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President of Architecture, Engineering & Construction Services Divisions
Mr. Baker serves as the president of GMK’s architecture, engineering, and construction services divisions and has more than 35 years experience in construction management (with a focus on K-12 educational facilities), all with GMK Associates. In October of 2019, Mr. Baker became the company’s Board Chairman and assumed overall responsibility for GMK’s overall operations and strategic direction. In addition to his current responsibilities as the firm’s chief executive, Mr. Baker’s experience has included oversight and management of multiple large-scale building programs for a series of school districts across the Carolinas and Georgia and has met with outstanding success in growing GMK’s design and construction operations across all three states. For over 25 years, Mr. Baker has served as the building program director for the Richmond County Schools Capital Improvement Program in Augusta, Georgia, where GMK has been hired and rehired for six separate 5-year program phases. These contracts represents total construction budgets of over $855 million in new school construction and existing facility renovation. Mr. Baker holds a bachelor of science degree in building science and management from Clemson University and a bachelor of arts degree in church history from Furman University.