Movers and Shakers

Jason Jones, General Manager of Cleveland Office, Turner Construction

Turner Construction Co. has announced that  Jason Jones has been named general manager for the company’s Cleveland office. He most recently served as manager of Turner’s Special Projects Division in Cleveland.

Jones now leads all operations and business strategy for Turner’s Cleveland office. He replaces Mark Dent, who has accepted a position leading Turner’s offices in the Carolinas.

A native of the Cleveland area, Jones attended Cleveland State University, where he received an MBA in Finance, and the University of Akron. He has been with Turner for 15 years, serving in positions of increasing responsibility and working in a number of departments, including special projects, preconstruction, estimating, and engineering.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP has announced that John F. Hill will join the firm’s Akron office in October as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He joins Buckingham from Hill Hardman LLC, where he was one of the principals.

John Hill, Partner in Litigation Pratice Group, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP

Hill brings a wide range of clients in complex commercial cases. His work has ranged from contract litigation to shareholder disputes, including national class action litigation. Hill has been consistently selected to The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio’s Super Lawyers and Ohio’s Super Lawyers “Top 100.” In addition, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2008-11 editions of “Best Lawyers in America.” He was named the Best Lawyers “2010 Lawyer of the Year” in the area of “bet the company” litigation for the Akron area.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP also announced that associates Justin S. Greenfelder, David J. Lindner, Michael J. Matasich and Dustin J. Vrabel have been promoted to partner. Greenfelder and Vrabel are based at the firm’s Canton office, while Lindner and Matasich are based in the Cleveland office.

“It is always a pleasure to be able to reward excellence, hard work and dedication,” says John Slagter, Buckingham’s managing partner. “Buckingham is committed to its region, and it is reassuring to note that Justin, David, Michael and Dustin are all Northeast Ohio natives who have chosen to continue to live and further their careers in our region. They are fully committed to Northeast Ohio and we are committed to them.”

Mark Ruth, Director of Resource Development, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio announced that it has hired Mark R. Ruth as its director of resource development. Ruth will oversee all fund raising and volunteer based events and activities to help support the organization’s growth objectives.

Ruth can personally speak to the positive value and impact that Big Brothers Big Sisters has on children and their families due to his direct experiences with their services, both as youth and as an adult. After graduating from John Carroll University in 1978, Ruth became an active Big Brother himself. He has served as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters and now joins their professional staff to serve in this new capacity.

NAI Daus has announced it hired commercial real estate veteran and financial strategist, Suzanne Hamilton, as vice president of finance. Hamilton has more than two decades of experience and results analyzing business opportunities and developing valuations on commercial projects. 

Suzanne Hamilton, Vice President of Finance, NAI Daus

Hamilton will oversee evaluating prospective and existing project opportunities for investors and clients, analyzing a property’s financial performance and value. Key responsibilities include maximizing investment portfolios, evaluating funding solutions, and helping position the firm for its next level of business growth by maximizing deal performances.<<

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