McCownGordon Construction Expands its Leadership Team

Tom Mitchell Joins Firm as Senior Vice President, Business Development


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 14, 2019) – McCownGordon Construction, one the Midwest region’s largest construction management firms, added Tom Mitchell as senior vice president of business development.  Mitchell brings nearly two decades of business development experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries to the firm. In his prior role, he served in several business development roles at a national Top 10 architectural and engineering firm and most recently acted as a  global business unit leader for the organization.

“We are excited to have Tom on board to lead our business development team,” said Ramin Cherafat, chief executive officer of McCownGordon. “As we develop and implement plans for our continued  growth, we knew we needed a leader with a long and proven track record of success. Tom has dedicated himself to strategically building and growing organizations within our industry and will be an excellent addition to our leadership team. We also appreciate his commitment to collaboration and mentorship, and his focus on client service, which fits perfectly with our McCownGordon culture.”

As part of the leadership team, Mitchell will play a key role in the continued growth of the firm. A natural leader and relationship builder, he will also oversee all business development for the organization, working with the business development team and business unit leaders to create new and lasting client and partner relationships.

Active in the Kansas City region’s civic community, Mitchell currently serves on the Board of Education for the Blue Valley School District and previously chaired the organization’s Foundation board and also currently serves on the board of Johnson County Community Foundation. In addition, he previously served as chair on the Leawood Chamber of Commerce Board, and served on the Olathe Economic Development Board and the Johnson County Economic Research Institute Board where he was also a past chair. Mitchell was recognized as a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2013, received several 40 under 40 awards and is a graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.A. in communications and earned a Master of Arts in Administration from University of Missouri, Kansas City.

About McCownGordon

McCownGordon Construction is recognized as one of the region’s largest construction managers with offices in both Missouri and Kansas. Focused on core values of integrity, relationships and performance, McCownGordon is committed to building collaborative partnerships and specializing in construction management, design-build, sustainable construction and general contracting. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company is 100 percent employee owned and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past 15 years and ranks as a Fortune 2018 top 20 best mid-size company to work for and 2019 Best Workplaces for Millennials. More information about McCownGordon is available at

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