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COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corna Kokosing Construction Company’s (CK) Board of Directors announced this week it has named Jim Negron president of the Columbus-based commercial construction company. Negron most recently served as executive vice president.

“Over the course of nearly 30 years, Jim’s leadership has helped build this company into the success it is today,” said Lori M. (Burgett) Gillett, chief executive officer of CK. “He has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the company and has hand-picked our exceptional team. He is the heartbeat of the company and rallies everyone around a shared vision.”

“We have such loyal customers and business partners because of our mutual respect and desire to give back to the community,” Negron said. “I am privileged to build on that great culture as it’s a key ingredient to the success of our operational and strategic goals.”

Negron began his professional career as a foreman, gained experience as a superintendent and division manager, and then held leadership roles as vice president and executive vice president throughout his CK career. As president Negron will continue to cultivate strong relationships with customers, team members and the community.

Negron has a long history of nurturing future construction talent and giving back to the community. He helped create the industry-supported construction trades training program at Fort Hayes Career Center with Columbus City Schools, which provides good job opportunities for inner-city teens. He serves on several boards, including the Columbus Urban League, Jazz Arts Group, Catholic Social Services and the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio. Negron has four children and resides in the German Village area in Columbus, Ohio.

About Corna Kokosing:

Corna Kokosing offers comprehensive design and construction phase services under all delivery and contractual methods, including construction management, general contracting and design-build. The firm is known for its work in education, healthcare, industrial, office, retail and specialty markets.

CK is honored to have been selected for the fourth consecutive year for Top Workplaces by Columbus CEO in 2019. This is based on a blind survey of CK’s own team members. See for more company information.

The Burgett family, also owners of the Kokosing group of companies, purchased Corna & DiCesare Construction Company in 1995 and renamed the company Corna Kokosing, which is headquartered at 6245 Westerville Rd. on a nearly 60-acre campus.


Andrea Magaña Lewis

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