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HPM Promotes Taylor Thorn to Vice President of Growth Strategy

January 9, 2024

HPM has announced the promotion of Taylor Thorn to Vice President of Growth Strategy for the company. Thorn is a 13-year veteran of the commercial real estate and construction industries and will oversee all growth initiatives for HPM in his new role.

Career Path

Thorn began his career with HPM as a Project Engineer in 2012, before being promoted to Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Senior Program Manager, Program Executive and most recently, Assistant to HPM President, Ryan Austin. As Vice President of Growth Strategy, Thorn will oversee business development, marketing and client relations for HPM, as well as overall leadership for the firm’s staff of more than 160 individuals. His goal within this position will be to identify and understand the needs of prospective clients to provide holistic solutions through HPM’s range of service lines.

“We’re in a monumental chapter of HPM’s growth story in 2024, with many new projects and company initiatives on the horizon,” said Austin. “We needed someone to oversee growth within all facets of our company and no one understands the vision for the future of HPM quite like Taylor. He is a true champion of not only our firm and its people, but of every client we have worked with and their individual successes. I rest easy knowing Taylor is helping to lead HPM into another year of prosperity.”

Throughout his career at HPM, Thorn has managed client partnerships, program staffing and internal controls and reporting. He first joined The University of Alabama account team and has provided oversight and leadership for multiple program accounts including Regions Bank, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Calhoun Community CollegeBuffalo RockOle MissNational Cement and Avanti Polar Lipids

What’s Next?

“For over a decade, I have seen firsthand not only the overall growth and achievements of HPM, but also the personal growth of each employee that has turned our company into the program management powerhouse that it is,” said Thorn. “I believe HPM has thrived because of our supportive culture, commitment to fostering meaningful client relationships and combined years of expertise and experience within the industry. I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead HPM alongside Ryan as we expand our footprint into new avenues and markets and continue to serve our clients with top-tier program management and owners’ representation services.

Thorn is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in construction management. He is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED certified. He is a member of the 2017 Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC) cohort, a group comprised of individuals demonstrating robust leadership and effective management skills within the construction industry.

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