Frank Joanlanne Joins Borton-Lawson as President
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613 Baltimore Dr. Ste 300
Wilkes-barre, PA, 18702
Press release date: April 24, 2012
Growing firm welcomes seasoned leader to oversee implementation of strategic initiatives
We are pleased to announce Mr. Frank Joanlanne has joined Borton-Lawson as President, working in the architecture/engineering firm's Wilkes-Barre headquarters. Mr. Joanlanne has been Chairman of Borton-Lawson's Board of Directors for the past two years and an active Board member for three.
Mr. Joanlanne is a seasoned leader and manager, possessing over 24 years of experience leading operations, finance, sales & marketing, strategic planning, M&A, IT and HR teams. He has a proven track record of mentoring managers and supervisors, and is relentless in the pursuit of excellence in customer service and development. Mr. Joanlanne has led a number of small to mid-size companies through the critical stages of growth, with a management style built on team-building and collaboration.
Prior to joining Borton-Lawson, Mr. Joanlanne was SVP/GM for Frontier Communications, managing its Pennsylvania operations. Before joining Frontier, he was Senior Vice President of Penn Millers. He also served as President of Penn Software and Technology Services and as Senior Vice President of Eastern Insurance Group.
Mr. Joanlanne spent the first 12 years of his career on Wall Street managing international bond sales and trading operations for a number of banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole. Throughout his career, Mr. Joanlanne has also been employed by Amroc Investments and TalkPoint Communications.
He is a graduate of New York University's Stern School of Business where he graduated with degrees in economics, international business and foreign languages.
Mr. Joanlanne has established a strong business network based on his many community leadership roles: Chairman of the Board, Borton-Lawson; Vice Chairman of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chairman of The Institute on Public Policy and Economic Development; Director of The Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Director and 2012 Campaign Chair of the United Way of Wyoming Valley; past Director of Northeast Pennsylvania Technology Institute; past Governor of the Westmoreland Club; past Director of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA; past member of the Business Plan Committee of the Greater Valley Technology Alliance and past member of the American Heart Association Executive Committee.
"Over the past two years, Borton-Lawson has grown significantly. With a 56% increase in staff from 2011 to 2012, we now employ more than 200 professionals throughout our six Pennsylvania offices, and our newest location in Canton, Ohio. Our Board recognizes Frank's leadership capabilities and agrees the time is right for a bold move like this to bolster our team," said Christopher L. Borton, CEO/co-founder, Borton-Lawson. "Frank has been a trusted adviser to me and the entire Board over the past few years. His fresh perspective makes him a perfect fit for our expanding firm."
Borton-Lawson is a full-service architecture and engineering design firm with a team of over 215 experienced professionals whose daily mission is "to make our client's vision a reality." Since 1988, Borton-Lawson has been a leader in the fields of architecture and engineering, with five business units comprised of architecture/facilities, land development, transportation, oil and gas and survey. With office locations in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Pittsburgh, State College, Towanda and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Canton, Ohio, Borton-Lawson has a professional reputation well-known throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The entire Borton-Lawson staff is committed to delivering innovative solutions and quality service to every client. For more information about Borton-Lawson, please visit www.borton-lawson.com.