Gary M. DeJidas, PE, MBA Named to GBA Council of Fellows

Pittsburgh, PA—National engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) today announced that its Chairman and CEO Gary M. DeJidas, PE, MBA has been named to the Geoprofessional Business Association’s (GBA) Council of Fellows. 

Gary DeJidas“I am honored and humbled to be named to the GBA Council of Fellows alongside a successful group of long-term industry leaders,” said Gary M. DeJidas, PE, MBA. “GAI Consultants has been a proud member of the Geoprofessional Business Association for more than 40 years and we value the professional support and insight the organization brings to GAI.” 

Gary began his engineering career in 1972 at the Pittsburgh office of GAI Consultants. In 1982, the firm selected him to open its first office outside of western Pennsylvania in Orlando, FL. Starting with six employees, Gary built the GAI subsidiary into a 125-employee operation. In 2003, the GAI subsidiaries were consolidated into one company and Gary was elected President and CEO. Today as Chairman and CEO, Gary is responsible for overseeing the growth and strategic development of the 800-person, multi-disciplinary firm with staff in 25 offices across 12 states. 

Gary also has served as Chairperson/ Director of Terra Insurance Group—an insurance provider to the Architecture and Engineering industry—and Member of the SunTrust Bank (Truist) Advisory Board and was a Trustee to Point Park University, his alma mater. 

About Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA): GBA is geoprofessionals’ strongest, most loyal ally. It serves geotechnical, environmental, and other geoprofessionals by giving them proven tools to achieve business success by confronting risk and optimizing performance. GBA creates those tools by promoting an environment of trust where members share their collective talent, energy, expertise, and experience to help one another succeed as firms and individuals. 

GBA has a history of service to the geoprofessions. Like many trade associations, it was created to meet an urgent industry need and has evolved into a trusted resource. Though its name has changed (GBA started as Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers, Inc. (ASFE)), its emphasis has not: GBA is a resource its members rely on as essential to their firms’ success. Learn more at 

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