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Brewer makes changes to her senior staff

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has made changes to her senior staff, appointing a new deputy chief of staff and state Department of Administration director.

Brewer announced Thursday that Kathy Peckardt is her new deputy chief of staff.

Peckardt has been director of human resources at the Department of Administration since 2002.

The governor says Brian McNeil is rejoining her administration as ADOA director.

McNeil’s appointment is effective Nov. 1 and Peckardt’s on Nov. 9.

Brewer says both moves are necessary due to the promotion of Scott Smith to chief of staff.

Smith has held a dual role as deputy chief of staff and ADOA director.

Robert Knochenhauer & Frank Scopetti

Robert “Big Job Bob” Knochenhauer Retires From McCarthy After 4 Decades Of Service

Robert Knochenhauer recently retired from McCarthy Building Companies as senior vice president of the Water Services team after serving the company for four decades. He was responsible for all aspects of the Southwest division’s water/wastewater treatment plant projects and served as team lead on some of the largest and most complex projects in Arizona and beyond.

Under Knochenhauer’s leadership, the Water Services team won numerous awards for its work, including the prestigious 2008 National Design-Build Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in the “water/wastewater over $15 million” category for the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix. His vast project experience has garnered him the nickname of “Big Job Bob.” His project highlights include:

  • Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant, Phoenix: $215M, 80 mgd water treatment plant
  • Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant, Gilbert: $148.4M, sewage treatment plant expansion
  • ADOA 4,000 Public Prison Beds, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma: $175M, new 4,000 bed prison expansion at Perryville, Tucson and Yuma prison facilities

As a third-generation Knochenhauer in the construction industry, he followed in his grandfather and father’s footsteps. His father, the late Lloyd Knochenhauer, started TGK Construction Co. in New York in 1944, then moved it to Phoenix in 1950. Bob joined TGK in 1972 as a carpenter, moving his way up to superintendent and project manager after McCarthy bought the company.

Knochenhauer worked closely with Frank Scopetti prior to his departure at McCarthy. Scopetti is now the new senior vice president of the Water Services team and has three decades of experience working in the industrial mechanical construction field. He previously served as vice president of mechanical services at McCarthy.

BOMA Greater Phoenix

BOMA Greater Phoenix: TOBY Awards 2010

This year’s BOMA Greater Phoenix TOBY awards 2010 were presented Sept. 10. BOMA Greater Phoenix would like to congratulate the local award winners, and the Collier Center (a 2009 winner), which garnered a 2010 Inernational TOBY award in the Earth Category.

BOMA Greater Phoenix TOBY Awards

The Scottsdale Forum: 100,000 – 249,999 SF

Owned By: ING Clarion Partners

Managed By: KYSA Beringer, Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater PhoenixPortales Corporate Center Phase I: 250,000 – 499,999 SF

Owned By: Principal Real Estate Investors

Managed By: Julie Schulze, Property Manager/ Leasing Consultant, Forum Property Services

BOMA Greater PhoenixMesquite Corporate Center: 100,000 SF

Owned By: Mesquite Partners I. A Division of DPC Development Company

Managed By: Marie Dunn, RPA, Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater Phoenix ADOA: Government

Owned By: Capitol Mall II

Managed By: Shannon Dutton, RPA, Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater PhoenixCentral Park Square: Renovated

Owned By: Arizona Central Credit Union

Managed By: Michelle Bachand-Gill, LEED AP, Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater PhoenixSan Tan Corporate Center I & II: Suburban Office Low-Rise

Owned By: Wells reit II San Tan Corporate Center I & II

Managed By: Maricela Nunez, Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater PhoenixEsplanade III: Earth

Owned By: AEW Capital Managment

Managed By: Heather Sikita, Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater PhoenixThe Phoenix Plaza: 500,000 – 1MSF

Owned By: GE Asset Managment

Managed By: Diana Rivers, CPM LEED AP, O+M, Senior Real Estate Manager, CB Richard Ellis

BOMA Greater PhoenixHohokam Towers: Corporate

Owned By: Muller Hohokam

Managed By: Tiffany Lauchlan, CPM, Senior Property Manager,  The Muller Company

 AZRE Magazine November/December 2010