CHICAGO—Cicero's Development Corp., afull-service renovations contractor located in suburban Plainfield,has promoted Zara Johnson to director of businessdevelopment, a position just created by the company. In her newrole, Johnson will establish new business relationships andreinforce Cicero's current partnerships in the hospitality andcommercial construction sectors.

“With more than 20 years of experience with Cicero's, Zara has aproven track record of successfully building relationships with ourlargest customers," says Sam Cicero, Jr., thepresident of Cicero's. "Zara is an outstanding addition to ourbusiness development team, and will play a key role in Cicero'scontinued growth."

Last year, reported that the company'shotel renovation business had taken off, as a steadilyimproving economy gave confidence to operators across the US thatthe time was right to undertake construction projects delayed foryears by the recession. An increasing number of the jobs tackled bythe company involved drastic deep infrastructure work such asupdating HVAC systems, installing new plumbing orbringing hotels into full compliance with the Americanswith Disabilities Act.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.