Mark Joyce Named Managing Partner of Bohler’s Southern Division
Last month, we announced the promotion of Mark Joyce, PE to Managing Partner of Bohler’s Southern division. In his new role, Mark assumes responsibility for the operation of Bohler’s six offices throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
For 18 years, Mark was a regional leader in several key roles throughout the firm’s Mid-Atlantic region, including an integral role in the initial launch of the firm’s two offices in the Carolinas.
Throughout his career at Bohler, Mark has proven himself a true leader, responsible for local and national client programs; new market and office launches; and his valuable role as a consultant to clients and a mentor to employees. We checked in with Mark to ask his thoughts on the new role and hear what’s top of mind as he hits the ground running.
Mark: Thanks, I’m very excited to take on this opportunity. The role is about leading and supporting operations and regional leadership in a manner that produces great opportunity and value to our clients, our employees, and our company. In our division, this includes the ongoing efforts to become the household name that we are in our more established markets. We currently have pockets of local clients, but also those who have yet to work with us in key markets like Dallas and Atlanta.
Mark: When Bohler organized into regional divisions last year, and our COO Brian Zappala assumed the managing partner role in the South on an interim basis, I saw the opportunity to help Bohler in a new way and challenge myself a bit in the process. I spoke up and let it be known I was interested in the job down the line. Being part of North Carolina’s launch connected me to the region. I also have family there and, while I will continue to live in Virginia for the near term, I will be traveling weekly across the South as part of the position.
More largely, I saw an opportunity. I’ve had an awesome run working in the Mid-Atlantic for 18 years. With a strong regional leadership team and talented future leaders in place, I felt like I may have started getting a bit comfortable. I wanted to continue challenging myself and this job gives me the chance to stay engaged, work with a wonderful team, be creative and help continue our “One Bohler” approach to growth and expansion.
Mark: Wow, there are so many. Growing cities, major migration, and diverse market opportunities drive all types of needs across the land development spectrum. Outside of the wide spectrum of value we can create and steward for clients and projects, I think our greatest opportunity is our people. Responding to the external opportunities with talented, driven professionals who deliver within the projects but also have the career development opportunities that come with working in growing cities and offices – that is where the magic happens. We do great work now and build a great foundation for the future.
Mark: I’m direct and I want people to be direct with me. I like to simplify things to see the main point and build from there. I also like to have a good time while we get the work done – consulting can be stressful at times. The balance and reward come from building meaningful relationships with the people you work with and for whenever possible.
On a personal note, my wife Heather and I are empty nesters with two kids in college. Katy is at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and Alex is at University of Montana. I love outdoor sports like hunting, fishing, hiking and camping – and will always make time for a great sporting event or traveling to visit the kids at school.