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TRANSITION: New director of Building Maintenance


By Dateline staff

Cynthia Kranc (rhymes with "chance") is the Davis campus's new director of Building Maintenance, overseeing 180 employees and an operating budget of $11 million in general funds and $8 million in recharge.

The unit's employees comprise laborers, building maintenance workers, physical plant mechanics, skilled trade and craft employees, inspector-planner-estimators and superintendents.

"Cynthia brings considerable experience in managing large-scale facilities operations, including capital planning, construction and maintenance, in both the public and private sectors," Allen Tollefson, director of Facilities Management, said in a memo.

"Her background in budget planning, project management and directing skilled trades people will make her an asset in Facilities Management’s efforts to build a service- and customer-focused organization."

Kranc previously worked for the city of Sacramento. She started with the city in 2001 as a general supervisor in Public Works and later became a facilities superintendent before becoming facilities manager five years ago, managing 100 employees and a $16 million budget, with responsibility for major construction projects, and maintaining 425 buildings and other structures.

Previously she worked for Boeing, serving in a variety of progressively responsible management roles related to facilities, including inventory, finance, relocation and construction.

Kranc received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington State University and is a member of the WSU board of trustees.


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