McMillan Pazdan Smith Announces New Principal Leadership

McMillan Pazdan Smith Announces New Principal Leadership

MPS is proud to announce four new Principals to the firm: Brian Cook, AIA, NCARB; Josh Czerniak, AIA, LEED AP; Minta Ferguson, AIA, and Mark Gettig, CPA.

These four leaders are recognized for their impactful work and the examples they set as mentors, innovators, and collaborators.

Brian Cook, AIA, NCARB, is the Asheville, North Carolina Studio Director. His attention to the end goal of the project and ability to see the big picture helps guide teams through any hurdles toward an effective solution. He is an active member of ULI where he sits on the Innovation in Housing Council, with experience in adaptive reuse of office and retail projects, along with multi-family and mixed use. One of Brian’s specialties is providing unique solutions to affordable multifamily living options.

Josh L. Czerniak, AIA, LEED AP, has more than 20 years of experience leading clients through complex educational and civic projects. He has responsibility for day-to-day operations of our K-12 Practice Area while continuing to help oversee our growth in North Carolina. Josh remains committed to maintaining the unparalleled level of service our clients have come to rely on.

Minta Ferguson, AIA, NCARB, ACHA, LEED AP, is the leader of the Advisory Services group at MPS. Minta leads efforts to help civic, healthcare, and education clients optimize facility assets for strategic development and operational efficiencies. She has extensive experience providing comprehensive strategic facility master planning, data driven programming, and facility assessments nationally. Minta also hosts a popular podcast, Ideas Shaping Healthcare. Her work has been published in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education and Healthcare Transformers.

Mark Gettig, as Chief Operating Officer, is a licensed CPA who received his MBA in finance and accounting from Boston University. Mark’s experience includes finance, operations, and general management for multiple global companies. Leadership includes financial management, team development, and support services optimization firmwide.

“These leaders have made significant contributions to our firm’s growth and success,” said McMillan Pazdan Smith’s CEO, Chad Cousins, “They represent the leadership qualities and commitment to our purpose and values which enables our growing team to excel in supporting our clients and communities.”

McMillan Pazdan Smith emphasizes professional development pathways to create opportunities for the advancement of industry leaders who are committed to serving their areas of practice and communities.

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