At GMS, we view active involvement in professional societies as a key way to develop and retain bright young talent. We are proud to have seven employees participating in various ASCE/SEI 7-22 and ASCE/SEI 24-20 committees and subcommittees for the latest code cycles. (Pictured above, from left to right: Joe Mugford, Jessica Mandrick, Virginia Diaz, Jennifer Lan and Eugene Kim; not pictured: Sanaz Saadat and Ramon Gilsanz.) Most of them joined GMS directly after college and have been with the firm for just over 9 years on average.

Our company believes that it is important for employees to learn the structural engineering profession from both inside and outside of the office. While the mentorship of our young staff by GMS senior engineers forms the foundation of our employees’ development, participation in standards committees helps our staff to grow in ways that they would not otherwise. By actively engaging in the advancement of the practice through participation in standards committees, our engineers not only enhance their understanding of how codes are written, they are also exposed to the latest advances in our profession and develop relationships with leaders in our field. In doing so, they gain the confidence needed to become leaders in their own right.

Thank you to SEI/ASCE for giving so many at GMS the opportunity to have such a rewarding experience throughout the years.