Top Row, from left: Dave Reinker and Stuart Lyle
Bottom Row, from left: Keith Pittsford and Marla Martin
Exciting management changes have occurred at SGPA Architecture and Planning! Stuart Lyle has transitioned into the role of President/Director of San Francisco, Keith Pittsford as Vice President/Director of San Diego, and Marla Martin as Vice President/CFO.
In 1988, Stuart Lyle joined the firm as an intern. Throughout the years, he continually progressed through the ranks, becoming a Principal, Director of San Francisco Operations and Director of the San Francisco office. Stuart becomes SGPA’s fourth President.
Keith Pittsford began at SGPA in 1993 as a Project Architect and was promoted to a Principal in 1999. In addition to his role as Director of Business Development, Keith will assume the role of Director of San Diego. Keith’s focus will not only be on marketing opportunities, but the performance of the San Diego office.
Marla Martin started with the firm in 1997 as a Controller and became a Principal in 2000. Marla will continue her role as CFO, managing and controlling all financial and contractual related activities of the firm. As a result of this transition, Marla will also strengthen her strategic role in the overall management of the firm.
Dave Reinker is stepping down as President, a title he has held for the past 18 years. He will remain with SGPA, utilizing his vast experience to provide support as a Project Principal, mentoring staff and directing the firm as Chairman of the SGPA Board of Directors. During his tenure, Dave provided forward-looking leadership for the firm’s growth, development of a strategic plan to advance the firm’s mission and objectives, and oversight of firm operations to ensure quality design and service.
As part of our overall firm perpetuation strategy, Dave’s transition brings the opportunity for new promotions and role transitions through a process that began in early 2010. On behalf of the entire SGPA Board of Directors, we are pleased and excited to make this transition and provide the opportunity to further our firm’s mission under the new leadership.