G.E.C., Inc., a national engineering firm specializing in transportation, environmental, planning, coastal, and infrastructure development with a client base consisting of public- and private-sector organizations across the United States, announced today the addition of Sherri LeBas Firnberg, P.E. to its senior leadership team. Firnberg, an accomplished senior-level professional with more than 30 years of experience and a wealth of expertise in transportation and capital improvement programs, joins GEC as Vice President of Business Development responsible for the leadership of the GEC sales team, developing new business opportunities, and creating customized solutions to client needs.
“We are thrilled to have Mrs. Firnberg join our team, as we recently went through a process of developing a Marketing and Business Development Strategic Plan to solidify our market presence in alignment with building trusted client relationships and expanding our service offerings,” said Robert Boagni, GEC President and Chief Executive Officer. “As part of this strategic effort, we recognized the need for a leader with expertise to enhance our current management team and fulfill our common commitment of building a better firm for the future. Sherri deeply embodies those characteristics and brings to our team a wealth of experience ranging from multimodal transportation to public financing programs.”
Firnberg is a well-known figure in the engineering and transportation industry, with over 24 years at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) and 6 years at the Division of Administration. Firnberg served most recently as Secretary of the LA DOTD, where she was responsible for the administration of the Department’s operation and capital programs and emergency response for the State’s transportation infrastructure, which included an annual budget of $1.7 billion and over 4,200 employees. In addition, she has received numerous awards and was inducted into the Louisiana State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Hall of Distinction in 2011 and is a recent recipient of the Louisiana Engineering Society (L.E.S.) Charles M. Kerr Award for Public Relations.