona.

The Weitz Co., Phoenix, has promoted Boe Evanson and Andrew Klem to senior project managers. Both are 15-plus-year Weitz employees whose leadership on large, complex projects has contributed to the success of the Arizona office. Evanson was named an ENR Southwest Top Young Professional in January.

The PENTA Group, Phoenix, has promoted Colton Boudreaux to senior project engineer. Boudreaux will continue managing construction projects in the health care sector as well as business development in Arizona. He joined the PENTA team in fall 2020.