Vice President James (Jim) McKenna leads the company’s pursuit and management of design-build projects. He also oversees the real estate development sector and manages key projects throughout LeChase’s operations. Starting as project engineer, Jim advanced through various construction management roles over the course of his career. Before joining LeChase in early 2021, he served for ten years as vice president of construction at a leading commercial real estate development and management company. There, he supported new development opportunities and oversaw design and construction of projects from the earliest concepts through closeout and occupancy. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ohio University, and is certified as a Design-Build Professional® through the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Jim serves on the board of the Upstate New York chapter of DBIA and is involved in various community activities in the Rochester, N.Y. area.