Last night, on behalf of the Chicagoland AGC and McHugh Construction, Mike Meagher spoke about the commitment McHugh, Magellan Development, Related Midwest, Sterling Bay and others have made to foster opportunities for those in disadvantaged communities. The fundraiser raised money to offer lines of credit to help women- and minority-owned firms compete for work. As Rasheed Davis stated in his opening remarks, “something big and transformative is about to happen in our city,” and we could not be more proud to be a part of this initiative.
Related Midwest, which earlier raised the diversity hiring bar with what amounts to a community benefits agreement governing “The 78” development, now lifts the bar higher. It has assembled building industry players to create a first-of-its kind loan fund guaranteeing capital for left out minority- and women-owned businesses. Read the Chicago SunTimes article here.
Former senior project manager Ryan Keane has been promoted to Vice President. Ryan will continue to oversee all construction operations in the Nashville office, while shifting additional attention to McHugh’s business development and relationship-building efforts across the market.
Ryane joined McHugh Construction in 1999 as an intern and in 2001, accepted his first full-time position with the company. He has held roles as estimator, project engineer, assistant project manager and structural project manager.
After spending eight consecutive years managing construction for several projects owned by Magellan Development Group, Ryan relocated to Nashville in 2014 to lead construction of Magellan’s 313-unit luxury apartment tower, The SoBro.
Happy birthday to all the August babies: Jeff Bajema and Tyler Davenport (2), Terry Gillespie (4), Mansie Lam (9), Pete Vondra (10), Shelly Griggs-Parilli, Memo Fonesca, and Jin Xing (12), Mike Rodriguez (21), Bryan Carlson (25), and Bryce Bloxsom and Ryan Miller (31).
Happy Birthday to the January babies: Baris Gocmen (3), Dave Novak (4), Mike Fitzpatrick and Rick Tilquist (8), Carlos Del Val Cura (9), Jennifer Gee and Allen Vitkus (13), Lindsey Sposato (15), Natalie Ervin (16), Gerardo Rutigliano (17), Mike Pagano (19), Aga Horoszko-Ligas and Chris Luther (20), Kevin Gibson and Cody Hague (21), Mayra Vega and Max Hickey (25), Don Zirbel, Melissa Tompkins, and Zach Renk (26); and Scott Mladic (31).