Cushing Terrell Appoints Greg Matthews, AIA, as President and CEO

The firm also adds a chief knowledge officer to the executive leadership team

President and CEO Greg Matthews

Cushing Terrell is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Matthews as president and CEO of Cushing Terrell. Greg replaces the firm’s outgoing president, Scott Wilson, who will remain with the firm and continue to serve on the board. 

Greg will lead the continued growth of the architecture and engineering design firmwhich includes 13 offices and a portfolio that spans commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail projects. The firm underwent a rebrand late last year to acknowledge its role as a change-player.  

24-year veteran of Cushing Terrell, Greg will focus on ensuring the firm is positioned to evolve with the ever-changing design and construction industry. “Greg has always been a leader among leaders,” Scott said, commenting on the appointment. “He is someone who truly cares about people and their futures, and Cushing Terrell is built around people.”

Scott has served as an incredible leader over the past nine years. I am grateful for having had a front-row seat to witness the amazing things he has done for our firm, our teams, and our clients during his tenure as president. His unwavering commitment to our values and heritage while taking on new challenges has been inspiring to watch. I am honored and humbled to follow in his footsteps.

Greg Matthews

Scott Wilson passes the torch to incoming president and CEO, Greg Matthews.

Simultaneously, the firm has created a new executive positionchief knowledge officer (CKO), to oversee the distribution and retention of intellectual capital, facilitate equity and professional growth, and support learning for all team members. This position will be filled by Jim Armer, PE, a 14-year veteran of the firm, formerly co-lead of the retail design studio. 

Chief Knowledge Officer Jim Armer

In his new role, Jim will oversee the distribution and retention of intellectual capital and will advance and accelerate the rate of learning for all team members to facilitate equity and professional growth. 

The chief knowledge officer role is the result of Cushing Terrell’s commitment to improve and transfer knowledge for the benefit of our clients and our team members,” Greg notes. “Jim has been pushing the envelope in these areas for years and is the right person to guide us through this chapter in our quest for continued improvement.” 

Both changes reflect the importance of development and advancement of Cushing Terrell team members as core tenets of the firm’s leadership.