CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2018 – CR architecture + design announced today that Bruce Quisno has joined the leadership team, as Vice President of Retail Market and Bill Dandy has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer.
An experienced industry leader, Quisno comes with extensive client-side experience having worked at Macy’s for 20 years. He most recently was VP of Construction, where he managed Macy’s corporate portfolio of architecture and construction projects. A registered Architect and nationally recognized leader in the retail/architectural world, Bruce is an active member of both ICSC, where he chaired their national conference and the AIA, where he sat on their board for 8 years.
The company further announced in another key move, that effective immediately, Bill Dandy will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. Dandy recently joined CR as their Chief Growth Officer for all eight areas of market expertise in May of this year and now assumes the additional responsibility of running the company’s operations.
“Both of these changes are key strategic moves,” said David S. Arends, President + CEO of CR. “Bruce comes with extensive client-side experience and knowledge, which will play an integral role in driving and enhancing our client relationships. Bill will continue to lead his teams and take on the additional role of driving our operating disciplines, which will be essential to our multi-market growth strategies and client satisfaction.”
Dandy’s background includes over 25 years in senior management and C-level marketing and operations roles for iconic retail brands. He most recently served as Chief Client Officer for a privately-held technology and marketing consulting firm with both a national and international presence, serving similar market segments to CR. With Bruce Quisno joining the executive ranks, this is the second key leadership move within the last four months that David Arends has made to seed client-based senior leadership and talent into the firm.
Bruce Quisno, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, will be based with CR’s corporate team in Cincinnati. He will report to Dandy and will be leading all retail client relationship teams for the company nationally.
About CR architecture + design
CR architecture + design manages eight areas of market expertise nationally and is recognized as a design expert in the market segments we serve. Our commercial, higher education, K-12, government, hospitality, housing, senior living and retail groups focus on design creativity, technology, energy and delivering value through exceptional client service. At CR, we’re committed to taking care of our clients, exceeding their expectations and showing passion and expertise in everything we do. We are equally committed to our employees by providing them with opportunities and resources to advance, diversify and continuously hone their craft. We lead through relationships and at the end of the day, we partner with our clients to help them grow and in turn, we grow along with them.