O'Connell Robertson Announces New Leadership Structure to Support Vision for Future Success
AUSTIN, TX A new leadership structure will position O'Connell Robertson, a 66-year-old Texas architecture and engineering design firm, to support a vision of growth, innovation and enhanced expertise.
Rick Burnight, AIA, ACHA, who has served as President, CEO, and Managing Principal for more than 12 years, will now be sharing the leadership responsibilities with Amy Jones as President and Kim Cochran as Chief Operating Officer. Burnight will continue in his role as CEO.
Jones becomes the firm's fourth President, and the first woman to serve in that role. With nearly 20 years in the A/E industry, she will continue to focus on client relations, strategic partnerships, and community engagement while overseeing the communication and implementation of the firm's vision, mission and strategic plans.
Cochran has more than 35 years of experience in the design and construction industry. His experience and MBA training provide a strong foundation for his new focus on the firm's operations and infrastructure, including financial planning; business activities; organizational performance; and the daily operations of the firm's offices. He will also continue to serve in a leadership position on projects.
By sharing the operational and leadership responsibilities, Burnight will be able to concentrate more on the firm's practice and efforts to continuously improve execution of professional services and project delivery. Building on more than 35 years as an architect, planner and interior designer, and with specialized certification as a healthcare architect, Burnight ill devote more time to actively lead and support special projects.
"We are strong and continue to grow but we know that remaining competitive requires adaptive leadership," said Burnight. "This new structure maximizes the strengths of each member of the Executive Leadership Team and supports a progressive and collaborative leadership style that will position our Firm for even greater success in the future."