Top row (pictured left to right): Matt Sanfilippo, Marshall Welch, David Martin, and John DiMarco
Bottom row (pictured left to right): Keith Kuzio, Brenda Nichols, and Skip Homan
Immediate past board chair Charles “Skip” Homan, P.E., whose strategic guidance has helped transform Larson Design Group into a nationally emerging firm, will receive the National Association of Corporate Directors Three Rivers Chapter 2018 award for “Leadership in Private Company Governance.” The award will be presented on May 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Downtown Pittsburgh and celebrates exceptional boardroom leadership, integrity and ethics, standards which the NACD has championed for more than 41 years.
Homan, tapped to be LDG’s first non-employee board director in 2012, was elected chair in 2014 and director emeritus in 2018. He has played a key role in helping LDG to think bigger, articulate vision and values, expand into new markets and regions, and pursue larger and more challenging projects. He also has mentored LDG’s leaders for higher levels of performance and inspired enhanced compensation models for talent recruitment and retention. His successor as board chair, Brenda Nichols, is one of a handful of women leading an architectural/engineering firm in Pennsylvania.
“The work of boards and the directors who serve on them often go unnoticed, but their contributions are critical to the ongoing missions of the organizations that they serve,” said Kelly Szejko, NACD Three Rivers chapter president. “It is a privilege to honor directors who are setting the bar for outstanding corporate governance and we look forward to celebrating their honesty, integrity, ethics and leadership.”.
Prior to joining LDG’s board, Homan was CEO and board director of Michael Baker Corporation, now Michael Baker International. He later served as regional director, national division director and president of PBSJ, now known as SNC Lavalin. While with PBSJ, he also served as board chair of its operating company.
Homan is a longtime Robert Morris University trustee where he has served on the Board Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Facilities Committee. In 2016, he helped form the Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth and chairs its board of directors. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University and has been inducted into the University’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni.