DETROIT – Giffels Webster, a Detroit-headquartered consulting firm specializing in planning, land development and infrastructure solutions for public, private and institutional clients, announced the promotion of three new partners in its practice.

“They bring energy and new ideas that, when coupled with the existing leadership, are an integral part of the future of Giffels Webster,” said Scott Clein, PE, LEED, AP, president and partner at Giffels Webster. “For 70 years, Giffels Webster has been committed to providing quality service to our clients, and our new partners will play a key role in continuing this legacy while guiding the future of the firm.”

The most recent additions to the leadership team are:

  • Nancy Standish, PE, LEED AP – Standish has 17 years of experience with Giffels Webster and most recently served as a senior project manager. She is a registered professional engineer, LEED AP certified and has degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Lawrence Technological University. Standish works on a wide range of land development projects including residential, commercial, institutional, and municipal from concept planning through construction.
  • Terence Thomas – Thomas joined the firm in 1999 and recently served as senior project manager, specializing in urban redevelopment, especially in the City of Detroit. He also has experience in public and private sector projects, helping build communities throughout Wayne and Oakland counties. He has more than 23 years of experience in the industry and was previously employed by the City of Detroit DPW Traffic Engineering Division.
  • Andy Wakeland, PE – Wakeland has over 15 years of experience in civil engineering and has most recently served as a senior project manager overseeing a variety of residential and commercial developments via Giffels Webster’s Birmingham office. He has worked on many projects in land development and municipal engineering. Wakeland’s projects throughout the years have ranged from big to small and urban to suburban, giving him insight into the many unique challenges that can occur with each project. Wakeland received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Detroit Mercy (2007) and has served the University on the College of Engineering and Science Alumni Board.

The partners will maintain their current roles of managing projects, guiding clients and leading their peers in each of their respective offices and service areas. As leadership team members, they will have a heightened role in company policy and the firm’s overall management.

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