Pond Announces New Promotions within Senior Leadership Team

Sunday, January 1, 2023 People


ATLANTA – (Jan. 1, 2023) – Pond, a progressive, full-service engineering, architecture, and planning company, is pleased to announce the following promotions within its senior leadership team:

Melly Gao Chief Financial Officer
Melly Gao has over 20 years of experience driving the financial operations of large companies. Her professional passions include continuous process improvement and empowering employees with practical business tools and real-time insights to serve clients and the community. Her expertise in strategy development and data digitization has been instrumental in Pond’s growth.

Michelle Boulineau Chief Human Resources Officer
Michelle Boulineau oversees the firm’s human resources strategy, talent management, and streamlining internal processes to align with key business initiatives. Her expertise in leading HR operations has been developed over her 15+ year career.

James McNabb Executive Vice President, Infrastructure
James McNabb is an industry leader in the transportation field and has worked to deliver successful client outcomes throughout the U.S. He has served clients at city, county, and state transportation agencies as well as contractors. His project experience ranges from small, local infrastructure improvements to large, complex interstate work. 

Alex Holbrook Executive Vice President, Industrial
Alex Holbrook has over 33 years of experience and serves as Pond’s thought leader on industrial, manufacturing, and facility engineering. He brings years of experience in managing complex, process-driven designs that incorporate leading-edge innovations.

“These individuals have made extensive contributions and demonstrated the leadership needed to position Pond as a premier AE firm,” said Bob Williams, Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident in their ability to further build on this success and champion Pond’s next chapter.”

About Pond

Pond is a full-service consulting firm providing integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and construction management solutions to public and private clients since 1965. Our staff, located throughout the U.S. and globally, is committed to delivering tailored solutions. Recognizing that clients benefit the most when multi-disciplined expertise is leveraged, Pond builds teams based on client and project requirements, regardless of location, reinforcing our “One Pond” culture.

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