PORTLAND, Maine (July 17, 2015) – The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce the appointments of Bruce Jones, Creative Office Pavilion and Brian Curley, PDT Architects to Vice Presidents for 2015 -2016.
Bruce Jones, Business Development Manager at Creative Office Pavilion since 2004, works with business owners and managers to provide creative furnishing solutions that support their business objectives. He has been an active member of MEREDA since 2010 serving on the Conference Committee. Bruce joined the MEREDA board in 2012 and that same year, was selected to receive MEREDA’s President’s Award.
Bruce has worked in the commercial furniture industry for over 20 years serving in various sales, training and management roles. He also serves in a leadership role with the Rotary Club of Portland, volunteers at the Long Creek Youth Development Center and is active with the Portland Society for Architecture.
Brian M. Curley, AIA, LEED AP, principal of PDT Architects, is the team leader for corporate, housing, financial services, and interiors clients, with special expertise in historic reuse and energy retrofits. He joined the MEREDA Board of Directors in 2011, and is a member of the Legislative Committee as well as co-chair of the Conference Committee. He has delivered several talks on construction from the architect’s perspective for MEREDA’s breakfast seminar series, and received its President’s Award in 2014.
The recipient of several Statewide Historic Preservation Awards, Brian practiced at several Portland firms before joining PDT Architects in 1996 and becoming a principal in 2003.
“Bruce and Brian both exemplify leadership roles and can-do attitudes that are particularly welcomed in a volunteer organization such as ours. We are thrilled to work with them now as Vice Presidents,” said Shelly R. Clark, MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations.