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Movers and Shakers Week Ending 01.04.19

Hensel Phelps Announces Retirement of CEO Jeff Wenaas and Appointment of Michael Choutka as Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Choutka

The Hensel Phelps Board of Directors is pleased to announce the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wenaas and the appointment of Michael (Mike) J. Choutka as president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2019.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Jeff for his leadership over his successful 35-year career with Hensel Phelps,” said Mr. Choutka. “Under Jeff’s leadership, Hensel Phelps has grown into the successful company it is today and I look forward to building upon his achievements. We are deeply grateful to Jeff for his innumerable contributions to Hensel Phelps and for positioning the company to continue to plan, build, and manage into the future.”

“At Hensel Phelps, our people are our greatest assets,” commented Jeff Wenaas, outgoing CEO of Hensel Phelps. “I am proud of what we have accomplished, and I am confident that under Mike’s leadership we will continue to serve our clients, grow the company and continue to honor the 80 plus years of history of Hensel Phelps.

Mike Choutka most recently served as president and chief operating officer (COO) for Hensel Phelps. Mike began his career with Hensel Phelps, rising through the ranks from field engineer, office engineer, project engineer, project manager, operations manager, district manager/vice president, and executive vice president before being appointed president and chief operating officer.

Amy Graves Joins Craine Architecture as a Senior Project Architect

Amy Graves

Craine Architecture, a Denver-based firm providing clients with innovative solutions and timeless design, announced this week that Amy Graves has joined the firm as a senior project architect.  She has more than 25 years of experience in varied project types, from single family residential to mixed-use to high-rise buildings and joined Craine after working for several well-known architecture firms in Chicago and Denver.

 “Amy is highly respected throughout the design and construction industry based on her ability to manage large project teams, work collaboratively and ensure that projects stay on schedule,” said Dan Craine, president of Craine Architecture.  “She is another welcome addition to our growing team of professionals who are focused on the success of our clients and their projects.
Amy is a member of the American Institute of Architects.  She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Clark Atkinson

Zocalo Community Development Promotes Clark Atkinson to Principal

Zocalo Community Development has announced Clark Atkinson as the company’s newest principal. Atkinson has been at the center of Zocalo’s community-responsive approach since joining in 2016. As principal and chief development officer, he will continue to lead Zocalo’s in-house construction management services and implement strategic initiatives to grow the company.

Denver-based Zocalo joins social purpose with profitability to create communities where people connect.
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