The LAN Associates headquarters at 445 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park — Courtesy: LAN
By Joshua Burd
LAN Associates has announced a series of promotions, including the addition of two new assistant vice presidents at the architectural and engineering firm.
The company, which is based in Midland Park, said Jen Mannino and Ron Schwenke have played significant roles in its growth and strategic operations. Both have earned the title of assistant vice president in recognition of their roles in overseeing the marketing and business development for LAN and for its southern New Jersey operations, respectively.
“Our (marketing) efforts continue to make strides in supporting LAN’s reputation as an exceptional full-service architecture and engineering firm,” Mannino said. “It’s been really rewarding to be involved with LAN’s growth over recent years, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to our advancements in my new role as assistant vice president.”
In her role as an assistant vice president, Mannino will continue leading a team of multidisciplinary marketing professionals working to increase LAN’s visibility through digital marketing, public relations and business development, the firm said. Her purview includes leading company efforts on strategic proposals, working with departments on strategic planning and supporting business operations and growth.
She is the youngest person and the first non-technical staff member at the firm to reach the assistant vice president level.
LAN added that Schwenke, who recently relocated LAN’s operations from downtown Philadelphia to Voorhees, has been instrumental in its growth and emerging opportunities within the region. Since joining the firm, he has undertaken multiple endeavors leading to substantial new projects and new relationships, including expanding its K-12 clientele and developments in both retail and municipal markets.
“LAN has a well-established history and reputation in northern New Jersey,” Schwenke said. “By opening the South Jersey office, we are expanding our brand while pursuing new opportunities. Joined by an experienced and impressive team, and my new role as assistant vice president, we envision further market expansion and implementing innovative design beyond the South Jersey region.”
LAN also announced that architect Danielle Farrell, located in its Goshen, New York, office, has moved into a new role as a senior associate. The firm has also promoted architect Jeff Potter in its Voorhees office to associate.