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Promotions to Wrap up a Successful 2015

We are excited to end the year with two more promotions that are indicative of the opportunities we have ahead of us in 2016. Chad Kovaleski has been made a Director in our new San Francisco office, and Beth Poovey is our new Director of Public Parks, Greenways and Streetscapes. As we grow and expand in new markets, we are committed to aligning talent and resources to ensure we can continue to deliver services consistent with the LandDesign brand. These promotions are a direct reflection of that commitment.


Chad joined LandDesign in 2012, and has been focused on urban design and waterfront projects all around the world. He is a second-generation Landscape Architect (his parents were both Landscape Designers), who is passionate about integrating the bold use of plant materials, hardscape and paving into his designs. Chad was born in Wisconsin and graduated from Iowa State, where he was a 4-year letter winner on the Men’s golf team. As someone who loves to travel and take in new experiences (and food), Chad has been pivotal in growing our West Coast office. “Chad has an incredible portfolio that he has built over the past decade, both with LandDesign and his previous firms, and we are excited to continue to support his growth here in San Francisco,” said Rhett Crocker.


Beth has over 16 years of experience in greenway, trail, streetscape and park design. As a known expert in this field, she played an integral role as Project Manager for the popular Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and she currently is leading the Cross Charlotte Trail Vision Plan. Combining her sociology and landscape architecture degrees, her focus and passion has evolved into planning and design of urban open space that authentically integrates community assets with environmental stewardship opportunities. “The world is starting to notice what great work LandDesign is doing on greenways, bikeways and trails,” said Rhett Crocker, “And we all look forward to seeing how Beth can elevate our brand to the next level.” When Beth isn’t soaking up her time with her children relearning how to do a cartwheel, she enjoys gardening and traveling to experience new places and cultures.


In addition to this group of promotions, we had three other rounds of recognitions this past year that can be referenced here, here and here. We are grateful for the diligent work of all our employees as we wrap up a successful 2015. It is exciting to have the opportunity to make these acknowledgements, and position ourselves for an incredible year ahead. Cheers!