KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2017) Jeffery “Jeff” Bennett has joined McCownGordon Construction in the role of vice president, business development. Bennett, a seasoned business development professional, has more than two decades of experience in the construction industry specifically in the areas of strategic planning and knowledge of the business development process. Bennett will serve on the firm’s executive leadership team and guide the firm’s staff of business development professionals focused on the firm’s key vertical market sectors including healthcare, higher education, science & technology, corporate, civic and K-12.
“McCownGordon is a firm focused on our core values of integrity, performance and relationships,” said Ramin Cherafat, chief operating office and future chief executive office beginning January 1, 2018. “Jeff exemplifies these core values and he has the extensive background and proven track record needed to help continue and fuel the team’s journey of growth and development.”
Bennett will lead the firm’s business development team and work with the operational team to grow market share within the firm’s current markets. He also will focus on evaluating vertical and geographic market expansion for the firm. Prior to joining McCownGordon, Bennett served as business development officer for Nabholz Construction in Olathe, Kansas. He has experience with other construction industry firms including Hensel Phelps and Martin K. Eby Construction.
Bennett is a member of the Kansas City Healthcare Engineers, as well as the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
McCownGordon is currently performing construction management services for a variety of significant projects in the region, including the Central District project on the campus of the University of Kansas, the renovation of the new Mosaic Arena in the West Bottoms of Kansas City Missouri, the new Children’s Mercy Research Tower, the new 21c Hotel and the Kansas City Club renovation among others.