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Layle McKelvey joins Manhattan’s Houston office as Director of Community Relations and Inclusion

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Houston – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked construction firm, has appointed Layle McKelvey as director of community relations and inclusion in Houston. McKelvey will foster key relationships within city, county, and state government, lead Manhattan’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and drive engagement with local partners to enrich Manhattan’s overall benefit to our clients and community. While based in Houston, McKelvey will be engaged in serving all of Manhattan’s market areas nationally.

“Layle’s strong ties to the Houston community and commitment to supplier diversity is a great asset to Manhattan and our trade partners across all of our markets,” said Jason Fuller, Manhattan Construction Company vice president, and Houston regional manager.

McKelvey has managed sourcing and supplier diversity at airport facilities in Houston, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, and Washington, D.C. With her previous firm, she worked closely on diversity programming with Manhattan Construction project teams on the Houston IAH New Terminal C North and United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) projects. 

McKelvey graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and Communications.  She is a sought-after thought leader, speaker, and presenter on supplier diversity, business development, and supply chain logistics.  

Layle has worked tirelessly with many organizations serving on boards and other positions of leadership. She serves as a faculty consultant for the Houston-Galveston Women’s Business Center and has received numerous awards, including Top 50 Women by Houston Woman Magazine, Top 25 Professionals in Supplier Diversity, and Advocate of the Year by many minority and women organizations.  She is one of 50 women to serve as  “conversationalists” by the University of Houston’s Friends of Women’s Studies for their coveted 2020 Table Talk Luncheon in March 2020.

Melanie Jantschek joins Manhattan’s Tampa office as Director of Business Development

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

 Melanie JantschekTampa, Florida – Leading national construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company has appointed Melanie Jantschek as director of business development in Tampa, Florida. Jantschek will be responsible for overseeing new business acquisition and strategic account management for the Central Florida region.

“Melanie is a life-long member of the Tampa Bay community and brings a unique blend of technical expertise and community leadership,” said Mike Miller, Manhattan Construction Company operations manager. “She brings industry experience working for design and construction firms, personal and client relationships as well as market intelligence related to the core markets Manhattan serves.”

Jantschek has worked in the Florida design and construction industry, primarily in Tampa Bay, for 22 years. She is active in many industry and community organizations. Currently, she serves on the Florida Region Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Conference Planning Committee (2017 Planning/Programs Committee; 2018 Sponsorship Committee; 2019 Chair Sponsorship Committee), is a current member of CREW Tampa Bay Executive Council, a past Member of Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Tampa Bay, having served on the Board from 2005-2009. She has raised funds for Hillsborough Education Foundations “Tools for Schools”, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Paint Your Heart Out Clearwater, in addition to many other charitable organizations.

Jantschek attended the University of Florida College of Education majoring in elementary education after receiving an associates degree from St. Petersburg Jr. College, now St. Petersburg College.