GBA Promotes Six in December

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Six team members in Grumman/Butkus Associates’ Evanston, IL, office were promoted to new positions at the firm’s recent semi-annual meeting.

  • Habib Shams, P.E., LEED AP, was promoted to Vice President.
  • Matthew M. Clemen, P.E., LEED AP, and Drew Kuzan, P.E., LEED AP, were promoted to Project Manager.
  • Brittany Ducksworth and Meghan Sarnacki were promoted to Project Coordinator.
  • Michele Daniels was promoted to Accounting Coordinator. 

Habib Shams joined G/BA in 2005 and became an Associate Vice President in 2017. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He is responsible for overseeing all phases of work in mechanical system design, including technical and quality review of projects. His responsibility includes design of HVAC and medical gas systems for new and existing facilities, heating and cooling load calculations, equipment selection, construction administration services, and commissioning. Habib is a member of ASHRAE.

Matt Clemen, who joined G/BA in 2005, is a 2000 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Highlights of his project experience include engineering responsibilities for mechanical HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and medical/specialty gas installations, particularly in the healthcare, hospitality, and science sectors.

Drew Kuzan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. He joined G/BA in 2013. Drew’s responsibilities include design and engineering of mechanical and pumbing systems, with an emphasis on higher education facilities. In addition, he has experience consulting on LEED projects.

Brittany Ducksworth has been a member of the firm since 2014 and previously had the title of Administrative Assistant. She holds a BSBA degree in Marketing and a BFA in Stage Managment, both from the University of Central Florida. Brittany assists G/BA’s principals and technical staff with project-related work and marketing efforts, and provides special support to the staff of the New York regional office.

Meghan Sarnacki, formerly an Administrative Assistant, rejoined G/BA in 2018 after having worked for the firm from 2010 to 2013. She holds a B.S. in Community Health/Health Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Meghan assists the firm’s principals and technical staff with project-related work and marketing efforts.

Michele Daniels joined G/BA in 2015 after serving the company in a temporary position. She previously held the title of Administrative Assistant to the Accounting and Human Resources department, and she will continue to support those departments in her new and expanded role.

G/BA congratulates these team members for their valuable ongoing contributions to the firm, which specializes in energy and resource consulting for large, energy-intensive facilities as well as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and medical/specialty gas design services; commissioning, retro-commissioning, and monitoring-based commissioning; energy and resource benchmarking; energy conservation studies; MEP infrastructure planning and upgrades; LEED and Green Globes consulting; and computerized building modeling. Founded in 1973 in Evanston, IL, the company also has offices in Wisconsin (Madison, Milwaukee), Florida, and the New York metropolitan area.

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