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 IMPACT Strategies announces promotions, additions

Fairview Heights-based IMPACT Strategies has announced the promotion of three staff members and the addition of two others.

Frank Malone, left, has been promoted from superintendent to general superintendent. In his new position, Malone will be responsible for safety, field personnel, project execution, quality control, and equipment. Malone has 20 plus years of experience in construction and field operations. In his five years at IMPACT Strategies, he has worked on a variety of local projects including Hofbräuhaus St. Louis – Belleville and Altair at the Heights in Richmond Heights, Mo.

Jordan Grant, right, was recently promoted from project engineer to senior project engineer. Grant began his career with IMPACT Strategies in April 2017 as an intern while attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. After graduating with a degree in Construction Management, Grant was hired in May 2018 as a full-time project engineer with a focus on multi-family facility construction.

IMPACT Strategies promoted Travis Schwartz, left,  from assistant project manager to project manager. In his new role, Schwartz will take on increased project management responsibilities for clients including St. Clair County Building Commission, US Capital Development, and Giant City Properties. Schwartz is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Construction Management and has been with IMPACT Strategies since 2017.

Scott Manning, director of Construction Operations at IMPACT Strategies said, “Frank, Jordan, and Travis are exemplary members of the IMPACT Strategies team, and truly embody the firm’s core values. We look forward to great things from each of them as they serve our clients in their new roles.”

IMPACT Strategies recently expanded its team with the addition of Ermin Velagic, left, as a computer support specialist and Derek Hinrichs as a senior accountant.

Velagic received an Associate’s of Science in Information Technology from Ranken Technical College and holds several technical certifications and designations. He was previously an Associate Service Center Technician for TekSystems and assigned to Mercy Hospital. Velagic is a resident of St. Louis.

Derek Hinrichs, right, graduated with a Master in Accountancy from The University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant. Before this position, Hinrichs worked 10-plus years for a public accounting firm where he was a tax manager and consultant. Hinrichs is a resident of Webster Groves.

Mark Hinrichs, president of IMPACT Strategies, said, “Ermin and Derek are essential additions to our team. IMPACT has always been committed providing excellence to our clients through a strong Team of professionals at every level of our company.”

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