Populous Announces Officer Promotions; Names Two to Global Holdings Board

October 23, 2018

Populous today announced the promotion of a significant number of its staff globally, including two new appointments to the firm’s Holdings Board – Senior Principals Shireen Hamdan and Michael Lockwood.

“Our brand is built on the contributions of our staff, and this recognition is in honor of their commitment to making Populous the best design firm in the world at drawing people together,” said Joe Spear, Chairman of Populous’ global Holdings Board. “It’s quite humbling to watch the growth of this company unfold; at 18 offices and nearly 600 employees around the world, it’s an exciting time for Populous.”

The following people were promoted in recognition of their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their work and we are pleased to acknowledge them:

Promotions to Senior Principal:

  • Brett Wightman, Singapore
  • Lyle Miller, Kansas City
  • Shaun Fernandes, London
  • Simon Jordan, London

Promotions to Principal:

  • Al Baxter, Sydney
  • James Pearce, Brisbane
  • James Smith, Brisbane
  • Jason Carmello, Kansas City
  • Geoff Cheong, Kansas City
  • Norman Friedman, Kansas City
  • Michelle Nicholls-Shaw, London

Promotions to Associate Principal:

  • Andrew Noonan, Brisbane
  • Matt Reynolds, Sydney
  • Bill Bourne, Kansas City
  • Jason Gardner, Kansas City
  • Kevin Koch, Kansas City
  • Meggan Lux, Tokyo
  • Bridget Ott, Denver
  • Bobby Sloan, Denver
  • Paul Goodall, London

Promotions to Senior Associate:

  • Andrew Crutcher, Sydney
  • Keith Hudson, Brisbane
  • Rohit Garg, Delhi
  • Isha Rathee, Delhi
  • Zoe Sullivan, Sydney
  • Andrew Wallace, Sydney
  • Maria Blanco, Kansas City
  • Jacob Coburn, Kansas City
  • Brooke Craig, Kansas City
  • Duart Duff, Kansas City
  • Ayesha Husain, New York
  • Joshua Johnson, Kansas City
  • Kristin Long, Kansas City
  • Christopher Meehan, Kansas City
  • Ashleigh Rogers, Kansas City
  • Ryan Sorby, Kansas City
  • Frank Steiner, Kansas City
  • Sabrina Tockook, Denver
  • Bianca Binder, London
  • Charlie Fordham, London
  • Matt Grace, London
  • Jorge Mendez, London
  • Elizabeth Miglierina, London
  • Marian Moravek, London

Promotions to Associate:

  • Rosario Cho, Brisbane
  • Henry Coates, Brisbane
  • Nick Fitzgerald, Sydney
  • Jack Kato, Singapore
  • Alexa Lee, Singapore
  • Ashish Shrivastav, Delhi
  • Lucas Bergstrom, Kansas City
  • Nicholas Caprario, Kansas City
  • Daniel Coleman, Kansas City
  • Christopher Collins, Kansas City
  • Bridget Gramlich, Kansas City
  • Michael Hoelscher, Kansas City
  • Aaron Jones, Kansas City
  • Michael Kinard, Denver
  • Patrick Knight, Kansas City
  • Nicholas Malyon, Kansas City
  • Leo Mangimelli, Kansas City
  • Elizabeth Martinez, Denver
  • Daniel Molina, Kansas City
  • Ana Paz, Kansas City
  • Megan Rand, Kansas City
  • Ashley Simpson, Kansas City
  • Danielle Whitelaw, Denver
  • Fabiano D’Amato, London
  • Tao Jiang, London
  • Beth McCarey, London
  • Andrew Rieper, London
  • Scott Rogers, London
  • Maria Vlcakova, London
  • Sin Jae Yoo, London


About Shireen Hamdan

A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Shireen has lived and studied around the world from Brazil to Libya. A graduate of the Architectural Association in London, Shireen joined Populous in 2008. Since then she has worked on a wide variety of sport, entertainment and convention and exhibition center projects including the redevelopment of Silverstone F1 Circuit, Wimbledon Centre Court, London 2012 Stadium, The Sports Venue Masterplan for the country of Qatar and two World Cup stadium for the Qatar World Cup 2022. Shireen leads the Middle East market for Populous and currently is leading the firm’s work on a 40,000-seat soccer stadium in Kuwait. Shireen is an architecture graduate of Kingston University, and she also received a graduate diploma in architecture from the Architecture Association.


About Michael Lockwood

Based in San Francisco, Michael is a design director for Populous’ convention center practice. During his 16 years with our firm, Michael has taken on unique design projects around the world including the expansion of the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar, the ICC Sydney, and U.S. convention centers in Anaheim, Boston, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio and San Jose. He was named to ENR’s 20 under 40 in 2013 as well as KC Business Magazine’s 2013 Rising Star. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and participated in the Denmark International Study Program.

2 thoughts on “Populous Announces Officer Promotions; Names Two to Global Holdings Board
  1. How exciting to see so many names of my former colleagues on this list! Well done to all of you who make sports architecture thrive with your brilliant individual and collective efforts!

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