Global design firm Perkins Eastman has expanded the leadership of its executive committee (EC). The practice welcomes Stephanie Kingsnorth and Jeff Young to the EC as executive directors, and Paul Grillo and Salema Gumbs as ex officio members.
Stephanie Kingsnorth, who joined Perkins Eastman when Pfeiffer Partners merged with the firm in 2021, is a Los Angeles-based architect and a leader of the firm’s colleges and universities studio. Kingsnorth, a principal at the firm, brings forth more than 25 years of experience devoted to the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings for civic and higher education clients, including library owners, student unions, and student residences.
Jeff Young, co-managing principal of the Pittsburgh studio, joined Perkins Eastman in 2014. With 27-plus years of experience, Young leads the workplace, commercial office, residential, and mixed-use practice areas in Pittsburgh, and supports firmwide efforts.
Paul Grillo, principal and chief financial officer, has amassed 43 years of experience in managing professional service businesses. Based in New York, Grillo brings a deep knowledge of finance and economics, along with his creative mind and business acumen, to the team.
Salema Gumbs, principal and director of human resources, has spent 23 years of her career at Perkins Eastman in New York. Gumbs works on the strategic implementation of HR programs that support the firm worldwide, including company policies and procedures, problem resolution, compensation and benefits, and other employment matters.
“We are pleased to announce these changes to our executive committee as part of our planned transition to expand our leadership,” says Shawn Basler, co-CEO and executive director of Perkins Eastman. “We look forward to having Stephanie, Jeff, Paul, and Salema on the executive committee and working together to continue to shape the future of our firm.”