Sean Smith

CFC Construction, a member of the Big-D Family of Companies, has promoted Sean Smith to the role of president. Smith, who joined CFC Construction in 2018, previously led business development and served as vice president of preconstruction at the firm. Smith currently serves on the board of directors for Associated General Contractors of Colorado. In 2022, CFC Construction was acquired by Big-D Construction, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Michael Kerby, who has been serving as president of Big-D Signature Group and serving on Big-D’s executive board, has been promoted to chief operating officer within the Signature Group and the Big-D Family of Companies. He will be the firm’s second COO, joining longtime COO Troy Thompson. Kerby has helped to grow the Signature Resort and Residences Division in Park City and Jackson since joining Big-D in 2015. Kerby will remain president of Signature, based out of Park City, in addition to acting in his new role of COO.

CCY Architects has promoted Maura Trumble to principal and the first female owner of the firm. Trumble has played a key role in the firm’s development.

POWER Engineers has named Keith Horn to fill the new role of chief technology officer. Horn will lead POWER’s business digitalization, innovation, information technology and operations project management office teams, all of which focus on how a digital transformation will impact the company, its clients and the industry.

Heather Soderquist

Jacobsen Construction Co. has named Heather Soderquist as the firm’s first-ever vice president of construction innovation. Soderquist has been with Jacobsen for 18 years, most recently in the role of director of operations training and development. She previously worked as a project manager, leading Jacobsen’s work on the Heber Valley Hospital campus reconfiguration, University of Utah College of Nursing, Fidelity Office Tower at The Gateway and several other major projects.

Randy Jefferies

Randy Jefferies has joined HNTB as an engineering project director and associate vice president in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. Jefferies will lead complex transportation projects encompassing highways, transit and active transportation.

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has promoted Charlie Deese to the role of director of education design. He joins co-directors Corey Johnson and Jim Beal to help strengthen client relationships and business development for the firm’s work in the education market.

Griffin Bachhuber has been promoted to director of the Minnesota and Dakotas team at SWCA Environmental Consultants, where he will focus on business, client and talent development as well as growing SWCA’s presence in new geographies. SWCA has also named Newton DeBardeleben and Reid Persing as program management directors. They will lead a team focused on scaling SWCA’s capabilities to meet the needs of a client in the power generation and transmission sector.

Bernida Chapman has joined Catamount Constructors as vice president for the firm’s build-to-rent market.

Perkins&Will welcomes Julie Wienberg, a national leader in aviation architecture. Wienberg will oversee its airport planning and design services, strengthening the firm’s leadership position in the market and ensuring continued excellence for airport clients across the country.