Sundt Construction hires 4

Sundt Construction, Inc., hired Dan Bowerman and Don Pavoggi as Preconstruction project managers and Anthony DeVito and Shane Eberspacher as senior estimators in its Transportation Group.

“Dan, Anthony, Shane and Don are tremendous assets to our preconstruction and estimating teams,” said Mike James, Sundt’s Preconstruction Manager for its Transportation Group. “They each bring excellent heavy civil and highway construction experience that will help contribute to the team’s successful work.”

A construction industry veteran, Bowerman has worked in the field for over 20 years. He has managed an estimating team for projects between $1 million and $600 million in his past positions. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona.

Pavoggi brings over 35 years of experience in the preconstruction and construction phases of heavy civil projects. His work has resulted in the successful execution of infrastructure projects worth over $2 billion. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction and engineering from Arizona State University.

DeVito has worked in the construction industry for 15 years in various roles, including lead estimator for several projects across the Southwest, including leading estimating for the underground utilities on a project valued at over $600 million. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Western Michigan University.

Eberspacher joins Sundt after serving as a senior estimator for the past 10 years with another contractor. His project experience focusing on paving and earthwork ranges from $3 million to over $1 billion. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sundt has been building critical infrastructure across Arizona for more than 90 years. Headquartered in Tempe, the company continually ranks in the top five of ENR Southwest’s Top Contractors. Sundt is currently working on the new water infrastructure projects to pump Salt River and Verde River water from South to North Phoenix, along 32nd Street from Shea Boulevard to Bell Road. The firm is also working on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Interstate 40 West Flagstaff bridge replacement near the Interstate 17 junction and recently completed the Ruthrauff I-10 Interchange in Tucson.

Arizona Bankers Association appoints new members to board

The Arizona Bankers Association (AzBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its distinguished Board of Directors:

Steve Richins, Comerica Bank

A banking veteran and Arizona native, Steve Richins is the Arizona Market President for Comerica Bank. In this role, he oversees business and community development efforts across the Retail, Business and Wealth Management lines of business in Arizona. He joined the company in 2014 as a Middle Market lender, and has served as the Group Manager leading the commercial lending effort in Arizona since 2015. Over the last 15 years, Richins has managed several large corporate, middle market and business banking accounts. An active member of his community, Richins serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Arizona and the Phoenix East Valley Partnership.  He also has volunteered with A New Leaf, Paz de Cristo and the Boy Scouts of America.

Bill Callahan, Arizona Bank & Trust

Bill Callahan currently serves as President and CEO of Arizona Bank & Trust, an affiliate of Heartland Financial, USA, Inc.  In this role, Callahan manages a Bank with total assets in excess of $1.8 billion across nine branches located in the Valley and oversees all operational activities of the Bank, including commercial, retail, private client services, and private banking.  In addition, he is also responsible for strategic direction and Board of Director activities of the bank. He previously spent 18-years working in various positions with Heartland’s subsidiary bank, Dubuque Bank & Trust. Callahan has been involved in numerous community and business organizations, including currently serving on the board of the Arizona Council of Economic Education, SCOTT and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.

Wayne Gale, 1st Bank Yuma

Wayne Gayle is a seasoned banking professional with more than 42 years of experience in financial institutions. He is currently the President and CEO of 1st Bank Yuma. He previously served as President and CEO of The Foothills Bank from 2008-2013 and has also served the industry in numerous capacities over the years as branch manager, lender, chief credit officer and chief operating officer. Gale is an active member of his community and has served on boards for numerous groups. He currently serves as the Secretary of Yuma 50, Treasurer of Yuma Community Food Bank, Treasurer of Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation and as the Secretary/Treasurer of Visit Yuma. Recently, he was appointed to the Greater Yuma Port Authority by the City of Yuma.

Chris Webster, Commerce Bank of Arizona

Chris Webster is the President and CEO of Commerce Bank of Arizona, and is responsible for overseeing the bank’s operations throughout the state. Webster joined Commerce Bank of Arizona in January, 2014 as the bank’s Phoenix Market President. He previously served as head of middle-market commercial banking at BBVA/Compass Bank and later became Executive Vice President and Manager of the Large Corporate Banking Group. He was also President and a founding member of First Scottsdale Bank, N.A. Webster has been actively involved in the Phoenix business and non-profit communities.  He served as Secretary and Board Member of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross and held memberships with Phoenix Rotary Club 100 and Arizona Business Leadership. He was also a director with the National Advisory Board of the Eller College of Business and Administration at the University of Arizona. He currently supports BLOOM365, an organization that provides teen education and support services for the prevention of domestic abuse.

