GMC is pleased to announce Jeffrey Brewer as its new CEO. Brewer has led the architecture and engineering firm’s Birmingham office since its inception in 1998. For the past three years, he has served as president of GMC’s north region, encompassing north Alabama and Tennessee, and on the board of directors.
Brewer succeeds Bill Wallace, who announced last year that he would step down after three years as CEO. Wallace will continue leading in the firm as an executive vice president.
“It’s an honor to be appointed to this position following Bill’s leadership. We have spent the last year working together to ensure a smooth transition,” Brewer said. “The men and women we get to work alongside every day are some of the best and brightest in the A/E industry, and the opportunity to serve in this new capacity is truly humbling.”
In addition, GMC has named Galen Thackston as chief operating officer and Amanda Davis as chief financial officer. Thackston founded the firm’s environmental division in 1993 and has served for the past three years as GMC’s south regional president and on the board of directors. Davis has been with GMC for more than 20 years, most recently as vice president of finance. Kristen Gulino has been promoted to fill Davis’ previous role as vice president.
Lastly, the firm announced two new board members. Executive Vice President of Architecture Chris Engel from the Birmingham office and Regional Vice President Kevin Laird from the Greenville, S.C., office have been appointed to the 2018 board of directors alongside David Reed (chairman), Cedric Campbell, Steve Cawood, Galen Thackston and Lee Walters.