Atlanta – GMC is pleased to welcome Bryant Poole as Vice President of Transportation in Georgia, further establishing the firm’s transportation engineering capabilities in the region. Poole has served as the Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure for the City of Sandy Springs, Ga., for the last five years, following a 28-year career with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
“Bryant brings a unique perspective, having served in various capacities with GDOT, in addition to working on the city management side for the last few years,” GMC Vice President of Georgia Jim Teel said. “His breadth of understanding encompasses everything from complex, state-wide projects to basic infrastructure needs of the local community, which will greatly benefit our Georgia clients.”
As the City of Sandy Springs assistant city manager, Poole directed the city’s infrastructure development program during a critical period of rapid growth. He focused his attention on public works, capital improvement programs, stormwater, emergency response and various city comprehensive plans and associated initiatives.
Poole began his nearly three decades with GDOT as a Transportation Engineer in the construction division in 1984. During his career, he worked all across the state administering the various transportation programs, including the maintenance of state highways in southern and middle Georgia and metropolitan Atlanta. He oversaw 18,000 miles of state highways as the Department’s State Maintenance Engineer, in addition to serving as the Metro District Engineer for the Department for nearly eight years, directing the transportation program in six metropolitan Atlanta counties.
“To adequately perform as transportation engineers in Georgia, it is imperative that our leadership is knowledgeable in the methods and expectations of the Georgia Department of Transportation,” Executive Vice President of Transportation David Reed said. “Bryant is a proven leader in transportation infrastructure development and brings a wealth of knowledge and credibility to our efforts in Georgia. We are proud to have him as the face of transportation in Georgia.”
Throughout his 33 years in public service, Poole has gained extensive experience and knowledge of working with local, state and federal government officials, elected officials, stakeholders, as well as the general public. He has served in leadership capacities for several agencies and organizations, including the Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation Coordinating Committee, District One Representative; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Maintenance Committee; Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Maintenance Committee; Georgia Homeland Security (Transportation); and numerous GDOT committees.
Poole will be based in GMC’s Atlanta office.
Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc. (GMC) is one of the region’s largest privately-held architecture and engineering firms, with more than 375 employees in offices throughout the southeastern U.S. One of the most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms in the Southeast, GMC is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, engineering, environmental, geotechnical, interior design, landscape, planning, surveying and transportation.