WATG appoints John Page as principal

WATG has appointed John Page as principal and senior director of business development for the Americas.

Page joins WATG with 35 years of experience focused on developing business opportunities for the hospitality, gaming and entertainment sectors across North America, the Caribbean, Mexico and the Middle East.

In his role as principal/senior director of business development, Page will be responsible for supporting WATG’s growth strategy in The Americas in gaming, entertainment, hospitality and residential (multi-family and senior living) sectors. He will work in collaboration with Arianna Leopard, principal/senior director of business development, based in Houston, to support the firms’ offices in Tustin, CA and Los Angeles; Honolulu and New York City.

“John’s appointment in The Americas further elevates our business development team to support the sophisticated needs of our highly diverse client community. His deep experience in architecture and construction will add tremendous value to our clients, particularly as we expand across the Sunbelt and East Coast. John returns to WATG from a previous tenure between 2005-2007 and we are thrilled to welcome him back to our team,” said Jennifer Ploszaj, chief commercial officer.

“Over the years, I have closely followed WATG’s successes, and I am highly inspired by the firm’s growth plans and the incredible design talent that make WATG the world leader in hospitality design. I look forward to working with our team to create enduring value for our clients,” said Page.

Before rejoining WATG, Page held business development positions with Yates Construction, Balfour Beatty Construction, VallyCrest Companies and Tutor Perini Building Corporation.

Page holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Central Florida. He is active in various industry organizations, including the Native Indian Gaming Association and NEWH and has served on the Florida Region Steering Committee for the Design-Build Institute of America and the Business Development Council for the Economic Development Commission Mid-Florida. Page is based in Orlando.