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Business Development Forum Steering Committee


Tamara Savinas, Chair
Marketing Director
Spire Consulting Group

Tamara Savinas is an experienced Marketing Director who has been a leader in the construction industry for over a decade. Ms. Savinas is responsible for building the Spire global brand, creating client awareness and advocacy, and driving customer preference for the Spire brand through all channels, day after day. Since joining Spire, Ms. Savinas has championed the essential role marketing plays as an accountable business function in aligning closely with sales teams and as a vital resource to leadership. She also has oversight over numerous operational functions, including strategic planning and business development efforts. Ms. Savinas has been paramount in building an exceptional marketing team to aid in Spire’s growth objectives, executing the company’s marketing strategy, brand development, and generation programs, and supporting sales and business development initiatives. While Ms. Savinas’ career in the industry has centered primarily around marketing ENR Top 20 Contractors, her experience extends into the field as well, with experience as a Document Control Manager on a $4.8-billion industrial Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project in British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Savinas is prominent in the construction leadership sphere, serving as the Chair of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Business Development Forum, a founding member and past Chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Austin Chapter, and a past steering committee member of CLC National. Ms. Savinas is also an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Austin Chapter. Connect


Michael Anant, CLC Representative
Business Devleopment
ISEC, Inc.

Being in the industry since 1999, and joining ISEC’s SoCal Office in early 2015, Michael Anant currently serves on their Business Development Team.  His responsibilities include servicing ISEC’s top Clients with budgets, VE’s, bid package strategy, pricing, etc.  A few notable wins have included: LA Rams Stadium, LAFC Stadium & Training Facility, LAX Airport, USC, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Beverly Center, Facebook and UCLA.  Michael also serves on the SoCal CLC Steering Committee, the National CLC Steering Committee, and the ACE Mentor Program of LA/OC. Connect


Danielle Feroleto
Owner & Founder
Small Giants, LLC

Danielle Feroleto is the owner and founder of Small Giants, a marketing, business development and strategic business services group. Established in 2006, Small Giants was created specifically to serve developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and related companies in achieving strong, strategic, marketing and business development goals. Danielle works directly with general contractors on marketing strategies, innovative ideas to differentiate their firms and develop specific marketing activities to give companies a distinct competitive advantage. Through these efforts, Danielle has been recognized as a nominee for Marketer of the Year through the Phoenix Business Journal and most recently named one of Arizona's 20 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate. Connect


Director of Business Development & Marketing
AGC of Massachusetts

With more than 20 years in the communications arena, Lisa’s experience includes spearheading internal and external communications via a balance of online and offline channels, engaging clients & members, driving awareness and analyzing efforts through qualitative and quantitative methods. Lisa’s role at AGC MA is to increase engagement with member CM’s, GC’s, Subcontractors, and Service Providers by implementing and overseeing innovating new communications and social media strategies & tools. She oversees multiple committees and their respective programming including; Building Women in Construction (BWiC) and the public relations and marketing efforts of all Chapter news, events, programs and activities. Lisa holds a BS in Visual Communications/Business & Marketing from the University of Phoenix and an MS in International Marketing from Boston University. She currently sits on the SMPS Board of Directors Boston Chapter as Vice President and serves as an Advisory Committee Member with the AGC of America Business Development Forum Steering Committee, the Policy Group for Tradeswomen Issues (PGTI) and the Greater Boston American Apprenticeship Initiative. Connect


Richard Guzman
Senior Manager, Business Development
Rosendin Electric

Rick is Senior Manager of Business Development for Rosendin Electric.  His responsibilities include establishing and maintaining client relationships, research and analysis of the market place and tracking and maintaining the status of developing projects.  A Long Beach State graduate, Rick is involved in the company’s strategic planning process and works closely with Rosendin’s preconstruction group in developing estimates and proposals. A 35 year construction industry veteran, Rick has held a variety of construction management positions and has served on Boards with NECA, MCA and SMPS. Rick is currently serving on the AGC Silicon Valley Chapter Board of Directors. Rosendin Electric has been headquartered in San Jose, California since its founding in 1919, is 100 % employee owned and consistently ranks nationally in the top five in annual revenues among electrical contractors. Connect


