Samantha Pinkal is a government official. She is currently the economic development project manager for Surprise, Arizona, a city of 135,000 residents in the northwest corner of the Phoenix MSA, about 30 miles from the downtown.
Pinkal joined the city in December 2018, bringing years of experience in construction management and administration to the job. She is skilled in sales, management and project coordination. Her industry expertise includes more than 10 years of experience in client service and commercial construction project delivery.
Pinkal focuses on strategic business attraction in the city’s four development areas, including Opportunity Zones. She analyzes trends and economic markets, develops working relationships with key industry leaders, negotiates complex agreements, and conducts sales presentations and prospect tours.
Before joining the city of Surprise, Pinkal worked in the Phoenix office of The Weitz Company, a national construction company headquartered in Des Moines, IA. Early in her career as a project engineer she managed the day to day construction activity, contracts and coordination between owner, design team and subcontractors. Later as a development manager, she helped with strategic planning, acquiring new business and developing proposals for multimillion-dollar projects.
Pinkal is a member of several professional organizations, including the Arizona Association for Economic Development, PSU School of Construction Leadership Council, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women, NAIOP Arizona, Urban Land Institute, and Advancing Women in Construction.
Pinkal earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, focused in construction management, at Pittsburg State University.
City of Surprise
16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise
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