Gannett Fleming has named Joseph Deery, PE, its first-ever chief growth officer, a position born of the firm’s continued expansion in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
“Joseph understands our industry, markets, and the clients we serve. With his proven track record and 36 years of experience, he is ideally suited to drive Gannett Fleming’s acquisitive and organic growth strategy,” said Bob Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming CEO. “As an integral member of the firm’s executive leadership team, Joseph’s futuristic thinking will guide Gannett Fleming as we continue to solve our client’s most pressing infrastructure challenges.”
Deery, who initially joined Gannett Fleming in 2021 as a senior vice president and market executive, will now have responsibility for:
- Overseeing the firm’s comprehensive growth operating plan.
- Guiding all business development and sales activities.
- Revamping core go-to-market strategies and systems.
“Gannett Fleming has a 108-year history of delivering incredible, high-quality work with integrity. Our current growth is building upon that strong foundation with a refined strategy and capture process and distinct sales organization that further focuses on how we help clients achieve their vision, all with the same inclusive culture that has made us a preferred employer in the AEC industry,” Deery said. “Now, backed by the strategic investment of OceanSound Partners, Gannett Fleming is in a unique position to further expand our firm, diversify our offerings in service to our clients, and continue to attract and retain the brightest minds.”
Before coming to Gannett Fleming, Deery served in senior leadership positions at Jacobs and HNTB and owned and operated a heavy civil construction company. Throughout his career, he has been known for his collaborative project oversight, strong relationships, team-first mentality, and keen understanding of clients’ needs. Always future-focused, Deery is a thought leader regarding mobility, technology, alternative project delivery methods, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in the AEC industry.