Tonya Jackson, RA-LIN and AssociatesTonya Jackson
Business Development Manager
RA-LIN and Associates

Tonya serves as the Business Development Manager for RA-LIN and Associates, Inc. a leading construction management firm in Georgia. Her focus is on expanding relationships and partnerships to help build structures that build communities. She has worked in the construction industry since 2005. Tonya is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Atlanta Chapter and serves on the board of directors for the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, the Douglas County Education Foundation and University of West Georgia Foundation. Connect


Chris Martin
President
Atlas Marketing

As founder and president of Atlas Marketing, a small agency with big experience, Chris is responsible for setting its path. His vision guides the agency from talent acquisition to services and client strategy. His approach is simple, and he lives by a few golden rules –push yourself to be the best, collaboration is key and always say thank you.  Since hanging a shingle and working from his dining room table in 2008, Atlas has grown to include two offices where he manages a culture at Atlas that is collaborative, exciting and effective. Chris also encourages his team to experiment with new ideas and challenge the status quo, which ensures the Atlas culture will thrive. Connect


Brett Pitcairn
Chief Marketing Officer/ President
PJ Dick - Trumbull - Lindy Paving/PJ Dick's Special Projects Group

Brett is the Chief Marketing Officer for PJ Dick, - Trumbull - Lindy Paving. In this role he performs business development activities at a high level and leads the marketing strategy for the family of companies. He is also president of PJ Dick’s Special Projects Group (SPG), which focuses on vertical construction projects up to $20 million. In this role, he oversees the management resources and daily operations for SPG. He serves to foster a culture that promotes technology, proactive construction management. Brett is a member of PJ Dick-Trumbull-Lindy Paving’s next generation of leadership and plays a critical role in the companies’ daily operations. Connect


Hal Routh
President & Chief Strategist
Equalizer9

Prior to forming his own AEC consulting firm, Hal Routh’s career included executive tenures at two large regional firms, at one of the largest global construction firms in the world, and as a member of the executive leadership team of a large national construction company. Mr. Routh’s s career has been hallmarked by his unique ability to spur revenue and profitability growth wherever his career took him, and in any economic environment. He has led the pursuits to wins totaling over $4 Billion in negotiated construction projects in his career. He is a noted expert in creating sustained growth strategies in the AEC industry. Mr. Routh is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds an MBA from The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Connect


Jolsna Thomas
Business Development Manager
Rosendin Electric

Jolsna is Rosendin’s Business Development Manager for Texas and surrounding states. Her responsibilities include establishing and maintaining client relationships, research and analysis of the market place and tracking and maintaining the status of developing opportunities. Jolsna is a University of Texas at Austin Business School and American University Washington College of Law grad and serves as a Board Member of the Rosendin Foundation, the Mayor’s Appointee to the City of Austin Construction Advisory Council, Chair of the City’s Public Safety Civil Service Commission, Secretary/Treasurer of the Austin Convention Enterprises Board and 2019 Luna Business Advocate of the Year and NAWIC Austin 2019 WIC of the Year. Connect.


Kimberly Werner
Director of Marketing & Social Media
Small Giants, LLC

As the director of marketing and social media, Kimberly leads the Small Giants marketing team in social media services, website project management and proposal development. She has worked in marketing for the design and construction industry since 2003, and in 2015 moved to Colorado to lead the expansion of Small Giants in the Denver market. In addition to her duties, she focuses on Denver business development to showcase Small Giants as an industry marketing expert. Connect


Todd Zdunkewicz, Vice Chair
Project Manager
Linbeck

Todd is a Project Manager and is involved in Business Development for Linbeck Group, LLC. His project experience includes healthcare, commercial, residential and non-profit. Todd has served in the construction industry for over 7 years after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science. He has spent the majority of his career serving his clients in North Texas and is responsible for managing all aspects and phases of a project from start to finish and consults with clients and architects to assure overall client and team satisfaction. Connect.

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