Vice presidents Terry Mackey and Allen Purdy have been named partners at S&B James Construction Management.
S&B James Construction was founded in 1977 and is one of the region's largest general contractors, handling commercial, office, retail and mixed-use, medical and industrial projects.
Long-time partners Tom Hall and Rob Hernandez remain full-time, majority owners of the company and will continue to play a large part in managing the firm.
Mackey, who has been in the field for more than 23 years, oversaw construction of the Armed Forces Reserve Center for the Kingsley Air National Guard. He managed construction of the Kingsley Air Traffic Control building, Kingsley flight simulator building, Jackson County Fire District No. 3 buildings, La Clinica Central Point Health Clinic and Medford Women's Health Center.
He managed several well-known corporate projects in the valley, including the Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership. He was the construction manager for the $15 million domiciliary and kitchen projects at the veteran's affairs facility in White City and is presently overseeing remodeling and new construction activity totaling $16 million at the Roseburg VA Medical Center.
Purdy has 24 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He was a senior project manager with Webcor Builders, where he worked on the $210 million seismic retrofit of Memorial Stadium at the University of California at Berkeley.
His project credits include the $125 million, 4,196-bed California State Prison at Delano, Calif., and a $285 million, 254-bed replacement hospital for Kaiser in Vallejo, Calif. He was a senior project manager for Flintco Inc. From 2006-09, he ran his own general contracting business, and previous to that he was a senior project manager for McCarthy Building Cos. He earned a degree in construction management from California State University at Chico.
Cutler Investment Group has named Matthew Patten CEO. He has served as company president since 2004, and will continue on as co-portfolio manager of the Cutler Equity Fund.
Patten is a third-generation leader of the company, succeeding Brooke Ashland, who grew the Jacksonville-based company to more than $1 billion in managed assets, advising clients on their equity and fixed income portfolios. Ashland becomes chairman of the board, as well as chief compliance officer.
Founder Kenneth Cutler, was named chairman of the board in 1994, when Ashland became CEO.
Linda Stelle, AmeriTitle's president for 29 years, is retiring April 1. Larry Matney will succeed Stelle. He is from Boise, Idaho, and has been the president of Futura Title and Escrow, the holding company of AmeriTitle.
Stelle began her title and escrow career in 1978 in Klamath Falls, becoming the first president of AmeriTitle 1985, a successor company to Mountain Title Co. The company has grown to 43 offices in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
She will continue to serve on the AmeriTitle board.
Engineer Greg Ausland has joined Ausland Group as senior design project manager. Ausland brings more than 30 years of award-winning experience designing and managing civil structure projects in the Pacific Northwest. He was previously division manger and principal engineer at OBEC Consulting Engineers in Eugene.
A graduate of Oregon State University, Ausland is registered to practice in Oregon and Washington. He is a member of the Peace Health Oregon hospital board, Covered Bridge Society of Oregon, and American Society of Civil Engineers.
His efforts on the Chambers Covered Bridge, Lowell Covered Bridge and Fisher Covered Bridge have earned awards during the past decade.
Patrick Gillette has been named acting medical director at Community Health Center. He previously held the position of medical director at CHC from 2011 to 2013, and has been a volunteer medical provider with the clinic since 2007.
Gillette studied pre-medicine and chemistry at Southern Oregon State College and earned his medical degree at the Centro de Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco in Ensenada, Mexico. He later completed residency in internal medicine at University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals.
He has volunteered on multiple boards, including the Oregon chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. He previously served as medical director for the Mood and Memory Clinic of Southern Oregon and Rogue Valley Manor.
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