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WBRC Architects Engineers announces new president

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BANGOR - WBRC Architects Engineers announces the selection of Douglas W. Whitney, AIA, CSI, NCARB, LEED AP, as its new president. 

Doug Whitney is an award-winning architect who has been a principal at WBRC since 1989 after joining the firm in 1980. He led the creation of the company's Florida branch in Lakewood Ranch in 2002. Under his watch, it has grown significantly, with projects across 17 states and earning the trust of regional and national clients, including Universal Health Services (UHS), Bealls Outlets and Verizon Wireless.

 'Doug's leadership abilities are evidenced by the success he's achieved in the Sarasota/Bradenton area,' said WBRC's CFO Alan C. Bromley, PE, LEED AP. 'As the economy emerges from its recent downturn, Doug will help lead WBRC to new levels of growth and client service.'

Rob Frank, PE, LEED AP, head of the firm's Commercial/Civic Studios and principal of the firm, said, 'Doug is a master at both solving problems and creating opportunities for clients. We're excited about moving into our 112th year and beyond under his leadership.'

'WBRC has been improving people's lives for generations through high-quality design solutions,' Whitney said. 'It is a privilege to build on that track record by expanding our reach across the country while continuing to provide our clients with innovative and responsible design.' 

WBRC serves clients in 23 states, as well as three provinces in Atlantic Canada, through its three offices in Bangor and Portland, Maine, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Whitney succeeds outgoing president and CEO Stephen B. Rich, AIA, LEED AP, who is stepping back from the daily obligations of leading the firmand said, 'This is a great step forward for WBRC. Doug's talent, experience and leadership are long standing assets for our firm. I know that he brings forward all the skills needed to continue advancing the WBRC legacy of high quality design and outstanding client service. '


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