DEI’s Record Growth Spurs Four New Team Hires


October 6, 2021–Cincinnati, Ohio–In response to record growth, DEI, a leading design/build company working with banks and credit unions nationally, announces the addition of four new team members: Steve Stefanidis, project manager; Korey Pangburn, assistant project manager; Daryl Gilbert, construction site manager; and Lisha Cureton, design administrative assistant.

Stefanidis brings 20 years of professional experience to the team. His expansive background includes expertise ranging from contract negotiation to safety management to maintaining construction schedules and budgets. He holds a bachelor of science from The Ohio State University and certification in Master Project Management from the American Academy of Project Management. In his new role at DEI, he will be responsible for all construction projects and team members plus maintaining client relations.

Pangburn comes to DEI with a military background and is highly self-motivated and efficient. Between his military training, construction management education at Arizona State University, and six years of construction management experience, Korey will assist the project manager with overseeing the day-to-day operation of multiple construction projects to ensure they are managed with high efficiency.

A skilled carpenter by trade, Gilbert has over 25 years of experience in construction management. He is a professional site manager with proven proficiency in OSHA compliance, on-site supervision and cost control.

Cureton has a background in accounts payable as well as an associates degree in interior design. Both provide an in-depth knowledge and creativity that benefit both the business and design sides of the company.

About DEI Corp
Since 1985, DEI has transformed banks and credit unions into retail environments, a place to cross-sell products and services, improve efficiencies, and increase the bottom line. DEI helps its clients Redefine, Rethink and Reimagine their facilities, spaces, and branch footprint strategies. A forward-thinking architectural design/build company, DEI has designed, built or remodeled over 1,800 financial facilities. DEI is a leader in creating banking facilities that use the latest technology and delivery systems to provide state-ofthe- art retail solutions that help clients improve their return on investment. DEI is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has additional offices in Texas, Indiana, New York, and Florida.
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