HFA recently announced the addition of Katie Gately to the Client Partnerships team. Gately will serve as Client Partnerships Lead, supporting HFA's national business development efforts from the Atlanta metro.
Bringing five years of AEC industry experience to her new role, she most recently served in a strategic business development role for an Atlanta-based Civil Engineering firm. As a proud graduate of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, Gately enjoys using her professional sales and marketing degree to cultivate meaningful relationships with potential clients.
“I’ve always had a passion for the built environment and understand the importance of selecting design professionals who deliver intentional and innovative designs, no matter the project size. I'm excited about joining the HFA team because I see this responsibility and problem-solving approach at the forefront of every HFA project. When a client needs an A+E partner to bring their vision to life, I feel confident that my talented architecture and engineering colleagues will exceed expectations while designing for a better tomorrow,” said Gately.
She will be responsible for helping HFA grow its client relationships within several sectors by using her highly motivated personality to identify and strategically solve problems while continuing to fuel growth in diverse market sectors. Gately says she values developing solid relationships and hopes to offer her clients a unique blend of marketing, business strategy, data analysis, and interpersonal communication techniques.
Gately is a proud Board Member of the South Atlantic chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Council for Quality Growth (CQG) Emerging Leaders Initiative. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), serving on the Small Business Recognition Community of Interest Committee, as well.
"We’re very excited to have Katie join our team. Her knowledge of the development process and commitment to client relationships will help us continue to expand HFA’s work in our core markets. We look forward to her foresight as we continue to develop our strategic goals," said Daryl Whitmer, Director of Client Partnerships at HFA.
She is hopeful that her passion for business development and the AEC industry will help her nurture solid and lasting relationships with her peers at HFA and professionals within the AEC sector, whether they be former, current, or future clients.
Simply put, Gately says, "I'm passionate about cultivating meaningful relationships that work together to solve problems through an intentional focus on meaningful design and construction.”