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T&M Associates Strengthens Executive Team with three Promotions

August 19, 2020

C-suite expands to propel growth and core values.

T&M Associates, a leading national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, is pleased to announce the promotions of John A. Cimino to Chief Strategy Officer, Lynn Spence to Chief People Officer and Violet Koehler to the Board of Directors. These leadership appointments represent the evolution of the company and set the stage for the successful execution of the strategic plan going forward.

“These promotions are reflective of the valuable contributions that John, Lynn and Violet have provided to the company and will round out the executive leadership team,” said Gary Dahms, T&M’s President and CEO. “This team of dedicated, highly skilled, and forward-thinking professionals position T&M for the next generation of company growth and success.”

Recognized Industry Leader Named Chief Strategy Officer 

As the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer, Cimino will be focused on delivering the company growth objectives for the core practices and identifying potential emerging practices to drive future growth and expansion. He will work closely with the CEO to set long term strategy aligned with the strategic vision of the company. In his previous role as Director of Sales and Marketing, Cimino has demonstrated skills to effectively implement strategy and sustain a team-oriented culture. His resume includes decades of experience in business development and client management roles with several engineering firms. He will continue to expand the firm’s core practices to the public and private sectors company wide.

HR Director Promoted to Chief People Officer 

Being promoted from Director of Human Resources to Chief People Officer, Spence is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s HR and Marketing strategy in support of organizational goals. With 23 years of business experience she is T&M’s first executive focused solely on the company’s most important strength, its employees. Providing a people-centered leadership approach focused on talent optimization, corporate culture and branding, she will play a critical role in solidifying T&M’s position as an employer of choice and contributing to the sustainable, profitable, growth of the company. As the first female to be appointed to T&M’s Board of Directors in 2016, Spence also leads T&M’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and is dedicated to fostering a culture of acceptance and equality.

CFO Joins Board of Directors 

Koehler joined T&M in early 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. She is a 20+ year veteran of the professional services industry within the accounting, finance, administration and management realm. She is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Finance and Information Technology departments. Since joining she has made an immediate and positive impact on T&M’s financial position and established critical procedures and standards to manage business effectively. She is a strategic addition to the Board of Directors, leading the planning and management of the firm’s financial performance.