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HITT Contracting names next generation of leadership

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CEO Kim Roy courtesy Hitt Contracting Inc.

HITT Contracting Inc., the largest general contractor in Virginia and one of the top 100 largest general contractors in the U.S., announced a new generation of leaders Thursday.

Co-Presidents Jim Millar and Brett Hitt will become co-chairmen of a newly formed board, and Russell Hitt will become chairman emeritus. Executive Vice President Kim Roy has been named CEO, becoming the first woman CEO of a Top 100 U. S. construction company, as defined by ENR (Engineering News Record), an industry trade magazine.

Executive Vice Presidents Jeremy Bardin and Drew Mucci will be co-presidents.

Millar and Brett Hitt remain sole owners of the firm. They will continue to be engaged in the company’s strategic direction, focusing on research and development, leadership development, and other areas of impact

“We have been carefully planning for our future for a number of years. Kim, Jeremy and Drew are exceptional leaders with proven records of success and a passion for our company and the construction industry. They have been intentionally developed as the next generation of leaders for our company,” Brett Hitt said in a statement.

His grandparents, Warren and Myrtle Hitt, founded the Falls Church company 80 years ago. Today, Hitt Contracting has expanded to nine offices across the U. S., with more than 1,000 employees and revenues of more than $1.5 billion in 2017.

Roy joined HITT Contracting in 1999. She will be responsible for all corporate operations, defining key initiatives, identifying emerging markets, and executing the board’s strategic vision.

Bardin, a 30-year construction industry veteran, will provide executive oversight of the firm’s portfolio, as well as drive national growth in current and new geographies.

Mucci, who rejoined HITT in 2017 after heading the mid-Atlantic operations of a national competitor, will provide increased leadership for 10 key market sectors and regional offices.

Additional leaders were named alongside the new principals. Josh Foreso was promoted to senior vice president to lead the base building and multifamily sectors. Evan Antonides was promoted to senior vice president to lead the mission critical sector, and Sara Collins was named senior vice president to lead the healthcare sector.

Matt Vester was promoted to vice president to lead the law firms sector and Senior Vice President Peter Thaler assumes leadership of the Richmond regional office.

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