LEO A DALY Promotes James Brader and Eugene Corrigan to Chief Financial Officer and Controller

(OMAHA, Neb. – March 26, 2013) International architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY announces the promotions of James B. Brader to chief financial officer and Eugene E. Corrigan to controller.

Brader, who previously served as the firm’s controller, will direct the firm's financial policies, including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax and treasury. He succeeds Robert L. Luhrs, who retires after a 40-year career with the firm.

Brader joined LEO A DALY in 1986 as an accounting intern and has since been promoted to accountant, senior accountant, assistant controller and controller. Since becoming controller in 2000, Brader supervised a staff of 25, processed payables, receivables, payroll and billings for more than 2,000 projects a year, maintained the firm’s ledgers, and performed complex accruals, financial analysis of projects and offices, and internal and external reporting. He also successfully managed four acquisitions and spearheaded the firm’s Leadership Institute, a professional development program, for two years.

“Ever since Jay Brader joined LEO A DALY, he has demonstrated a great understanding of our business, vision and culture, and played a pivotal role in the firm’s growth,” said Charles Dalluge, LEO A DALY's executive vice president. “I am pleased that he will succeed Bob Luhrs, whose contributions to the firm have been immeasurable.”

Brader holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a certified public accountant in the state.

Corrigan will direct the firm's accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining its accounting principles, practices, procedures and initiatives. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting for architecture, engineering and construction firms. Corrigan, who joinedLeo A Daly in 2005, has served as finance manager and director of operations of its Minneapolis office and subsequently as corporate director of financial management.

“During the last eight years, Gene Corrigan has gained invaluable experience with LEO A DALY's financial systems,” said Dalluge. “He is highly qualified to serve as the firm’s controller.”

Corrigan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kean College of New Jersey.
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