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Newsmakers in business: Haag named CFO for Cook Construction Real Estate division
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Cook Construction | Real Estate, a regional development team located in Northeast Georgia, has appointed Donovan Haag as its new chief financial officer. He began work in the position July 25.

Haag joins Cook from Smith Douglas Homes, where since 2010 he had served as chief financial officer for the company’s home-building operations while overseeing the investments of multiple communities and thousands of home construction projects.

Prior to working for Smith Douglas, Haag served as vice president of finance at Richardson Housing Group, senior financial analyst for Land Resources, and controller for Colony Homes.

“I look forward to being able to once again get in on the ground floor of a company that is poised for significant growth in the next few years,” Haag said in a press release. “I also look forward to being an active part of helping make Cook a company that this area can be proud to have in its community.”

Along with 20 years of experience in the home-building and construction industry, Haag brings with him the knowledge and insight of how to produce quality, durable construction projects to the area at a reduced cost.

“Donovan is a seasoned financial executive with a strong background in the construction industry, who we believed is poised to help take us to the next level,” Keith Cook, president of real estate and co-owner of the company, said in a press release. “His hands-on leadership and collaboration is already making a huge impact on our ability to serve our staff, customers and vendors.”

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