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FPCM Leadership

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Baxter Goodly

Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management

Baxter is responsible for the management and delivery of all services within FPCM including Campus Development, Facilities Buildings & Grounds, Facilities Resources & Planning, Transportation & Relocation Services, and Utilities, Energy and Engineering

Baxter earned his MA in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University, his MA in Organizational Management from GW, and his BA in U.S. History from Tulane University. He also holds a Financial Management Certificate and is a Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM).

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Adam Aaronson

Executive Director - Campus Development

Adam received his MBA in Real Estate at GW and has worked here since 2006.

One of his favorite experiences at GW was planning for the Gelman Library Entry Floor project. A design charrette was held with students to learn about how they like to use the library. It was great to hear all the different perspectives and ideas, and this allowed student feedback to be incorporated into the final design. Adam feels that speaking with people from a variety of backgrounds brings new ideas to the table and better informs project design.

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 Harold Speed 

Executive Director - Facilities Maintenance

Harold has spent most of his career working in the world of Facilities. After spending his first 30 years supporting the Air Force, he has spent much of the rest of his time at GW. 

While he has spent more than 20 years at GW, he still looks forward to the future of our campuses with so much focus being directed towards empowering improvements for our students, faculty, and staff. 

One fun fact about Harold is that he used to be a basketball referee for collegiate women in Pennsylvania. 

 

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Mansi Talwar, CEM, LEED AP

Executive Director - Utilities, Energy and Engineering

Mansi graduated from GW with her Masters in Environment and Energy Management in 2010 and joined the GW FPCM family in May 2021. As a grad student she participated in the design charrette of the Milken school of Public health project and since then she has supported GW on many projects as a LEED Consultant as well as a DC Sustainable Energy Utility partner.

Mansi is excited to be a part of the FPCM leadership team and support the university to meet its ambitious goals

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Brain Synder

Director - Facilities Resources & Planning

Brian has been supporting GW since 2018. 

The Strategic Campus and Facilities Master Plan has become one of the focuses of his job, and he looks forward to how it will create a unified campus identity with a sense of place and belonging that aligns with our university values. 

One of his favorite GW experiences is volunteering at Midnight Breakfast, witnessing the faculty and staff go above and beyond their normal duties to ensure the students enjoy a break from their rigorous studying.

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T.J. Dowdell

Assistant Director-General Services

T.J. supports us through our partnership with Aramark. While he has worked with GW mostly since 2013, he did take a short period away from FPCM to support GW Hospital for a short period. 

His favorite part of working in this part of GW is fall student move-in. It's an overwhelming, emotionally positive feeling to see the progression of young people in some of their first significant steps into adult life. Beyond this being a great moment for students, he has seen it be a great time of year for our staff members who are equally excited for the return of GW students.