Morrison-Maierle is pleased to announce that John Lavey has joined the firm as its new Director of Strategic Marketing. He succeeds Jason Mercer, PE, who held the position for five years and will continue as Morrison-Maierle’s Water/Wastewater Market Group Leader.
John steps into the position from the nonprofit consulting organization Community Builders, where he served as the Communications Director and filled a leadership role in the organization’s operations and business management. John also has a background as a professional land use planner. He served as a planner with the Ravalli County Planning Department since 2005 and was named the Planning Director in 2008. He served as a land use planner and communications producer for the Sonoran Institute from 2011 until 2015.
In his role at Community Builders, John developed a successful Inbound marketing program that garnered national attention for the organization. He managed a team of writers, graphic designers and multimedia specialists in producing a variety of marketing and communications products, including the award-winning Colorado Downtown Streets guidebook. He received his degree in Environmental Studies from Boise State University with an emphasis in technical communications.
As Director of Strategic Marketing, John will lead the development of a Lead Generation Marketing approach, helping to position Morrison-Maierle’s technical staff as visible experts in the engineering field.
Jason served dual roles for Morrison-Maierle from 2014 to 2019 as both the Chief Marketing Officer and the leader of the Water/Wastewater Market Group. Jason received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at North Dakota State University and came to Morrison-Maierle as an engineering intern in 1997. A professional engineer, Jason’s move to full-time Water/Wastewater Market Group Leader will allow him to focus his efforts on client service, business development and leading a multi-disciplinary team of engineers in helping communities solve their water and wastewater challenges. The shift will also allow Jason to practice engineering on a full-time basis. Jason will continue to work from Morrison-Maierle’s Helena office.
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