Kim Brownfield Joins Mary Cook Associates as Director of Procurement

Chicago — Mary Cook Associates has hired Kim Brownfield as director of procurement. In her new role, Brownfield will lead the Chicago-based firm’s procurement department with a focus on processes and operations for all aspects of furniture, fixtures and equipment

Mark Zikra Joins August Hill Advisory Firm as Head of Innovation

Chicago — Mark Zikra has joined global advisory firm August Hill as head of innovation. In his new role, Zikra will lead the Chicago-based firm’s innovation services team in delivering best-in-class technology implementation and strategy to its global network of

Vestian Establishes Higher Education and Public Institutions Practice

Chicago — Commercial real estate firm Vestian has announced the formation of its Higher Education and Public Institutions group. Leading the practice in Cleveland will be industry veteran Kevin Slesh. Prior to joining Chicago-based Vestian, Slesh spent 15 years leading strategic