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Vanir Construction Management Names Bernie O’Donnell Northwest Area Development Manager

O’Donnell steps in for Scott Tomlinson, who is appointed to new executive director position

/EIN News/ -- BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vanir Construction Management, Inc. today announced that it hired Bernie O’Donnell as its Northwest Area development manager, while Scott Tomlinson, CCM, assumes a new role as executive director of technology, manufacturing and Indian Nation pursuits.

Bernie O'Donnell
Northwest Area Development Manager Bernie O'Donnell, Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

Scott Tomlinson
Scott Tomlinson, executive director of technology, manufacturing and Indian Nation pursuits, Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

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O’Donnell will lead company operations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho on programs that include project and construction management services, public/private developments, and energy, environment and sustainability services.

During his 27-year career, O’Donnell has led teams in the private and public sectors managing design and construction development projects totaling more than $1 billion. Projects that O’Donnell has managed include large institutional and campus development projects at the University of Washington in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., and a variety of large commercial projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Vanir team,” O’Donnell said. “Vanir’s reputation and work in the construction management industry is widely known to be among the best. With my background in the Northwest area, I look forward to continuing Vanir’s growth in the region.”

Tomlinson, who has led large and complex projects in the construction management industry for more than 30 years, will transition from Washington Area manager to executive director and will remain based in Bellevue. His focus will be national, but will continue to support Northwest Area projects. Tomlinson joined Vanir in 2003 as and has served as the Washington Area manager for the past five years. Under his leadership, Vanir was awarded several key contracts, including Microsoft and the University of Washington.

“Our work and focus in the technology, manufacturing and Indian Nation sectors has been an excellent opportunity for us to be a part of some exemplary projects in the Northwest region,” said Tomlinson. “We see a great opportunity for Vanir to serve these markets on a national level.”

“These changes demonstrate Vanir’s belief in the Pacific Northwest and the potential for growth in the technology, manufacturing and Indian Nation market sectors,” said Vanir Construction Management President Guy Mehula. “Scott has done a tremendous job. He only accepted the new challenge once we found Bernie O’Donnell, who we feel confident will continue to provide Vanir’s exemplary service to clients.”

About Vanir Construction Management

Vanir Construction Management, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading full-service, program, project and construction management firms. Since 1980, Vanir has provided professional services in excess of $21 billion in construction value to K-12 and higher education, healthcare, justice, water/wastewater, public buildings, transportation and energy markets. Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., Vanir serves clients throughout the United States and has been consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the “Top 50 CM Firms” for more than 20 years. Visit for more information.

Media Contact:
Dan Minkoff, Vanir Construction Management, (424) 248-8011

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