gopher tortoise OUR THINKING Federal Ruling Supports Success of Gopher Tortoise Protections Read gopher tortoise specialist DJ Silverberg's view on how current FL wildlife protections foster the viability of this threatened animal. Read More OUR THINKING Business Insights from CEO Gary DeJidas: Solid M&A Seeds Long-Term Growth Hear from GAI CEO Gary DeJidas about how successful mergers & acquisitions build upon compatible corporate philosophies and operating principles. Read More INDUSTRY INSIGHTS The Indiana Bat GAI bat biologists conduct surveys for rare, threatened, and endangered bat species and successfully help clients to avoid, minimize, or mitigate habitat impacts to satisfy state and federal agency requirements that protect these and other wildlife living within the vicinity of proposed projects. Read More OUR THINKING Meet Our People: GAI Environmental Professional Arica DiTullio Meet GAI environmental professional Arica DiTullio, PE, and discover the background, motivation & methods she brings to the table for GAI’s clients. Read More

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  • Fed Ruling Supports Success of Gopher Tortoise Protections

    While state regulations that protect the gopher tortoise remain in place, a recent ruling by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) finds that the eastern population of the species does not currently warrant consideration for federal-level...

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  • Business Insights from GAI CEO Gary DeJidas: Solid M&A Seeds Long-Term Gro...

    The views expressed in this writing are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the position of GAI Consultants, Inc. Over the course of a 50-year career with GAI, company Chairman and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA has served at the...

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  • Meet Our People: GAI Environmental Professional Arica DiTullio

    Arica DiTullio, PE is one of hundreds of skilled GAI professionals who help clients create better communities, transportation infrastructure, energy generation and delivery, and more from our office locations throughout the United States. Today...

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  • GAI Announces Strategic Investment from Comvest Partners

    I am excited to share with you that GAI Consultants (GAI) and Comvest Partners (Comvest) have entered into an agreement for Comvest to make a significant strategic private equity investment in GAI. Based in West Palm Beach, FL, Comvest is a private...

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    • Evie McPherson

      Director of Human Resources, Associate

      Evie heads GAI’s Human Resources team and provides the strategic leadership and focus to ensure that GAI attracts, develops, and retains its most critical asset: an outstanding staff of multidiscipline professionals. Evie has extensive experience...

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    • Leah Tuscan

      Assistant Vice President, Marcom

      Leah Tuscan has been the Senior Director of MarCom at GAI Consultants since 2019. With nearly 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, she leads the teams responsible for developing and executing marketing and communication...

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    • Jennifer Broush

      Director, Energy and Environmental Services

      Jennifer Broush specializes in the management and coordination of environmental regulatory permits and approvals and data management. She is the project manager of several energy and environmental projects where she works with staff from disciplines...

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    • Scott Hornsby, PE

      Vice President & Business Sector Leader, Midwest Infrastructure

      Vice President Scott Hornsby, PE has served as designer, project manager, and/or project principal on more than $1 billion of transportation construction projects. An industry advocate with decades of professional experience, Scott is an active...

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    • Kathy Leo, PE

      Vice President & Business Sector Leader, Community Infrastructure

      With more than 25 years of experience,  Kathy Leo, PE is well versed in a wide range of traditional, design-build, and integrated project delivery contracting methods. Prior to joining GAI, Kathy led national divisions for commercial, hospitality,...

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    • Enrique Bazán-Arias, PE, EMBA

      Renewables Client Services Manager

      Enrique Bazán-Arias, PE, EMBA specializes in civil engineering including civil and structural design, seismic certification, site characterization, forensic analysis, power generation facilities, transportation systems, foundations and slope...

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    • Ali Noorollahi, PE

      Senior Transportation Technical Leader

      Ali Noorollahi, PE specializes in the structural analysis and preparation of plans for bridges (reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, structural steel), as well as the analysis and rating of existing bridges. With more than 3 decades of...

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    • Abeera Batool, PE, PhD

      Senior Project Engineer

      Abeera Batool specializes in various aspects of geotechnical engineering including site characterization, developing geotechnical design parameters, design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, and support of excavation. Abeera’s...

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    • Bob Hurley

      Business Development Director

      Bob Hurley taps extensive regional knowledge and expertise to support GAI’s commitment to client service and spearhead the continued expansion of GAI’s footprint in Pennsylvania. Bob has decades of experience in environmental, community, and...

