Connections: RDC focuses on hospitality design from Rogers office

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RDC (formerly Retail Design Collaborative) has promoted Jackson Thilenius to senior vice president of hospitality and interiors, Americas. With the promotion, Thilenius, a principal with the firm since 2017, will relocate to the California-based company’s office in Rogers inside the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

A licensed architect, Thilenius holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Thilenius will help grow the firm’s hospitality and interior design practice across the United States. He has led projects all over the U.S. as well as in Hong Kong, Manila, China, Portugal, Panama, England, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Italy and Spain.

The RDC interiors team works with prominent hospitality brands, including Hilton, Equinox, Marriott, Pacifica, CIM and IHG.

Headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., RDC has 150 staff members in offices in Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai. The Rogers office opened in 2003 and has 10 full-time employees.

NEW HIRES
Healthcare
Amanda Lewis
Rogers
Employer: Northwest Medical Center-Willow Creek Women’s Hospital
Title: director of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Previous employer: Washington Regional Medical Center
Previous title: nurse educator, nurse manager

Nonprofit
Coletta Jones Patterson
Bentonville
Employer: Teen Action Support Center
Title: executive director
Previous employer: Team Unilever Shopper
Previous title: account executive

Ashley Wardlow
Bentonville
Employer: Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Title: executive director, NWA Tech Summit
Previous employer: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Previous title: development officer

Finance
Ann Bordelon
Fayetteville
Employer: University of Arkansas
Title: vice chancellor for finance and administration
Previous employer: Mitchell Communications
Previous title: chief financial officer

Technology
Haley Allgood
Fayetteville
Employer: Walmart Inc.
Title: digital transformation program manager
Previous employer: Startup Junkie Foundation
Previous title: executive director

PROMOTIONS
Nonprofit
Taylor Hasley
Fayetteville
Employer: Startup Junkie Foundation
Title: executive director
Previous title: executive consultant

Retail
Alec Tahy
Fayetteville
Employer: Sam’s Club
Title: merchant
Previous title: manager, merchandise finance

RECOGNITION
Transportation
Rachel Christensen
Employer: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Title: vice president of intermodal operations
Recognition: 2020 Top Woman to Watch in Transportation
Organization: Women in Trucking Association

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