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Amenta Emma Announces Promotions

Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced the promotion of 12 team members.

Jenna McClure, AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to principal. She joined the firm in 2008, and representatives of Amenta Emma say her collection of talents has led to progressively greater responsibilities, including overseeing some of the company’s most complex and notable projects. Within the firm, she serves on the JEDI+B committee and leads the firm’s recruiting efforts. She is a mentor to Amenta Emma emerging professionals, and young women pursuing degrees in the AEC fields through various professional organizations.

Debra Seay, AIA, WELL AP has been promoted to associate principal. She joined Amenta Emma in 2016, bringing with her over 14 years of experience on complex projects. Her interest in advancing health, happiness, mindfulness, and productivity in buildings led her to become a WELL Accredited Professional. Representatives of the firm say that, as a senior project manager, Seay’s exceptional organization and leadership skills have been the primary reason for the success of every project under her purview. In the community, she volunteers as a mentor to young women and minorities pursuing architecture.

Dennis Faga, AIA has been promoted to associate principal. He joined Amenta Emma in 2012 following several years as a project architect in the Washington, D.C. area. As a senior project architect, Faga oversees a diverse range of projects across all markets with a focus on large-scale workplace projects. Representatives of the firm say that, with excellent technical and management skills, he excels in working collaboratively with clients and his project teams, as well as mentoring junior team members.

Additionally, Christina Blakemore; Jeremy Jamilkowski, AIA; and Kemal Zahirovic were promoted to senior associate and Andrea Olson, AIA, IIDA, WELL AP; Kathryn Cizek; Kelly Linares, IIDA; Nathalie Cardoso; Randy Begin, AIA, LEED Green Associate; and Zachary Hachey were promoted to associate.