RDG Announces 2023 Ownership Advancements

The firm has welcomed a new class of Senior Partners, Partners and Stockholders from across its multiple disciplines.

RDG Planning & Design is proud to announce five new Senior Partners, four new Partners and nine new Stockholders into its ownership. Each May, the firm celebrates new ownership advancements, recognizing those employees who demonstrate exceptional professionalism and commitment to their craft. The 2023 group represents a mix of individuals working within diverse disciplines whose experience, leadership and passion continually push the firm forward.

“We believe RDG offers opportunities to become an owner faster than most design firms we know, and our goal is to grow a company that lives well past those who founded it or even those who lead it today. In short, our present is focused on RDG’s future by investing in and guiding the next generation of leadership. We welcome and celebrate the 2023 Class,” said RDG Managing Principal, John Sova, AIA.

The following individuals have been elevated to RDG Senior Partner:

  • Frank Buono | Strategic Planning
  • Benjamin Kroll, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB | Architecture
  • Tom Ohle, AIA | Architecture
  • Leann Pederson, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP | Interiors
  • Lara Slavkin, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP | Interiors
RDG Senior Partners are innovative leaders who continually reach higher and always deliver their best. Pictured, top row, left to right: Tom Ohle, Benjamin Kroll, Frank Buono; bottom row, left to right: Lara Slavkin, Leann Pederson.

The following individuals have been elevated to RDG Partner:

  • Will Downing, AIA, ACHA | Architecture
  • Anne Machian, PLA, ASLA | Landscape Architecture
  • Katie Ramsbottom, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB | Architecture
  • Sarah Schultz, NCIDQ | Interiors
RDG Partners are dedicated professionals whose expertise and commitment enable the continued achievements of our firm and our clients. Pictured, left to right: Anne Machian, Sarah Schultz, Katie Ramsbottom, Will Downing.

The following individuals have been elevated to RDG Stockholder:

  • Melissa Gray | Marketing
  • Dani Hodgson, Associate ASLA | Landscape Architecture
  • Andrew Poppen | Experiential Design
  • Noah Schacher | Architecture
  • Jenn Spillers | Marketing
  • Kelly Suellentrop | Office Administration
  • Jane Thompson | Accounting
  • Weishi Wang, AIA, LEED AP | Architecture
  • Andrea Ytzen, AIA | Architecture

RDG Stockholders are talented individuals who are fundamental to our evolution, growth and culture. Pictured top row, left to right: Noah Schacher, Jenn Spillers, Andrew Poppen, Melissa Gray, Jane Thompson; bottom row, left to right: Andrea Ytzen, Weishi Wang, Kelly Suellentrop, Dani Hodgson.


For all media inquiries, contact RDG Communications Director Erin Van Zee, APR at evanzee@rdgusa.com or call (402) 449-0898.

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