Stephanie Whorton

Program Manager, Architecture •

Stephanie joined Benchmark Group in 2009 as a Permit Coordinator. She was later promoted to Senior Permitting Specialist, where she excelled at working closely with multiple clients, jurisdictions, and team members to gain approval for obtaining permits for construction, all while meeting code requirements. She used those skills to move into a role as Project Manager, and she has since been promoted to her current role as Program Manager. As Program Manager, she plans, directs, evaluates, and improves operations for a variety of projects and Clients, as well as leads the implementation of key decisions and action items. She also manages project performance and analyzes project data, ensuring that projects are moving forward smoothly and efficiently.

Currently, she manages the program for Sam’s Club and oversees multiple food & beverage projects as well as the PAM Driving School. Other projects under her leadership include site-planning, space-planning, and branding. Stephanie develops and maintains positive working relationships with her Clients, ensuring that a partnership with clear and direct communication exists, as she believes this is one of the keys to a successful project and long-term Clients.


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