McDonald York Building Company today announced that as part of its growth strategy the company is splitting the duties of CEO and President into two roles, with Heather Denny remaining as CEO and Tanner Holland being promoted to President effective June 15, 2017. Chief Executive Heather Denny has held both roles since 2015 and the role of President since 2010. Tanner, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will continue to report to Heather. This move will help McDonald York capitalize on the construction opportunities created by the growth of the Triangle market while creating an organizational structure that allows Heather and Tanner time to focus on their strengths, interests and specialized skills.

As Chief Executive Officer, Heather will continue to focus on expanding the company’s presence in Chapel Hill, Durham, RTP, Raleigh and surrounding areas by developing deeper relationships within these communities. As President, Tanner will lead McDonald York’s construction operations reflecting the strategic focus and importance that the company places on growing its construction operations including talent recruitment and retention, while emphasizing a positive client experience and maintaining the company’s award-winning safety program.

Holland commented, “I am honored and excited to be named President and lead McDonald York’s construction team. I appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me and look forward to working closely with Heather, our owners Jack McDonald and Smedes York, the board and our management team to write the next chapter in our 107-year history. We have an exceptional organization of dedicated and talented professionals and look forward to our continued success.”

“Tanner’s ability to develop a culture that has attracted a highly talented workforce has been key to our continued success.  His core values align with that of the company and he has earned the recognition as an executive leader within our company.  I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our company and our people. This move will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding service to our clients,” said Denny.

McDonald York Building Company is a 107 year old, privately-owned full service construction company with headquarters at 801 Oberlin Road in Raleigh and a Western Triangle office at 194 Finley Golf Course Road in Chapel Hill. Always following their MYWay® philosophy, the company provides expertise in several markets including: Life Sciences, Corporate, Interiors, Healthcare, Higher Education, Office Buildings and Retail.