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The Pepperdine Graziadio Board Welcomes John Cannito

March 26, 2021  | 1 min read

John CannitoPepperdine Graziadio board members are prominent business leaders that provide advice and counsel to the business school. The university is excited to welcome John Cannito as the newest board member. Cannito is the President of the PENTA Building Group and is responsible for PENTA’s performance in all markets. Cannito has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry and has been instrumental in the completion of significant construction projects throughout the Southwest, including Metropolis Phase 3 in downtown Los Angeles, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and numerous projects in Healthcare, Higher Education, and Hospitality. Since joining PENTA, Cannito has received certification as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and has become a LEED AP with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). In addition, Cannito is very involved in the community and, besides serving on the board for the Graziadio Business School, he also serves on four other nonprofit boards: Opportunity Village, Special Olympics, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and Junior Achievement.

PENTA Building Groups is a relationship-focused general contractor with projects that span a variety of markets such as hospitality, education, healthcare, commercial, Native American, industrial and public works PENTA’s mission is simple, to be the premier employer and builder in the eyes of our employees, clients, partners, and communities. PENTA is ranked amongst Engineering News Record's top 400 national general contracting firms and operates nationwide with offices in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Long Beach, Ventura County, Las Vegas, Phoenix (Area), Reno, and Palm Springs.