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Lendlease Hires DEI Veteran as VP

Lendlease has hired Venetta Amory as VP and director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for its Americas region. Amory, succeeding a prior DEI director who left to purse another opportunity in January, will be based at Lendlease’s Americas headquarters in in Midtown Manhattan.


Amory has three decades of significant leadership experience advancing DEI goals across a variety of different industries. Most recently, she was director of diversity & inclusion at the international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren where she provided leadership to the firm’s DEI committee and was responsible for developing, managing and implementing the firm’s DEI strategies, programs and initiatives.


“DEI has been part of Lendlease’s DNA since its founding in 1958,” said Lendlease Americas CEO Denis Hickey. “While we’ve made great strides, there is still much more to do. We are eager to drive our DEI efforts forward with Venetta as our lead.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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