Name: Rebecca Geraghty
Job Title: Managing director of architecture
Firm Name and Location: Brennan Architects, Charlotte, N.C.
Age: 37
Professional Credentials: AIA, LEED Green Associate, NCARB
Education: MBA, Medaille College; BArch, Cornell University

Promoted to director of Charlotte Design Studio in 2008; to managing director of architecture in 2010. Sole qualifier for Brennan Management Services’ construction management license.

Currently manages more than $200 million of regional jail, sheriff’s office, and campus projects for public- and private-sector clients.

Experienced with numerous high-profile correctional/detention facility projects in Southeast; educational, commercial, warehouse, and industrial projects in Northeast; and technological systems, IPD, and lean construction methodologies.

Before joining Brennan, was assistant professor of interior design for Buffalo (N.Y.) State College for seven years. Simultaneously owned and ran RG Design Associates, a private design practice, in Buffalo.

Off the Clock:

Seeking PhD in construction management from Indiana State University.

Enjoys vegetable gardening—primarily tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and broccoli. Accidentally grew about 1,000 eggplants last year.

Favorite movie: Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life.”

Secret Life:

As a teenager, won goat milking and vegetable judging contests at county fair.


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