McCownGordon announces promotions for key associates

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November 01, 2017
Excellence in performance, technical expertise and dedication to client service drive advancements
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 18, 2017) McCownGordon Construction has advanced several associates to roles of great responsibility and service to the organization. “McCownGordon is committed to providing opportunities for personal growth and development for all associates,” said Ramin Cherafat, chief operations officer for McCownGordon. Our latest group of associates to receive promotions have demonstrated significant leadership capabilities, as well as an ability to think strategically and focus on the needs of our clients and partners.”
Nancy Whitworth has been named vice president, strategic services. Whitworth reports directly to the chief executive officer and is driving the development and execution of services that support the firm’s core business including marketing and corporate communications, community relations and philanthropy, human resources and talent development.  Prior to the promotion, Whitworth served as vice president, human resources.
Scott Richards has been named as one of the firm’s business unit leaders. Richards will focus on corporate and civic clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Richards previously served as a director of operations. He has more than twenty years of experience in the industry.
The firm has named several associates to director-level positions. According to Cherafat, “We are building our leadership and management team and this new group of directors will focus on future growth and ensuring our ability to deliver the best building experience through best in class service, quality and commitment to the firm’s core values of integrity, performance and relationships.”
New directors for McCownGordon include:
  • Emily Brown, director, talent development
  • Brandi Riggs, director, human resources
  • Chris Hess, director project management
  • Freddy Allison, director, field management
  • Brian Shrader, director, risk management
  • Scott Kimzey, director, estimating
  • Chad Brungardt, director, estimating
About McCownGordon
McCownGordon Construction is recognized as one of the region’s largest construction managers with offices in both Missouri and Kansas. Focused on core values of integrity, relationships and performance, McCownGordon is committed to building collaborative partnerships and specializing in construction management, design-build, sustainable construction and general contracting. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company is 100 percent employee owned and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past 13 years. More information about McCownGordon is available at
Sara Prem, Marketing Director
(816) 960-1111