The Walsh Group, Chicago, has promoted Harry L. Walder, Jr., to business group manager. Walder will oversee all activity related to concrete operations and will manage a variety of building projects, especially local public work.Leo A Daly, Omaha, Neb., has named Elizabeth Grimsley director of hospitality interiors for the firm's Washington, D.C., office. In addition to managerial duties, Grimsley will direct all of Leo A Daly's hospitality projects on the East Coast.Bruce Palmer has joined Ellerbe Becket's Kansas City office as a senior project manager. Before joining Ellerbe Becket, Palmer served as director of facilities for Jackson County, Mo., and as assistant city architect Kansas City, Mo.McCarthy Building Cos., St. Louis, has named five new project directors to its Northern Pacific Division: Douglas Barrows, Simon Gregson, and William Niemann in San Francisco; Brett Beagley and Mark Radell in Sacramento. They will be responsible for the overall management of McCarthy's projects in the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento/Central Valley regions.Phoenix-based architect DFD CornoyerHedrick has acquired Paul MacDonald Architects, a multi-disciplinary architectural firm based in Boise, Idaho. The move expands DFD CornoyerHedric's presence to Boise, which is ripe with development opportunities across multiple market sectors, including retail, office, residential, and hospitality, according to Paul MacDonald .Emmett Ahearn has joined HNTB Architecture Inc., Kansas City, as VP and leader of the firm's Washington office.Scott J. Hoppa has been promoted to VP of the Southeast Region for McShane Construction Corp., Rosemont, Ill.Martha G. Rayle, IIDA, has joined the Los Angeles office of HOK Advance Strategies, San Francisco, as VP.
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