Arlington, TX (August 23, 2021) – mma’s new leadership team was announced to employees at the firm’s mid-year company meeting on Friday, July 30th.
When asked about the new leadership team, mma Founder and Chief Idea Guy, Cliff Mycoskie, RLA, ASLA stated: “Successful transition of leadership is critical for any organization. We are fortunate to have these six professionals who have all demonstrated leadership and alignment with mma’s values and vision for the future. I look forward to their influence in the execution of our business at mma. Together, we are committed to navigate the right path forward for mma and our client’s success.”
The following talented professionals serve on mma’s leadership team:
Jacob Sumpter, AICP – President
Jacob’s career with mma spans over 15 years. He is a patient leader who provides support and guidance to employees at all levels of the organization. Jacob can be credited for the creation and implementation of mma’s values (be passionate, be accountable, be creative, be involved, be engaged, be responsive) as well as the conception of the firm’s box icon.
Rob Cronin, PE – Chief Operating Officer
Rob uses his experience to mentor junior staff and provide innovative solutions to complex design challenges. He holds the belief each development is building a part of a city, community, and neighborhood which further motivates him to build strong relationships with clients, municipal agencies, neighborhood committees, and contractors. He values responsive team collaboration and believes it to be a fundamental part of any project’s success.
Douglas Cooper, AICP – Principal
Douglas leads multi-disciplinary teams on complex zoning and land development projects which involve engaging community leaders, stakeholders, and citizen groups. He is known as a creative thinker as well as a solution driven problem solver who strives to make a positive impact to the built environment and to contribute to the quality of life of people in communities across the state.
Andrea Taylor, PE – Principal
Andrea is the manager and lead engineer at mma’s office in Burleson. Over her 9-year career, she has had the opportunity to change the landscape of communities around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex – one project at a time. Second to her love of engineering, Andrea enjoys participating in events that allow her to share her love of engineering with students and adults alike.
Bobby Gaddis, PE – Principal
Bobby currently serves as mma’s Engineering Production Manager. As Engineering Production Manager, Bobby’s goal is to ensure the right people, tools, and techniques are in place so optimized solutions can be developed for projects which provide clients with greater value from our services. He continually works to improve the technical knowledge, speed, efficiency, and design presentation of mma’s work through constant research, the creation of custom solutions, and testing of new software/tools.
Yulien Hawkins – Principal
Yulien has been with mma for 20 years. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and serves as office manager and head of human resources. No one knows the inner workings of mma quite like Yulien – she can be depended upon for anything and is the glue which holds us together.