CK Group, Inc., announced the hiring of Julena Lifsey for the role of marketing coordinator and graphic design.
Lifsey is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a minor in business. She has two years of experience in freelance graphic design work and creating innovative design solutions for various clients. She specializes in print design focusing on advertising and marketing design but has experience in front-end web design, branding and creating company identities. Julena will provide the CK Group, Inc. with a wide range of talents and expertise. She will lead the process and development of an array of proposals, statements of qualification (SOQ), marketing materials, webpages, advertisements, press releases and design projects.
The CK Group announced that John Gray, PE, will lead its Civil Engineering and Land Development Group.
As Manager of Civil Engineering Services, Gray will be applying his 30 years of civil and transportation engineering expertise on its private and public agency client’s projects. He will oversee the planning and design of institutional campus facilities, residential, commercial/industrial sites, roadways and water and wastewater development projects.
Gray was project manager on signature projects such as:
>> US Airways Center (home of the Phoenix Suns);
>> Northwind Chilled Water System located south of Chase Field (which provides the chilled water for the HVAC system to keep numerous downtown high-rises and the the Diamondback’s ballpark cool);
>> Phoenix City Hall;
>> Cesar Chavez Plaza;
>> The Orpheum Theatre Restoration in Downtown Phoenix.
He also designed and served as civil project manager for numerous projects at Arizona State University’s main, east and west campuses and University of Phoenix Stadium.
A 30-year Phoenix resident, Gray holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.
“We are very excited about the capabilities that John brings to our team and the prospect of becoming more involved in higher profile land development opportunities,” said CK Principal Ogbonna Abarikwu, PE. “Adding John to the team is another example of my commitment to continue offering dedicated, experienced and innovative engineers to client projects.”