IllinoisCRE Jim Smiley joins ACCEND Construction as senior project manager January 9, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email ACCEND Construction, a 100 percent employee owned general contractor, has hired Jim Smiley as senior project manager. An industry veteran with over 25 years in the field, Smiley will lead ACCEND’s construction projects, ensuring the on-time and quality completion of all projects for clients. “I am pumped that Jim Smiley is joining our team,” said Andy MacGregor, president and CEO of ACCEND. “Jim’s relationships, reputation for true excellence and 25 years of Chicago construction experience will make a huge impact on our projects, clients and team as we scale. I’m happy and flattered that Jim chose to join us so he can thrive, grow and be an employee-owner.” Smiley will build upon his previous experience as a senior project manager to build teams, problem solve and ensure that project delivery is consistently flawless. Smiley is an accomplished and revered leader in the Chicago construction market, having led projects for Google, Vital Proteins, Google Cloud and Brookfield Properties (Formally GGP).