Press Release

Clayco Expands its Communication Marketing Efforts with New Chief Communications Officer

CHICAGO – January 15, 2019 – Clayco, a full-service turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm, announced today the expansion of their communication and marketing team with the hiring of Jessica Herrala as Chief Communications Officer.

Herrala is responsible for managing the Clayco brand, communications, public affairs and sales support for the entire Clayco enterprise, including all subsidiaries. Jessica is a 20-plus year veteran of the architecture, engineering, construction and development industry in senior level communications, marketing, strategy and public affairs roles.

“We want our communications efforts to catch up with the tremendous growth we have experienced in the last five years and it’s important to assemble a leadership team that exemplifies the values that helped make Clayco what it is today,” said CEO Bob Clark. “Jessica is an example of our commitment to employ the best and brightest in our industry.”

Joining Herrala to support critical business lines of the Clayco enterprise: Mia Sissac is the new Director of Communications for CRG, Oliver Muenz-Winkler is the Director of Communications for the Clayco Industrial Business Unit and Shelby Kroeger is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the architecture and engineering practice, which includes BatesForum and the recently acquired Lamar Johnson Collaborative.

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With over $2 billion in revenue for 2017, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects. For more information visit www.claycorp.com.

About CRG
CRG is Clayco’s private real estate development firm that acquires, develops, and operates real estate assets. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Newport Beach and Philadelphia, the CRG team has developed more than 5,000 acres of land and delivered over 160 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and multi-family assets exceeding $9 billion in value. For more information visit http://www.realcrg.com.

About BatesForum
BatesForum is a full-service design and technology firm founded on the principle of creating a single forum that would bring together all of the capabilities of the master builder in a collaborative, creative, and inclusive process. Beyond the disciplines of Architecture and Interior Design, our team boasts world-class talent in Workplace Strategy, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. For more information visit www.batesforum.com.

About The Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Lamar Johnson Collaborative was founded in August of 2017 when entrepreneurs Lamar and Lisa Johnson had an idea to bring together the best people they’d worked with in the architecture industry to create a firm that offers broad expertise with the intention of better serving clients. For more information visit www.theljc.com

For more information: Jessica Herrala, herralaj@claycorp.com, 404.558.8716