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FPCM Leadership


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Adam Aaronson

Executive Director - Campus Development

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

One of his favorite experiences at GW was planning for the Gelman Library Entry Floor project. There was a design meeting with students one evening, complete with pizza and snacks, 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. He feels that speaking with people from a variety of backgrounds helps bring new perspectives and opinions to the discussion and makes our community perform better.

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Brandon Bailey

Interim Director - Technology & Information Management

Brandon is one of the newest members of the FPCM Leadership Team, having joined GW about 2 years ago.

In his short time at GW, one of the moments he has enjoyed the most was assisting with the Summer Inspection project during his first year here. It was a real crash course on how the university operates as a whole and how things never really stop or slow down for the Facilities division. Summer periods are just as busy but in very different ways. 

One part of GW that he enjoys more than he expected is the food truck presence on and around campus. Trying different foods and stepping outside for a lunch break is always enjoyable. 

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David Dent 

Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management

He is responsible for physical plant operations for three campuses, which includes central plant and utilities, energy, facilities maintenance, building trades, housekeeping, grounds, property management, campus development and project management, campus planning, and 5-year capital budgeting.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University, is a licensed Professional Engineer (Commonwealth of Virginia), Virginia Construction Contracting Officer (VCCO), and Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP).

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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. 

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Rose Dunnegan

Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff - Business Integration Group

Rose has been at GW for 20 years. She first worked as a contractor and has been a university employee since 2005.

Her #OnlyatGW moment was getting to see, in-person, the 2009 GW Presidential Inauguration Float the night before it left campus for the parade and watching Vishal Aswani, the then SA President, and other students in the parade.

Even after 20 years on campus, she says no two days are the same. She loves meeting so many amazing students, and there is no doubt in her mind that our students are key players of change for the good of our world, and she feels fortunate to have played a role in getting them there.

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Janine Helwig

Director - Utilities & Engineering

Janine has been at GW since 2012. 

In her Utilities & Engineering role, she is very excited to collaborate with the Office of Sustainability and to participate in achieving progress towards GW's Climate Action Plan for becoming carbon neutral by 2040!

One of her favorite #OnlyatGW moments was getting to witness the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade in 2018, since the parade route was less than a few blocks from the Foggy Bottom Campus!

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Ayana Moore

Director - Business Services & Staff Development

Ayana has been a member of the GW community for nearly 10 years. 

Ayana is also an alumna of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Over the years, Ayana has had the opportunity to influence a number of university initiatives, committees, and has contributed to the development of university policy. Ayana’s goal is to help people reach and then succeed at their highest potential.  

Her favorite #OnlyatGW moment was seeing Damien Escobar at Lisner Auditorium for her birthday in 2018.

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Brian Snyder

Director - Facilities Resources & Planning

Brian has been supporting GW since 2018. 

The Strategic Campus and Facilities Master Plan has become on 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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Harold Speed

Executive Director, Facilities Maintenance

Harold has spent most of career working in the world of Facilities. After spending his first 30 years in 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.