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Welcome to the team!

Ci is thrilled to welcome Sarah E. Hernandez, Assoc. AIA, to the firm as Chief Marketing Officer. Sarah’s tenure includes nearly two decades of experience developing robust marketing, business development and public relations strategies in the real estate and architecture industries.

“With Sarah’s experience transforming firms to serve their audiences and brand better, she provides a unique perspective to our growing firm,” said CEO & President of Ci Design John Larsen, AIA. “She is an established leader and mentor; her experience will prove invaluable to the team in this next chapter of Ci Design.”

In her new role, Sarah will work closely with the firm's leadership to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy that reflects the firm's vision, target market and competitive landscape. She will oversee Ci’s marketing team and leverage powerful storytelling to position the firm with its clients, talent and global audience.

“Sarah is focused on driving Ci’s mission of building successful partnerships and showcasing our exceptional services to generate recognition and leads across markets,” said COO & Vice President of Ci Design Christopher Ladd, AIA, NCARB.

Sarah’s extensive background spearheading marketing initiatives to drive success for previous firms, including Duda|Paine Architects and Legat Architects, creates significant value for Ci Design. She is keenly aware of how evolving market trends, the importance of brand awareness, nurturing client relations and collaboration with cross-functioning teams will drive Ci to perform at its best. In addition, Sarah is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, the Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee and the Eno River Academy School Board.

“Sarah brings the drive to push Ci forward with new ideas, approaches and initiatives to open up new avenues for marketing our firm,” said Principal of Ci Design Chris Bauer, Assoc. AIA.


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