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    • Kevin Leadbetter, PE, MBA

      Senior Vice President & Business Unit Director, Transportation

      GAI Senior Vice President and Board of Directors member Kevin Leadbetter, PE, MBA joined GAI in 2005. He has decades of experience specializing in project management/construction engineering, including as a senior project engineer and senior...

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    • Benjamin Allis, PE

      Structures Business Sector Leader, Transportation

      Benjamin Allis, PE specializes in the design, analysis, construction engineering, and project management of structural transportation projects for both new and rehabilitation structures. Ben has provided services for an array of transportation...

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    • David Bevilacqua

      Vice President & Business Unit Director, Power

      David Bevilacqua specializes in engineering, program and project management, operations management, and power plant and power systems operations and management. As the former Director of Installation and Modification Services Operations at...

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    • Aimee Shields, PE, MBA

      Senior Engineering Manager

      Aimee Shields, PE, MBA specializes in civil site design for commercial, municipal, residential, and private projects. Recognized in 2019 as a ENR Southeast Top Young Professional, Aimee’s design work includes grading, drainage, storm sewer...

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    • Kent Cockley, PE

      Vice President & Business Sector Leader, Power Generation

      Vice President Kent Cockley, PE has served GAI’s energy clients for more than 20 years. He specializes in environmental engineering, coal combustion residual landfill and impoundment siting, design, permitting, closure, post-closure monitoring...

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    • Gregory Nettuno, PE, MBA

      Vice President & Senior Staff Consultant

      Vice President Gregory Nettuno, PE, MBA is GAI’s new Senior Staff Consultant and serves as the Strategic Transportation Leader. Greg’s new position as a key advisor to both clients and GAI leadership for a range of complex transportation...

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    • Arica DiTullio, PE, MS

      Senior Engineering Manager/Associate

      Arica DiTullio specializes in civil and environmental engineering with experience in managing multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and process engineers. Her expertise spans wastewater, water...

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    • Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA, F. GBA

      Chairman & CEO

      Chairman and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA, F. GBA began his career with GAI as a civil engineer in the Pittsburgh office in 1972. In 1982, Gary opened GAI’s first branch office in Orlando, Florida. With Gary as President, the subsidiary, GAI...

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    • George Reese, CE

      Vice President & Business Sector Leader, Power Delivery Environmental

      George Reese, CE specializes in environmental impact analysis and National Environmental Policy Act documentation, permitting, siting studies, and vertebrate ecology. His ecological specializations are in the areas of population, community, and...

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    • Frank Bellomo, PLA

      Vice President & Senior Director, Landscape Architecture

      For over 40 years, Frank Bellomo, PLA has been creating hundreds of projects that earned national and state awards as well as recognition by his peers. His career centers on projects that positively impact communities including urban planning, park...

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    • Andre Sutherland, PE

      Business Sector Leader, FL CEI Services

      Andre has extensive construction and management experience in the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) field. He has participated in a broad range of field operations and situations over the course of his career, working on several major...

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    • Nick Mousa, AICP

      Assistant Vice President & Director of Civil Engineering, Community Infrastructure

      Assistant Vice President Nick Mousa serves as GAI’s Director of Civil Engineering for Community Infrastructure and Jacksonville Office Leader. His career experience includes representing clients in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors....

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    • Stephen Gould, MS, MBA

      Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

      Executive Vice President Stephen Gould, MS, MBA is GAI’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and serves on GAI’s Board of Directors. Stephen became COO in 2019, a role in which he oversees the company’s integrated technical staff of more than 800...

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    • Anthony Morrocco, PE, PLS, MBA


      President Anthony Morrocco, PE, PLS, MBA joined GAI in 1989 as a Project Manager. Tony established GAI’s Land Development and Survey groups and directed their development for several years, winning significant projects that changed...

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    • Gretchen Horn, PMP, MBA

      Assistant Vice President, Transmission and Distribution

      Gretchen Horn, PMP, MBA has more than 3 decades of experience and specializes in project management for substation and transmission line projects. She is a licensed PMP focusing on project planning, establishing goals that promote timely and...

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    • Peter Sechler, PLA, AICP, MBA

      Vice President & Business Sector Leader, Community Solutions

      Peter Sechler, PLA, AICP, MBA specializes in urban design, campus planning, and landscape design projects in the eastern United States for public, private, and institutional clients. His focus has been to work inclusively—identifying the community...

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    • Donald Bender

      Chief Technology Director, Senior Associate

      Donald Bender specializes in Information Technology (IT) strategy, planning, and direction for engineering and professional services firms. His background includes leadership, strategic direction, business partnerships, and implementation of Global...

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