PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilbane Building Company, a global and award-winning leader in construction and facilities-related services headquartered in Providence, RI is pleased to announce that Michael McKelvy, President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Meeting Street.
"When I first moved to Rhode Island and visited Meeting Street I was amazed at the depth of the staff, the programs and services that were being provided to over 4,000 children and their families," said Michael McKelvy, President and COO of Gilbane Building Company. "After serving at the Meeting Street Telethon and visiting with the staff, children and families further, it became clear that Meeting Street's values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity and excellence emulate Gilbane's Core Values. I look forward to collaborating with fellow Board members and to complement the organization's leadership as they build their partnership across all programs and functions to position Meeting Street to become a national leader in child development, education, research and training."
"The board is pleased to welcome Michael McKelvy who brings a broad range of perspectives and experiences to our Board of Trustees," said John M. Kelly, President of Meeting Street. "We are happy to count on Michael's expertise for the continuation of the important work we do at Meeting Street to make sure that every child thrives."
Founded in 1946, Meeting Street compassionately and innovatively empowers children and their families to thrive by fostering the development of the whole child. Meeting Street has created an environment where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together. Meeting Street works with more than 4,000 children and families annually through its core programs: Meeting Street Early Intervention, Early Head Start, Healthy Families America, Meeting Street Early Learning Center, The Grace School, The Carter School and The Schwartz Center. For more information, visit www.MeetingStreet.org.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 in Rhode Island and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. Gilbane was named to Providence Business News' Best Places to Work list in 2015 and is an eleven time member of Training Magazine's Top 125 companies.
It was recently announced that McKelvy will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane Building Company effective January 1, 2016 from his current position as Chief Operating Officer. He will succeed present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., who will remain as Chairman of Gilbane Building Company and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane, Inc., a holding company with two principal subsidiaries, Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company.
For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.
SOURCE Gilbane Building Company