MKSK appoints new CEO

Eric Lucas, PLA, ASLA, Principal & CEO

MKSK, Inc., recently announced the appointment of longtime Principal, Eric Lucas, PLA, ASLA, as its Chief Executive Officer. Eric has been instrumental in MKSK’s strategic growth, the development of young professionals, and excellence in project delivery. Eric is grounded in MKSK’s mission of being passionate about people and place, building on local strengths, and solving our city’s most pressing issues. Eric is a licensed Landscape Architect, holding degrees from Purdue University and Ball State University.

Brian Kinzelman, FASLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal & former CEO (left); Eric Lucas, PLA, ASLA, Principal & CEO (right), along the Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Founding Principal Brian Kinzelman stated, “After my long tenure as CEO since the firm’s inception, I am thrilled to pass on this role to my colleague Eric Lucas, allowing me to concentrate on client service and project design. Eric is a highly developed leader and practitioner. The combination of his experience, knowledge of the MKSK’s culture, and drive for excellence makes him the ideal fit to lead MKSK’s next generation.”

Incoming CEO Eric Lucas adds, “I am honored to follow Brian’s leadership and am committed to strengthening MKSK’s reputation as a national leader in planning and landscape architecture, as well as workplace wellness and culture. I’m proud of our team, our talented thought leaders, our deep client relationships, and look forward to continuing to shape the places where we live, work, and play.”

MKSK is a WLA Sponsor.

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