Woburn, MA Derek Russell has been appointed vice president of operations at Cummings Properties, where he has worked for 16 years.
Russell joined Cummings as an account manager and, in 2011, assumed greater responsibility and a direct supervisory role as operations manager. In his new position, he will oversee all sales and relationship management activities with existing client firms in the company’s core and suburban divisions. He will also serve as a member of Cummings’ eight-member executive committee
Prior to Cummings, Russell served as director of business development for SPINdesign, a Gloucester-based interactive design agency.
In addition, account manager Kathryn Jendrick has been promoted to operations manager. Her portfolio includes some of the company’s largest and most sophisticated client firms, such as Air Liquide, Amgen, and L3 Technologies. Prior to joining Cummings in 2014, Jendrick worked at architectural firm Chamberlain Companies, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, business development, and project management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Hartford.
“In her three years here, Kathryn has demonstrated tremendous business acumen, consistently and skillfully developing and managing her accounts to the benefit of both clients and the Company,” said Clarke.
Since its founding in 1970, Cummings Properties has frequently promoted from within. Among its 360 employees, the average tenure is 11 years, with 20 colleagues serving for 30 years or more. The firm has in-house expertise in a variety of disciplines, including all of the construction trades, plus architecture, engineering, sales, graphic design, accounting, and legal.