EDSA Promotes Principals and VPs

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Planning, landscape architecture and urban design firm EDSA has promoted 21 team members across all offices to positions of principal and VP.

This news follows EDSA’s announcement in September, in which CEO Scott LaMont and COO Eric Propes shared plans to realign the firm to better service clients in the rapidly evolving design industry.

These promotions are a testament to EDSA’s commitment to shaping the firm’s future with leaders that evoke strategic thinking, bring invaluable design insights, and have an innate ability of going above and beyond for clients, according to the company.

“We have built an incredible team here at EDSA and are excited to reward team members for their amazing contributions and continued dedication to our clients and business,” said LaMont. “As we head into 2021, we will continue our hard work and unparalleled creativity, passion, and expertise to propel our business forward.”

The firm has efficiently aligned its offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; New York City, New York; and Shanghai, China to spearhead future growth. Promotions are effective immediately, and team members who have been promoted will continue to work on their respective client accounts while also embarking on new initiatives for the firm within the Northeast, Southeast/Caribbean, Latin America, China, Middle East/North Africa, and Emerging Opportunities studios.


Principals at EDSA are responsible for growing revenue streams, managing and supervising all aspects of domestic and international projects, client relations, new business pursuits and representing the firm in the marketplace. EDSA is honored to recognize the promotion of the following to the principal position: Astrid Hoffmann, Cara Critchlow (chief human resources officer), Courtney Moore, Craig Stoner, Derek Gagne, Marc Hall, Li Xiang, Lianying Wang, Pablo Massari, Rob Hutcheson, Ryan Clifton and Yun Zhao.

Vice Presidents

VPs at EDSA assume leadership responsibilities that include project development, management and execution, vision and strategy in design, owning client relationships and working closely with principals and the executive team. EDSA has promoted the following individuals to the position of VP: Alex Fenech, Brendan Mannix-Slobig, Devon King, Jack Garcia (director of virtual design and construction), Jose Alvarez, Michael Gehart, Peter Dunne and Tyler Wallace.

In addition, Hannah Thompson has taken on a role in facilitating finance and accounting operations with her appointment to assistant controller.

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