Hussey Gay Bell Partners with Gobeil
Savannah/Atlanta, GA – Hussey Gay Bell is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Mr. Bart Gobeil and his firm, Platform Strategies, to manage the firm’s Government Relations program and efforts.
Mr. Gobeil’s legacy of leadership and service spans over 20 years. Mr. Gobeil previously served as the Senior Director of Economic Development and State Government Affairs at the Georgia Ports Authority responsible for developing and implementing regulatory, legislative and administrative strategies to support the customers, investors, and community partners of the country’s 4th busiest port. During his tenure at GPA, he worked to negotiate and secure investments from national and international retail and logistic providers. From 2011 through 2015, Gobeil served as the Chief Operating Officer for the State of Georgia, where he directed more than 60 agencies and authorities of the State. Additionally, Mr. Gobeil previously served in leadership capacities at AGL Resources, as well as the Georgia Conservancy.
“Having known Bart personally for nearly 20 years, it is with pleasure that I welcome him as a valued partner to the Hussey Gay Bell family. Bart’s innate ability to both listen and lead are intertwined in his DNA as a professional. Serving as our Director of Government Relations, Bart will work intimately with the leadership at Hussey Gay Bell to enhance connectivity to our clients and provide advocacy for important issues on infrastructure and development projects we design throughout the southeast. Bart has tremendous insights into the issues affecting our local governmental clients and their citizens which will serve as an asset to the team,” said G. Holmes Bell, IV, Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman.
“It is an honor to partner with one of the longest privately-held A/E firms in the State of Georgia. Hussey Gay Bell’s long history of designing projects that impact the entire region was attractive to a professional like me who has spent his career working to improve Georgia’s economy and natural environment. My core values of integrity, service, advocacy and action align well with the firm’s principles of client service, innovation, initiation of ideas and collaboration. Additionally, their long and established history of civic involvement to improve the quality of life for the people in the communities they serve was of notable importance to me,” said Gobeil.
Mr. Gobeil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Past and present community and industry commitments include Leadership Georgia, the Georgia Lottery Corporation Board, the Savannah Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, and the UGA Board of Visitors – Emeritus. He also has given time to the Atlanta Area Ronald MacDonald Houses. He and his wife, the Hon. Elizabeth Gobeil, live in Savannah and enjoy spending time on Georgia’s coastal waterways and in the outdoors.