The National Hispanic Contractors Association (NAHICA) has appointed a new president, Sergio Terreros. He is the current president of the Hispanic advertising agency 11/11 Media. During his time at the firm, Terreros played a major role in organizing the only Hispanic construction expo in Texas, ExpoContratista, which hosts thousands of contractors, exhibitors and partners every year in Houston and Dallas.
John Shaw has joined Garver as chief people officer and will manage the company’s human resources efforts nationwide. With almost three decades of human resources experience, Shaw brings knowledge from across the health care, banking and construction industries. He will be based in Garver’s office in Rogers, Ark. Garver also announced that director of transportation Jerry Holder has been named president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas for 2022-2023. Holder has served as Garver’s director of transportation since 2012. In addition, Jason Langhammer, a bridge team leader, and Shannon McGarrah, a construction services team leader, were both recently inducted into the 2022 class of the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineering (AACE).
Zachry Engineering Corp. has hired Garry King as senior vice president, engineering services. Based in Houston, King joins the organization with more than 30 years of experience. He will be responsible for the expansion of the engineering services business.
Skanska USA Inc. announced several promotions and a new hire across its Texas offices. In San Antonio, Keith Sitzman was promoted to vice president–operations manager, Matt McCaffrey was elevated to vice president–account manager and David Brewer was promoted to project executive. Marcus Thompson was promoted to regional supplier diversity manager supporting Texas. In Skanska’s Houston office, Enzo Mungo was hired as a supplier diversity coordinator.
Jeff Masek has joined AECOM as a water and wastewater lead in the firm’s Houston office. He will focus on establishing AECOM’s leadership in the Houston region’s water/wastewater market.
Fabiola Dagrin also joined AECOM in Houston as Texas engineering lead for the firm’s U.S. West region transit-rail business line. She will focus on growing and developing the transit engineering team’s capabilities in Texas.
M2G Ventures, Fort Worth, has hired Mark Collier as chief financial and operations officer. Collier spent the last two years as the chief financial officer for the Leon Capital Group, which has assets under management of $1.5 billion. He previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Crescent Real Estate/Goff Capital Partners.
Elonda McClelland has been promoted to associate at Moody Nolan, Houston. McClelland has decades of architectural and service experience. Recent projects include Atlanta-Fulton County Central Library and SAISD MLK Academy K8. Wardell Ross Jr. has been promoted to associate principal at the firm. First joining Moody Nolan in 2002, he continues to serve as director of Houston operations, leading the company’s presence in Houston and Southwest Texas.
Gensler has appointed Erich “Deeg” Snyder as the new co-managing director of its Dallas office. Snyder, a 22-year Gensler veteran, joins Steven Upchurch, who has served in the role alongside Cindy Simpson for the past five years. Snyder will also continue in his current capacity as studio director and retail practice area leader.
Brandt has hired Joseph Sullivan as business development director of life sciences. Sullivan brings over 30 years of experience in the life sciences, biopharmaceutical and medical device markets. He previously held positions with Alcon and ECBuild.
AECOM Hunt has hired Rachelle Bollmann as senior operations manager, based in Houston. Promotions at the firm include Sid Perkins to senior vice president, Josh Fenhaus to project executive, Matt Boyers to project controls director and Chuck Chaisson to project director.
Woodward Steel Group, New Orleans, has hired Chris Lafitte as division manager. Lafitte will provide leadership and oversight to estimating, project management and field operations to deliver structural steel, preengineered metal buildings and miscellaneous sheet metal projects.
Kira Debus has joined PCL Industrial Construction Co. as district human resources professional development (HRPD) manager, responsible for managing the employee life cycle, talent management, career development, leadership coaching and enhancing the PCL employee experience. Debus brings over 13 years of diverse HR experience in the oil and gas industry.
Perkins Eastman recently hired five new principals in its Dallas Studio: Dallas W. Branch, Larry “L.B.” Byars, Sarah Fox, Cristi Landrum and Paul Wilmarth. Branch is co-managing principal of Perkins Eastman’s Dallas studio with Harold Thompson and has worked in commercial mixed-use, master planning, business development, workplace and repositioning for more than 28 years. Byars brings more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Fox specializes in hospitality, multifamily and mixed-use lifestyle developments and will join the firm’s hospitality practice leadership. Landrum has years of experience in multiresidential design and will join the firm’s residential practice leadership. Wilmarth currently focuses on commercial workplace and brings years of experience in large scale mixed-use, hospitality, health care and retail.
Terracon has promoted five individuals to senior associate across its Texas offices. Kayla C. Maines has more than 15 years of experience and currently serves as a group manager of Terracon’s facilities building enclosure group in Austin. R. Wade Watkins has more than 20 years of experience and serves as a senior project manager and operations group manager of Terracon’s environmental site investigation and remediation group in Fort Worth. S. Elizabeth Valenzuela serves as manager of Terracon’s architectural history group in Austin. Eloy Palacios has worked for Terracon for more than 17 years and currently is the environmental department manager for the Pharr office. Brittany Menard has more than nine years of experience and serves as the senior marketing specialist for Terracon’s San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Laredo offices while also serving as the Texas transportation marketing lead.
Neel-Schaffer Inc. has hired Jarrett Taylor as a transportation engineer in the firm’s Jackson, Miss., office. Taylor has 10 years of experience, including over nine with the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation.
Ryan Gootee General Contractors announced several promotions and hires out of its Metairie, La., office. Two individuals were promoted to senior superintendent: Rock Sumrall and Roy Vortisch.
The firm also welcomed six new hires: Brandon Hebert as a project engineer, Craig Turner as a project superintendent, Jack Altman as an assistant estimator, Jeremy Ghoram as a health and safety manager, Nicholas Dale as a project manager and Samuel Miester as a project engineer.
Smith Seckman Reid Inc. (SSR) announced a series of new hires across Texas over the summer. In Austin: Andrew Cheek, retro commissioning project manager, and Nolan Rendon, project manager. In Dallas: Saif Alsaeed, building performance engineer; Alyssa Cleveland, medical equipment planner; Anson Donahue, technology associate; Shuyi “Christy” Guo, plumbing EIT; Chris Henson, intern; Gary Rodgers, senior technology consultant; Victoria Stevenson, administrative assistant; Jerrin Varghese, project manager; Andrew Warren, building performance engineer; and Luke Welker, senior medical equipment planner. In Houston: Amanda Ackerman, mechanical EIT; Yaser Basem, project manager; Sol Cordova, technology associate; and David Keric, electrical EIT.