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McKissack & McKissack Taps Boye, Girard Jenkins for Key Midwest Roles

Boye, Jenkins

National architecture, engineering and construction management firm McKissack & McKissack has named industry veterans Sam Boye Jr. as operations manager for the Midwest and West regions of the country and promoting Girard Jenkins to project executive for the Midwest.

The two will lead regional teams in producing results on high-profile prime contracts and joint ventures in architecture, engineering, construction- and program management across a range of industries. Boye and Jenkins are based in McKissack’s Chicago office.

“Sam and Girard are a strategic choice to lead our Midwest team,” said CEO Deryl McKissack. “Their strengths are complimentary. Sam comes from the private sector, and has a developer-side, get-it-done approach and a unique understanding of how to build on our strengths. Girard is the go-to problem solver who can offer clients solid solutions and has the track record to prove it. I’m excited about the value this team delivers across our practices in the aviation, commercial real estate, energy, healthcare and K-12 education sectors.”

Before joining McKissack, Boy was project management director at Cushman & Wakefield, where he managed over $200 million in value-add renovations. Prior to that, he was capital projects director at Golub & Co., a project manager at RSM US and a Special Projects Division (SPD) project manager and field engineer at Turner Construction. Currently, he is overseeing the design and execution of a range of complex construction strategies, from capital planning for the Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion to overseeing the design and construction of the Obama Presidential Center. Boye earned an MBA in real estate investment and finance from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As project executive, Jenkins will assure services are being performed to McKissack’s standards, maintain a positive cash flow and work with clients to meet their needs. Previously, he served as a senior project manager in upgrading mechanical systems for the Chicago Public Schools’ reopening, resolving congestion along Illinois Tollway routes and engaging community stakeholders in Cook County’s redevelopment of the former Oak Forest Hospital. His experience includes healthcare facility planning, design and construction for University of Chicago Medicine and Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago. A Tuskegee University alumnus, Jenkins earned a Bachelor’s degree in architecture and construction management. He also earned certification in commercial building inspection from Olive-Harvey College in Chicago.