RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart D. Roberson, the former superintendent of Hanover County (VA) Public Schools, has been chosen as the next chairman of the board and president/chief executive officer of Moseley Architects, the firm announced today. Roberson succeeds Robert L. "Bob" Mills III, who will continue to actively serve the firm and its clients as a member of the board of directors. Roberson has over 30 years of experience as a public sector executive. When he retired in June he was one of Virginia's longest serving school superintendents. Prior to coming to Hanover County in 1995, he spent four years as superintendent of schools in Falls Church (VA). A native of Patrick County (VA), he began his career as a public educator in 1976.
"Stewart's selection marks a departure from the traditional leadership model for architecture and engineering firms," said Mills. "But when we took a look at what a firm like ours needs in the role of president in today's environment, it became clear that traditional approaches to such leadership are outdated."
Moseley Architects provides architectural and engineering services to the public sector. "The landscape for public sector design and construction has undergone a dramatic transformation," said Mills. "Today, our clients look to us to adapt, innovate, and anticipate along with them. Stewart brings the perspective of a lifelong public service professional, augmenting our unparalleled professional expertise, enabling us and our clients to respond effectively, efficiently, and nimbly to the needs and demands of this new environment."
Mills, a professional engineer, has been Moseley Architects' president since 1988. "Bob Mills has been our public face for over two decades," said Moseley Architects' Vice President Jim McCalla. "He has been our cheerleader, our pot-stirrer, our visionary and, most importantly, our client-advocate-in chief. Stewart Roberson is a natural leader, communicator, and motivator. He speaks our clients' language, and we think he's a great fit for this essential role in our firm."
Roberson begins at Moseley Architects immediately. "I am eager to get started on this next phase of my career," he said. "Moseley Architects is a recognized leader in the field of public architecture and engineering. For years, public sector executives, elected officials, and citizens in many states have benefitted from their skills, experience, and expertise. Public officials face tough challenges in this new environment, and I'm excited to be part of a team that's dedicated to working hand-in-hand with them to address their needs in the 21st century."
Moseley Architects is one of the nation's only architecture and engineering (A/E) firms primarily devoted to serving the public sector and ranked in the top 10 percent of A/E firms in Building Design and Construction's 2011 Giants 300 Report. With over 180 employees, the firm has offices in Richmond, Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach and Warrenton, Virginia, and Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina. The firm is currently serving local, state, and federal government entities in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and West Virginia, with a focus on K-12 schools, higher education facilities, civic/governmental buildings and correction/detention facilities. For more information, go to www.moseleyarchitects.com.
SOURCE Moseley Architects