Kenneth R. “Ken” Johnston is New GBA President

Kenneth R. “Ken” Johnston (GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.)    is the new President of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA), a not-for-profit association of geoprofessional firms. Accepting office during ceremonies  at GBA’s annual meeting held virtually for the first time in GBA’s 50-year history.

Mr. Johnston is the 50th individual to serve as GBA’s president and chair the group’s board of directors. Other directors who will serve during GBA’s 2020-2021 fiscal year are:
• President-Elect: Thomas W. “Tom” Blackburn, P.E., G.E., F.ASCE (Blackburn Consulting)
• Secretary/Treasurer: Leo Titus, Jr., P.E. (ECS, Ltd.)
• Chuck A. Gregory, P.E. (Terracon)
• Martin LaRoche, P. Eng, M.Sc. (SNC Lavalin)
• Guy Marcozzi, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, F. ASCE (Duffield Associates, Inc.)
• Christopher Matthew “Matt” Moler, P.E. (S&ME, Inc.)
• Matthew R. “Matt” Poirier, P.E. (Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.)
• Steve Wendland, P.E., R.G., D.GE (Kleinfelder, Inc.)

Mr. Johnston is the Senior Principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental and the firm’s chief administrative officer. He previously served as GZA’s senior vice president, responsible for risk management, contracts, and real estate and, before that, was the firm’s vice president of operations. Mr. Johnston holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Norwich University. He earned his master’s degree in business administration at New Hampshire College. An avid bicyclist, Mr. Johnston has completed the Pan Mass Challenge for 25 consecutive years, raising more than $170,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is actively involved in the Board of Fellows at the Business & Management School at Norwich University, currently serving as the Board’s chairman.

During GBA’s 2020 Spring Conference, Mr. Johnston thanked the Association Members for their confidence in his leadership, especially during these challenging times for our Members and our Association.

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