SWBR recently converted to a design professional corporation through New York State Department of State.
As a result, all professionals have an opportunity to become shareholders at SWBR. Traditionally, only licensed professionals were eligible for this opportunity. There are now 50 shareholders at SWBR.
“The shareholders at SWBR are critical to the success and growth of our team” said Tom Gears, president and CEO. “With this role, they will have a voice and voting rights regarding strategic initiatives at mid-year and year-end shareholder meetings, will be eligible to serve on the board and will benefit from the increasing value of our firm.”
SWBR appointed 14 shareholders earlier this year.
Caitlin Ellis, project architect, of Rochester, has been with SWBR for three years. She is a designer on the team for Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Spell Studios, SUNY Cortland Corey Union ground-floor renovation and Brighton Central School District projects.
Lisa Fingar, marketing manager, of Chili, has been with SWBR for 21 years. She oversees all marketing, public relations and sales support.
Corina Folts, of Macedon, has been with SWBR over three years. She is an interior designer on the team for McQuaid Jesuit STEM addition, RIT Global Village expansion, SUNY Cortland Corey Union and University of Rochester Genesee Hall.
Chris Goldan, communications manager, of Fairport, has been with the firm for five years. He managed the SWBR rebrand, and designed the Kodak Center Marquee and The College at Brockport Wayfinding System.
Jodi Mason, of Penfield, has been with SWBR for 10 years. She is an interior designer on the team for St. John’s Meadows Activity Area addition, Brighton CSD Council Rock Primary School and Cloverwood Senior Living movie theater.
Joe McNinch, project designer/BIM group leader, of Henrietta, has been with SWBR for six years. He is a designer on the team for Durand Senior Apartments, Freedom Commons and Gateway Lofts.
Kyle Morris, project architect, of Marcellus, has been with SWBR for two years. He is a designer on the team for Rescue Mission’s Crossroads and Gifford Commons addition and renovation, Kirkhaven Traditional and Long-Term Care kitchen and dining renovation.
David Newton, construction administration manager, of Spencerport, has been with SWBR for 12 years. He worked on Evergreen Lofts, DePaul Joseph Allen apartments, Cornerstone Apartments, Frances Apartments and is the CM for several others.
Diana Kalvitis-Pannone, interior design manager, of Webster, has been with SWBR for 26 years. She is an interior designer on teams for RIT Magic Spells Studios, Nazareth Performance Center, DePaul Wheatfield, North Rose-Wolcott Central School District and American Packaging.
Don Pannone, senior project manager, of Webster, has been with SWBR for 32 years. He is a senior project manager on the teams for AIM Photonics, JMA Wireless and other industrial and corporate clients.
Sheri Seitz, finance manager, of Ontario, has been with SWBR for 34 years.
Dylan Smith, project architect, of Manlius, has been with SWBR for two years. He is a designer on the teams for Rescue Mission and Cornell CVM Research Tower.
Keith Sylvester, chief information officer, of Webster, has been with SWBR for 20 years. He manages all information technology systems for the firm.
Pauline Viera, administrative department manager, of Chili, has been with SWBR for three years. She manages the administrative staff.