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 Southeast, Inc., grew to more than 100 professionals in Orlando and Jacksonville. When GAI consolidated its operating companies in 2003, Gary was elected Chairman of the company Board of Directors and President/CEO of the newly formed GAI Consultants, Inc.

Under his leadership, GAI has experienced exciting growth, geographic expansion, and fiscal success. In 2017, consistent with GAI’s succession planning strategy, Gary transitioned from President and CEO to Chairman and CEO. He will remain in this role for several more years to assist in a smooth and orderly leadership transition.

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