“I am pleased to announce the new leaders at all of our newly created affiliates/subsidiaries and at THOR Companies itself,” says Ravi Norman, chief executive officer, THOR Companies Inc. “We now have a first-class team in place to move THOR Companies forward as a full service real estate management company with a particular expertise in connecting clients with emerging communities throughout the United States.”
THOR Development: D’Angelos Svenkeson, vice president.
THOR named D’Angelos Svenkeson to head its newly created THOR Development affiliate/subsidiary. As vice president of THOR Development, Svenkeson will lead efforts to position THOR as a leader in community-focused new development, particularly in urban housing, mixed-use and community-based public/private partnership projects such as the $100 million Upper Harbor project in Minneapolis, a large city of Minneapolis-driven project, in which THOR serves as a co-master developer. Svenkeson received his undergraduate degree in urban planning from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. and a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.
THOR Design Plus, Damaris Hollingsworth, vice president.
Damaris Hollingsworth was hired as vice president of THOR Design Plus, the company’s new full-service architectural design and facilities management subsidiary. As a Brazilian native, she brings a strong multicultural and global perspective to her work as an architect and team leader at THOR Design Plus. She earned an Architectural and Urban Design degree from the Faculdade de Arquitetura & Urbanismo at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She moved to the United States in 2006, and studied architecture at Arizona State University prior to becoming a Registered Architect in the U.S. She is also a LEED accredited architectural professional and holds a NCARB certificate.
THOR Design Plus, Marlin King, director of pre-construction, design and sustainability.
Also moving into an executive position at THOR Design Plus is Marlin King, who will serve as director of pre-construction, design and sustainability a position he held previously at the old THOR Construction Inc. King previously worked as associate vice president for facilities management at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss., providing vision and stewardship for a four-year university encompassing 1,700 acres and 1.9 million square feet of academic, research, office and living space and with an enrollment of 3,639 students. Prior to that he served as Director for Projects and Construction Management/ Campus Planner at Jackson State University, where he managed the implementation of a 10-year, $200 million capital projects program encompassing 2.1 million square feet of space on 120 acres of land.
THOR Consulting, Lea Hargett, vice president.
Lea Hargett is the new vice president of THOR Consulting – a group that provides specialized services such as community engagement, workforce and supply chain diversity management programming and strategic long-range business development and real estate management services to outside clients. Prior to joining THOR, Hargett owned and operated her own Minneapolis consulting business, JOG Associates. She also served recently as president and chief executive officer of the Minneapolis Black Chamber of Commerce. Hargett graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a degree in business management, and earned an executive mini-MBA from St. Thomas University, Minneapolis.
THOR Cos., Maurice Hudson, CFO.
On the corporate side, THOR named Maurice Hudson to the new post of chief financial officer. A certified public accountant and experienced senior-level financial executive, (CPA), Hudson served as division controller for St. Paul-based Advanced Disposal Inc. and as a consultant for Robert Half Inc. in Maple Grove, Minn. prior to joining THOR. He also worked as financial controller for Burnsville, Minn.-based Enduraplas LLC.; as senior account for Minneapolis-based M. A. Mortenson Company and as operations accounting director for The Oceanaire Inc., both of Minneapolis, among other positions. Hudson holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Hamline University and a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He attended the University of Minnesota as a Carlson Advantage Scholar.
THOR Cos., Zachariah Oluwabankole Babington-Johnson, director of risk management.
Zachariah Oluwabankole Babington-Johnson was promoted to director of risk management for THOR Cos. He possesses both an MBA and Law Degree from the University of North Dakota, and is working to obtain his license to practice law in Minnesota. His responsibilities include managing contract quality and contractual relationships between THOR Cos. and its various affiliates/subsidiaries and their clients and suppliers.