SLAM Announces Promotions

Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announced that 27 team members have been promoted: eight to associate principal, seven to senior associate, and 12 to associate.

Top row (l-r): Kathy Bell, Rick Bouchard, Marc Clear, and Fred Godbolt. Bottom row (l-r): Eleana Lynch, John McClure, Karen Parzych, and John Stergakis. / Photo courtesy of SLAM

Promoted to Associate Principal:

Kathy Bell, AIA, ACHA is a senior healthcare planner and research/educational coordinator with more than 35 years of professional experience serving the firm’s national healthcare practice. Her expertise is in master planning, programming, and planning for hospitals and outpatient facilities.

Roderick L. “Rick” Bouchard, Jr., AIA is a registered architect, and serves as the management and operations lead – healthcare and corporate on the firm’s Studio Core Leadership Team. As a project architect, he brings a technical expertise and management to an assortment of projects and teams for the firm’s corporate, education, healthcare, and sports practices.

Marc Clear, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C is a registered architect with more than 17 years of professional experience across all aspects of the design and construction phases. He was recently named sports practice leader, collaborating with a team of design and business development professionals, primarily focused on studio and project management, business growth, and client engagement in the sports market.

Fred Godbolt, AIA, LEED AP is a registered architect with more than 18 years of professional experience serving as project manager, project architect, and construction administrator for programmatic and technically complex higher education and healthcare projects. At SLAM, he has been involved in efforts with the GREEN Team and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group.

Eleana Lynch, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, WELL AP joined SLAM in 2007, and currently serves as a licensed interior designer, leading projects in the higher education market with a specialization in interiors for medical education facilities nationwide. She is a member of the International Interior Designers Association, a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and a WELL Accredited Professional.

John McClure, Assoc. AIA joined SLAM in 2008 and currently serves as the director of marketing and communications.  He directs the firm’s client development, marketing, brand, and public relations initiatives, and manages a team of talented marketing professionals. The firm’s representatives say McClure brings to his role a keen eye for design, love of architecture and understanding of the industry from the business side.

Karen Glass Parzych, AIA, NCARB is a registered architect, joining SLAM in 2013, and serves as the markets lead – education on the firm’s Studio Core Leadership Team.  As project architect in the higher education market, she offers an expertise in programming and planning medical and health sciences education facilities, including inter-professional immersive simulation suites, interactive active learning classrooms, and traditional and virtual anatomy labs.

John Stergakis joined SLAM in 2000, and serves as chief information officer, leading a team of IT professionals to solve and overcome business-related challenges through innovation. He brings more than 30 years of experience in information technology, 22 years with SLAM, overseeing and developing IT strategies and processes that support the firm’s goals and promote continued growth.

Emily Burton and Kimberly Robidoux, Atlanta; Thomas Bronson and Ted Tolis, Glastonbury; Shane Clark and Jessica Mallo, Orlando; and Matthew Nelson, Iowa City; have been promoted to senior associate.

Kevin IIaoa and James H. Puckhaber, AIA, Atlanta; Derek Aldrich, Gerard Collette, Brian McClear, Emily Leyland, Meghan Mendes, Katie Packtor, and Owen Swain, Glastonbury; Molly Claxton and Julie Newberry, Orlando; and Chris Brown, Denver; have been promoted to associate.