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DLR Group Elevates Fuller to COO

KANSAS CITY, MO — DLR Group Chief Executive Officer Steven McKay, AIA, RIBA, announces a new executive leader for the 100 percent employee-owned, globally integrated design firm.

Managing Principal John Fuller, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is DLR Group’s new Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for executing the firm’s business strategy, technical quality and project performance, resource management and productivity, and operational efficiency to grow enterprise value for the firm’s 1,400 design professionals and 32 offices.

Fuller joined DLR Group in 1986, co-founded the Kansas City office in 1994, and has spent his entire career with the firm. He was named one of four Managing Principals in 2018, elected to the board of directors in 2019, and is a member of the firm’s executive leadership team. Previously, he was the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer, a position he held since 2015.

“John has an innate understanding of our business of design and the unique differentiators that generate new fees, revenue, and growth for our employee-owners,” McKay said. “He has personal relationships with every key leader across our enterprise and a passion for creating career opportunities for all people in our firm.”

Managing Principal Charles Dalluge, who has served as Chief Operating Officer since joining DLR Group in 2014, remains with the firm as a member of the board of directors.

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