The Butz Family of Companies (BFC), consisting of Alexander Building Construction, Alvin H. Butz, and Shoemaker Construction Co. is pleased to announce the promotions of Michael Butz to Director of Business Development and Administration and Mitchell Hanna to Senior Marketing Specialist. Mike and Mitch will both be based out of the company’s headquarters at the Butz Corporate Center in downtown Allentown.
Mike Butz is the sixth generation of Butz family builders and has more than 15 years of construction industry experience. He has worked on multiple projects ranging from the $182 million PPL Center to $100,000 retail fit-outs at The Outlets at Wind Creek. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Relations from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011.
Mike is also a shareholder in Forge Development, a full-service real estate investment and development company. Mike’s community engagement consists of board seats on The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and the Associate Board of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. He also serves on the DeSales University President’s Advisory Council, is a Trustee on the Laborers’ Local 1174 Health and Welfare fund, and is in the United Way’s Tocqueville Society.
In his new role, Mike will work with BFC leadership on business strategy and relationship building. He will dedicate most of his time to business development in the Lehigh Valley, but will also be involved in the Delaware Valley and Central Pennsylvania markets. Mike will maintain strong relationships with our existing contacts and communicate the value of our professional services to prospective clients. He will also oversee the development of construction proposals, presentations, and marketing materials.
Mitch Hanna recently assumed the role of Senior Marketing Specialist at BFC after working at the company for almost four years. He will report directly to Mike and work closely with him to manage the company’s marketing efforts. Mitch will serve as the marketing point of contact for teams beginning with the development of construction proposals through project close-out. He will allocate marketing resources daily and oversee the company’s marketing department to ensure the team is effectively promoting the company and its services.
Mitch graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is a member of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Young Professionals Council Board, Lehigh Valley Road Runners Board, and Society for Marketing Professional Services Philadelphia Chapter. Mitch is currently pursuing his Certified Professional Services Marketer designation through SMPS.
Mike and Mitch will provide leadership to the marketing team of Michel Diehl, Wendy Christman, and Kathleen Kunsman. They will serve as resources for the entire Butz enterprise, while providing enhanced services to our clients and construction industry partners alike.