An Update on Planning and Facilities Management

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Dear Colleagues,

I want to update you on recent developments in the Department of Planning and Facilities Management and introduce myself.

On July 31, Vice President Ben Kuo will depart his position. In Ben’s nearly two years with the university, he has developed an outstanding team and reinvigorated our campus environment. We are grateful for Ben’s contribution to the infrastructure and future planning of Georgetown and wish him the very best going forward.

In preparation for Ben’s departure, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Geoff Chatas has asked me to transition into the role of Interim Vice President, and I’m honored to lead this excellent team. Before coming to Georgetown as Vice President for Corporate Partnerships in 2019, I was Director of Affinity and Strategic Relationships at The Ohio State University where I oversaw partnerships ranging from small businesses and startups to Fortune 50 companies. During that time, I also coached OSU men’s track and field and oversaw the training and development of seven former university football players who transitioned to the National Football League.

As I begin this new role, I have asked Director of Project Management Tony Gammon to begin leading Capital Projects, and AVP for Operations Christina Roberts, currently in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, to join our team as Chief of Staff. 

I have begun meeting with leadership across the department and it is clear that critical efforts are making rapid progress, even as we confront an unprecedented public health crisis. Many of you have been serving on campus since the outbreak first began. On Wednesday, July 22 we had the opportunity to thank 250 Facilities Operations colleagues at a socially distanced picnic on Healy Lawn for their many contributions over the last several months. 

I am grateful for everyone’s work and look forward to moving ahead. Please reach out with any questions.


Lori Baldwin
Interim Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management