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Snyder Langston Announces New Executive Team

Snyder Langston Announces New Executive Team

Snyder Langston, a commercial and multi-family builder based in Irvine, CA has announced a leadership change, as the firm has named Jason Rich as Chief Executive Officer, Lee Watkins as President/Chief Operating Officer and Jo-E Lopez as Chief Relationships Officer. The moves come as part of Snyder Langston’s 10-year succession plan led by Executive Chairman Steve Jones and Chair John Rochford.

“We are committed to honoring the legacy of Don Snyder and Bill Langston that is founded in building with mastery. As our new leaders, Jason, Lee and Jo-E exemplify all the characteristics that have made Snyder Langston successful and will continue to focus on client satisfaction, innovation, diversity and charity,” said Rochford.

Rich has been with Snyder Langston since 2002, Watkins since 2013 and Lopez since 2006. The appointment of Lopez to CRO makes her one of the leading executive women in construction in Southern California, and underscores the firm’s focus on elevating from within the organization.

Pictured left to right: Lee Watkins, Jo-E Lopez and Jason Rich


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