ON THE MOVE AMES & GOUGH APPOINTS MATT GOUGH AS PRESIDENT; BRETT GOUGH AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits, and other professional service organizations, announced the appointments of Matt Gough as president and of Brett Gough as chief operating officer. Along with CEO Dan Knise, who was elected to the additional role of chair, the two executives will lead the firm into its fourth decade. “During their careers, Matt and Brett both have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities marked by numerous managerial accomplishments, effective colleague mentoring and development, and strong performance results driven by a shared commitment to excellent client service,” said Knise, who is being succeeded as president by Matt Gough. “As we begin the new decade, we are delighted to see Matt and Brett take on their new roles and are enthusiastic as they guide the firm and our clients to continued success in the years to come.” Founded in 1992 by Marshall Ames and Gary Gough, Ames & Gough has grown steadily over the years; today, its 15 equity partners and more than 40 professionals serve the risk management and commercial insurance needs of professional services clients throughout the U.S. As the firm’s president, Matt Gough will be responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing, client service, accounting, HR, technology, and market relations. At the same time, he will continue to oversee Washington, D.C. operations. Matt joined the firm in 2001 and has worked with many of the broker’s design-firm clients. He also has led new business development and managed the firm’s contractors professional liability insurance program. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he is active
in area chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies and frequently conducts risk management seminars for clients and industry trade associations. Brett Gough will assist in running the firm with focus on firm-wide sales, marketing, and client service. In addition to his appointment as COO, he will retain the title of executive vice president and will continue to manage the firm’s Boston operations. Brett joined the firm in 1995 and has been responsible for business development, as well as servicing the risk management and insurance needs of large design-firm clients. Brett remains active in various AEC industry associations and is often asked to speak and write on professional liability insurance and risk management topics. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he holds the Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist designation from the International Risk Management Institute. As chair and CEO, Knise will focus on the firm’s strategy, future initiatives, and will continue to work directly with some of the firm’s largest clients. He also will mentor the firm’s up- and-coming professionals. He joined Ames & Gough as president in 2005 and has nearly 40 years of senior leadership experience in the insurance industry. With more than 1,500 architects, engineering firms, and other construction professionals of all sizes as clients, Ames & Gough is the leading insurance brokerage and risk consulting firm serving the needs of these professionals. Ames & Gough also has established itself as a committed, superior resource for law firms and associations and nonprofit organizations in need of professional liability, management liability, and property/casualty insurance and risk management assistance. Established in 1992, the firm has offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. Clients throughout the U.S. are served by
a team of more than 40 professionals and staff located in the three offices. MARK LANGAN APPOINTED PRESIDENT AT SCA ARCHITECTURE Mark Langan has been promoted to the position of president of SCA Architecture , a San Diego-based architectural firm formerly known as Smith Consulting Architects, announced SCA Architecture founder and managing principal Dennie Smith. Langan has been employed at SCA Architecture for more than 30 years, serving as vice president since 2009. He has been integral to the firm’s steady growth and success, having served as vice president-in- charge for many large, prestigious projects such as the Viasat campus expansion in Carlsbad, California, and the Petco National Support Center in Rancho Bernardo. In his new role as president, Langan will continue to oversee projects ranging from office, manufacturing, research/development, retail, life sciences, and healthcare while also overseeing daily operations of the business. He will apply his 33 years of experience in the architectural field to mentoring and developing other staff members at the firm. Langan received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. He is a licensed architect in California and a LEED Accredited Professional. Founded in 1988 by Dennie Smith, SCA Architecture is a full-service planning, architecture and interior design firm. In addition to corporate headquarters and office facilities, the firm has specialized expertise in retail, R&D, life science, medical, manufacturing, and industrial facilities. SCA Architecture is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, with extensive expertise in energy efficiency and sustainable design. The firm is comprised of 25 design and support professionals.
sleep so the more rest you get, the better your memory is. Rest is part of your overall health. Your business and your health will thank you! P.S. If you want to read more on the topic of rest and its importance, check out this interesting Scientific American article: “Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime.” LINDSAY YOUNG is president and founder of nu marketing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Rest is essential in moving forward and making things happen. It’s only when our brains and bodies are rested that we can perform at our optimum capacity.”
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patient, a better listener, an open-minded learner, and less stressed and anxious, just to name a few benefits. Think about some of your best ideas or solutions to difficult problems you’ve solved. I would bet that many of those came when you weren’t actually thinking about the idea or solution. You were probably walking or eating breakfast or showering! Your brain needs that time to process the information and then discover that great idea or solution. Even if you aren’t “doing” your job, you probably are subconsciously. That’s a good thing! Rest is essential for everyone – leaders, employees, children, friends, and family members. Memory relies on
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