The Weitz Company has hired James Auld as a director of business development for the firm’s Florida operations. Auld will be responsible for developing and maintaining client and associate relationships throughout the state. He works with marketing and business development staff in the firm’s West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale offices. Auld has 32 years of construction experience in Florida. He is a certified building contractor, and has worked in various levels of industry, including in the field and in national executive roles.