Movers and Shakers Week Ending 02.14.20

Pinkard Construction Streamlones Leadership; Promotes Key Staff

Dale Young
Derek Stathis

Pinkard Construction have made two personnel changes to best optimize their staff, company organization, and client experience. Derek Stathis and Dale Young have been selected to fill the newly created roles of director of construction management and director of field operations respectively.

The new positions were developed as a way for Pinkard to streamline its organizational structure in several ways, including; drive excellence, expertise, and professionalism to create superior consistency and predictability in our work product and client experience, elevate and support our senior-level producers, and consistently develop our junior staff for success.

“This reorganization allows our entire team to conc­­­entrate on what they do best – creating unparalleled client experiences and outcomes,” said Jeff Barnes, COO of Pinkard construction.

Stathis has been with Pinkard for more than 16 years, most recently as a construction manager. Young started working at Pinkard three years ago as a superintendent and has 24 years of experience in the industry.

“I am very excited to be stepping up as a leader at Pinkard,” said Stathis. “I am excited to have the opportunity to look at the big picture, and enforce our strict standards of excellence across ALL of our projects.”

Stathis and Young agree that these new positions will enhance Pinkard’s proactive process management and position Pinkard for growth through scalability.

“I hope to bring some unity to all of our field operations,” said Young. “I think that unifying processes and having one person implementing those processes will not only benefit our clients, but also make the lives of our people out in the field easier, and safer.”

Barnes says this new “Single-Boss/Relationship-Based”  structure will add clarity and foster empowerment and accountability throughout operations.


Chris Williams Joins Stantec as Senior Vice President to Lead U.S. Federal Program

Chris Williams

Chris Williams has joined Stantec — a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm — as senior vice president leading the firm’s US Federal Program. Williams will work from one of Stantec’s Denver offices to provide leadership and focus in support for the program, while leading Federal strategy and growth in alignment with Stantec’s key regions and sectors.

Williams has more than 35 years of experience in operations and sales, delivering innovative solutions to US Government clients around the world. He has been responsible for winning and executing signature programs globally, leading consulting, program management, design, design build, commissioning, operations and maintenance, and environmental studies and remediation services.

Prior to joining Stantec, Williams served as division vice president for Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Division, Global US Army and Corps of Engineers (USACE) Portfolio Director of Operations. He previously worked as group vice president at CH2M HILL National Governments (CH2M), where he oversaw a record 18 percent growth in two years across Global Facilities, Infrastructure and Environmental units. During his time at CH2M, he led several major global security programs, including the $11 billion US Forces Korea Relocation Program.

“We’re thrilled to have Chris join our US Federal Program,” says Mike Kennedy, Stantec executive vice president and US regional operating unit leader. “His deep knowledge and leadership within the Federal sector coupled with his client relationships and ability to effectively manage large-scale government projects will be a huge asset as we look to grow our Federal presence. It’s an honor to welcome him to our team.”

Williams graduated from Fort Lewis State College in Durango, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geotechnical Studies before continuing his leadership training at the University of Michigan Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He served as International Committee Chairman for the Society of American Military Engineers and is also a member of the Association of the United States Army, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.


New Addition SVN | Denver Commercial

Elizabeth Leder

SVN | Denver Commercial, one of Colorado’s top producing real estate investment brokerage firms, announced that Elizabeth Leder has joined as a vice president. Elizabeth will be working on complex leases and purchases including dealing with CDPHE, purchases of historic buildings, and helping clients implement creative solutions. Furthermore, Elizabeth will expand her business with listings on behalf of landlords and investors.

“With the addition of Elizabeth, we know we have a knowledgeable and experienced Colorado-based professional dedicated to her client’s success, furthering our commitment to our SVN clients and community always placing our clients’ interests above our own”, said Brian McCririe, managing director of SVN Denver Commercial.

Elizabeth began her commercial real estate career as buyer/tenant broker in 2015. Since then, Elizabeth’s clients have spanned across multiple asset classes in Colorado and nationally. In 2018, Elizabeth was a nominee for the Denver Business Journal’s 2018 Outstanding Women in Business Awards Program. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, Elizabeth practiced law in numerous practice areas including litigation involving commercial lending practices, mortgage backed securities, and bank fraud among others.


Swinerton Colorado Announces 12 Employee Promotions

Matt Curtis
Adam Lulay
Chad Holajter

Matt Curtis, Chad Holajter and Adam Lulay have been promoted to project executives. Matt Curtis has been in the industry for over 14 years. He graduated from Colorado State University with his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Chad Holajter started in the industry in 2005 and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering. He joined Swinerton in 2017. Adam Lulay has been in the industry for over 16 years. He graduated from Roanoke College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Adam joined Swinerton in 2012

Shelby Boardman
Aaron Branham
Murphy Dutcher

Aaron Branham has been named division project controls manager. He started in the industry in 2006 and joined Swinerton in 2013. Aaron graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bradley University in Illinois.

Shelby Boardman has been promoted to project manager. Shelby joined Swinerton in 2016 and has been in the industry since 2006. Shelby graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Masters in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.

Kyle Clanton has been promoted to superintendent. Kyle graduated from Colorado State University with his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He’s been in the industry for over nine years and joined Swinerton in 2015.

Kyle Clanton
Jordan Deuser
Charlotte Schmitz
Rick Fowler

Swinerton also promoted JD Wermerskirchen to assistant superintendent, and names the following as senior project engineers: Charlotte Schmitz, Jordan Deuser, Murphy Dutcher and Rick Fowler.


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