LandDesign Grows Leadership with New Principals

We are proud to announce the addition of two new principals, Shaun Tooley, PLA, and Frank McMahan, PE, to our leadership team as of June 5, 2015. Shaun and Frank have successfully led significant plans and visions that have helped support LandDesign’s mission to create places that matter.

Shaun joined LandDesign in 2005 with a degree in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. He is recognized for his expertise in master planning and landscape architecture. Shaun has managed various projects to successful implementation such as Bahia Urbana, Hamlin and Waverly.

Frank became a part of the LandDesign team in 2006 with a degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. He is strongly committed to market diversification and creative infrastructure design. Some of Frank’s projects include City of Charlotte various stormwater improvement projects, Brightwalk and Little Sugar Creek Greenway Esplanade.

“We have great clients that take us to great projects. As a result, we are very fortunate to be growing and expanding to new markets, and with growth comes great opportunities,” said Rhett Cocker, President and CEO of LandDesign. “We are excited to share our recognition of Shaun and Frank as additions to the leadership of the firm and we look forward to the fresh ideas they will bring to our clients and places we create.”

Now it’s time to get to know these guys a little better.

[caption id="attachment_2164" align="alignleft" width="277"]Shaun and Frank were surprised by their promotion at the end of Day One of the June 2015 Partner's Meeting. Shaun and Frank were surprised by their promotion at the end of Day One of the June 2015 Partner's Meeting.[/caption]

Shaun is married to a former LandDesign Landscape Architect, Allison, and they now are the proud parents of two girls. He is the type of guy who always has your back and is willing to lend a helping hand at any moment. But don’t let that fool you, he has highly competitive side which he uses to fuel his marathon training.

Frank enjoys spending time with a wife and two sons when he is not dedicating his time to public works projects. He is wonderfully optimistic and easy to talk to if you ever get the chance to strike up a conversation. He is so likeable that he has his own drink at a local pub called “The Frankenberry.” He bleeds LandDesign Green and shows his passion for sports by coaching his son’s baseball team.