New York, NY, August 28, 2023 – Laland Baptiste is thrilled to welcome Paul Koopman to the firm as Vice President / Operations Manager – Western New York. Mr. Koopman will be assisting with the company’s expansion, with a focus on the upstate New York region. This role signals a significant stride in Laland Baptiste’s commitment to expanding its presence in the upstate New York region.

Laland Baptiste is a certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) offering professional Construction Management and Civil Engineering services with expertise in transportation, infrastructure, and institutional facilities. Laland Baptiste serves a broad range of public and private sector clients throughout New York’s tri-state area.

Mr. Koopman brings over 35 years of experience in the AEC industry as it relates to Construction, Public Finance, and the Management Support of different project delivery methods. Laland Baptiste is confident that his expertise will expand and enhance their relationships with current and future clients. Most recently, Paul served as Vice President of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), one of the State’s largest public construction and finance organizations, with a multi-billion dollar construction portfolio of over one thousand projects, serving multiple state and local entities.

Paul initially joined DASNY in 1995 and held various management positions in the organization’s Finance and Construction Divisions including Managing Senior Director of Construction, where he was the primary relationship manager for some of DASNY’s largest social infrastructure clients overseeing public university and healthcare project development and execution.

“We are excited to deepen our roots in the Capital Region of New York. We are also looking forward to the added strength that we will bring to project teams and our Clients.” – Schillivia Baptiste

“We are excited to have Paul join our team. His vast experiences, personality, drive, and understanding of the AEC industry will prove to add value to Laland Baptiste and the growth of our firm.” – Robert Baptiste

Paul began his career with the NYS Division of the Budget where his portfolio included capital budgeting and planning for New York State healthcare facilities. A graduate of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, he holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany.

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