National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann has promoted Kate Buss, GISP, to the position of corporate business systems manager. Buss will lead efforts to enhance current systems and implement new applications as part of a full-scale effort to optimize technology and improve business processes at Bergmann.
Buss has 15 years of experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and currently serves on the New York State Geospatial Advisory Council. She has been with Bergmann for more than 13 years, most recently leading the GIS team in the Northeast Buildings division. Buss brings extensive project management and technology expertise to the position, having managed enterprise software implementations, custom software development, and system integration projects at Bergmann for the past seven years. She has a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University in Environmental Studies.
“We realized that the perfect fit was right in front of us,” said Scott Lockwood, Bergmann chief financial officer / chief administrative officer, who will oversee Buss. “Kate combines her knowledge of Bergmann with superior technical skills and a professional understanding of our industry. She will be able to lead us into the future.”
Buss will transition from her role managing GIS projects for Bergmann clients into her corporate position leading business systems during January. She will work closely with the Information Technology, Accounting, Human Resources and Corporate Marketing teams on systems upgrades and new software implementations throughout 2019. Her role will include project management, vendor relations, systems integration design and the development of employee training.
For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.