On the move at Colliers, Sundt, notMYkid, Halunen, Sigma

Business News | 3 Sep |

Emily Currie joins office properties group at Colliers

Emily Currie, a specialist in leasing and sales of office properties, has joined Colliers International in Arizona as associate vice president in the office properties group.

“Emily brings an outstanding background to Colliers and we look forward to supporting her future growth in this career path,” says Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers International in Arizona.  “Emily is an exceptional talent and she has expressed enthusiasm to join our experienced group of female agents, which now accounts for over 18 percent of our sales staff.  I believe Colliers is the only brokerage firm in the Valley that can boast such a strong contingent of female agents.” 

Currie specializes in representing both tenants and landlords in the leasing and sales of office properties throughout Greater Phoenix. During her career, Currie has been involved in the sale of office, retail, industrial and multifamily assets totaling nearly three million square feet. Her career in commercial real estate began in 2008 working at CBRE in investment sales. During her tenure in the industry, she was named Most Valuable Player in the CBRE Private Capital Group, Rookie of the Year at Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) and 2018 Rising Star at NKF.

Sundt Construction hires Danielle Intorf

Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) recently hired Danielle Intorf as a business development representative in its Transportation Group.

“We’re very happy to have Danielle join our team,” said Jeff Williamson, senior vice president and manager of Sundt’s Transportation Group. “She brings the right industry experience to this role to help our group continue to secure work.”

Intorf brings years of marketing experience to her new role, working with architects, subcontractors, brokers and owners. She also has an extensive set of skills such as project management, proposal development, database management, staff development and relationship development.

Intorf earned her bachelor’s degree in both advertising and public relations from Northern Arizona University and is an active member of multiple industry and marketing associations including the American Society of Highway Engineers and Women in Transportation.

Glenn Hamer joins notMYkid board of directors

notMYkid, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating individuals and communities about the consequences of destructive youth behaviors, is pleased to announce Glenn Hamer, Arizona Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer, has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Glenn to our Board. His expertise, knowledge, and commitment to the health and safety of our children and our future workforce is a tremendous addition,” said notMYkid Board Chairman Seth Leibsohn. 

Glenn Hamer stated, “The work performed by notMYkid is absolutely vital to the health and well-being of our young people and our communities. As a father and as a business community leader, I am honored to join an organization that is so essential to ensuring Arizona’s future is a bright one.” 

Glenn has been president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2006. He has overseen the organization’s development into one of the most respected pro-business public policy entities in the state. In 2018, he created the Chamber Business News, a news-gathering outlet that provides original reporting on business and political news, insights and analysis throughout the state. 

Lon Leavitt joins Halunen Law

Halunen Law, a nationally known plaintiffs’ law firm, announced Lon R. Leavitt has joined the firm’s False Claims Act practice group as a partner. An experienced and respected former Assistant United States Attorney, Leavitt has deep expertise with the False Claims Act. He has handled dozens of investigations and cases that collectively returned tens of millions of dollars to the United States government. Leavitt will be based in Halunen Law’s new Phoenix office.

Leavitt joins Halunen Law after a successful 12-year tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Arizona, one of the largest and busiest federal districts in the country. In that role, he managed False Claims Act investigations and litigation on behalf of the federal government in a wide range of fields, including health care, defense and education. Leavitt is especially knowledgeable in health care fraud enforcement, having pursued cases successfully against hospitals, hospices, physician groups and other health care providers. For nearly 10 years, Leavitt also served as the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator and the Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the District of Arizona. Before serving as a federal prosecutor in Arizona, Leavitt served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Nevada, representing the federal government in civil fraud matters, criminal and civil asset forfeiture cases, and other civil litigation.

Sigma Contracting hires pair of industry experts

Sigma Contracting, Inc. continues to grow its staff and presence in the Southwest with the hiring of another superintendent and a new project manager.

Sigma announced the hiring of Superintendent Ron Alderman and Project Manager John Russell. They each have spent 23 years in the industry.

Originally from Canandaigua, N.Y., Alderman will oversee the operations of his current construction site, the new Mountainside Fitness at 5320 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. He will be responsible for daily scheduling, supervising all activities and tasks and ensuring the safety and compliance of the project site.

A native of Tucson who grew up in Pinetop, Russell will oversee a variety of projects, ensuring that plan documents are executed properly and that the superintendents and subcontractors have the proper direction and resources to meet deadlines. In overseeing their interests, Russell will collaborate with owners, employees and suppliers to oversee safety, adherence to schedule and budget.

“The demand for Sigma’s longevity of experience and expertise has led to an influx of projects that gave us the opportunity to bring on board this great pair of industry experts,” said Dan Hinkson, President of Sigma Contracting. “Together they bring a combined 46 years of experience and excellent skill sets. Just as we were thrilled to bring back Ben Gorbea, we are equally thrilled to have Ron and John join the team.”

Gorbea, who had previously worked for the Arizona-based general contracting company, was re-hired as a superintendent earlier this year. He is currently supervising a remodel and addition for Knight-Swift Transportation.

Prior to joining Sigma, Alderman worked at GCON Inc., in Phoenix, and Wasson Commercial Contracting in Mesa. He also worked at A.R. Mays. A member of the Army National Guard from 1993 to 1999, Alderman graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. He earned a BA in economics.

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