The Walsh Group Names New VP in Chicago

With more than 28 years of experience in design and construction, Mark Pratt will focus on expanding the company’s hospitality brand across the U.S.
Mark Pratt

Mark Pratt

Chicago—The Walsh Group recently announced the appointment of Mark Pratt as vice president & national director of hospitality. Pratt will focus on expanding the company’s hospitality brand across the U.S. and will lead the Walsh Hospitality Center of Excellence.

Prior to joining the company, Pratt served as principal for VOA Associates Inc., an architecture and engineering firm that recently joined Stantec. He was responsible for building the company’s commercial hospitality practice from $2.5 million in fees to more than $18 million in five years, delivering facilities for the largest hotel providers. Pratt also held leadership positions with Hyatt Hotels Corp., Boulder Creek Development and Simon Property Group.

Having more than 28 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Pratt successfully delivered complex projects in Chicago, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Rio de Janeiro. He studied Architectural Technology/Engineering at Purdue University and is an advisory board member of various associations, including the Association of Starwood Franchisee and Owners, Boutique Lifestyle and Lodging Association, Boutique Design and NCD International Advisory Board.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to Walsh and have him join our talented team,” said Michael Whelan, Walsh’s Building Division president, in a prepared statement. “He’s proven his expertise in the hospitality sector throughout his career, and built success on managing multi-disciplined teams; we look forward to utilizing his leadership to further strengthen our portfolio and customer service.”

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