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Enstoa, Inc. announced the addition Fehaid Alruqi as a Project Control Analyst, Robert Genninges as a Digital Solutions Manager, and SunRey Eagle as an Associate in Managed Services.

Prior to Enstoa, Alruqi served with the Security Forces Medical Center Project at Riyadh and Jeddah.
Robert Genninges has more than more than 15 years of experience developing new methodologies and creating information architecture. Genninges was previously a Document and Data Manger at Bechtel Corporation.
SunRey Eagle was previously an Application SupportEngineeraat Kaiser Permanente.

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McLaren Engineering Group announced the additions of Joseph Acosta as Deputy Director of Marine Engineering and OIabisi Kenku as Regulatory Lead.
Acosta has 22 years of experience as a commercial diver, performing above and underwater inspections for consulting engineering and marine construction firms.
Acosta has extensive experience working for private clients and governmental agencies.
Kenku has over a decade of experience in project management and ecological conservation.

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Suffolk has hired Nick Dhimitri as National Vice President of External Affairs.
Dhimitri previously worked as the Director of Economic Development and as a Legislative Assistant to United States Senate Democratic Leader Senator Charles E. Schumer.
During his time with Senator Schumer, Dhimitri helped to spearhead the Senator’s efforts on major projects throughout the New York region, including the Gateway project,
He attended the State University of New York at Fredonia.

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Whitehall Interiors has appointed Sara Ianniciello as its new Director of Design.
Sara will lead a team of designers to produce design solutions and business development
Previously, Ianniciello held positions at March & White, Gensler and McCartan.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Architecture & Design from the Academy of Art University.

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Shawmut Design and Construction announced Sharon Cadman and Steven Giordano have been promoted from senior directors to vice presidents.
In her 22 years at Shawmut, Cadman has held numerous high-level finance positions within the organization, including national director of business finance and, most recently, as senior director. Cadman was integral in the launch and growth of Shawmut’s New York office over the past 17 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University, Montreal,
Giordano joined Shawmut first as director of construction operations and then as senior director. Before that, he served as a high-level executive in New York for 25 years.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture with a minor in construction management from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute.

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Jaros, Baum & Bolles announced that Christina G. Mahady has joined the firm as Director of HVAC.
Mahady has more than 15 years of HVAC design and managerial experience,
She has worked with healthcare providers including New York-Presbyterian and Massachusetts General Hospital. Internationally, she has worked on several proton therapy projects in Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Mahady holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Kimmerle Group announced the hiring of Michael Azarian, as Managing Director of the firm’s Health Care Studio.
He will expand the firm’s healthcare practice throughout New York and New Jersey and beyond, with a focus on Primary to Tertiary Care Trauma main frames,
He will oversee and coordinate all efforts of the firm’s healthcare project team,
Azarian has served on the New York Chapter AIA Health Facilities Committee. In addition, Azarian has held a teaching post for Urban Health and Environmental Design at New York University.

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CNY announced the appointment of AnaTracey Hawkins as Vice President of Strategic Growth.
In the newly-created role, Hawkins will focus on strengthening and growing CNY’s position in the industry, Her responsibilities will include identifying and implementing new business strategies in current sectors and innovative business initiatives for its expansion.
A New Zealand native, Hawkins studied quantity surveying at Unitec – Institute of Technology in Auckland.

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CetraRuddy has announced the promotion of two design professionals: Ximena Hoyos and Willis Ting, who have both promoted to the position of Associate.
Ximena Hoyos has two decades of professional experience in architecture and interior design, Trained as an architect, the Colombian-born Hoyos first joined CetraRuddy as an interior architect in 2007.
Willis Ting joined CetraRuddy in 2012 and is a member of the firm’s design and management teams.
Ting has played a key role in major new construction developments, historic landmark renovations, and adaptive reuse expansions across the globe.

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Eric Spencer has rejoined Ennead Architects LLP as the Development Director for Commercial & APAC, based in the firm’s New York and Shanghai offices.
A 15-year real estate and design veteran, he has returned to Ennead after several years at Woods Bagot in New York.
An expert in Asia, Spencer lived and worked as an architectural designer in Beijing for many years.
He holds an M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from NYU.

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JLL has hired Joseph Denn as vice president and greater New York region market leader for JLL Project and Development Services.
Denn has more than 30 years of experience in project management in the greater New York region.
Before joining JLL, Denn served as a construction executive for Thelius Capital Partners LLC and Blacksteel Group LLC,
Denn studied Liberal Arts at the State University of New York at Albany and obtained a management supervision degree from Western Connecticut State University at Danbury.

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The Structure Tone organization has hired Greg Dunkle to take on the new role of Chief Administrative Officer.
Dunkle will be responsible for overall direction and leadership of Structure Tone’s Corporate Services group
Dunkle most recently served as Executive Vice President, Eastern Division Manager for Tutor Perini Corporation after spending 22 years with Gilbane Building Company.
Dunkle holds a degree in architectural engineering from Penn State University,

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Broadway Construction Group announced the launch of its interiors division and its new Managing Director Joseph Candella who will lead the new team’s efforts,
Candella brings to BCG more than 30 years of diversified construction management experience with some of the city’s leading general contractors.

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Racanelli Construction Company, Inc. announced that Haifa Mallick has joined the company as a Junior Estimator and Chenoa Justinvil as an Administrative Assistant.
Mallick served as a Drafter with Shahriar Afshari-TORK Professional Corporation.
Mallick earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Farmingdale State College.
Justinvil brings strong communications and customer service skills to the position.
Justinvil holds an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts Baking from Suffolk County Community College.

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Skanska USA promoted Pamela Monastra to Senior Vice President, Head of Communications for Skanska USA’s building construction operation, and Michael Iacovella to Vice President, Head of Communications for Skanska USA’s civil construction operation.
Monastra joined Skanska in 2013 as Senior Director, Head of Communications for the Southeast region of the US. Before joining Skanska, she owned a consultancy advising global Fortune 500 companies. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Iacovella joined Skanska in 2016 as Senior Director, Head of Communications for Skanska’s Northeast region, Prior to Skanska, Iacovella spent over 15 years consulting for leading organizations and institutions. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College.

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DeSimone hired Anthony F. Manuelli as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
For nearly 30 years, Manuelli has served as an executive for a portfolio of enterprise organizations within the communications, advertising and media, and the professional services industries.
Manuelli has developed operational controls, reporting processes, and staff systems consistent with high-performing firms and industry standards. His extensive financial, treasury, and risk management experience will help DeSimone’s existing operations.

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Ware Malcomb promoted Heather Groff to Director of Interior Architecture & Design in the New York office. Groff willbe responsible for the overall management of the New York office, and leads the Interior Architecture & Design Studio.
Groff brings over 20 years of experience to her new role at, 12 of which have been in the New York market. Since joining the company, she has taken a leading role in the regionalization of the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices while utilizing her interior design expertise in projects across the region.
Groff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Pizzarotti, LLC announced that Scott Lakow was hired as Vice President and Project Executive. Lakow will be responsible for the overall management of construction projects from pre-construction through ground-up completion.
Lakow has 27 experience years and has been involved in the management and construction of projects totaling over $2.5 billion in locations across the United States.

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