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STG Design Announces New Board Member

AUSTIN, TEXAS – January 6, 2021 – STG Design, an integrated architecture, interiors, and planning firm transforming businesses through design, announced that Mansoor Ghori, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Managing Director of Petros PACE Finance, has joined the board of directors. “Mansoor Ghori challenges us with next-level thinking,” said Jim Susman, FAIA, STG Design Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board. “His experience with the type of high-technology companies that catalyzed our firm’s evolution and his financial and business acumen are tremendous assets as we move into our next phase of growth.” 

Ghori said he is pleased to join a team that has been a proven success for a long time. “I look forward to helping STG continue their quest to grow.” he added. 

Interim CEO, David Johnston, AIA, said adopting a growth mindset has spurred STG Design’s leadership to think deeply about how the organization should keep transforming and changing. “Some aspects of design services can be emulated by many firms. What sets STG Design apart is the way we become immersed in our clients’ world. Our culture drives us to stay curious and constantly work to improve.” 

Ghori joins Mike Kennedy, President of MK Interests, and former Principal with Avison Young/Austin, as the firm’s two external board members. Kennedy has been called “the dean of Austin brokerage,” by the Austin Business Journal, and has long been one of the top commercial real estate brokers in Central Texas. His civic leadership includes serving as immediate past chair, executive committee, and strategic plan steering committee for the Downtown Austin Alliance. 

Co-Founder Jack Tisdale, AIA, LEED AP, said that STG Design’s growth trajectory and transition from founder-owned and led to employee-owned with distributed leadership, “have been invigorating. Although we’ve been in business four decades, we’ve never been more excited about building the next generation of leaders for the firm’s future. Mansoor’s and Mike’s perspectives will keep us on that learning edge.” 

STG Design board of directors includes: Jim Susman, FAIA, Founder and Chairman of the Board, STG Design; Jack Tisdale AIA, LEED AP, Founder and Principal, STG Design; David Johnston, AIA, Interim CEO, STG Design; PollyAnna Little IIDA, Principal, STG Design; Mansoor Ghori, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Managing Director, Petros; and Mike Kennedy, President, MK Interests.

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