The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.
Robert Turck recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Manager. Evan Fox recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Engineer
HBD Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm, headquartered in the city of St. Louis. HBD has strong experience in historic renovations and construction of senior living facilities, retail, office buildings, parking facilities, healthcare and multi-unit residential projects.
HOK St. Louis Promotes Five Firm-wide Services Personnel and Officers of the Firm
HOK recently announced more than 170 firm-wide officer promotions, including several individuals from our legal, human resources, accounting and technology groups in the St. Louis office. The new officers include:
Mark Baum, associate general counsel, promoted to associate. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Law School and Saint Louis University.
Shwan Hamed, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate. He is a resident of Sappington, Mo. (63126)
Wendy McClory, senior project accountant, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Fontbonne University. She is a resident of Waterloo, Il. (62298)
Curtis Peterson, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate. He is a graduate of Vatterott College. He is a resident of Lakeshire, Mo. (63123)
One current officer of the firm was also promoted:
Leslie Johns, senior human resources generalist, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). She is a resident of Wildwood, Mo. (63011)
All five individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”
“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”
HOK Adds Healthcare Planner
Michael Thoma, AIA, has joined HOK as a vice president and senior project manager in St. Louis. Bringing over 15 years of healthcare planning and project leadership experience, Thoma will join the architectural teams working on major academic medical center projects throughout the Midwest. Thoma previously worked for HOK from 2005-2015. He earned his degree in architecture from Mississippi State University.
BuildingPoint Mid-America Hires Corey Bell, CM-BIM As VDC Services Manager
BuildingPoint Mid-America, an elite group of experts that caters to the technological needs of clients with the software, hardware, and services that will best suit their requirements, is pleased to announce the addition of Corey Bell to its team of professionals. His specific focus will be on Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Services and he will be personally responsible for helping deliver VDC Services to clients. Corey notes that advancements in technology have created a pathway to help clients build better, be more accountable, and keep better records. Corey has over 20 years of experience in construction ranging from working in the field as a carpenter and superintendent as well as roles in the office as a project manager and estimator for both large and mid-sized general contracting firms. He has experienced and helped facilitate every aspect of BIM utilization on projects as well as helping companies to develop their BIM departments throughout the last 11 years of his career. He is also active in teaching BIM practices for many associations including the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Carpenter’s Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP).
Sterling P. Wells Joins the Plumbing Industry Council
The Plumbing Industry Council is pleased to announce that Sterling P. Wells has joined the Plumbing Industry Council as the new Membership Services and Education Coordinator. Mr. Wells will be directly for all facets of Membership Services and Continuing Education for the Plumbing Industry Council. Formerly of the United Sates Army, Mr. Wells brings a strong operations and management background to the Plumbing Industry Council. In addition, Mr. Wells is a highly decorated military veteran. Mr. Wells can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Plumbing Industry Council is a local, union trade association representing licensed, union plumbing and mechanical companies in the Eastern half of Missouri.
Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Nikki MacDonald To Assistant Controller
Brinkmann Constructors is pleased to announce that Nikki MacDonald has been promoted to Assistant Controller. Nikki joined Brinkmann in 2007 as an Accounts Payable Specialist and moved through the ranks to Senior Accounts Payable Specialist, and Accounting Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for the preparation of company financial statements and supervision of Accounts Payable Specialist and Accounting Coordinators. “Throughout her career at Brinkmann, Nikki has shown her dedication to our company and the accounting department, and I am proud to have her on our team,” said Jennifer Funk, Director of Finance.
Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor in construction since 1984.
McClure Engineering Hires Kaelyn Nichols as Electrical Designer
Kaelyn Nichols joined McClure Engineering on May 2 as an Electrical Designer. Kaelyn received her Associates Degree in Electrical Design from Southwestern Illinois College and received her class certificate from McClure President, Keith Cooper’s Electrical Grounding and Bonding class. Kaelyn comes with 6 years of electrical design experience and is proficient in Revit and AutoCAD. Her former employers include: BRiC Partnership, Kuhlmann Design and most recent Aedifica Case Engineering.