Thomas Taylor, LEED AP BD+CGeneral Manager
Thomas is a fourth generation, nearly 30-year veteran of the construction industry and a noted expert on sustainability. A longtime advocate for green building, he brings experience and passion to the leadership of Vertegy, which he launched in February 2005 following the success of the LEED Platinum Alberici Corporate Headquarters project, for which Thomas represented both owner and design/build construction manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Southern Illinois University with a minor in Construction Management. His experience led him to author the book, Guide to LEED 2009: Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies, which provides systematic guidance for contractors, estimators and design professionals through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process. Thomas has directed the development of numerous construction- and LEED-based educational programs and serves as a faculty member for the Associated General Contractors of America. Thomas led Vertegy to become a USGBC Education Provider, creating a course catalog for the education of LEED professionals and practitioners that covers a wide range of design-, construction-, and LEED-related topics. Over the years, Thomas has served on and chaired various committees of both the local St. Louis and National Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). He’s a member of the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Robin Schenks-Wear, LEED AP BD+CManager of Operations
Robin is Manager of Operations for Vertegy and provides overall operational support for the company. Robin has been employed by Vertegy’s parent company, Alberici, since August of 1999, serving as the Office Manager and overseeing corporate facilities. She was recruited to be part of the team working on the Alberici Corporate Headquarters building, which is now heralded as one of the greenest buildings in the world and served as a springboard for the creation of Vertegy. Robin has worked directly with Thomas Taylor in the formation and evolution of Vertegy, maintaining its status as a center of excellence within the Alberici Corporation. Robin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude. She is a member of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Christy Cunningham-Saylor, LEED AP BD+CEnvironmental Specialist
Christy serves as Vertegy's Environmental Specialist, bringing a keen sense of environmental responsibility to Alberici's sustainable consulting service. A graduate of Oklahoma City University with a background in biology and currently pursuing a graduate degree in environmental education, Christy joined Vertegy in December 2005. As Environmental Specialist, she works closely with clients who are seeking the benefits of sustainable design and construction, which include significantly reducing life cycle costs, conserving natural resources and enhancing the quality of work life for the building's occupants. Christy is a member of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Grant Lanham, LEED AP BD+COperations Specialist
Grant joined Vertegy in February 2008 as Operations Specialist. Prior to joining Vertegy, Grant served as Facility Manager for Vertegy's parent company, Alberici Corporation, since 2004. He has nearly fifteen years of experience in operations and facility management, including serving as logistics manager at Ryder Integrated Logistics, where he was in charge of the company’s standard operating procedures, facilities management and safety administration. In his position as Operations Specialist with Vertegy, Grant provides support to clients and project teams to ensure compliance with sustainable design and construction practices, utilizing his facilities management background to provide a unique perspective to green building owners and operators. Grant is an active member of the St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), as well as the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Grant, a LEED Accredited Professional, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in architecture from Drury University.
Greg Mueller, LEED AP BD+CProject Specialist
Greg joined Vertegy in January of 2009 after spending 25 years as a project manager with Vertegy’s parent company, Alberici. While at Alberici, he served as a project manager on many multi-million dollar projects, including the $81 million construction of the C-5 Hangar Facility for the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, TN. Greg has also played instrumental roles in numerous construction and expansion projects in the St. Louis area, including work with Station Casinos, Inc., The Boeing Company, Centocor Biologics, St. Mary’s Health Center, DaimlerChrysler Corporation and the Ford Motor Company. In his position as project specialist, Greg uses his extensive construction background to assist him in providing hands-on support for the clients and project teams who are seeking the benefits of sustainable design and construction. Greg is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Emily Korsch, LEED AP BD+CProject Specialist
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Emily joined Vertegy after spending more than two years as a project engineer with Vertegy’s parent company, Alberici. She has played key roles in several multi-million dollar construction and expansion projects in and around St. Louis, including work with Saint Louis University, DaimlerChrysler Corporation in Fenton and the Holcim Ste. Genevieve Cement Plant in Bloomsdale. In her position as project specialist, Emily uses her construction background and keen interest in all things "green" to provide support to project teams to ensure compliance with sustainable design and construction practices. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Ed Unwin, LEED Green AssociateProject Specialist
Ed serves as a Project Specialist for Vertegy. Before joining Vertegy in 2009, he worked as a Project Manager for Sterling Engineering & Surveying for over 38 years. In this role, Ed was instrumental in the successful completion of numerous multi-million dollar construction and development projects, working with clients to research initial information such as legal boundaries and existing utilities before developing a site layout. Ed has a strong background in zoning and land use review as well processing and supervising all civil design and construction documents for projects. As an accredited LEED Green Associate, Ed provides hands-on support for clients and project teams seeking the benefits of sustainable design and construction.