Daniel Geers Elected President of Jezerinac Geers
After being led by its founders for over three decades, structural engineering firm Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc. has moved to the second generation of leadership as Daniel Geers was recently elected as the firm’s president. Dan became president on January 1, 2015, taking the reins from his father, Richard Geers. Prior to Rick’s role as president, Ronald Jezerinac served in this role.
“For 34 years, Jezerinac Geers has been my professional life. I’ve come to the realization that it’s time for me to enjoy life a bit more, and focus on the things I enjoy, like engineering. I’m not retiring, just transitioning my presidential duties, so I can devote my time to leading and managing structural projects,” Rick said.
The principals of Jezerinac Geers have taken a thoughtful approach to the transition, and are confident of Dan’s technical and operational background. He is an Ohio State graduate, and received a Master of Structural Engineering degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. Dan worked for Jezerinac Geers throughout college and then spent 10 years in Chicago working for Sargent & Lundy, one of the country’s largest engineering firms. Five years ago, he rejoined Jezerinac Geers reconnecting with the firm’s clients and the Central Ohio market.
Like the founders, Dan is very involved in the construction industry, serving on the Board of Directors of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services, Columbus Chapter. Dan is also a member of the advisory board of the College of Engineering and Geodetic Sciences at The Ohio State University.
“I grew up watching my father and Ron build this company with one focus: client relationships. That client commitment will always be what drives our company. It is exciting to be leading a business in Columbus right now. Our city is positioned for growth by every measure, and our aim is to continue building the structures that define it,” Dan said.
The 26-person firm has designed structural systems for some of the most visible projects in the Columbus area: the Heart of Africa Exhibit at the Columbus Zoo, the Columbia Gas Headquarters, Huntington Park, 250 High St., the expansion of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dublin, and the KIPP Charter School.