November 26, 2013
Press Releases & News

Clark Promotes Three to Vice President

Bethesda, Md. – Clark is pleased to announce that Cara Lanigan, Ryan McKenzie, and Joe Pustis have been promoted to Vice President.

After working as an intern in 1999 Cara Lanigan was hired as an office engineer in 2001 on the Tampa Bay Ground Water Treatment Plant project. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for numerous projects in the Southern Region, including the U.S. Penitentiary Coleman 2 in central Florida, the Temporary Unit of Action Facility in El Paso, Texas, and the LCDR Vincent Otis Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

As Project Executive, Ms. Lanigan was part of the San Antonio Military Medical Center leadership team. Currently, she is responsible for design efforts on the P123 Bachelor Quarters Homeport Ashore design-build project at Naval Station Norfolk and the $648 million Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Ms. Lanigan holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and civil engineering from Northeastern University and earned a juris doctor with honors from the Stetson University College of Law. She is currently a member of the company’s National Healthcare Group.

Ryan McKenzie joined Clark as an office engineer in 2001 on the Gallaudet University Academic Center project. The following year, he relocated to the Western Region and joined the Manchester Grand Hyatt team in San Diego. Mr. McKenzie was promoted to project manager following the St. John’s Health Center project and, in that role, managed construction at the Newport Beach Marriott and several components of LA Live!

As a Project Executive, Mr. McKenzie was responsible for the 242-bed Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and, since 2011, has led Clark’s team on the $440 million Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement project in Alameda County, Calif. Mr. McKenzie has recently relocated to the Mid-Atlantic Region and joined the Inova Fairfax Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital project team.

Mr. McKenzie has bachelor’s degrees in business management and marketing from Salisbury University. He is a Safety Trained Supervisor, active member of the American Society of Health Engineers, and has a Designated Design-Build Professional certification.

Joe Pustis joined Clark in 1996 as an estimator in the Corporate Estimating Department. In this role, he worked with Clark’s offices across the country preparing estimates and bids on projects including the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion in San Antonio, Midway Airport in Chicago, the South Terminal Expansion at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and numerous projects in California. During his time with Corporate Estimating, Mr. Pustis was promoted to senior estimator and, later, chief estimator

After providing preconstruction support for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Mr. Pustis joined the project team as the estimating manager. He worked with the executive team to budget and purchase the $860 million project, in addition to estimating several other projects on the National Naval Medical Center campus.

Most recently, Mr. Pustis served as a chief estimator in the Mid-Atlantic Region, guiding the region’s four estimating teams on successful pursuits including Rail to Dulles – Phase 2 and Inova Fairfax Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital.

Prior to joining Clark, Mr. Pustis spent a number of years with a concrete contractor working in the field and then as an estimator.

Mr. Pustis has a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering with a construction management option from Penn State University.