Elaine Kanelos

President, Peithos Consulting Group

Elaine Kanelos

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Elaine has over 20 years experience in Marketing and Business Development and recently became the President of Peithos Consulting Group. On Wall Street, she ran the national marketing of financial services. She led the marketing and business development team for OZ Architecture, becoming a critical part of their success as one of Colorado's most successful architectural entities. At OZ, she became a Principal, Board Member and Board Vice President. Elaine also started her own architecture firm. As Director of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer, she and three partners created a ground up company that went from 4 employees to 28 in 3 years and revenues of $3 million. Elaine has also worked for a signature architect, Moshe Safdie, bringing her knowledge of business development to assist in the training the younger partners in developing their own markets worldwide.

Most recently in her position as Vice President and Marketing Principal of HOK's Los Angeles practice, she was responsible for Marketing in Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada. She was a member of the office's Management Committee and also served on HOK's Global Marketing Board. She served as AIA Colorado's Annual Conference Marketing Chair and led several successful efforts to win Local Chapter Firm of the Year Awards and FAIA honors. Elaine is a SMPS Leonardo Award winner. She is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of ULI-Los Angeles' Advisory Board. Elaine is a graduate of the University of Colorado. She is a published author and freelance writer.