Company Overview

Company Overview

We have one measure of success: our clients’ satisfaction.

GAI Consultants is an employee-owned company that delivers award-winning engineering, planning, and environmental expertise to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients worldwide. GAI’s accomplished specialists are dedicated to earning our clients’ trust—they approach every initiative with enthusiasm and integrity, delivering multifaceted services to meet the greatest challenges.

Vision: To strategically grow our business, nationally and internationally, in partnership and trust with our clients and staff.

Mission: To meet our clients’ challenges by empowering our employee-owners to transform ideas into reality®.

Guiding Principles:

  • Integrating integrity, trust, and quality into all that we do
  • Delivering outstanding client service and communication
  • Enhancing business through high ethical standards
  • Acknowledging our employees’ achievements
  • Strengthening our success through safety

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: GAI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

“Our reputation in the industry is solid, we are poised for further growth, and we have a prudent strategy to achieve this goal.”

Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA, GAI CEO

Brief History of the Firm. Founded in 1958 by Carnegie Mellon University engineering graduate students, GAI developed a strong professional reputation in foundation engineering by supporting the needs of nationally recognized industrial and energy clients. In the late 1960s, and in response to urban growth and mounting environmental regulations, GAI diversified into transportation and land development while adding niche services in survey, environmental studies, and cultural resources, setting GAI apart from more traditional engineering firms. Strategic decisions to open offices located near our clients in growing markets throughout the U.S. led to the rapid growth of our firm. Corporate-wide consolidation of strategic acquisitions diversified our firm and transformed GAI into a premier engineering, planning, and environmental firm in the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Evie McPherson

    Director of Human Resources

    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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  • Gretchen Horn, PMP, MBA

    Division Leader, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA

    Chairman & CEO

    Chairman and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA 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 Southeast,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Donald Bender

    Chief Technology Director

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Leah Tuscan

    Assistant Vice President, Marcom

    Leah Tuscan has been the Senior Director of Corporate Communications at GAI Consultants since 2015. With nearly 18 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, she is responsible for developing and executing communication strategies...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anthony Morrocco, PE, PLS, MBA

    President

    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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