GH Phipps Construction Companies Names Erik Petersen Director of Project and Client Development
GH Phipps Construction Companies is pleased to announce that Erik Petersen has joined the company as director of project and client development, bringing with him 30 years of design and construction leadership focused on client-based business development and project delivery models.
With national experience as well as deep roots in the Rocky Mountain regional market, Petersen will work with the team to develop a stronger platform of business development, using his extensive network of contacts to take GH Phipps’ business focus to a new level. He will be responsible for working with target accounts and business partners throughout the region.
“I joined the company to build on the Front Range history, reputation and legacy that GH Phipps has nurtured during the past 65 years. It is an honor to have the opportunity to secure projects and strong relationships that serve the community and improve peoples’ lives,” Peterson said.
GH Phipps Executive Vice President Rich Allison said, “We are so pleased to have Erik join GH Phipps and integrate his business development experience in ways that enhance GH Phipps’ plans for growth. He brings skills that complement Phipps’ culture in the way we have historically worked with our clients and industry partners. He knows how our culture developed over many years to accommodate continuing expansion while maintaining our ties to long-term clients.”
Petersen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Kansas, with graduate studies in Hydrogeology and Business. He lived and worked in Los Angeles, Chicago and other major markets before settling in Denver two decades ago.
He comes to GH Phipps after 15 years with JE Dunn Construction in Denver, where he served as division director of Business Development. Before JE Dunn, Petersen was regional director for Carlson Design/Construction Solutions, national account sales manager for Terracon Companies, and senior vice president of national sales for Professional Service Industries. His experience spans a number of market sectors, including higher education, commercial development, healthcare, science and technology, mission critical, and advanced technology, along with federal, state and municipal government agencies.
He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Denver Metro Economic Development Commission, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and the Society of College & University Planning. He serves on the Programs Committee of CoreNet Global, an international association for corporate real estate.
SideCar Public Relations Hires New Associate
SideCar Public Relations, a Colorado-based firm specializing in the commercial real estate industry, recently added Caty Carrico to its growing team.
Carrico brings more than five years of experience in digital marketing, strategic communications and event planning to the team. Her primary expertise lies in social media management with an emphasis on establishing distinct voices for clients in order to build brand awareness and engagement.
“Caty has extensive experience within the placemaking and economic development industry, giving her great insight into our clients’ work,” said Sarah Cullen, president of SideCar PR. “Her industry knowledge will help SideCar continue to position our clients as leaders within the Colorado’s increasingly competitive commercial real estate market.”
Prior to joining SideCar, Carrico served as marketing and communications specialist at the Downtown Denver Partnership, where she was responsible for the management of downtowndenver.com, Downtown Denver Business Improvement District marketing and communications, as well as marketing efforts for events including the 9NEWS Parade of Lights, Skyline Beer Garden and Downtown Denver Awards. She also generated content and collaborated on strategy for growing the Partnership’s 13 social media accounts across multiple platforms. Carrico graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications.