Taylor Morrison has shuffled some of its top players and decision makers as it seeks to build its presence in key markets. The home builder has appointed new division presidents in Houston, Austin and Atlanta. Amy Rino was named the new Houston division president, replacing Jonathan White, who has relocated to Georgia to head up the Atlanta division. Meanwhile, April Solimine has been named president of its Austin division.
A Houston native, Rino was the Houston division president for Darling Homes since 2013. Now she will oversee the three Taylor Morrison Home Corporation brands in Houston: Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes and Bonterra.
Rino also will work on Avalon, the premium master-planned community brand. This new structure makes Houston Taylor Morrison’s largest division and makes it the third-largest homebuilder in the city.
“The creation of a unified Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes team, to me, is as much a logical business decision as a dream come true,” Rino said. “Together we are now a powerful homebuilding force in Houston delivering multiple lines of products to our homebuyers with a focus on creating a differentiated customer experience.”
Solimine, who most recently served as vice president of operations for the Austin division, brings almost 20 years of home building experience to her latest role with Taylor Morrison.
“April delivers the leadership and experience that will help us continue to excel as one of Austin’s most respected home builders,” said Charlie Enochs, area president for Taylor Morrison. “We’re looking forward to great things from our Austin division.”
Solimine will oversee all aspects of Taylor Morrison’s home building operations and land development in Austin, where the company currently builds 15 neighborhoods in nine distinct communities, including the division’s first 55+ community, Heritage at Vizcaya in Round Rock.
Prior to her most recent tenure with Taylor Morrison, Solimine served as a vice president of sales and marketing for CalAtlantic, Meritage Homes and Taylor Morrison.
White, who previously served as the division president for the Houston division, will be responsible for the operational aspects of the home building and development business, provide leadership, establish strategic direction, and nurture a team-oriented culture for the Atlanta division.
“We are thrilled to have Jonathan lead our Atlanta division,” said Steve Kempton, area president for Taylor Morrison’s Southeast region. “Jonathan has built a remarkable record during his tenure with Taylor Morrison and has been leading high-performance teams and maximizing business opportunities in the Houston market. I am confident that he will help accelerate our growth in the Atlanta market too.”
White has been with Taylor Morrison for 13 years, originally joined the company in 2004 as a land project manager and was promoted to land manager in 2005. In 2007, he was promoted to vice president of land acquisitions and development for the North Florida division.
Reported by Houston Agent Magazine (Jan. 29, 2018) and Builder Magazine (Jan. 26, 2018)
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