Gary James, PE, NCEES

President & CEO

Gary James joined FSB’s professional team in 1992 and has performed virtually every task at the firm during his tenure, becoming CEO in 2010. Licensed in 17 states, he has designed complex engineering systems for iconic buildings in Oklahoma and across the United States. A 1985 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a degree in mechanical engineering, the wide variety of project types that Gary has been involved with have provided him with an unmatched understanding of FSB and the A/E business as a whole -- experience which greatly benefits FSB’s clients.

A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City, he served on the Board of Governors for the Central Oklahoma ASHRAE chapter and is active in the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club 29. Gary also sets a company tone that encourages giving back to the community. He leads by example, lending his talents to a number of philanthropic projects. Among his passions is a private initiative which constructs chapels in Oklahoma prisons, and he serves on the board of Positive Tomorrows, an Oklahoma school for homeless children.

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“I am thankful for the broad range of experiences that I’ve had in my career, and I try to use those experiences to benefit every client. I truly believe that I can put myself in their shoes and work to exceed their expectations.”