Bo Hughes, Canyon Community Bank

Bodil (Bo) Hughes is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Canyon Community Bank. She leads the banking team and is responsible for the overall growth of the bank. Prior to joining Canyon, she was President & COO of Pinnacle Bank in Scottsdale, Arizona until the bank was sold to Arizona Federal Credit Union in 2019. Hughes has been an active member of the Arizona banking community since 2008 and recently joined Canyon in June 2021. She is a native Oregonian and resides in Tucson with her daughter.

Kevin Cutter, Pacific Premier Bank

Kevin Cutter is the Executive Vice President and Regional President of Pacific Premier Bank for Arizona and Nevada. Based in Phoenix, Cutter leads teams focused on serving the financial needs of commercial banking. Before leading Pacific Premier Bank in Arizona and Nevada, Kevin was Regional President of Pacific Premier Bank in Los Angeles County, CA. Previously, he worked at City National Bank, CA, as Senior Vice President and Credit Manager. Kevin started at City National Bank as a founding team member that started the Credit Portfolio Risk Department within Credit Administration. Cutter started his career at Bank of America where he worked as a Credit Officer and Sales Representative. During his banking career, Kevin was also an entrepreneur running a successful real estate business as a Real Estate Broker and Realtor in Southern California from 2001-2018.

GLHN Architects & Engineers promotes Rob Lamb and Tiffany Gorrell

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc., announced the promotion of a pair of industry professionals to CEO and Director of Business Development and Marketing while honoring the retirement of two long-time company leaders.

An employee-owned firm with more than 50 years of expertise in healthcare and higher education projects, GLHN started a new chapter in the company’s history with the promotion of Robert Lamb, PE, to CEO and Tiffany Gorrell to Director of Business Development and Marketing.

GLHN also announced the retirement of Henry Johnstone, PE, as President and Cloriza Lomeli, as Associate Director of Business Development.

Cloriza Lomeli
Henry Johnstone

“Throughout the history of GLHN, it’s clear that our success has been built on the talent and dedication of people,” Lamb said. “‘Our success comes from helping others succeed’ is not just a catchphrase. It’s a recognition of a foundational truth in our business.”

Lamb joined GLHN in 2013 as COO, leading business development initiatives and building relationships with clients all over the world. He is stepping into the CEO position to grow the firm through new strategic initiatives.

Lamb earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is active with the Tucson Metro Chamber, is a current Board Member of Sun Corridor, and is a Candidate Evaluation Committee Chair and Board Chair of the Metropolitan Pima Alliance in Tucson. Lamb and his wife, Molly, have five children and are active in Tucson church and community activities.

Gorrell, who joined GLHN in 2014, will actively participate in the firm’s strategic planning process; be responsible for the firm’s overall marketing program; implement the firm’s business development strategy; develop project pursuit strategies and client capture plans; and maintain strategic relationships with leaders in AEC industry. She was promoted from Senior Marketing Coordinator.

Gorrell earned a BS in journalism with an emphasis on advertising from Northern Arizona University. She is actively involved in the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Arizona Association of Economic Development (AAED), Building Insight and Leadership Development (BILD), and the Business Development Guild.

Away from the office she enjoys mountain biking, reading and is currently learning to play golf.

Johnstone joined GLHN in 1988 as a mechanical engineer and developed an expertise in campus utility systems and building heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems that engaged clients from Alaska to Oman to Columbia.

He was promoted to president in 2014 after holding the roles of Director of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department Manager. Johnstone will remain involved as emeritus consultant on special projects. He will also work on projects involving energy, water and agriculture in Tucson and Western New Mexico.

Lomeli has worked at GLHN for 32 years in a variety of roles from Special Project Administrator for Department of Veterans Affairs projects to Construction Administration for utility infrastructure work. As Associate Director of Business Development, she built enduring relationships with clients and business partners throughout the higher education sector.

“My goal is to honor and maintain the amazing relationships Cloriza built over the last 30 years while developing new connections that will help us expand into a regional firm,” Gorrell said.

GLHN excels at medical and laboratory facilities, utility master planning, design of central plants and underground utility distribution systems, complex multi-phased renovation projects, fleet vehicle maintenance facilities, and enhanced systems commissioning.