McKim & Creed Inc., Houston, has appointed Street Lee as the company’s next CEO. John T. Lucey Jr., McKim & Creed’s CEO since 2014, will continue to serve in the role of chairman of the board.

AG|CM, Houston, has named Marty Schmitt as president and chief operations officer. Schmitt previously served as chief operations officer and vice president of the East Texas region.

Nick Moldaner

Impetus (formerly Palmisano), New Orleans, announced that Nick Moldaner has been promoted to chief operating officer. Brad Shannon was promoted to market leader for New Orleans, and Stephen Abadie was named team leader in the infrastructure division.

Embree Group announced leadership changes at its three companies, all based out of Georgetown, Texas. Cory Delz has been promoted from executive vice president to president at Embree Construction Group Inc. Frank Krenek will serve as the firm’s new CEO. 

Josiah Byrnes has been promoted from executive vice president to president at Embree Capital Markets Group Inc. Rocky Hardin will serve as Embree Capital Markets Group’s new CEO.

Philip Annis has been promoted to CEO at Embree Development Group Inc. He will continue to serve as the company’s president. Jim Embree, former CEO of Embree Development Group, will serve as the firm’s new executive chairman.

Slack & Co. Contracting, Houston, has hired John Decker as controller. His 20 years of experience includes serving as CFO of Marquis Construction. Karen Kershner has been promoted to executive vice president of organizational development. Richard Gann is now vice president of operations. Heath Bratton is now vice president of preconstruction. Dale Kornegay was elevated to vice president of business development.

HKS has made several hires in its Dallas office. Christopher Rice has joined the firm as a vice president. Jerry Stuff was hired as business development director in the education studio. Sara Dickinson was hired as a principal and as director of commercial interiors. Mary Hart has joined as a principal and senior project manager to lead strategic development of operations centers.

Clint Menefee

SmithGroup announced a series of promotions at its Dallas office. Clint Menefee has been promoted to vice president. He has led the higher education studio for Texas and surrounding states since 2016. Director of operations Carl Price has been promoted to principal. Senior designer Kalman Nagy has been elevated to principal. Michael Luce has been promoted to engineering discipline leader.

Dan McClure has rejoined Structure Tone Southwest as senior superintendent in Austin. He previously worked for the company in 2005. Justin Goodman has been named vice president of business development at Structure Tone Southwest’s Houston office.

Trademark Property Co., Fort Worth, has hired Philip Welch as vice president of construction and development. He previously served as director of preconstruction for Weis Builders Inc.

Colden Rich has been promoted to associate vice president with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd Inc. (eHT). He has been with eHT since 2013. 

Tellepsen has hired Todd Robinson as vice president of plant services. Most recently, he served as president of JV Driver Group USA.

JCJ Architecture has announced the promotion of Tulsa designer Amy (Harrell) Hull and Tulsa architect Randall Hull to principal. Amy Hull serves as studio leader for JCJ’s Tulsa office. Randall Hull serves as architect and project director.

Corey Lynch and Stephanie Fallon have been promoted to associate partners at PhiloWilke Partnership’s Houston office. Lynch serves as marketing manager and Fallon serves as director of interiors.

Grace Hebert Curtis Architecture (GHC) has hired Phil Callison as its new civic practice leader based in the firm’s Dallas office. New architectural senior leaders in GHC’s Baton Rouge office are Gary “Jimmy” Hebert Jr., and Jody Gascon. Catherine “Cat” Kogel was named administrative senior leader. Promoted from the Dallas office are Jeff Billman, architectural senior leader, and Kristin Lopez, interiors senior leader. New associates in the Baton Rouge office are Barry Lann, architect; Kelsey Adams, interior design; and Rebecca Moses, business development. New associates from the Dallas office are Ben Marshall, architect, and Rebecca Bowen, architect.

Neel-Schaffer Inc., Dallas, has hired Chris Hocate as engineer manager  and transportation practice leader for North Texas.

Tom Woods has been promoted to director of operations at EYP’s Houston office. Woods brings more than 25 years of management and design experience to his new role. Jane Baughman was promoted to director of project delivery. Baughman brings more than 29 years of planning and design experience to her new role.

Frank McIllwain has been named Garver’s director of aviation, based in the firm’s Frisco, Texas, office. He has been with the firm for 23 years.

Liang Wu

Liang Wu has joined PBK as an associate principal and director of interior architecture. He has more than 18 years of architectural design experience and will oversee PBK’s interior design team.

Coleman Partners Architects LLC has promoted three staff architects to senior associate level. John Lackett is in the Baton Rouge office, Marcelle Walter is in the firm’s New Orleans office and Kahne O’Banion is in the firm’s Houston office. 

KAI Design has hired Charles Hoffmann as a senior project architect in its Dallas-Fort Worth office. Hoffmann has worked as a project architect in the Dallas area since 1991.

Jeffrey Roberts has joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) as senior project manager based in Dallas. Roberts previously worked at Halff Associates, engineering projects for public and private clients. 

Smith Seckman Reid Inc. has hired the following individuals across Texas in recent months. In Houston: Karen Atilano as a MEQ project coordinator; Bryan Garza as a project manager; Martha Jamali as an electrical senior designer; Firas Rasheed as a mechanical engineer; Ross Roberts as a mechanical EIT; and Sergio Santos as a building enclosure EIT. In Dallas: Hyung Choi was hired as an electrical project manager; Jordan Moll as a construction administrator; Christopher Powell as an electrical EIT; and Martin Torres as a senior project manager.

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing announced promotions across its Texas offices. In Dallas, David Mequet was promoted to senior estimator, and Cameron Beck was promoted to project manager. In Austin, Raul Hernandez was promoted to superintendent 1. In Houston, PD McIntyre was promoted to senior estimator, and Eddie Silva was promoted to project manager.

Woolpert, Houston, has hired Fawzi Abou-Hossa, a veteran civil engineer and former Texas Dept. of Transportation project manager, as a senior project manager for transportation. He managed consulting contracts at TxDOT for more than 21 years.

Jay Langston has joined the HITT Contracting team as a project executive based in the firm’s Austin office, leading base building, multifamily and data center projects.

Doug Hayes has joined Summit Design + Build as a project executive to grow the firm’s new Austin office. He was previously a project manager for Raymond Construction Co. 

Bob Mitchell

Sundt Construction has hired and promoted several individuals across Texas. Bob Mitchell has joined Sundt as a project executive in its industrial group, based in Houston. Kevin Graf has been hired as a project director in the Dallas transportation group. Alexi Santillan was promoted to project engineer in El Paso. Sundt has hired Guillermo Barba, Ralf Berlanga, Jaz Mwiseneza, Guillermo Ovies, Jared Clements and Matt Fuss with the transportation group in San Antonio and Austin. Nicholas Shumate was hired as a senior estimator in the transportation group in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Ryan Gootee General Contractors LLC, Metairie, La., recently hired former summer interns Jake Hammant and Jake Rando as full-time project engineers.