SmithGroup hires director of business development for Chicago office

SmithGroup has hired Susanne “Charli” Buchberger to serve as director of business development at its Chicago office.

Buchberger will draw upon nearly 25 years of experience to expand the office’s portfolio of work across the higher education, health, science & technology, urban design, workplace and waterfront markets.

Buchberger comes to SmithGroup from Booth Hansen, where she served as director of business development. She also has worked at Arthur Andersen, Marsh and Deloitte.

Buchberger received bachelor’s degrees in the fields of civil engineering and education.from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a master’s degree in environmental engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“Charli possesses a unique blend of expertise and training which enables her to understand the challenges impacting our clients,” says Tim Tracey, AIA, director of SmithGroup’s Chicago office. “As a passionate steward of the environment, Charli will partner with teammates and business leaders to develop strategic solutions across the full spectrum of integrated design services.” 

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