Bond Architects has announced that Jennifer Hasamear, of Collinsville, has been hired to be the firm’s development and marketing director.
Formerly in marketing at FGM Architects, Hasamear will work closely with Bond’s partners, Art Bond and Sue Pruchnicki, to broaden existing relationships and to build a network of new clients.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the firm,” says partner and co-founder, Art Bond. “Her enthusiasm, dedication, and experience will help us immeasurably as Bond Architects continues to grow.”
After graduating from Webster University with a degree in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism, Hasamear wrote first for the Suburban Journals in Illinois. Then she joined the staff of the Belleville News-Democrat. There for eight years, she worked as a general assignment reporter, primarily covering local government and education. For four years, she was a feature writer for the Alton Telegraph. Jennifer then went to work for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. There she served as the communications and marketing associate for the Illinois region, which covers nine of the 16 counties served by the organization.
After working with the United Way through two successful campaigns, Hasamear was hired by Saint Louis University to serve as the development marketing specialist. She worked closely with the university’s development department to strategically position the solicitation messages sent to thousands of SLU’s donors, both current and prospective.
Leaders in commercial architecture, Bond Architects was founded in 1992 as Bond and Wolfe and in 2012, became Bond Architects Inc. Located in Clayton, the firm is headed by Art Bond and Sue Pruchnicki and has a staff of 17. Current projects include the renovation of Ladue High School, the Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Development Center and the renovation of the St. Louis County Library.
— From the Illinois Business Journal