Howard + Helmer Architecture Elects New President and Secretary

Kansas City, KS, April 01, 2010 --( For the first time since the company was founded 29 years ago, Howard + Helmer Architecture has a new president and secretary.

“As president of the firm since we opened our doors in 1981, I realized the time was right for us to take a look at our leadership and make adjustments to help us get where we want to be as a company in the future,” said John Howard, partner at Howard + Helmer. “While I’m not retiring yet, I will know the firm is in good hands when I do.”

At the firm’s annual spring meeting earlier this month, David White was voted in as president of Howard + Helmer. John Howard will transition to vice president. Rod Sondergard was also elected to secretary, a position formerly held by Ken Helmer, who also serves as the company’s treasurer.

“David and Rod have each been with the company for 25 years and have a wealth of experience to offer both our staff and clients,” said Howard. “I feel confident that Howard + Helmer is poised to continue its growth and to do great things as a company.”

David White joined Howard + Helmer in 1985. Over the years, he has worked on projects in the aviation and education industries and the corporate sector. His most recent contributions to Wichita include Commerce Bank at the Waterfront and the 3,000-seat worship center at Central Christian Church.

Rod Sondergard also joined Howard + Helmer in 1985. He’s currently working on additions and renovations to Wichita’s Heights High School for USD 259 and several projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Wichita.

“While I plan to build upon the foundation that was established 29 years ago by John and Ken, I’m also looking forward to all the possibilities in the future in my new role as president,” said White. “This is a great opportunity for me to help increase new business development, mentor the company’s next generation of leaders, continue our high standards of client service and embrace new technology.”

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