OHM Advisors Appoints New Board Chairperson and Three New Members

OHM Advisors, an award-winning community advancement firm ranked 289 on the ENR Top Design Firm List; announces the appointment of James Houk to Board Chairman, with Kent Early, David Zimmerman, and Eric Sieczka joining the 2017/2018 OHM Advisors Board of Directors.

Houk is Vice President of Planning and Urban Design and Managing Director of the Ohio offices of OHM Advisors. A 38-year design industry veteran and a member of OHM Advisors’ Board of Directors, Houk takes the reigns from Daniel Fredendall, who retired as Chairman after 24 years of board service.

Of his successor, Fredendall says, “Jim brings a wealth of experience to this role. He’s played a big part in charting our future and will steer us in the right direction in this new role.”

Houk merged his Columbus-based design firm, Bird Houk Collaborative, with OHM Advisors in 2010 and has since been a member of the executive leadership team. Before co-founding Bird Houk, he was a vice president in the Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Studio of NBBJ.

New board members Kent Early, David Zimmerman, and Eric Sieczka, leaders in their respective fields, join the board to offer collective experience in strategic transactions, financial management, and technology development. They fill the seats vacated by Dan Fredendall, Charlie Mahoney, and Daniel Obrynba.

“We are extremely proud to announce these new additions to our board,” says Houk “All three bring experience that will benefit our firm and further our mission of Advancing Communities. My congratulations to them.”

Kent Early, PE is the Director of Municipal Engineering at OHM Advisors. A professional engineer and a member of the firm’s shareholder team since 2004, he has been with OHM Advisors since 1999. Responsible for mentoring young talent into leaders, developing the firm’s…

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