Design Firm Appoints New Leadership

Mark Lee

Auburn, ME – Integrated design services firm, Harriman, announced that the board of directors has appointed Mark Lee, AIA, LEED AP, as chief executive officer (CEO) and Jim Fortin, P.E., SECB, as chief operations officer (COO), effective June 1.

Together, they will be responsible for leading the firms architecture, engineering, and planning practice. These new appointments will coincide with the retirement of current firm president and CEO, Clif Greim.

By creating distinct areas of focus, this dynamic new leadership team will enable Harriman to respond more effectively to evolving client needs. As CEO, Lee will drive strategy, vision and business development. In the role of COO, Fortin will focus on internal organization, client service and project delivery. They will also remain deeply focused in supporting their current positions in their respective design studios.

Jim Fortin

Since joining Harriman in 1996, Lee has been instrumental in helping the firm to develop new centers of expertise, focusing attention on sustainability and cultivating a culture of openness. His background as a structural engineer and architect uniquely positions him to enhance and leverage Harrimans integrated services approach.

Fortin’s career at Harriman spans nearly 15 years. He currently leads Harrimans structural and civil engineering studio. His expertise encompasses major new construction and renovation projects in the medical, educational, commercial, industrial, housing and retail markets.