Connections: HFA promotes 3 to vice president

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 326 views 

HFA, a multidisciplined architecture and engineering firm based in Bentonville, recently announced three new vice presidents on the firm’s executive leadership team: Bo Ebbrecht, Greg Schluterman and James Owens.

Ebbrecht, an architect, started his career at HFA 15 years ago, hired on to lead the Walmart special projects team.

Schluterman has been with the HFA engineering department since its inception in 2004 and oversees the mechanical, electrical, commissioning and refrigeration teams at HFA.

With nearly 20 years of architectural experience, Owens is based in the firm’s Boston-area office. He joined HFA through an acquisition in 2016.

“What we’re pushing for in the future is going from just being project managers into being leaders of people,” HFA President and CEO Dave Wilgus said. “So, we need to help people evolve and develop, rather than solely focusing on getting tasks done. All three of these vice presidents [Bo, Greg, and James] exemplify that sort of culture and direction.”

NEW HIRES
Nonprofit
Christina Karnatz
Fayetteville
Employer: Fayetteville Public Library Foundation
Title: director of development
Previous employer: Mount Sequoyah Center
Previous title: vice president; director of development, communications and marketing

Communications
Becky Gosnell
Fayetteville
Employer: C.R. Crawford Construction
Title: marketing and communications manager
Previous employer: CitiScapes magazine
Previous title: managing editor

Healthcare
Matt McShane
Gravette
Employer: Ozarks Community Hospital
Title: oral surgeon
Previous employer: Eastern Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Hillcrest Hospital South
Previous title: oral surgeon

Legal
Andrea Anderson
Springdale
Employer: Crouch, Harwell, Fryar & Ferner PLLC
Title: associate attorney

Seane Fry
Springdale
Employer: Crouch, Harwell, Fryar & Ferner PLLC
Title: associate attorney

Transportation & Logistics
Bryan Most
Bentonville
Employer: New York Shipping Exchange
Title: senior vice president of retail
Previous employer: Walmart Inc.
Previous title: vice president of transportation

APPOINTMENTS
Engineering
Heather Nachtmann
Fayetteville
Employer: University of Arkansas
Title: industrial engineering professor; senior associate vice chancellor for research and innovation
Appointment: editor-in-chief
Organization: The Engineering Economist journal

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