October Newsletter – Mark Gershman, PE, Appointed President

October 10, 2023

Mark Gershman, PE, Appointed BETA’s New President

BETA is excited to announce that Mark Gershman, PE, has been appointed to the position of President. Mark has been with BETA since 2007 and has served in a variety of positions over the past 16 years. Whether in the roles of principal-in-charge or project manager, client contact for several of our major clients, or most recently as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark has been tremendously effective and has been a significant asset to the firm. He has proven to be respected for his professional expertise, client service, and ability to work with management and our entire staff to promote the continued success of BETA. Read more here.

Richard Stinson, PWLF, Transitions to Client Service Manager

We’re excited to announce Rick Stinson’s transition to the role of Client Service Manager at BETA. With his extensive background in municipal management and public works, Rick brings a wealth of experience to the table. Rick’s appointment as Client Service Manager reflects BETA’s commitment to enhancing client relations and providing comprehensive support throughout the project lifecycle. His wealth of knowledge and leadership will undoubtedly be a valuable asset for clients seeking innovative and effective infrastructure solutions. Read more here.

Connect with Rick today to tap into his expertise and ensure your projects receive the dedicated attention they deserve.

Celebrating Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership Month is a month-long celebration of the undeniable benefits of employee ownership. At BETA, our philosophy is that when you own a part of the company, you have a vested interest in seeing it succeed. As an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) firm for over 20 years, our staff is motivated to work harder and smarter on our clients’ behalf.

Want to find out more about being an employee-owner at BETA? See a list of current career openings.

Welcome to the Team!

Kaiser Mahmood, PhD, joins BETA as a staff engineer in our traffic and transportation group. Kaiser received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from Bangladesh University in India and his PhD in civil engineering (transportation systems engineering) from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. While attending the University at Buffalo, Kaiser performed graduate research on an in-depth investigation of the efficacy of high visibility crosswalks (HVC).

Glenn Stevens, PE, PTOE, joins BETA as a senior traffic engineer in our traffic group. He received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Glenn brings over 25 years of experience, having completed the designs, specs, and cost estimates of over 65 signalized intersections on eight traffic signal systems. Glenn has prepared numerous reports and studies regarding traffic impact, operations, construction impact, and corridors using the latest versions of HCS and traffic modeling software.

Dylan McCarthy recently transitioned from his BETA summer internship into a full-time GIS specialist position. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelor’s in environmental science with a concentration in renewable energy and sustainability. Dylan has experience with ArcGIS Pro and applied spatial analysis thinking from his UMass coursework and his BETA summer internship.

Mia Callahan joins BETA as a staff scientist in our environmental group. Mia received her bachelor’s in environmental science with a concentration in ecology from SUNY Brockport. Mia previously worked as a quality assurance microbiology technician responsible for testing bio-burden and water and air quality.

Do you want to become an employee-owner?

We are currently looking for talented staff across many of our disciplines in offices throughout New England. BETA will challenge you with interesting work and offers the potential for growth and advancement. Browse our current job openings.

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