WSP Flack + Kurtz names senior vice president
WSP Flack + Kurtz has named Larry Beam senior vice president. Beam has 35 years of experience in architectural engineering design and project management.
WSP Flack + Kurtz has appointed Larry Beam, PE, LEED AP, as senior vice president in the firm’s Washington, D.C. area off,ice.
Beam has nearly 35 years of experience in architectural engineering design and project management. In his new role, he will assist in the management of the Arlington office, provide senior project management and electrical engineering expertise, and expand the office client base.
Previously, Beam served as president of Girard Engineering, a 45-person consulting engineering firm in Falls Church, VA. He first joined Girard in 1983 as a project electrical engineer, becoming a principal in 1991, and president in 2005.
Beam received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Annual Salary Survey
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