ATLANTA, GA, December 3, 2014 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Doug McMillan, PE, to President of the company effective January 1, 2015.  McMillan succeeds John zumBrunnen who has served in this position since founding the company in 1989. zumBrunnen will continue to serve as CEO of the firm.

A 16-year veteran of the company, McMillan began his career with zumBrunnen, Inc. in October 1998 when he started as a Senior Project Manager in the Atlanta office. In June 2006, McMillan was promoted to Director of Project Management and took over operational responsibilities of the project management team.

“Being named as President of the company is an incredible honor, and I am eager to step into this leadership role,” said McMillan. “We have an incredible team of project managers, and I am excited to lead us into the future.”

Prior to joining zumBrunnen, Inc., McMillan began his engineering career in 1980, and he has managed commercial projects worth over $200 million in both private and public sectors. Through his vast experience, McMillan understands all aspects of the building consulting industry and is a respected leader with a proven history of directing projects and successfully leading team members.

McMillan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He is a former Resident Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). McMillan is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the state of California. He is also certified as a level I thermographer.

“We are delighted to name Doug McMillan as President of the company,” said John zumBrunnen, founder of the firm. “It has been a pleasure working with Doug over the years, and we look forward to having him help us continue to grow and expand the business. Doug fully understands the industry, and he has incredible relationships with our clients. He does an excellent job of directing our team of project managers, and he is a respected and trusted leader. Please join us in congratulating Doug on his new role with the firm.”

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. With offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, the firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning and thermal imaging services for a diverse list of national and select international clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, educational, multi-family, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging or AAHSA), LeadingAge North Carolina (formerly NCANPHA), LeadingAge Florida (formerly FAHSA), LeadingAge Georgia (formerly GAHSA), LeadingAge Illinois (formerly Life Services Network or LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC) and the Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC).

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